Mass grave of 1,407 Red Army soldiers fallen during World War II on the ground of the Soviet War Memorial at the Central Cemetery in Brno, Czech Republic. Badly damaged photograph of Soviet military officer Boris Mishenkov installed by his relatives after the war is seen in foreground. Lieutenant Boris Mishenkov was born on July 24, 1909, served in the Red Army during World War II and died of wounds at age 35 on May 13, 1945, in Brno in South Moravia, Czechoslovakia.
Soviet soldiers and military officers who died in the very last days of World War II and shortly after the war were buried far away from their homes and some of their graves look abandoned and unvisited now. Their photographs are gradually destroyed by time and there are no sources to replace them by the new ones.