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



Five Soviet citizens were buried at the municipal cemetery of Chimay. The graves are located in the part of the cemetery reserved for the graves of those killed during World War I and II. The burial sites are located in two rows (one and four graves). Gravestones are concrete slabs painted white. Each gravestone has a sign with a hammer and sickle and the inscription in French “Here rests the Russian warrior”.

According to the available information, one officer and four common soldiers shot by fascists for participation in the Belgian groups of Resistance are buried here. They were caught in the forest to the North of Chimay together with the Belgian patriots. The names are unknown


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».