In the village of Iritsy, Shilovsky district, a memorial was opened

On May 8, in the village of Iritsy, Shilovsky District, a memorial was opened in memory of 386 countrymen who died during the Great Patriotic War. Their names with dates of birth and death were carefully restored according to archival documents.

Local residents, old and young, gathered at the opening of the memorial. They were greeted by the head of the district administration, Vladimir Lukantsov; Grigory Patkin, head of the administration of the Inyakinsky rural settlement; military commissar of Shilovsky and Putyatinsky districts Yury Ermolaev; Chairman of the regional veteran organization Vladimir Smaznov. They thanked everyone who cherishes the memory of their fallen fellow front-line soldiers, congratulated them on Victory Day, and wished for a peaceful sky.

Vladimir Lukantsov:

“Our duty is to preserve the historical truth and the memory of the exploits of the Soviet soldiers-liberators. More than 25 thousand Shilovites went to the front during the Great Patriotic War, of which about 10 thousand did not return home. Eternal memory to them!

Svetlana Lazareva, a native of the village:

“My grandfather Kuznetsov Dmitry Andreevich and uncle Kuznetsov Vasily Dmitrievich died in the war. I am excited to read their names on the commemorative slabs, and from the bottom of my heart I thank everyone who worked in the archives, who installed these mournful slabs. Thanks!”