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23 October 2020, 18:38

New panel with 41 names unveiled at Rylenki war complex in Belarus

Rylenki memorial complex
Rylenki memorial complex

VITEBSK, 23 October (BelTA) - A new slab recording the names of 41 soldiers who died during the liberation of Dubrovno District was unveiled in the Rylenki memorial complex on 23 October, BelTA has learned.

The new panel was unveiled during the events to mark the 77th anniversary of the liberation of the Rylenki village. In less than a year, the district library, working with various sources, identified dozens of new names. "Local historian Aleksei Gavrutikov spearheaded this painstaking work, involved young specialists. Librarians worked hard after regular work hours and on weekends," said Svetlana Ryzhanskaya, deputy chairwoman of the Dubrovno District Executive Committee.

The names of 41 soldiers have been established. All their relatives were notified about this and were informed that the names were inscribed on the memorial.

The Rylenki memorial complex reopened after renovations on 9 May 2020. The renovation project saw 228 new granite memorial panelsinstalled, footpaths arranged, the fence replaced. A CCTV system has been mounted, steles and an entry portal have been installed.

The Rylenki memorial complex was unveiled in 1973 at the Rylenki cemetery in Dubrovno District. The memorial honors the memory of the Soviet soldiers of the 11th Guards Army and the 31st Army who died in severe battles from October 1943 till June 1944. The memorial commemorates the names of more than 9,400 soldiers (when it was erected there was information about 6,000 soldiers).

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