Han-sur-Lesse - Tombs of prisoners of war and partisans dead in Belgium during World War II
- Bruxelles, Etterbeek
- Bruxelles, Evere
- Bruxelles, Ixelles
- Dotsenko Tree (Bois de Stepennes)
- Fleurus (Vieux-Campinaire)
- Hoves /Silly
- Les Villettes
- Liège, Citadelle
- Liège, Cointe
- Liège, Robermont
- Liège, Saint-Walburge
- Namur, Belgrad
- Robertville (Orthodox cross)
- Sprimont (Dotsenko Monument)
- Trois Ponts
The monument was erected in 1970 by residents of Han-sur-Lesse (Namur province) at the site of the death of the partisans, two of whom were Soviet citizens. The location of the monument is 3 km away from the city of Han-sur-Lesse.
The monument is unmarked. There are two plates in French:
“These stones that have seen your blood, we dedicate to you. Oh, Unknown Heroes, you gave your lives to save ours”;
“In memory of the American pilots who died in these places, Russian and Belgian members of the Resistance movement of 1940–1945”.
Above the plates there are national flags of three countries: Russia, Belgium and the United States.
Annual memorial ceremonies
We would like to draw your attention to the fact that spelling of the names, surnames and places of birth of Soviet citizens buried in Belgium may be distorted due to the fact that they are quite often written only in Flemish and French in registration books and on monuments.
We thank the Brussels-Belgian Archdiocese of the Russian Orthodox Church, the organizations of Russian compatriots and Russian foreign institutions accredited in Belgium for providing photos and their efforts to preserve the memory of the heroism of the Soviet soldiers who fell in the Great Patriotic War.
The Embassy will be grateful for providing any information and photos of Soviet military graves of the Second World War in Belgium and the ceremonies held on them. Please send material to the email address of the Embassy firstname.lastname@example.org with the note «War Graves».