50 years after the tragedy continue to search for relatives of the dead submariners

“Every year, on 10 April…”

In Rostov-on-don handed the certificate to the order of the red Star, daughter of the deceased submarine Vladimir Shevtsov. The award came 50 years later. Olga Nesdoly accidentally found out that there were traces of his father, who for many years unsuccessfully looking for her mother.

Not only relatives I had a lot. 17 families did not know that you can obtain a testimony of the heroism of their sons, brothers, fathers.

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First, the tragedy suppressed. Only forty years later, when his term ended gag order, the relatives of the victims themselves began to unite. Of the 125 crew members killed 52 people. At the moment he found his relatives and immortalized the names of 37 of them.

– I was six months old when dad died, says the daughter of Vladimir Shevtsov Olga Nesdoly. – About the tragedy then is not mentioned. And I’ve always said that my father died heroically. Every year on 10th of April (this date is specified in the notice) my mother and I went to the Eternal flame and laid flowers.

in the Spring of 2018 I called a relative in the Mines opened a monument to Vladimir Shevtsov.

And his father was a hero of the

And then in the social networks I received a message from the sister of the deceased sailor Konstantin Fresher from Novosibirsk Ali knyazevoy. From her I learned that it is possible to order the book. In February of 2019 I sent her the documents folder, not believing that you can finally lift the veil of secrecy, but in January 2020 I was handed the certificate to the order of the father.

…Dad since childhood, studied well. He arrived in the Sevastopol higher naval engineering school. On summer vacation, he went home to Mine and met his future bride, my mother. In January 1969, they were married. Mom finished meducalia and went to see him in Sevastopol. After SWIMW he was sent to Gremikha on a military base for submarines. Mom, of course, with him.

1969: the day of Neptune in the Sevastopol higher naval engineering school. Photo: From the archive of Olga Netdiligence

Imagine a severed piece of land, windswept, it is a village of a few streets, prefabricated houses, dormitories and barracks. And there began the service of the father. Places in hostels are not enough, and the young father and mother, eight months pregnant, lived in the barracks with the sailors conscripts. When the father in a few days, went to sea, one of the midshipmen brought the keys to her room in a separate apartment, and he moved into the barracks. Such was the relationship, such people. And in October I was born.

The tragic campaign was the first and last submarine Vladimir Shevtsov. The submarine was already on the way home. But it’s an indication to change course and head into the North Atlantic to participate in exercise “Ocean”.

Mom, meanwhile, arrived in Gremikha to meet the Pope. APR 10, word of mouth spread: some of our boat fire. And silence.

the Exact message it’s mom on April 11. The officer went home to the waiting sailors with terrible news. After the fourth notified the family most needed medical care.

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the Rescued crew members were in the sanatorium. No one could say anything definite. Didn’t want to believe the worst, and mom decided that since there is no definite answer, the Pope may be alive. This hope lived in it for many years. Although, as they say, where to go from a submarine… But when I saw the movie and the photo of the Pope on the screen, then realized that waiting is useless.

…Only forty years began a search operation due to Marina Rusinow, associate Professor of the faculty of navigation and communication State University of sea and river fleet in St. Petersburg. With the support of the rector was formed by a group of students, “Sea watch of memory”. Search work began with the families of the sailors.

“From the sailors on the submarine killed 18 people. And if the relatives of the officers after some time still learned about the fate of their husbands and sons, the families of the privates to the present day remained in the dark. Because conscripts were called up from remote villages, their loved ones, just didn’t know where and how to look for the information about the victims,” – said Marina Rusina.

In 2010, at the request of the veterans of SF, the sailors of Makarovka, sailing on merchant ships, did the diversion of water from the place where “K-8”, – said Rusin. Was produced by the 52 personal capsules. Capsules as finding relatives are delivered to small home dead sailors.

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a Few years ago she met with Tamara Haslavsky, the widow of an officer. In Gremikha she was Chairman of the women’s Council and before leaving received copies of the records and photos of the victims. This information was shared with Rucinol. The old addresses have been sent letters. But it took too much time.

it took us Two years to trace the family spectrumco sailor Yuri Pechersky. April 8, 2012 in the village of Zhukovo, Kurgan region held a solemn burial of a personal capsule.

– His family we found first. The village where he lived, virtually deserted. In the nearby village we were able to track down his former teacher and through him to reach relatives. Yuri was from a large family. He was very much loved and waited for. He died at his post, watching the readings of the reactor. So he stayed in the 5th reactor compartment forever, – said Marina Rusina.

Eleanor knyazevoy K-8 killed the elder brother of Konstantin Fresher.

At 18 he went in the draft, she remembers. – In Kiselevsk we have no sea, but brother, of course, dreamed about it. I remember back from the road sent a telegram: “Hurrah! Will serve in the Navy!!!”

Brother sent a telegram:”Hurrah! Will serve in the Navy!!!”

Almost all of the conscripts were from large families. We have, for example, had six children. From the caves – eight, have Astapovich – five. And they grew up in a large family is usually crowded, it was easier to adapt on the boat, where they lived for weeks, consider in a tin can. And they were accustomed to work.

when APR mom 23 years went to the military enlistment office. And in September 1993 she received the order of the son, and the book to him.

