The Financial University students took part in an international search expedition dedicated to the 80th anniversary of the Battles of Khalkhin-Ghol (near the Khalkhin-Ghol River).
An international search expedition dedicated to the 80th anniversary of the Battles of Khalkhin Ghol was organized in Mongolia. It was supported by the Russian Military Historical Society and The Link of Times search group. The remains of 48 soldiers of the Soviet and Japanese Armies have been found during several days of operations. Out of the 48, there were 7 soldiers of the Worker and Peasant Red Army.
Professor M.A. Eskindarov, the Financial University rector, decided to support the expedition. The expedition's goal is to immortalize the memory of the heroes and liberators who died in the battles, to invoke patriotic attitudes in the young generation using heroic examples taken from the past, and to strengthening the friendship and trust between Russia and Mongolia.
The expedition members operated on the location of fierce battles of 1939 near Bain-Tsagan Mountain, Remizov Hill, Peschanaya Hill and Zelenaya Hill. Volunteers of the First Avant-Garde Motorized Search Unit of the Moscow Regional Branch of the Russian Military Historical Society supported by the representatives of the Ministry of Defense of Russia, the Russian Embassy in Mongolia, the Ministry of Defense of Mongolia, the Red Cross of Mongolia and the Mongolian Border Agency have made their contribution to the work. Search group members from Moscow, the Moscow Region, the Smolensk Region, the Republic of Belarus and the Financial University students participate in the expedition.
The remains of soldiers of the two armies, including 7 Soviet soldiers and 41 soldiers of the Japanese Army, have been found. Personal belongings with names of owners have also been found. Now the search group members try to identify the names of two Red Army soldiers. Their belongings bear the initials only. The name of a Japanese soldier, Sergeant Wakabayashi, was identified due to the efforts of a group of Japanese military archaeologists. They managed to read a hieroglyph inscribed on his fork.
A lot of metal items have been found during the excavation process. These include fragments of weapons and ammunition, combat vehicles, aircraft, and cavalry equipment.
We would like to thank all the Financial University students and staff members who honor the memory of the dead and contribute to this noble cause, and A. B. Orlov, Commander of the Avant-Garde unit of The Link of Times search group, the representatives of the Russian Embassy in Mongolia, including Mr. R.R. Rakshayev, Adviser-Envoy.