By World Bulletin Staff
Itar-Tass news agency said that all military tombs in Russia will be put in order by 2015, the commander of the Russian Armed Forces Logistic Service and a Deputy Defense Minister, General Vladimir Isakov, told reporters on Thursday on the eve of Day of the Russian Logistic Troops marked on August 1.
"Only 15-16 percent of military memorials are kept in a good state," the general said. "This is the results of a random check and a survey of military tombs that we have conducted on our territory. About 40-45 percent of military cemeteries are in dissatisfactory condition," Isakov said.
"This problem has the national scale," Isakov said. He recalled that "the Defense Ministry is an authorized federal body of state power and should manage and coordinate all activities regarding military tombs, draft federal plans and programs, as it is stipulated in the duties of the authorized body and determine their financing procedure."
"On commission of the Russian organizing committee "Pobeda" (Victory) we are planning to draft this program and put it into practice. All military tombs in our country should be put in order by 2015," Isakov said.
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