The South Ossetian Embassy honored the memory of the defenders of besieged Leningrad

Посольство Южной Осетии почтило память защитников блокадного Ленинграда

On January 27, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of South Ossetia to the Russian Federation Znaur Gassiev headed the column of more than 25 heads of diplomatic missions and representatives of 44 states at the Piskariovskoye Cemetery in a solemn wreath-laying ceremony dedicated to the 80th anniversary of the complete lifting the Nazi Siege of Leningrad.

On behalf of the people of the Republic of South Ossetia, wreaths were laid at the Mother Motherland Monument at the Piskariovskoye Memorial Cemetery and at the commemorative granite slab opened in honor of the natives of Ossetia – defenders of the besieged Leningrad.

The laying ceremony was attended by the Governor of St. Petersburg Alexander Beglov, Speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko and members of the Russian government.

South Ossetian cadets of the Mikhailovsky Military Artillery Academy, the Military Academy of Logistics named after Army General A.V. Khrulev, representatives of the Ossetian community of St. Petersburg participated in the ceremony as well.