At the cemetery of Engreux located 10 km to the North of Bastogne, municipality of Houffalize, Luxembourg province, there is a grave of Fedor Konovalov, born in 1912, native of Moscow.

The burial sites was discovered in 2011. It had a wooden Orthodox cross with a plate having an inscription in French:

“Here rests Fedor Konovalov

Moscow 1912 – Engreux 02.04.1944

The Soviet tank captain, a German prisoner of war, worked in the coal mines in Limburg province, escaped, joined the Belgian Resistance, was killed by the Germans in Engreux on April 2, 1944.”

In 2015, at the expense of the Embassy, repair works were carried out at this burial site.

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».