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December 3 - Day of the Unknown Soldier in Russia

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Every year since 2014, Russia has celebrated the Day of the Unknown Soldier on December 3. This memorable date was established in honor of the Soviet and Russian defenders of the Motherland, who died in our country or abroad, whose names remained unknown.


Usually their memory is honored at events organized for this date. Their participants traditionally lay flowers at the memorials to the Unknown Soldier, of which there are many in our country. On this day, Russian schools hold Memory Lessons dedicated to the fallen soldiers. This year, children will have to take an online test posted on the official website in honor of the Year of Memory and Glory. 2020 received this name in accordance with the presidential decree.

The central memorial in honor of the nameless heroes was the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the Kremlin wall in the Alexander Garden. This monument was inaugurated on December 3, 1966 in memory of the 25th anniversary of the Battle of Moscow. It is dedicated to Soviet soldiers who, at the cost of their lives, stopped the fascist invaders' offensive against our capital.

By the end of the Great Patriotic War, 4,5 million people were considered missing. Enthusiasts from the search movement were able to find and bury the remains of 120 thousand fallen soldiers, whose fate was previously unknown. And this is only for the period from 2012 to 2018. Of these, only six thousand soldiers were identified.

The search engines are doing a very important and noble deed, because the war is considered over only when the last dead soldier is buried.

And we can only remember and honor these soldiers who fell for the Motherland. And although the names of many of them are unknown, their feat is immortal. We must never forget about them.

Eternal memory and glory to you, Unknown soldiers of Russia.
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  1. Victor_B
    Victor_B 3 December 2020 04: 44
    +6
    Yeah ...
    Sad ...
    How many others are unknown?
    Well, standing without clinking glasses ...
    1. Aerodrome
      Aerodrome 3 December 2020 06: 01
      +6
      was at the Grave in the 79th. when the line at the Mausoleum stood for 2 hours.
      1. Alena Frolovna
        Alena Frolovna 3 December 2020 09: 37
        +5
        Give, Lord, a grateful memory to us living ...

        Unknown Soldier - Warrior of the Great War, whose name is known to God


        Soldiers walk across the sky.
        They walk in formation, waiting for God.
        They need to ask him:
        “Father, when will they find us?



        ETERNAL MEMORY TO YOU!

        AND A LOW KNOWLEDGE FROM US BORN AFTER THE WAR!
  2. Lynx2000
    Lynx2000 3 December 2020 04: 55
    +6
    I like the poems of Eduard Asadov:

    Unkown soldiers grave!
    Oh, how many of them are from the Volga to the Carpathians!
    In the smoke of battles dug once
    Sapper shovels of soldiers.

    Green bitter mound by the road
    In which Dreams are forever buried,
    hopes, thoughts and worries
    An unknown defender of the country.

    Who was in battles and knows the front edge,
    Who lost a friend in the war,
    That pain and rage fully knew
    When he was digging the last one.

    For the march - the march, after the battle - a new battle!
    When was the obelisks to be built ?!
    Blackboard and pencil stubs
    After all, that's all that was at hand!

    The last soldier's record of service:
    "Ivan Fomin", and nothing else.
    And a little lower two short dates
    Birth and death of him.

    But two weeks of heavy rain
    And only dark gray remains
    A piece of bloated, bloated plywood
    And no last name on her.

    The guys are fighting for hundreds of miles.
    And here, twenty steps from the river,
    A green mound in wildflowers -
    Tomb of the Unknown Soldier…

    But the Motherland does not forget the fallen!
    How a mother never forgets
    Neither fallen nor missing,
    The one who is always alive for the mother!

    Yes, there is no forgetfulness of courage.
    That's why killed in action
    The elders in practice call out
    Like a warrior standing in line!

    And therefore, as a sign of heart memory
    All over the country from the Volga to the Carpathians
    In living flowers, both day and night burn
    The rays of the native five-pointed star.

    The rays fly solemnly and holy
    To meet in a mute shaking,
    Over the ashes of the Unknown Soldier,
    That sleeps in the ground before the gray Kremlin!

    1. Aerodrome
      Aerodrome 3 December 2020 06: 03
      +2
      Quote: Lynx2000
      Over the ashes of the Unknown Soldier,
      That sleeps in the ground before the gray Kremlin!

      and the Monument is in Kiev ... I hope they won't demolish ...
      1. Lynx2000
        Lynx2000 3 December 2020 15: 05
        0
        Quote: Aerodrome
        Quote: Lynx2000
        Over the ashes of the Unknown Soldier,
        That sleeps in the ground before the gray Kremlin!

        and the Monument is in Kiev ... I hope they won't demolish ...

        The author of these lines as a boy from Tashkent went to the front, a monument in Kiev. "From Volga to Krapat".

        P.S. Judging by the nickname you studied at KIIGA?
      2. Andrey Zhdanov-Nedilko
        Andrey Zhdanov-Nedilko 3 December 2020 15: 40
        0
        We won't let you demolish it! Russian Ukrainians, or Ukrainian Russians.
  3. Serg koma
    Serg koma 3 December 2020 04: 57
    +4

    You remained lying, soldier,
    Under a nameless obelisk
    And they continue to this day
    Look for you relatives in the lists.

    On the day of the unknown soldier
    They bring you flowers
    Lost son, husband, brother
    For them today you will become.

    There are obelisks in Russia,
    And they go to them all over the country,
    May they live on this day
    They remind of the war.
    1. Aerodrome
      Aerodrome 3 December 2020 06: 05
      0
      Gaft, read powerfully ...
  4. Thrifty
    Thrifty 3 December 2020 05: 08
    +4
    The country will not end the war until its last soldier, who has not returned from this war, is buried! How many of them still lie in the ground, unburied military and civilians who perished in the wars in which our country participated !!! "Your name is unknown, Your feat is immortal"! soldier
    1. Lech from Android.
      Lech from Android. 3 December 2020 05: 30
      +2
      The country will not end the war until its last soldier, who has not returned from this war, is buried!
      Unfortunately, the chances of finding unknown burials over the years are getting smaller and smaller ... unless a time machine is invented (then we will know everything). hi
      The remains of soldiers and officers are scattered over a vast territory up to Moscow ... often black diggers excavate at the site of the death of soldiers and build various structures ... cottages, summer cottages, roads ... a lot is simply destroyed ... such is ce la vie.
      1. Uncle lee
        Uncle lee 3 December 2020 06: 24
        +5
        Under Rzhev from blood, grass turned red for ages,
        Near Rzhev, nightingales are still singing crazy
        About how near Rzhev, under the small town of Rzhev,
        Great, long, heavy fights were ...

        Under Rzhev, battles didn’t stop at night and day,
        And the enemy was dressed and shod and strong and cruel,
        Under Rzhev, the circle ring was contracting
        And ours fell from their feet from bullets and from hunger.

        Under the Rzhev swamps, all over swamps,
        Quagmire and bumps, yes pits and rare willow.
        And in these swamps without an account, without an account, without an account
        The heroes of our desperate attacks crashed!

        Under Rzhev in a bloody, lead, continuous whirl
        The glorious children of the native land did not flinch
        They rushed into the breakthrough of the encirclement by the Death Valley,
        And in this valley they gained their immortality!

        ..And now a grain field is swaying in the valley,
        And now in the valley they’re triple harvesting,
        Source teksty-pesenok.ru
        And there underground in three layers, three layers, three layers -
        soldiers, soldiers, soldiers of Russia lie ...

        And now everyone is waiting for them at home, everyone is waiting - they won’t wait,
        In the hearts of relatives, an unfinished battle is in full swing,
        And at home everyone believes, hopes - suddenly let them come back!
        Though in songs, even in thoughts, even in fairy tales, they’ll return home ...

        Under Rzhev from blood, grass turned red for ages,
        Near Rzhev, nightingales are still singing crazy,
        About how near Rzhev, under the small town of Rzhev
        Great, long, heavy fights were ...
        M. Nozhkin
        1. Aerodrome
          Aerodrome 3 December 2020 06: 33
          +3
          Quote: Uncle Lee
          Near Rzhev

          like an elderly man, he saw everything, but from such lines his eyes sting ...
          1. Uncle lee
            Uncle lee 3 December 2020 06: 49
            +2
            hi And you listen to these verses performed by M. Nozhkin ...
          2. Andrey Zhdanov-Nedilko
            Andrey Zhdanov-Nedilko 3 December 2020 15: 43
            +1
            ...me too. This means that we were raised correctly and instilled in our souls with what is called patriotism.
        2. Revolver
          Revolver 3 December 2020 08: 49
          -3
          Eternal gratitude to Marshal Zhukov, for the fact that he planned and carried out an offensive operation near Rzhev, and most importantly, how he planned and carried it out. Somewhere, it’s a pity I didn’t lay it, but it’s impossible to find a flight, it was infa that the offensive at Stalingrad was planned as a diversionary maneuver, and the main attack with the aim of encircling and destroying the army group was delivered by the Center near Rzhev. They inflicted ... Until now, the remains are found, and not everyone is identified. As Suvorov said, who, unlike Zhukov, did not lose the battle, "Until the last dead soldier is buried, the war is not over!"
          1. novel66
            novel66 3 December 2020 17: 10
            +1
            Sychevka, the top of Zhukov's military leadership
  5. The leader of the Redskins
    The leader of the Redskins 3 December 2020 08: 37
    +2
    We will never recognize thousands of your defenders, Fatherland. Those who are like this. They find it now, reburial. But still, more often than not, everything is the same - unknown.
    Bow to you, and eternal memory!
  6. Tank jacket
    Tank jacket 3 December 2020 11: 17
    +3
    Eternal memory to unknown soldiers.
    Nobody is forgotten and nothing is forgotten.
  7. Andrey Zhdanov-Nedilko
    Andrey Zhdanov-Nedilko 3 December 2020 15: 55
    +1
    In our family, Uncle Petya Kuznetsov died in October 1941 near Moscow. No, he went missing there. At first they waited for him after the war, then they did not expect him, but they looked for him and believed that we would find him. They searched for a long time ... First in our archives, then, after 1991, in the German and Swiss archives. Not found. Maybe our uncle Petya is lying there, near the Kremlin? ... Anything is possible. Okay. Lie, uncle, where you lie ... We will remember all of you! And to all of you, Unknown Soldiers, thank you for protecting the country.
  8. Gips
    Gips 5 December 2020 01: 57
    0
    What does this eight mean? Strange wreath. Clearly has symbolism.
    Vlasovites with a tricolor on the grave of a Soviet soldier.

    Remind, for what future did the Soviet people fight in the war?