Tombstones from graves of defenders of Polar region thrown into landfill in Murmansk

Tombstones from graves of defenders of Polar region thrown into landfill in Murmansk

The Investigative Committee has initiated a check. The region head promised to punish those responsible.

The old gravestones from the graves of the Polar region defenders were thrown into a landfill near an incinerator in Murmansk when reconstructing the Valley of Glory Memorial. The regional Investigative Committee department has initiated a check. Acting Governor of the Murmansk region, Andrey Chibis, called this attitude to the memory of fallen soldiers intolerable and promised to get the guilty punished, Rossiyskaya Gazeta reports.

The Valley of Glory, the former Death Valley, is located 75 kilometers from Murmansk. In the autumn of 2018, the memorial underwent a reconstruction, during which tombstones were dismantled. Later they were found mixed up with debris at the city dump. The government of the Murmansk region promised to create a commission to investigate the situation.

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