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In Finland are looked for relatives of the Soviet pilot who has died in 1940 - RIA Novosti, 9/4/2018


Near a grave of the Soviet pilot Valentin Golubev who has died on February 26, 1940
HELSINKI, 4 Sep — RIA Novosti. Search for relatives of the Soviet pilot Valentin Golubev who has died in February, 1940 in the territory of Finland in Finland, the searcher, the combat veteran Andrey Kashkarov has told RIA Novosti. "In Finland, in the neighborhood of Kayaani, by means of the Finnish colleagues I have found a grave of the Soviet pilot Valentin Golubev who has died on February 26, 1940. Finns looked after this grave within all these 78 years. This is the eyewitness of events Vilyo Konttinen, his son Sakari Konttinen and the Finnish public figure Paavo Romppaynen. They have told a lot of interesting about the last minutes lives of the Soviet pilot. Now there is a wish to find relatives or the family of the died pilot, to rebury, establish the memorable sign" — Kashkarov has told. Kashkarov has financed all works on data collection independently. As he managed to find out in archives, it is about Golubev Valentin Ivanovich, 1918 of year of birth which during the Soviet-Finnish war has died on February 26, 1940 when bombing in the territory of Finland. Golubev in 1938 has graduated from military school of pilots in the city of Borisoglebsk, and since the beginning of 1939 served the Voronezh region in a rank of the second lieutenant in the 152nd aviaregiment. The search engine has noted that at the moment he has addressed for support in Embassy of Russia in Finland.

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