Moscow, May 4, Interfax - The Synodal Department for Church, Society and Media Relations together with residents of the Sokol District in Moscow spoke to set up the first in Russia Federal Memorial Complex with a museum dedicated to World War I.
"It is supposed to open it in the territory of the Fraternal Cemetery in the Sokol District, where a memorial park of World War I heroes is located. Today it is planned to build a trade center in the territory of the Memorial Cemetery. Residents of the Sokol District, church officials and public figures are against it," press service of the Synodal Department reports on Thursday.
On May 5, an action dedicated to the memory of World War I participants buried in the territory of the Fraternal Cemetery will be held there. Parishioners of the church and all activists will go with a procession with cross along the territory of the cemetery and hold a requiem service to commemorate 18,000 soldiers who shed their blood in battle field and buried here.
Besides, a capsule with the soil from the Kaliningrad Region will be ceremonially laid down in the Transfiguration Chapel at the Fraternal Cemetery as it is the only region in the territory of contemporary Russia where battles of World War I took place.