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Old 06-16-2014, 11:49 PM   #20
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April 19

The last place we visited in Rzhev was the cemeteries. There was one for the Soviets and one for the Germans. The Soviet Cemetery was disapointing. I have no idea how many people are buried there or really any onfo at all other than it is still being added to as soldiers are uncovered through out the country side.

There was also a monument to the Kazakhstan soldiers who fought and died here.

The German cemetery was much better done. I am not sure as to the current number of people there but it will hold 40,000 when its full. They are relocating many smaller graves to this location and again as soldiers are dug up they are brought here for burial.

These stones had the names of the known soldiers buried here. the names are covering the entire front and back of each stone.

After this we tried, unsuccessfully, to find a musuem that was just on the outskirts of town. Then we decided to start back to Tver about 130km or so on paved road.
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