At the municipal cemetery of the village of Peissant, Estinnes, Hainaut province, there is a grave of a Soviet soldier, who was allegedly involved in the Belgian Resistance. According to available information, this is Pauvolau Richard, born 17.09.1911, died 1.1.1945. More precise data are not available.

A simple concrete cross is fixed on the grave, having a metal plate with the name, dates of birth and death, and a “RESISTER” (?) mark.

Grqve discovered in May 2011

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».