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Russia: Mourners lay Russian nurses killed in Syria to rest in hometown02:53

Russia: Mourners lay Russian nurses killed in Syria to rest in hometown

Russian Federation, Birobidzhan
December 10, 2016 at 13:52 GMT -00:00 · Published

Hundreds of mourners paid their last respects to the two Russian nurses Nadezhda Durachenko and Galina Mikhailova, who were killed on duty in Syria, during a memorial service in their hometown of Birobidzhan on Saturday.

The nurses were buried at the city's cemetery with full military honours following a memorial service at the Cathedral of the Annunciation.

Earlier on Saturday, Commander of the Eastern Military District Sergei Surovikin presented the relatives of Nadezhda Durachenko and Galina Mikhailova with the Order of Courage, awarded posthumously by the order of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

On Monday December 5, a mortar attack hit a Russian Defence Ministry mobile hospital, dispatched to Syria a week earlier to care for those fleeing Aleppo. A paediatrician, Colonel Vadim Arsentiev, was injured while nurses Durachenko and Mikhailova were killed when the attack.

Russia: Mourners lay Russian nurses killed in Syria to rest in hometown02:53
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Hundreds of mourners paid their last respects to the two Russian nurses Nadezhda Durachenko and Galina Mikhailova, who were killed on duty in Syria, during a memorial service in their hometown of Birobidzhan on Saturday.

The nurses were buried at the city's cemetery with full military honours following a memorial service at the Cathedral of the Annunciation.

Earlier on Saturday, Commander of the Eastern Military District Sergei Surovikin presented the relatives of Nadezhda Durachenko and Galina Mikhailova with the Order of Courage, awarded posthumously by the order of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

On Monday December 5, a mortar attack hit a Russian Defence Ministry mobile hospital, dispatched to Syria a week earlier to care for those fleeing Aleppo. A paediatrician, Colonel Vadim Arsentiev, was injured while nurses Durachenko and Mikhailova were killed when the attack.

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