In South Africa, laid the monument to Russian military

Archbishop of Johannesburg and Pretoria Damascus (Patriarchate of Alexandria) made in Johannesburg rank bookmarks chapel of St. Prince Vladimir. The temple will be built in memory of Russian volunteers who died during the Anglo-Boer War of 1899-1902, according to the press service of the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate.


At a ceremony attended by Russian Ambassador to South Africa Michael Petrakov, as well as the ambassadors of Ukraine, Belarus, Greece, Cyprus and Serbia, the parishioners of St. Sergius Russian church.

In the Anglo-Boer War involved 225 Russian volunteers. One of the most prominent and courageous commanders was Yevgeny Maximov, rising to the rank of general Boer army. Because of the numerous injuries he had to return to Russia.

Medical Detachment of the Russian Red Cross has worked in South Africa from January to August 1900. He has treated 6,806 sick and wounded.

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