“No one is forgotten, nothing is forgotten”
Since 2014, December 3 has marked Unknown Soldier Day in the Commonwealth of independent States (CIS), in memory of the Soviet soldiers killed in battle in and outside the USSR.
December 3 was selected as it was on December 3, 1966, on the 25th anniversary of the defeat of the German troops near Moscow, that the remains of the unknown soldier were buried with special honours at the Kremlin Wall in the Alexander Garden in Moscow.
Unknown Soldier Day commemorates not only those killed in the Great Patriotic War, but also all those killed in and missing in wars and military conflicts.
This day is a token of gratitude to all those killed in battle, commemorating every soldier who defended his homeland and whose tomb is never visited by relatives.
All of them are heroes of their nation, living in people’s hearts from generation to generation.
“No one is forgotten, nothing is forgotten” is a symbol of this memorable day.