°
Ashburn

In Afghanistan rally "Candle of memory"

The action "Candle of memory" was held at the cemetery of Soviet citizens in Afghanistan, reported RIA Novosti the representative of Rossotrudnichestvo in Kabul Vyacheslav Nekrasov.

22 June 1941 is one of the saddest dates in Russian history. This day started the Great Patriotic war (1941-1945), the war of liberation of the peoples of the USSR against Nazi Germany and its allies, which is the most important and decisive part of world war II (1939-1945). At dawn on this day in 1941 Nazi Germany without declaring war attacked the Soviet Union.

As recalled by Nekrasov, Afghanistan is not rattled battles of the Second world war, but it became the scene of unprecedented struggle of intelligence services. "On the one hand, Germany, Italy, Japan, the other – the Soviet Union and great Britain. This struggle was invisible, but no less sophisticated and fierce. The Nazis prepared the uprising of Pashtun tribes, which would facilitate the planned passage 17 Wehrmacht divisions to India after the capture of Stalingrad and the Caucasus", - he said.

According to him, in the southern part of Kabul on the mountain Shir-Darwaza above the famous Gardens of Babur is a small burial "Qabr-e shuravi" - a Soviet cemetery, where a total of 12 graves, most unmarked, some preserved the inscription "Citizen of the Soviet Union." "And only one monument is easy to read the full name - Malkova Anna, 9.05.1900 – 26.08.1933", - said the representative of Rossotrudnichestvo. Some Orientalists claim that it played a significant role in the fight against the German intelligence agencies and prevent the assassination of the king of Afghanistan Mohammad Zahir Shah's agents of Berlin. She later became the prototype of the heroine in the movie "Mission to Kabul".

In day of memory and grief to bow to her and other fellow "Qabr-e shuravi" came the representatives of Rossotrudnichestvo in Afghanistan, employees of the Russian centre of science and culture in Kabul, the Afghan President of the Association of graduates of CIS countries.