Remains of Soviet soldiers found on slopes of Mount Elbrus

NALCHIK, August 18 (Itar-Tass) —— The remains in ten Soviet soldiers who fell in the fighting for the Caucasus in the years of the Second World War were discovered on the slopes of Mount Elbrus by police of Kabardino-Balkaria and scouts.

The remains of soldiers alongside documents and personal things were found on the glacier beyond Peak Terskol were fierce fighting for the Caucasus took place in the years of the Second World War, sources in the press service of the Interior Ministry of Kabardino-Balkaria told Itar-Tass on Thursday.

The soldiers’ rifles, two grenades and six blind shells were also found.

The shells will be deactivated, and the remains of the heroes will be buried, said Lieutenant-Colonel Muslim Bottayev, the chief of the Russian Federation’s Interior Ministry department for the Elbrus district.

Remains of Soviet soldiers continue to be found in the area of Mount Elbrus. Local old-timers believe that Soviet casualties in the fighting in the area beyond Peak Terskol amounted to no less than one company.


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