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the Order of the red Star and the medal of Ushakov was awarded on 2 August 1970 and saved all 45 sailors, sergeants and sailors conscripts under the decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR No. 5311 “For courage and bravery shown during the performance of military duty”, and 79 dead, regardless of rank, was awarded the order of the red Star. The captain of the submarine Vsevolod Bessonov was posthumously awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union.

the Family of the Fresher was the second who found. It was in 2012.

– In Kiselevsk the Kemerovo region is now a monument to Konstantin Gustavovich the Fresher, my brother, remaining forever in their 20s. Our mother did not wait neither son nor of his burial, father was luckier, he at the age of 86 years phave resultstotal at the Bottom of the memory of his son, says Eleanor. – The administration of Kiselevsk mounted on the facade of the College, where he studied, a memorial plaque at the coast. It was amazing, after 42 years, we never expected anything.

K-8 is a Soviet nuclear submarine of project 627А kit – sank April 12 in 6 hours 13 minutes at a depth of 4680 metres in the Bay of Biscay of the Atlantic ocean. Photo: From the archive of Olga Nesteliivka of destiny

Next were found three families. Widows formed the Council of kin. They have been actively looking for each other. Only from the Rostov region there were four divers, trapped in K-8. First found relatives of midshipmen and Leonid Martynov Alexey Ustenko. After the publication in the local newspaper in November of 2017 responded to the niece of Nicholas Jasko. He was the youngest in the family, brothers died, and the memorial grave in the village of Chortkiv district Setraki he made nephews in November 2019.

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“Your son died and was buried at sea with honors” – all that he knew about the fate of leading seaman Nicholas Komkova his family.

– He was drafted into the Navy in 1968 from the Lipetsk region, where we then lived, was told by the sister of a sailor Love Stepchenko. – Brother joined the army against the will of his mother, although he could obtain a reprieve, as he finished his studies at the College. But Nicholas really wanted to serve it in the Navy. After calling the six months studied in Leningrad, and then was sent to the Northern fleet, on the same K-8. In the village he had left a bride-to-be Gal. He wrote that he really likes and that he wants to stay for long. The family was waiting for Nicholas. But more it was not news.

the Military initially told the mother that her son was washed overboard. Only 43 years later, the family learned that Nicholas was killed during a fire on the submarine and rescued his shipmate. Breathing apparatus was not enough, and Nicholas gave his friend.

the Hardest thing was to find a man in Moscow. Looking for relatives of leading seaman Nikolay Korovin. Find the sister, found a school where he studied. Very long searched for relatives of the YCL Leonid Chekmareva, designed from the Novosibirsk region, because the family moved to Samara. Now school in the village of Voznesenka Baganskiy district bears his name. Through the newspaper found close to sailor Eugene Samsonov in Gus-Crystal. The local gave him a stele steles next to the WWII soldiers in the village of Semenovka, and in Gus ‘ -Khrustal’nyy, in College, he discovered a unique crystal plaque.

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For the issuance of certificates to the awards really helped the Colonel of justice of the Military Prosecutor of Northern fleet Alexander Penkin. The first certificate was granted to the widow of warrant officer, Evgeniya Petrova, Taisiya Nikolaevna, in April 2016. It soon became clear that the widow of the doctor Arseny Nightingale is also no order books. Raisa was already seriously ill. At her house, took a statement has scanned the necessary documents and in October 2016, presented the document. A few months later the widow died. A third family – Vladimir Shevtsov, whose daughter received the certificate recently.

As people continue to wait. Families have been already found and soon there will be events at home dead children. These 9 families don’t know what they are looking for.

no One zabytsya sailors K-8, whose relatives have not yet found

Tkachev, Victor A., captain of the second rank, was born in 1934 in the city of Buynaksk of Dagestaligned Autonomous Soviet socialist Republic, drafted in 1953 at the end of the Riga Nakhimov naval school

Lavrinenko Anatoly Nikolayevich, Lieutenant, was born in 1944 in the city Vasilkov Kiev region, drafted in 1962, RVC Vasylkivska, Kyiv oblast

Lisin, Anatoly Ivanovich, engineer Lieutenant commander, was born in 1939 in D. Tarasovka Saran district, Mordovia ASSR, drafted in 1963

Poletaev Yury Petrovich, Lieutenant, the documents are not received in the branch of the Central archive of the Ministry of defence

Derevianko, Leonid Nikolaevich, ensign, was born in 1940 in the city of Essentuki, Stavropol territory, drafted in 1959 RVC Sumgayit of the Azerbaijan SSR

Dobrynin Vyacheslav Ivanovich, chief petty officer, born in 1946, drafted in 1965, GVK Lipetsk Lipetsk region

Savonik Vasily Vasilyevich, chief petty officer, 1944 year of birth, drafted in 1963, Dubrovitsky region of the Rovno RVC

Mayevsky, Viktor Ivanovich, ensign, born in 1938, designed in 1957 RVC Polotsk Vitebsk region

kulaks Victor G., ensign, born in 1945, drafted in 1964 by the Soviet RVK of the city of Minsk, never married, parents died

“Sea watch of memory” asks you to neighbors, friends, classmates, colleagues, heroes-submariners or their families. Contact phone: 8 921 795 90 12 (Rusina Marina A.), 8 960 781 6946 (Knyazev Ale Gustavovna).