Tombs of prisoners of war and partisans dead in Belgium during the Second World War



A grave of a Soviet soldier at the city cemetery of Rebecq, province of Walloon Brabant. 

A common soldier Vladimir Talda is buried in the burial center for the Belgians who were members of the anti-fascist resistance. The inscription on the memorial granite slab, towering over the others, reads in French:

“Ici repose Talda vladimir, Citoyen de l’URSS et m. DU PA. Mort le 3-11-1944 pour la Belgique et son pays dans sa 19eme année”

(“Here lies Talda Vladimir, a citizen of the USSR and a member of the Resistance movement. Died on 3.11.1944 for Belgium and his country at the age of 19”)

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 with the note «War Graves».