Members of heroic and patriotic action "Memory Watch", held in the Elbrus region of Kabardino-Balkaria, confidently moving forward, overcoming the mountain passes.
Combined search party from the military intelligence battalion of mountain infantry connection of the Southern Military District (SOUTH) in conjunction with the search party, "Elbrus Memorial" provides for the remains of soldiers killed in the battle for the Caucasus in 1942, in two directions — the pass-Donguz orun and southern edge of Mount Elbrus.
The total area of the planned exploration is 17 thousand square meters. m As of August 9, examined more than 5 thousand square meters. m Activities of the action "Watch of Memory" at an altitude of 4,000 m above sea level. Currently, the pass-Donguz orun — a group of searchers working at a height of 3800 m, on the basis of the Ice — 3900 m
For 10 days the stock searchers discovered fragments of artillery shells, boxes for packing ammunition and gas masks. Also found items that may help identify the specific personnel: a personal medallion soldier of the Red Army book, camera FED, Mosin rifle. Numeric data found weapons will be handed over to the Central Archives of the Russian Federation Ministry of Defense to establish the identity of the deceased soldier. Total for the period found the remains of about 10 Soviet soldiers, but the exact details will be known after the examination.
Currently, the areas of research put forward all of the composite of the search party that will continuously carry out search activities within a few days.
Conducting search operations hampered the presence of heavy snow on the mountain slopes in areas of search. For security measures scouts SOUTH before starting work carried out large-scale sweep of snow and provides engineering reconnaissance to detect explosives.
In the course of search operations infantry scouts connection SOUTH improve mountain training, mobility skills to fulfill the conditions of glaciers and high altitude mountain with ammunition and equipment.
Heroic and patriotic event kicked off on July 30 in the village. Terskol Elbrus region of Kabardino-Balkaria. More than 80 military mountain brigade of the Southern Military District during August will provide assistance to organizations in the search for the search and the burial of the remains of soldiers killed
The decision to hold this heroic and patriotic action was taken by the Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation Army General Sergei Shoigu in December last year after meeting with representatives of the search organizations in Vladikavkaz.