Lukashenka flew to Russia to attend the opening of memorial complex of Rzhev

President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko went on a working visit to Russia, where he will participate in the opening ceremony of the memorial to Soviet soldiers near Rzhev, reports on Tuesday the official Internet portal of the President of Belarus.

As reported, Putin invited Lukashenko at a ceremony on 24 June in day of carrying out in Moscow of the Victory parade. A few days later the President of Belarus confirmed its plans to attend the opening of the memorial and in the framework of this visit to hold talks with Putin. According to the Belarusian leader, he expects to discuss with Russian President "on some issues of further cooperation."

The memorial was completed in April of this year, but its Grand opening was planned for the 75th anniversary of Victory on may 9 was postponed because of the situation with coronavirus infection.

Memorial to Soviet soldiers was created on public donations, on the initiative of veterans of the great Patriotic war. It is located near the village of Khoroshevo Rzhevsky district of Tver region, near the Federal highway M-9 Moscow - Riga. The project was implemented Russian military-historical society with the support of the Union state, the Ministry of culture of Russia and the government of the Tver region.

Rzhevskiy the soldier is a bronze sculpture with a height of 25 meters and weighing about 80 tons. The monument was built based on photographs of the actual participants in the Rzhev battle.