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Date: 8 months ago   Category: Society

In the USA there has taken place the solemn funeral ceremony at graves of seamen of the Russian imperial fleet


On August 22 at the cemetery Glenvud Memorial Gardenz (near Philadelphia) the solemn funeral ceremony at graves of sailors of the Russian imperial fleet, members of crews of the cruiser "Varangian" and Retvizan battleship of Nikolay Pavlov and Timofey Chuparinov has taken place. Burials are dated 1900 and 1901 when on shipyards of Philadelphia for the Russian imperial fleet these ships were under construction. Names of seamen and the place of their burial have been established by Representative office of the Russian Defense Ministry on the organization and conducting military and memorial work in the USA with assistance of the American side of the joint Russian-American Commission on affairs of prisoners of war and missing persons and researchers of the Sea museum of independence of Philadelphia. Burial is passported in September, 2017, in May, 2018 on graves tombstones are established. These are the first monuments established by the Russian Federation to the military personnel on the Atlantic coast of the USA. Participated in a memorial ceremony: the minister counselor of Embassy of Russia in the USA S.M. Koshelev, the consul general of Russia in New York S.K. Ovsyannikov, the naval attache of Russia S.A. Sadchikov, the staff of representative office of the Russian Defense Ministry on the organization and conducting military and memorial work in the USA and compatriots – parishioners of the Russian Orthodox Christian of Sacred Saint Andrew's Cathedral of Philadelphia built at the beginning of the 20th century on donations of crews of the Varangian and Retvizan ships. The doleful lity on graves of seamen was made by the prior of the Russian Orthodox Christian of Sacred Saint Andrew's Cathedral father Mark Shinn. The American side at a ceremony was represented: Mr. Anthony Hemedey operating the city district of Meypl, the executive secretary of the American side of the joint Russian-American Commission on affairs of prisoners of war and missing persons Dr. Jim Connell, the scientific curator of the Sea museum of independence of Philadelphia Dr. Kreg Bruns and the senior analyst of the Ministry of Defence Agency of the USA on accounting of prisoners of war and missing persons Svetlana Shevchenko.
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