Thursday, June 21, 2018

USUE dispatches search party team to participate in soldier extraction efforts

Last week, Ural State Economic University (USUE) dispatched its Honor and Memory student search party to the Western Front International Military History Camp in the Kaluga region to participate in the 2014 Memory Watch training program.

Held on Zaitseva Mountain, the student search party will learn to properly explore tunnels built by Soviet soldiers during World War II. The search party hopes to recover the remains of fallen Soviet soldiers who have not yet been extracted from the mountains. Once the remains have been collected, the group will work to identify the soldiers and give them proper burials.

"We're going to vigil, to restore historical justice to every soldier has found its place in the ground," Dmitry Titovets, the detachment commander for the USUE team, said. "We want to give back to the people who gave their lives in the fight for our future."

USUE's group began organizing for the training program in May during a conference of the University League Organization dedicated to recovering unclaimed fallen soldiers. During the conference, the Honor and Memory team formed a partnership with the Eurasian Forum, which was sponsoring similar operations elsewhere in Russia.