Since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, the Russians have ceased to maintain a public register of graves.
Despite the fact that Russia hides real losses in the war against Ukraine, memorial plaques and events in memory of “heroes” are already appearing in the provincial cities of the occupying country. In Moscow, they do without officialdom. There, a memorial was built for the “two hundredth” Russians, which is growing at an incredible pace.
The project reports InformNapalm.
The memorial “Pantheon of Defenders of the Motherland” appeared in Mytishchi near Moscow in 2013. At first, they planned to bury prominent officials, military commanders, public figures, astronauts and military men who showed extraordinary valor there.
The elite cemetery of federal significance is designed for 40,000 burials. The legendary Kalashnikov (2013), cosmonaut Leonov (2019), Marshal of the USSR Yazov (2020) and many other generals from the Russian-Soviet General Staff were buried there.
Formally, on the “Pantheon” you can also bury ordinary soldiers who distinguished themselves in some way during the hostilities. Therefore, passengers of the Il-20 (2018), which was shot down over Syria, and the Tu-154 with the Alexandrov Choir (2017), which did not reach Syria, “landed” at this cemetery.
Not every Russian general falls under the criteria for being buried in the Pantheon. Permission to eternal rest there is a sign of elitism.
As of last year, there were approximately 300 graves at the Pantheon, as evidenced by data on official website. However, since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, the register of graves has ceased to be filled, although the graves appeared one after another.
On June 7, Major General Roman Kutuzov, liquidated in Ukraine, was buried there – deputy army commander, chief of staff of the army, commander of the 1st army corps of the DPR, Hero of Russia. Obviously, Kutuzov deserved a place on the elite “Pantheon”.
At the same time, on July 6, Senior Lieutenant Maxim Yeshchenko, an ordinary company commander of the 18th Guards Motorized Rifle Division of the 11th Army Corps of the Baltic Fleet, was buried there. Obviously, Yeshchenko was buried as a graduate of the elite Moscow Higher Combined Arms Command School.
There was a place on the “Pantheon” and for the captain of the GRU special forces Vitaly Kokorin. He died somewhere in Ukraine on May 31st. Kokorin comes from Mytishchi, where the cemetery is located.
The photographs of the grave show a whole area of new burials. In particular, you can see the grave of Sokolov Denis Vladimirovich (02.02.199 x-0x.0x.2022), Ryzhikov Vladimir Olegovich, Dyachenko Grigory Mikhailovich and others.
All these graves are fresh, because according to the plan of the “Pantheon” all the graves should receive a standard bust of the hero and a granite monument.
“If there were journalists in Russia, they would be interested in burial in their military cemeteries. In the meantime, only Ukrainian bloggers are interested in the losses of Russians,” the journalists say.
As UNIAN reported, the losses of Russian invaders in Ukraine have crossed a new red line and now amount to more than 41 thousand people.