At the municipal cemetery of Arlon (Luxembourg province) there is a grave of a Soviet officer. The concrete cross indicates the name of Robelsovs Vasile. According to the available information, Vasiliy Bobeltsov born on 30.12.1906, presumably a prisoner of war, who died on 31.10.1944, is buried here. No further details are available.

The burial site is located in the old part of the cemetery, next to the graves of several members of the Belgian Resistance and one Canadian soldier.

The grave was discovered in November 2010.


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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».