In the Leningrad region found the remains of soldiers killed in the Soviet-Finnish war

The remains of 97 Red Army soldiers who died during the Soviet-Finnish war of 1939-1940 were found in the Vyborg district of the Leningrad region, reports press office Western District.

In the Leningrad region found the remains of soldiers killed in the Soviet-Finnish war

The search operation was carried out by servicemen of the Krasnoselskaya motorized rifle brigade ZVO.

The discovered soldiers were part of the 7 th Infantry Division of the 7 th Army of the North-Western Front. All of them died in 1940 during fights near the Mannerheim Line.

The remains will be reburied with military honors. A memorial will be created in their honor.

According to the information, the servicemen managed to identify the remains of four Red Army soldiers. Among them, Ulyan Levin from the Ukrainian SSR, who was considered missing, Ryakhvaer Simonyan, called up from the Gukasyan region of the Armenian Republic, and the detachment commander Vasily Muravko from the city of Stalino of the Ukrainian SSR, as well as Ivan Smirnov (identified by a nominal tablespoon, his staff are clarified by the military commissariat ).

In addition, the motorized infantry took out from the battlefield and destroyed more than 200 explosive items.

Recall, “Mannerheim Line” was called the complex of protective structures built on the Karelian Isthmus. Its length was more than 130 km. During the Soviet-Finnish war, this line became the front line of defense of the Finnish army. It was not until February 1940 of the year that the fortifications of the Red Army could be strengthened.
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  1. MPN
    28 June 2018 14: 07
    Sleep well. We will always remember you!
    1. +6
      28 June 2018 15: 20
      I recall one blind old man .. Or it seemed to me that a young man in the 70s thought he was an old man ... He was shell-shocked in that war, and this led to a loss of vision .. The man did not lose heart and worked at the VOS plant at home, collecting electric cartridges, sockets ..
  2. +15
    28 June 2018 14: 16
    My grandfather’s brother folded his head near Vyborg .. One letter and a notice were missing from him ... A fellow villager told him - they came under artillery fire on the offensive .. ran forward together, missed a little and yeah .. the neighbor returned, and his grandfather disappeared without carry on (date 20.02.1940) ...
    And we keep the photo and the last letter, and the notice ...
    And his wife didn’t marry anyone, at that time she was 26 years old - she was waiting ...

    In the memorial book he is ..
    He studied the military way of the regiment, visited the battlefield ...
  3. +3
    28 June 2018 14: 21
    tell me, there are resources where you can find out about the fate of missing relatives in a Finnish company, thank you in advance
    1. +4
      28 June 2018 14: 24
      Of course, you won’t learn much, but still:
  4. +5
    28 June 2018 14: 26
    The holy cause of the soldiers to bury the dead ....
  5. +3
    28 June 2018 14: 26
    This war is somehow little known to us. The participants of the 1940 winter company in the 60-70s were not considered to be participants in the war. We had an old participant in the battles on the Karelian Isthmus, his right arm was damaged, but he did not receive a “military pension”, and was considered a collective farmer-pensioner
  6. +2
    28 June 2018 15: 49
    Most likely, one of the “spontaneous” mass graves was not marked on the map or indicated, but the maps were lost and destroyed by the next war that swept through those places.
    In our and Finnish archives there are photographs of mass graves, and photographs with obelisks indicating specific settlements, however, they did not survive the Second World War and were lost when the Finns were destroyed.
  7. +4
    28 June 2018 18: 13
    Great-grandfather went to Finnish from the Ukrainian SSR. He disappeared without a trace. Besides one photograph there is nothing.
    Roman Dovgal.
  8. +1
    28 June 2018 22: 45
    Moreover, it is called the "winter", "unknown" war. For me, this is close for two reasons. Firstly, my paternal grandfather took part in the hostilities. He was injured and commited. Secondly, I just live here!

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