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Bratskoe cemetery description and photo - Crimea: Uchkuevka. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photos and a map showing the nearest significant objects.
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On the northern side, which belongs to the city of Sevastopol, is the Bratsk cemetery. This cemetery, where the Russian soldiers received their last rest, is not only a symbol of courage and valor, but also an eternal memory of our compatriots who died a heroic death in fierce battles for the city of Sevastopol.
This cemetery is currently is one of the attractions of Sevastopol. It hosted the Crimean War from 1853 to 1856 and the first heroic defense of Sevastopol from 1854 to 1855, when many of our soldiers died. The dead soldiers were taken to the north of the city of Sevastopol.
Vice-Admiral V.A. Kornilov ordered the construction of three small graveyards. These graveyards were departmental. The last refuge was found there by sailors, sappers, artillerymen, infantrymen in their regiments. From 50 to 100 people were buried in one mass grave at once. Above fresh burials, a cross was strengthened or a stone was laid. Sometimes the cross on the grave was laid out from unusable shells and used nuclei. After a while, these graveyards merged into one whole.
Initially, this cemetery was called Peter and Paul. Subsequently, it was renamed into the Bratsk cemetery by one of the surviving heroes who went through the Crimean War. The surname of this hero is Totleben. The new name of the cemetery in Sevastopol stuck. When the last echoes of the war died down, the Brothers' cemetery looked like an abandoned one. The Maritime Department decided to undertake the responsibility for its improvement. They immediately announced a collection of donations in order to ennoble the graves and build a chapel in honor of the miracle worker Nicholas, who is considered the patron saint of sailors. By the 50th anniversary of the end of the war, the main work at the Bratsk cemetery was completed.
This cemetery was a real shrine until 1917. Almost all the tourists who visited Sevastopol went there to honor the memory of the victims. At the Bratsk cemetery during World War II in 1941 there was a command post for the defense of Sevastopol. And after the Great Patriotic War ended, the participants in the defense of Sevastopol were buried on the territory of the cemetery. After the war, those who died in the line of duty to the Motherland continue to be buried here.
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