Krasnodar, 10 May – Yug Times. On the eve of the Victory Day, the country’s most important holiday, retired Internal Services Lieutenant Colonel Andrei Faniev, first deputy chair of the regional branch of the Association of Combat Veterans of Internal Affairs and Internal Services, head of the search team working under the auspices of the regional police administration which is engaged in the search and discovery of Red Army soldiers and officers perished during WWII, gives an account of the diggings performed by their team for over fifteen years, and about the unknown tragic facts of the Nazi occupation in summer 1942.
“We excavate together with the regional scientific-search organization ‘Sword and Shield.’ Mostly we work along the Blue Line, the venue of the Battle for Caucasus, one of the major combats of the Great Patriotic War, and in Seversky rayon known for bloody battles. For over fifteen years, we have found thirty remains of Soviet and German soldiers. Our most frequent visitors are troubled teenagers. A peculiar feature of our museum is that visitors may touch all displays: they may hold a Soviet soldier’s mug or knife-bayonet. Also we relate the battles of the Great Patriotic War to them”
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