Levon Rydlevskaya was one of the youngest members of Slutsky uprising. In 1920, he was only 17 years old. After the uprising, he studied in Prague, where he was a member of the Belarusian student movement. At the end of the 20s, he and Nicholas Abramchik went to France.
One of the activists of the Belarusian diaspora in London, a member of the BNR Nicholas Stains"The fate of Levon Rydlevskaya embodied the tragic fate of all the fighters for the independence of the Belarusian People's Republic. He was one of the youngest members of Slutsk uprising. He went to fight for the independence of the BNR, when he was 17 years old. And his biography is full of very unusual facts.
In 1940, he was able to get permission for Belarusians to fight in the French army as part of a special Legion. It was just one of about forty soldiers left after the collision with the Wehrmacht, but spent the second world war as a partisan. After the war, he was one of those who were involved in the rescue of approximately two hundred Belarusians from Denmark to extradite the Stalinist government. The journey of life, he graduated in London. "
Among those Belarusians who saved Rydlevskaya, and wasIvonka Survila:
Survila"I remember Leon Rydlevskaya from Paris. When we got there, I was only 12 years old. He met us. He then patronized us. He actually was the patron of all newcomers Belarusians in Paris. Everyone helped. Lived a very hard, but he was really devoted to his people.
Today I came to London specifically for the opening of the monument on his grave. She came because I admire this man and I remember it as a beautiful Belarusian. He was not only sluchchan, but was also in the French Resistance, fought against the fascists. He is due to his acquaintance was able to help many, many Belarusians. For me it was bliss to be here today at the opening of the monument. "
Today the cemetery Gempsted in London opened the reconstructed tomb engineer Lyavony Rydlevskaya. Father held a worship service Sergei Stasevych. And later in the house of the Belarusian Association of Belarusians UK held a solemn meeting in memory of the soldiers Slutsk uprising.