Kassym-Jomart Tokayev visited the Rzhev Memorial to the Soviet Soldier
May 8, 2023

village Tolstikovo, Russian Federation

As part of his visit to the Tver region, the head of state took part in a flower-laying ceremony at the Rzhev Memorial to the Soviet Soldier. The President of Kazakhstan, accompanied by a guard of honor, laid a wreath and honored the memory of the fallen soldiers with a minute of silence.

A sculpture of a bronze soldier about 25 meters high is installed on a ten-meter mound. The names of the defenders of the Fatherland are immortalized on steel plates.

The Battle of Rzhev became one of the bloodiest battles, in which the total losses of the Soviet troops, taking into account the missing and wounded, amounted to more than 1.3 million people.