Soil from Belarus mass grave to be taken to Azerbaijan
A ceremony to take soil from a mass grave in the Vitebsk District took place in Belarus.
Lieutenant Sergei Nikolayev who died near Vitebsk at the age of 21 in winter 1943 and was buried in the mass grave. The hero has been given a posthumous medal for valor and a 1st class Order of the Patriotic War, BelTA reported.
Sergei Nikolayev's family from Azerbaijan's Baku had been looking for his grave for a long time.
The solemn ceremony to present the soil to an Azerbaijani delegation is expected to take place is Moscow during the World Congress of Compatriots.