The occasion was the celebration of the Day of the Unknown Soldier on 3 December.

Photo of the Ministry of Defense
Photo of the Ministry of Defense

To the Day of the Unknown Soldier, the Ministry of Defense declassified archival documents about the battle of Moscow in 1941. Among the documents is the combat log of the 354th Infantry Division of the 16th Army.

The combat journal of the 354th Infantry Division recorded that all the days while the unit was on this line, the enemy fired heavily. Our five-day battle losses amounted to 148 killed, 445 wounded, and 238 frostbite. It should be noted that in those days there were 25 degrees of frost.

Defense ministry

On December 3, 1966, ashes were brought to the Kremlin from the mass grave of soldiers located at the 40th kilometer of the Leningrad Highway. To establish the name of the soldier, buried in the Kremlin, has not been possible until now.