Duma ratifies agreement with Serbia on military cemeteries

MOSCOW - The Russian State Duma, lower house of parliament, ratified on Friday two intergovernmental agreements on military cemeteries, which Russia had signed with Serbia and Slovenia.

These documents will create the legal foundation to ensure proper care for Russian war graves, monuments and memorials located in the territories of Serbia and Slovenia, Russian news agency ITAR TASS reported.

The sides will undertake mutual commitments in each particular case and will hand over free land allotments to each other for unlimited use to create new military cemeteries and renovate the old ones.

Photo AP/Alexander Zemlianichenko

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