Marchienne-au-Pont - 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 burial is located on the territory of the church cemetery in the village of Marchienne-au-Pont, 7 kilometers away from Charleroi, Hainaut province. Soviet prisoners of war who died in German captivity from hard labor in the mines of Charleroi in 1943, are buried there.
In the foreground there is a sloping granite pedestal, which reads in Russian and French: “To the Soviet soldiers who died in Marchienne-au-Pont during World War II. 1941–1944”. Between the two granite pedestals there is a monument of cubic shape with an applied plate, which reads in French: “Political prisoners, prisoners of war and municipal authorities do remember. 1945–1975”.
List of the buried
Last and first name
Date and place of birth
Date of death
1901, Ukrainian SSR, Poltava region
1913, Yaroslavl region, Gavriloyamskoy district, village of Oyamkovo
1907, Ukrainian SSR, Dnepropetrovsk region, Novomoskovsky district, village of Nikolaevka
20.10.1900, Ukrainian SSR, Voroshilovgrad
20.09.1900 (1906), Ukrainian SSR, Kiev region, Babansky district, village of Ostrovets
1902, Ukrainian SSR, Chernihiv region, village of Smolyanka
Starodubets Georgiy Kirillovich
1895, Kherson region
05.10.1906, Kursk region, Oktyabrsky district, village of Bychek,
1900, Ukrainian SSR, Vinnitsa region, Varnovitsky district, village of Stepanovka
In the left part of the site in 1989 a 2.5 m high monument was set up - a plastic composition of bronze on a granite pedestal (sculptor A. Burganov, architect G. Belov).
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 email@example.com with the note «War Graves».