The Alley of Valor was opened at the Beloostrovskoye cemetery, designed for “a worthy burial of both military personnel and other categories participating in the NWO.” About it in my telegram channel told Vice-Governor of St. Petersburg Kirill Polyakov.

According to Polyakov, the government of St. Petersburg is ready to consider requests to open such alleys in other cemeteries in St. Petersburg, if it receives relevant requests from relatives or other legal representatives of the victims.

Context. On December 11, the head of the League for the Protection of the Interests of Veterans of Local Wars and Military Conflicts, Andrey Troshev, whom Fontanka calls “close to Yevgeny Prigozhin,” addressed to the governor of St. Petersburg, Alexander Beglov, with a demand to “stop making bureaucratic obstacles” and to bury the deceased Wagner PMC fighter Dmitry Menshikov on the Walk of Fame at the Beloostrovsky cemetery. Publications associated with Prigozhin wrote that Menshikov was a former convict from Ryazan who joined the Wagner PMC in August.

On the same day, December 11, Prigozhin’s press service published his comment, in which the creator of PMC Wagner named refusal to bury Menshikov by “vandalism and mockery.” We will make sure that he [бывший заключенный и боец «ЧВК Вагнер»] was buried on the Alley of Heroes, and after that we will figure out who is right and who is wrong, ”Prigozhin wrote. Administration of the Beloostrovsky cemetery explained “Fontanka”, that they refused to be buried there, because they do not have any “Walk of Fame”.

December 14, as wrote “Fontanka”, the government of St. Petersburg turned to the chief military commissar of St. Petersburg with the question of how to deal with requests for the funeral of combatants in Ukraine, whose status is not defined by the current legislation.

“Fontanka” also wrotethat after Troshev’s appeal, Alexander Beglov nevertheless ordered the opening of a new burial site at the Beloostrovsky cemetery – the Alley of Valor for 32 graves, where members of the NVO who are not employees of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation can be buried.

Prigozhin, commenting on the decision to open the Alley of Valor, declaredthat permission for the burial of Dmitry Menshikov has not yet been received. He called Smolny officials “a bunch of cynical scoundrels” who “cowardly continue to sit in their offices”

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