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10.09.2014

Handover ceremony of a Red Star order belonging to a Soviet war hero, who died during the liberation of Kiev in 1943, and which was found during a search

On the 9 September, during a solemn ceremony, the Secretary of State, Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation, Grigory Karasin, handed over the Red Star Order to relatives of Ivan Semyonovich Goloulin, a guard master sergeant of the tank landing squadron of the 45th guard motorized infantry machine gun battalion of the 20th guard tank brigade, who died during the liberation of the capital of Ukraine, Kiev, on the 8 November 1943.

The award had been lost by a friend of the deceased hero during the liberation of Moldova in 1944 and was found in spring 2013 by local search teams of the community organisations “Russian Historical and Patriotic Club” and “August”.

During the ceremony we expressed our deep gratitude to the enthusiastic scouts from Russia, Moldova, Ukraine, Belarus and other countries, who help us to save and multiply the evidence of our joint history and the “Great Deed” carried out for the sake of peace and welfare.

 




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