As part of the military and memorial work carried out by the Russian Embassy in Belgium in 2010, a grave of a Soviet prisoner of war was found at the municipal cemetery of the village of Hannut in Liege province.

According to the available information, the last name of the buried is Markov (died February 24, 1945). No further details are available. The fallen concrete cross had a metal plate with a crafted inscription in Russian: “MARKOV †24.2.1945”.

At the burial place of our compatriot who fell in the fight against Nazism during the Great Patriotic War, in May 2013 the Russian Embassy in Belgium at the expense of the state budget of the Russian Federation erected a grey granite monument. The historical inscription on the cross “MARKOV †24.2.1945” was kept.

The burial is included in the list of places, where annually on May 9, flower-laying ceremonies by employees of the Russian Foreign Missions accredited in Belgium are held.





Annual memorial ceremonies










Dear visitors,

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 amrusbel@skynet.be with the note «War Graves».