Russian-Serbian Humanitarian Center

Nis. October. Memorable dates.

RSHC took part in activities dedicated to liberation of Nis in WW1 on 12th of October. From October 1915 to October 1918 Nis was occupied by the combined German-Austrian and Bulgarian army group. First Serbian army commanded by general Petar Bojovic liberated Nis on 12th of October 1918.

One more memorable date was two days later, on October 14th. It is the day of liberation from German fascist troops, which occurred in 1944 as a result of joint actions of the Red Army and the National Liberation Army of Yugoslavia. City officials, Center’s representatives and citizens of Nis laid wreaths at the monument.

After that RSHC representatives went to the graves of lieutenant colonel P. Andreev and sergeant I. Gizatullin. They fell in a battle against invaders on the 14th of October 1944.

The wreath was also laid at the monument to Soviet soldiers who gave their lives for the freedom of Yugoslavia on 7th of November 1944. That day 6 airplanes were destroyed, 31 soviet soldiers died and 37 were wounded. General G. Kotov was among victims.

The monument was made after initiative of Nis’ veteran organisation and with support of Russian-Serbian humanitarian center. The official opening of monument took place on the 9th of May 2015 on the day of 70th anniversary of victory in WW2.