12 May 2010, Wednesday, 14:35

Memorial complex to the front men-compatriots is opened in the village Uzyan

author: Marina Shumilova

The memorial complex, devoted to the compatriots, having taken part in the battles of the Great Patriotic War, is solemnly opened in the village Uzyan, Beloretsky region RB, within the frames of the celebration of the 65th anniversary of the Great Victory. 1065 people had left the village for the front and now their names can be found on the marble plates of the memorial complex. Only three former soldiers have managed to stay alive up to this day – Peter Sysoev, Nikolai Barmenkov and Peter Zakharov. One more participant Nikolai Kopytov has died on May 1 – eight days before the 65th anniversary of the Victory.

At the solemn opening ceremony the head of Beloretsky regional administration Nikolai Maximov has said the words of thankfulness to the natives of the village – the deputy of Chelyabinsk region’s Legislative Assembly Alexei Gushin, the Director of Magnitogorsk office of JSC “ENERGOGARANT” Sergey Maltsev, the President of JSC “MAGNITSTROY” Oleg Laknitsky and the executive director of the same company Dmitry Melnikov, who were the initiators of the complex’s construction and financially sponsored this initiative.

“You’ve conducted the noble and socially significant work – you’ve founded this complex, thus naming all our compatriots, having been at the war with the fascist invaders” – he said – “The memory can’t remain faceless. Every hero has the name and you’ve captured these names for the descendants, who have to continue the brave traditions of their fathers and grandfathers”.

The alley of the Heroes will be traditionally laid around the obelisk – the first trees were planted by the participants of the solemn ceremony.

themes: memory