The delegation of participants of the 8th International Mines Rescue Body Conference have placed today flowers to the monument to Russian firefighters and rescuers.
Special attention of the delegation was drawn to the monument erected to mine rescuers killed relief operations at Raspadskaya mine.
“I was especially impressed by the monument to mine rescuers. There was a large accident in New Zealand 6 months after Raspadskaya tragedy, 27 miners died then,” said head of New Zealand’s Mines Rescue Service Trevor Watts. “The whole world remember heroism of Russian rescuers and the whole world is grateful to them.”
The monument was opened on 27 December 2017, on the RF Rescuer Day in Kremenchugskaya street near the National Crisis Management Center. The monument was erected by volunteer donations of Emergency Ministry’s stuff, NGOs and citizens who supported the initiative. The composition reflects the work of Emergency Ministry’s rescue divisions. It has two sculpture groups: the first one – a rescuer with a dog and a fireman holding a saved person and the second – a mine rescuer.