On Sunday, September, 10th 2017, City Manager Goran Vesić, President of the International Federation of Resistance Movements – Association of Anti-fascists (FIR) – Vilmoš Hanti, State Secretary at the Ministry of Labor, Employment, Veteran and Social Policy Negovan Stanković and President of the Union of the War Veterans of National Liberation War of Serbia (SUBNOR), laid the wreaths at the Memorial Cemetery of the Belgrade Liberators (1944) and the monument to the Red Army soldier.
The International Federation of Resistance Movements – Association of Anti-fascists (FIR), an organization located in Berlin, comprising some 50 organizations from 24 European Countries and Israel, held its Executive Committee session in Belgrade as a token of respect towards Serbia for “preserving the legacy of anti-fascism”, honoring at the same time the Union of War Veterans of National Liberation War of Serbia “multi-decade honoring of anti-fascist tradition “.
The Memorial Cemetery of the Belgrade Liberators represents a independent architectural – urban complex, designed by the architect Branko Bon and engineer Aleksandar Krstić. At the bottom of the memorial cemetery park area, a statue of Red Army soldier was erected – a work of the sculptor Antun Augustinčić. 2.953 fighters of the People’s Liberation Army of Yugoslavia and 976 Red Army soldiers killed in the course of the „Belgrade Operation” were buried at this cemetery.