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Friday 24 December 2021, 16:30 - 18:00

Candles on the graves

On Christmas Eve, 24 December, in cooperation with Rusthof cemetery, we will place candles on all graves at the Soviet Military Cemetery and those of the neighbouring Dutch and other Allied war victims. You are welcome to lend a hand as from 16.30 hours or to just come and watch. Afterwards we will gather in the front court of Rusthof, with hot chocolate, coffee and tea while listening to carol singing. (We will provide the candles.) On 27 December at…

Sovjet Ereveld, Dodeweg 31, 3832 RE Leusden, Netherlands
Monday 27 December 2021, 10:00

Clean up of candles

Naturally we will clean up the remains of the candles that we placed on Christmas Eve.

Sovjet Ereveld, Dodeweg 31, 3832 RE Leusden, Netherlands
Saturday 9 April 2022, 06:30 - 07:00

Commemoration execution of 77 Soviet soldiers

On April 9 1942 the only 77 prisoners of war from the Soviet Union still alive were shot near Kamp Amersfoort. This was the second greatest mass execution in The Netherlands during the Second World War and yet this event and these war victims were completely forgotten. The Soviet Military Cemetery Foundation commemorates them annually by placing 77 red candles at the crack of dawn, at the time of the execution, the moment when darkness changes into light. For the…

Monument Koedriest, Loes van Overeemlaan 19 , 3832 RZ Leusden, Netherlands
Tuesday 3 May 2022, 13:00 - 14:30

Flowers on all war graves; re-opening photo exhibition

Laying of flowers on all graves. Re-opening photo exhibition “100 Faces of the Soviet Military Cemetery”.

Sovjet Ereveld, Dodeweg 31, 3832 RE Leusden, Netherlands
Wednesday 4 May 2022, 18:30 - 20:30

Remembrance Day, Silent March

Silent March from Kamp Amersfoort along the national monument ‘Prisoner in front of the firing squad’ to the war graves and the Soviet Military Cemetery at Rusthof graveyard

Kamp Amersfoort, Loes van Overeemlaan 19 , 3832 RZ Leusden, Netherlands
Monday 9 May 2022, 11:00 - 12:00

Annual commemoration on Victory Day

Annual commemoration and wreath laying on Victory Day, arranged by the embassy of the Russian Federation in concert with other embassies.

Sovjet Ereveld, Dodeweg 31, 3832 RE Leusden, Netherlands
Sunday 15 May 2022, 10:30 - 12:00

Clearing flowers from war graves

You are cordially invited to lend a hand. Register via ron@sovjet-ereveld.nl

Sovjet Ereveld, Dodeweg 31, 3832 RE Leusden, Netherlands