In the area of Elbrus to complete the search of the remains of Soviet soldiers

Heroic and patriotic action "Memory Watch", which takes place from July 30 to September 17 in the Elbrus region of Kabardino-Balkaria Republic, came to an end.

Combined search party from the military intelligence battalion mountain infantry brigade of the Southern Military District (SOUTH) in conjunction with a search party "Memorial Elbrus" during August and September to search for the remains of Soviet soldiers killed in the battle for the Caucasus in 1942  

In the course of military operations in conjunction with search engines examined about 17 thousand square meters. meters at altitudes of up to 4 thousand meters. The search conducted in areas of the pass-Donguz örün, Ice base, gorge Terskol Garabashi glacier.

During the action "Memory Watch" in the area of Mount Elbrus were found the remains of 40 Soviet soldiers and more than 200 fragments of weapons, ammunition and personal belongings of soldiers, including three artillery guns, rifle Mosin medal "To leader of socialist agriculture "book of the Red Army, medallion soldier FED camera with the film, with elements of the commander notebook entries military order, 2 of party ticket, ammunition and more than 50 different explosives. All data submitted by the findings to the Central Archives for the establishment of the Russian Defense Ministry units and personalities of fallen soldiers.

In the course of search operations infantry scouts connection SOUTH improved elements of mountain training, worked mobility skills in glaciers and high altitude mountain with ammunition and equipment. Karachai breed of horse from the pack-mountain infantry platoon connection SOUTH during the period of exploration were about 3 thousand km, more than 50 times to overcome the height of 3.5 thousand meters, carried more than 9 tons of cargo.

Social events for the reburial of the remains of Soviet soldiers and the closure of "Memory Watch" will be held on September 17 in the village. Terskol Elbrus region of Kabardino-Balkaria. They will be attended by representatives of the Ministry of Defense Command, Southern Military District, representatives of governments, as well as veterans and public figures. Press service of the Southern Military District

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