Soviet Military Cemetery to collaborate with Moscow university

The Soviet Military Cemetery Foundation is going to collaborate with the Russian Humanitarian State University (RGGU). An agreement to that effect has been signed in Moscow.

The collaboration will consist of joint projects, publications, research, expositions and conventions in the field of history and culture. Director Remco Reiding of the Soviet Military Cemetery Foundation and RGGU-director Borisovich Bezborodow signed the memorandum of understanding last week.

“Now that the relationship between the Netherlands and Russia is somewhat strained it is all the more important to keep promoting exchanges in the humanitarian field”, states Reiding. “We are pleased that our efforts for the war victims that lay buried at the Soviet Military Cemetery are appreciated in both countries.”

Part of the RGGU is the so called Benelux Centre where students learn to speak Dutch and immerse themselves in the history of the Netherlands and its culture.

The Soviet Military Cemetery contains the graves of 865 war dead. The Soviet Military Cemetery Foundation identifies them, traces their relatives and keeps their memory alive.