Monuments of the Fraternal Cemetery will appear in the catalog “Monuments of Crimea and Sevastopol”
All monuments of the Fraternal Cemetery on the North Side will appear in the “Monuments of Crimea and Sevastopol” catalogue. Photo recording, reports
Work is underway to photograph objects of the historical and cultural heritage of the Fraternal Cemetery of the Defenders of Sevastopol in 1854-1855. This is the largest necropolis of Russian soldiers who took part in the Crimean War. About 50 thousand defenders of Sevastopol rest on it— noted in the public organization.
Several monuments have already appeared in the catalogue. Thus, a tombstone-monument over the grave of Lieutenant M.L. Gagemeister was photographed. The description says that on January 20, 1854, he was appointed commander of the modest steamship. He was in Sevastopol for several months, commanding battery No. 19 in the upper reaches of Ushakova Balka. On August 27, during the last assault, he was wounded and died on September 5, 1855.
Also on the portal you can find out a short biography of retired Colonel I.S. Dudnikov, who served on the frigate Flora in September 1854. Dudnikov fired at the English Victoria battery so successfully that he was awarded the insignia of the Military Order (soldier’s Cross of St. George — the highest award for the «lower ranks» in the tsarist army), which was personally presented to him by P.S. Nakhimov.
The marble monument, one and a half meters high, was erected to Second Lieutenant Franz Delivron. And the monument, three and a half meters high, with a diorite cross on a granite base — to Lieutenant General Evgeniy Bulmering. The catalog contains photographs and a short biography.
The public organization reported that 125 monuments have already been photographed. The photographs will be processed and published in the catalogue.
But the work is not completed yet — the Interregional public organization “Preservation of the historical and cultural heritage of Crimea and Sevastopol” has begun photographing all the monuments of Sevastopol. The project is being implemented with grant support from the Presidential Fund for Cultural Initiatives. Next in line are the Communards Cemetery and the memorial cemetery of Soviet soldiers in the village of Dergachi. The work is scheduled to be completed by the end of March 2024.
In September, State Duma deputy Konstantin Zatulin said that the Fraternal Cemetery, where heroes of the Crimean War are buried, must be transferred to the jurisdiction of the Russian Ministry of Defense. Now the cemetery is not in the best condition.
You can get acquainted with the monuments of Sevastopol and Crimea at the link: