During the opening ceremony, the Eternal Flame will be lit and wreaths and fresh flowers will be laid at the Monument of Grief as a tribute to the memory of soldiers who have fallen for their Fatherland.
Representatives of the Presidential Administration of the Russian Federation, the Government of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Defense, veterans of the Great Patriotic War, military personnel of the Guard of Honor, cadets of higher military educational institutions will take part in the sad solemn events.
The Federal War Memorial Cemetery is intended to bury and perpetuate the memory of servicemen and other categories of Russian citizens who died while defending the Fatherland, as well as those who had special services to it.
The opening of the Federal War Memorial Cemetery is the next stage in the activities of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation to perpetuate the memory of the defenders of their homeland.
On the eve of the discovery of military honors, the burial of the Unknown Soldier, who died in Smolensk in 1941, passed. The remains of a private soldier were found by search engines from the Blagovest detachments (Yelnya) and Zastava of St. Ilya Muromets, (Moscow) in June of this year not far from the city of military glory Yelnya.
The Federal War Memorial Cemetery was founded in accordance with the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation of 11 in July 2001 No. 829 “On the Federal War Memorial Cemetery” to perpetuate the memory of servicemen and other citizens of the Russian Federation who died defending the Fatherland, as well as having special merits to the state. .
Monumental and sculptural decoration FVMK performed as a single complex. The most significant architectural objects of the cemetery were the entrance steles, the cubic volumes - the obelisks of Glory, the Alley of Heroes, the Memory Arch, the Pantheon - the columbarium, the Eternal Flame complex and the Grief Monument.