Memorial Day of Russian soldiers who died in World War I (01/08)

On August 1, a memorable date is celebrated in Russia - the Day of Remembrance of Russian soldiers who died in the First World War of 1914-1918. It was established in accordance with the Federal Law of the Russian Federation of December 30, 2012 “On Amending Article 1.1 of the Federal Law “On the Days of Military Glory and Commemorative Dates of Russia”, in order to perpetuate the memory and reflect the merits of Russian soldiers who died in that war.

It must be said that the commemoration of the fallen soldiers began back in the years of the war itself, which became the first military conflict on a global scale, simultaneously with the appearance of the first military graves. But during the years of Soviet power in the country, the First World War was considered only as a clash of imperialist powers.

The First World War of 1914-1918 was the first military conflict on a global scale, in which 38 of the 59 independent states that existed at that time were involved.