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9 May 2019, 13:15

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Mountaineers install LPR killed children memory plaque on Elbrus area peak

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LUGANSK, May 9 (Lugansk Media Centre) - Lugansk People’s Republic mountaineers installed a plaque in memory of  killed children on a mountain top during the Ascent to Feat expedition in the Mount Elbrus area in Kabardino-Balkaria.

“The 9th Ascent to Feat expedition is near its goal. A team of veteran climbers comprising Viktor Savostikov, Anatoly Kravchenko, Alexander Pakhalkin, Sergey Tkachenko and Alexander Borisov installed a memory plaque bearing the names of LPR children killed during Ukrainian aggression,” said LPR Mountaineering and Rock Climbing Federations spokesman Alexey Shevchenko.

The plaque was delivered to the 3,721-meter peak which LPR mountaineers named “Lugansk region Children” last year.

“It is located on a tourist path to Terskol Pass; the memorial plaque is in clear view. Tourists will certainly see the names of the dead children,” Shevchenko said.

The LPR mountaineers plan to take part in the high-altitude Immortal Regiment march and lay wreathes at the monument to the defenders of Caucasus passes during the Great Patriotic War of 1941-45.

The memorial stela, produced by the Lugansk locomotive making plant, was installed on Elbrus slope at 3,500 meters above the sea level by Lugansk tourists and mountaineers in May 1987,” the spokesman added.

In 2018, LPR participants in the Ascent to Feat expedition climbed a new peak in the Elbrus area. LPR mountaineers took part in the Immortal Regiment high-altitude march in 2016, 2017 and 2018.

LuganskMediaCentre — 09 May — Lugansk