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The military-historical expedition set off for one of the northern Kuril Islands

A ship from the Pacific Fleet (Pacific Fleet) with members of a military-historical expedition relocated to one of the northern Kuril Islands - Shumshu Island. This was reported by the press service of the Eastern Military District (VVO).

The expedition was organized by the Russian Ministry of Defense together with the Russian Geographical Society and the All-Russian State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company. Representatives of the All-Russian public organization "Search Movement of Russia" are also invited to participate in it. Its purpose is to find the remains of soldiers who died during the Second World War, take care of military graves on the island, search and evacuate wartime equipment with the aim of its subsequent restoration and placement as exhibits in museums.

An advanced expedition team, formed from military personnel of the Eastern Military District, has already surveyed an abandoned former Japanese airfield, identified areas suitable for helicopter landing and deployment of a field camp, a safe area in the area of ​​the Puguyuny lighthouse for mooring ships. The demining team is checking the island’s territory for the presence of explosive objects in the areas where the search teams operate. 

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