ExpoForum has helped the citizens of Pushkin in reconstruction of family history
About 70 citizens of Pushkin addressed the staff of the archive of the Military Medicine Museum in order to learn the fate of their relatives who had been lost during the Great Patriotic War. The charitable action devoted to the Victory Day was arranged by ExpoForum jointly with the Military Medicine Museum and the administration of Pushkin Region.
The temporary public office of the archive of the Military Medicine Museum was working in Pushkin on May 7 and 8. In the office, there were stored the materials related to the Great Patriotic War. In the improvised reception room organised in a minibus provided by ExpoForum, there were archive specialists. They were receiving requests, giving consultations on dealing with the archives to all who have addressed them. The visitors were generally grandsons and great grandsons of those who had defended in vicious fights Russian present peaceful days.
The action enabled the citizens to learn more about their relatives and friends who had been killed or missing during the fights of the Great Patriotic War. Without leaving the town they could learn the places of their graves. Totally, over 50 requests have been executed. The citizens whose questions could not be answered by the specialists of the archive of the Military Medicine Museum got the addresses of the archives with the data needed as well as recommendations on making requests.
Within a month the archivists will be processing the requests received during the days of the action. The information will be provided to the relatives as early as in June.
The charitable action is of particular importance for ExpoForum. The company is a developer of the construction project of an international convention and exhibition centre in the area of Shushary settlement with the legendary military historical border. It’s in this place that the united forces of Leningrad had halted the attack of the fascist invaders against Leningrad in 1941. Then Leningrad front troops began an attack in January 1944. As a result, Pushkin was liberated and the blockade of Leningrad was lifted.
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