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Russian government wants to encourage groups ID'ing war dead

Feb. 22, 2014 at 11:47 AM   |   Comments

MOSCOW, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- The Russian government Saturday proposed legislation to provide financial help to groups trying to identify the bodies of soldiers killed in combat.

The bill, which will be introduced in the Federal Assembly, the country's parliament, would allow the government to give such groups technical assistance, the Russian news agency RIA Novosti reported. The bill also includes tax breaks for groups trying to identify the country's war dead.

The Soviet Union, which entered World War II when Germany invaded it in June 1941, lost between 9 million and 14 million soldiers, many of them buried in mass graves. More than 2 million were killed just in the siege of Leningrad and the battle of Stalingrad.

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