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Memorial sign unveiled in Slavgorod to mark the 70th anniversary of town's liberation from German-fascist invaders

The 70th anniversary of Slavgorod's liberation from German-fascist invaders was celebrated by numerous activities held on November 23. The information was provided by deputy chair of Slavgorod district executive committee Svetlana Ezerskaya.

Representatives of district administration and public organisations, as well as war veterans and delegations from some regions of the Russian Federation laid flowers to the common grave in the town park.

The celebrations included reburial of the remains of an unknown soldier, the festive meeting dedicated to unveiling the memorial sign "Divisional gun D-44", open-air theatrical performances and handicraft expositions, and festive concert.

In the afternoon all guests were welcomed to partake in the sports event: to compete in air rifle shooting, darts, etc. The festivities were followed by the open air concert and fireworks.

Slavgorod and the district were liberated from fascist invaders during Gomel-Rechitsa offensive operation (November 10-30, 1943) undertaken by the third and the 50th armies. There are 109 war graves with remains of 4760 soldiers and officers at the territory of Slavgorod (Propoisk) district. The majority of them perished in autumn 1943 during liberation of the district.

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