In Bangkok celebrated the Day of Russian Navy
Diplomats of the Russian Embassy in Thailand and the representatives of the Russian community celebrated the Day of the Navy of the Russian Federation laying a wreath in the form of a St. Andrew's flag on the grave of Russian sailors from the cruiser "Aurora" in Bangkok.
The ceremony took place on one of the oldest in the Bangkok Protestant cemetery, picturesquely situated on the banks of Chao Phraya river in the historic part of the city, where in 1911 were buried the remains of two Russian sailors.
A wreath on the grave of the sailors of the "Aurora" put officers from the office of the military attache at the Embassy of the Russian Federation. Then the anthem of Russia, after which all present laid beside the wreath of red and white carnations.
Two sailors from the cruiser "Aurora" arrived in 1911 in Bangkok for the celebrations in connection with the coronation of king of Siam Rama VI, died during a stop in Bangkok, and was buried in the Protestant cemetery of the Thai capital, which at that time was the main "foreign" graveyard of the city.
"As you remember, last year there was installed a memorial sign at the burial site of two of our sailors from the cruiser "Aurora", who was buried in 1911. Now we have a place to worship to the Russian sailors, to honor the memory of all sailors who died in the line of duty, died while defending the Fatherland", - said the head of the Russian diplomatic mission.
"We continue together with our citizens, representatives of the Russian Diaspora residing in Thailand, research on the possibility of finding other graves here. Last year the administration told us that they do not exclude the possibility that there may be dumping of some of our compatriots. We will continue to search through military and civilian archives and, with the help of the Thai colleagues," - said the Ambassador of the Russian Federation.
Grave of the sailors of the "Aurora" was found in the result of painstaking months of work of Sankt-Peterburgskaya obshhestvennaya information-analytical center "Remember all by name". In the search, which was conducted in Thailand and in the archives of Russia and other countries, involved citizens of Russia and Belarus. Funds for a plaque for installation on the grave were gathered by the inhabitants of St. Petersburg and Russians living and working in Thailand. The stove is designed by the Russian sculptor Rafael Dayanov, and in stone it was implemented in China.
In day of solemn opening of the memorial plate in 2019 held a memorial service for those killed in the Siamese campaign "Aurora" to the sailors, which was led by Patriarchal Exarch of South-East Asia, his Eminence Sergius, Metropolitan of Singapore and South-East Asian.