Armistice Day

This year of the centenary of Armistice Day, diplomats of the Embassy took an active part in commemorative ceremonies: on November 11, at the invitation of the Belgian side, the Russian Ambassador to Belgium Alexander Tokovinin attended the Ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the Congress Square, on November 9, Minister-Counselor of the Embassy Dmitry Borodin took part in the ceremony of laying wreaths at the Robertmont cemetery in Liège.

Representatives of the Embassy also attended commemorative events in Brussels, Ghent, De Panne and other Belgian cities. In early September this year the official opening of a commemorative plaque for Russian soldiers who fell on the Belgian territory during the First World War took place at the Westerbegraafplaats Cemetery in Ghent.

During the First World War more than 2 million Russians died on battlefields and about 500 graves are on the territory of the Kingdom. The diplomatic mission, local authorities, veteran organizations and the public pay great attention to maintaining the state of the monuments and preserving the memory of the Russian soldiers.

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