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Kyrgyzstan pays tribute to killed, went missing on Great Patriotic War fronts

A meeting-requiem in the memory of the soldiers, who were killed and went missing during the Great Patriotic War, was held on the brotherly cemetery Kyzyl-Asker on the eve of the war beginning date.

As its organizer, coordinator of the search movement of Kyrgyzstan Our Victory — Bizdin Zhenish Svetlana Lapteva told, the organization collects stories and photographs of the people buried in Kyzyl-Asker.

«Many Bishkek residents do not even know that during the war there were hospitals in the republic where the wounded were brought, many of them died of wounds and were buried in Kyrgyzstan. We want to see the faces of the dead. We are working in this direction,» she noted.

According to her, the meeting participants remembered the dead and the went missing soldiers. «Usually, on May 9, the people remember the winners, talk about them, and the soldiers, who died, are somehow in the shadows. I wanted to remember exactly them,» she noted.

Representatives of the Bishkek City Administration, Pervomaisky district state administration, servicemen of the Armed Forces of Kyrgyzstan and the Russian Kant airbase participated in the meeting-requiem.

In early May, the relatives of the missing, the servicemen of the Air Defense Forces, the Russian airbase Kant, the employees of the Bishkek Funeral Services Agency (BARU) and the indifferent townspeople planted more than 400 seedlings in memory of the soldiers near the brotherly cemetery.