Second World War echoes in Novgorod

A Veliky Novgorod citizen, Margarita Frolova, has found out where exactly her father, a front-line soldier, was killed and buried 60 years ago. All this time he has been considered missing. Margarita was only 2, when in 1942 her family received this message.

Margarita Frolova said that all she knew was that her father, Pavel Ivanov, had disappeared in the Leningrad region.

A youth group, searching for remains of the soldiers, who were killed in the Great Patriotic War /the name of the Second World War in the Soviet Union/ found Pavel Ivanov's remains and his "mortal medallion" - a plastic case with the killed front line soldier's main information as early as in 1998, on the "Nevsky spot" near St. Petersburg, which had hosted heavy battles with German fascist divisions, forcing their way to Leningrad /the name of St. Petersburg in the Soviet times/.

The authorities failed to find the killed soldier's relatives before the burial and Pavel Ivanov's remains were ceremonially committed to earth on the martial memorial near Kirovsk /the Leningrad region/.

Only 2 year later, the "Dolina" expedition headquarters managed to find the soldier's daughter in Veliky Novgorod.

In spring Margarita Frolova intends to go to Kirovsk. For her father's burial the woman will bring some earth from her mother's grave and take some earth to Veliky Novgorod, to her mother's grave.

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