Vietnamese embassy pays tribute to Belarus specialist who sacrificed his life for Vietnam
(VNF) – On ocassion of the War Invalids and Martyrs Day (July 27), the Vietnamese embassy joined hands with the Veterans Association of Belarus who supported Vietnam during resistence war and the administrative committee of Dabuichanie (Mogilev province) solemnly laid wreth and paid tribute to Senior Lieutenant Brindikov Mikhail Konstantinovich's gravesite.
The Vietnamese embassy pays tribute to Senior Lieutenant M.Brindikov's gravesite (source: Vietnam and the world)
Senior Lieutenant M.Brindikov was one of the voluntary foreign specialists who supported one of Vietnamese air defense force in the outskirt of Hanoi.
Together with his Vietnamese comrades, he sacrificed his life to protect the sky of Hanoi on September 9 1972. His gravesite now lies amidst those of many former Soviet Unions patriotic heroes.
At the ceremony, Military attaché Vu Van Thu, on behalf of the Vietnamese embassy hailed the contribution of foreign volunteer soldiers, military specialists who dedicated strong supports to Vietnam in the cause of national safeguarding and development.
The ceremony was launched to partly realize one of the goals in bilateral ties set by President Tran Dai Quang during his visit to Belarus last June, which is strengthening the friendship between two countries’ people and promoting cooperations in all fields.
Senior Lieutenant M.Brindikov was the only son of his family. He was born in 1943 in Mogilev province, north of Belarus. He was the only one who laid down in Vietnam among the 205 Belarus military specialists supporting the country in the resistence war against the American imperialist from 1965-1972.
The victory of the "Dien Bien Phu in the air" protecting the sky of Hanoi in 1972 were attributed to the devotion of many volunteer soldiers and military specialists like Senior Lieutenant M.Brindikov (source: dantri)
President of the Belarus Veterans who fought for Vietnam, leader of the Dabuichanie commune M. Vinogradov hailed the beautiful spirit of Brindikov, as well as volunteer soldiers of the former Soviet Unions who stood by Vietnam in the war. He also expressed his pitifullness as there is no one left in the family of Brindikov, as his father also sacrificed his life for the Great war for national safeguarding, while Brindikov passed away when he was yet to get married.
Also in the ceremony, Military attaché Vu Van Thu and M. Vinogradov presented gifts from the Vietnamese embassy and the Vietnamese Veterans Associations (granted by President Tran Dai Quang) to a senior veteran who was a comrade of Senior Lieutenant M.Brindikov.
President Tran Dai Quang meets the Belarus veterans who supported Vietnam during war time in June 2017 (source: VNA)
Currently, there are only over 80 members in the Veterans Association of Belarus who supported Vietnam during resistence war.
Every year, Vietnamese embassy in the country held a meeting to pay tribute to those treasured friends in mid September.
As time goes by, the number of veterans decrease year by year, nonetheless, the love and respect from Vietnamese people for them never fade./.
( Translated by VNF )