The skull and jawbone of a Russian soldier
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Digging for dead World War Two soldiers in Russia

Volunteers in Russia search for remains of soldiers killed during World War Two in a forest outside St Petersburg, where one of the fiercest battles took place.

Alexander Novokshonov is one of them. He feels it is disrespectful to leave the remains of soldiers who died for their country scattered in the ground where they fell.

Sarah Rainsford reports.

  • 09 May 2015
  • From the section Europe
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