Uzhgorod military cemetary will be restored

5 June 2013 12:38  9637288 037981
Uzhgorod military cemetary will be restored

Military Cemetery in Uzhgorod (Timiriaziev street) will be restored. This event will be dedicated to the one-hundredth anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War. 

The layout of the renewed cemetery, developed by the famous Ukrainian architect Larysa Skoryk, was presented to the participants of today's meeting at the RSA by the Executive Secretary of the State Interagency Committee for commemoration of victims of war and political repression, the chairman of the All-Ukrainian public organization "Soyuz "Narodna Pamyat" Yaroslav Zhilkin.

According to the press center of the Transcarpathian Regional State Administration, the project is not final and to be changed during further discussions. However, the basic idea of ​​the architectural project allows to discuss the necessary work and materials.

According to the initiators and sponsors of the project, the restored cemetery should become a massive memorial complex, which will comprise more than a thousand graves (according to preliminary data, that is the number of killed combatants buried in this graveyard), the chapel and the surrounding area. 

By the decision of the State Interdepartmental Commission, the funding for this project shall be a part of the set of measures to prepare for the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War to be held in August 2014. Roughly the cost will be about 2.5 million hryvnias. Later they plan to attract to the project governments of the countries whose citizens are buried in this cemetery. Currently, it is known about the 11 states participating in the project.

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