Legends of the great Patriotic war, people who returned us peace – living veterans… Now their faces can be seen on the streets of suburban towns. No, no one called older our winners in the period of self-isolation on the street. Specially for Day of Victory their pictures graced the billboards.
In the suburbs was launched the project “Victory in faces” – on billboards have portraits of war heroes.
“Heroes of the war generation – our family and friends, said Governor Andrei Vorobyov,. The memory of their heroism unites our people makes us stronger, helps to overcome difficulties and achieve goals. This year, due to unavoidable circumstances we are unable to take part in the solemn processions and meetings, to gather at the holiday table. But our Great Victory with us, and we in spite of everything together. We remember with gratitude their heroes and bow our heads in sign of admiration for the unparalleled bravery and dedication of the people who have defended peace, freedom and the right to life for us and our children. Our dear veterans! Take care of yourself, and we will try to make you healthy and happy. I wish all the residents of the Moscow region of peace, happiness and prosperity!”
In the framework of the project on the streets of suburban cities located 300 shields, including 130 electronic. On every Billboard put a QR code through which you can navigate to the page municipal agencies and to explore the unique stories of veterans about the war years. “With this project we wanted to say again thank you to all our heroes. With the participation of the councils of veterans and the administration of the interview prepared, you can find them on the resources of local media sites, Newspapers and social networks. Will try to do a traditional project,” said the Minister of the Moscow region Government on Informatica Anastasia Zvyagin.
it has been exactly 75 years since the gunpowder, rock. But nothing is forgotten. And even now, in their old age, these grandparents are willing to share with us their memories.
“most wanted Victory, says G. p. Roshchina from Dmitrov. – Do not eat, sleep, and Victory. To start again a quiet peaceful life. To learn. To live not in war but in peace!”
Peter p. Sagan from Bogorodskoye urban district, recalls a meeting of allies on the Elbe: “We were a few kilometers from Berlin. One morning we were loaded into cars and unlucky – as it turned out, to meet with the allied forces. Brought on the river Elbe. Coast she has such a gentle, many brave souls even ventured for a swim. Quickly made to place tables, benches, struck the dish from empty houses. The Americans, the French, andglycine – who just was not there. We fraternized with them, exchanged Souvenirs. At the meeting there was a meeting were the commanders of all troops, and then the fun began. The Americans, the British were dancing waltz, Foxtrot, and our guys – dance or hopak! We did not know each other’s language, but at that moment it didn’t matter… Everyone knew that the war was over, the atmosphere was such that words cannot convey.”
“you have to tell the next generation as was given to us by the war and that was worth the world – I am sure Vasily Boldyrikhin from the urban district Roshal. – It is a fascist, then conceived the vile to destroy the entire Soviet people. It was a real genocide. We survived! Keep this in mind and take care of the world without war!”
Daria Nikitichna Sibogatova from Chekhov agree that the most joyous memories during the war is a victory: “We were returning from a mission. Next was driving the car with the officers. We asked: “why war?” “Yes, something like planned,” they replied. It was the eighth of may. Ninth we were told that the war is over. My God, rejoiced. Sang songs, played the pipes. It was indescribable.”
Kuznetsov, Mikhail Mikhailovich from Istria recalls the events of the war: “Istra left in the night. She has the whole was plastered with crosses on the glass. Light on the streets was not. The Executive Committee, which Uglemash, stood the anti-tank slingshots. On foot we reached Moscow. It soon appeared in the village Kupavna. There we were, recruits were distributed for the night in private houses”.
Ivan Ivanovich Zhuchkov from Fryazino – retired Colonel, participant of ten of the Victory parade on red square, the head of the school Museum of military glory, a participant of the great Patriotic war, aircraft mechanic 1-St Ukrainian front, which came to Berlin, recalls:
“every year veterans becomes smaller, so now, while you have the chance, you need to do as much as possible to good examples to educate the younger generation, and they have something to remember about their ancestors. To bring up the patriots is my top priority. I never put personal interests above the state. So I was brought up in an orphanage. And yet there I was given a good education and taught to love the Motherland. I always believed that I have two mothers: the first is the one that gave birth to her I vaguely remember and another one that raised my homeland, the Soviet Union, Russia. And I swore off this mother will repay”.
“Two and a half years I worked on an old iron tractor, plowed, sowed, harvested, remembers Ilya A. Sudarchikov from Chekhov. – Heard on the radio that the war began. We were all at a loss. In November 1941, I joined the army… took Off right from the tractor in the field. Gained 10 pounds of bread, gave everyone in the village. Who boots in��Yal, one knife. And went to serve the Motherland”.
Nikolai Gerasimov from Podolsk were montoneros during the war: “the Work is difficult, but familiar. Retreating, the Germans blew up bridges, it was urgent to establish a crossing to the other side. The night the pontoons, tried to work in the woods, under cover. Early in the morning, now under the cover of artillery, on landing boats ferrying infantry. And immediately proceeded to the arrangement of the ferries, which transported tanks and other equipment. For two or three days suggests a full pontoon bridge”.
memories of Alexey Ivanov of Naro-Fominsk full of sweet bitterness – he tells about the Victory parade as if came from there just yesterday:
“We welcomed the marshals, and then returned to their cars, they stood behind the Historical Museum. On parade in the column were five cars in each row in the body 16 people. We were in the blue overalls, in tanksley with PCA machines. I was lucky in the extreme right machine, very well seen all of the country’s leadership. Drove slowly, all on the mausoleum tribune learned, was well familiar with them for portraits. It was drizzling, but it was a warm day. Went to the parade in Moscow, as the quick passage. The people stood so closely that sometimes the car was very quiet. Muscovites threw us flowers.”
Kira Nikolaevna Danilova from Serpukhov went to the front as a volunteer. In the first days of the war were sent to air defense forces near Serpukhov. After the liberation of Moscow region from the German invaders worked in peat proles. “In the first days in Serpukhov thousands of people went to the front and to mobilize volunteers, she says. The youth then thought that you have to fight, to risk his life to defend his city and country. To the front left both boys and girls – when there is a war, no one had to be weak. Of course, it was not until graduation. I was 17 years old then, but I chickened out, went to one of the clubs, which hosted the selection for the service. Volunteers were many, the war United everyone. The other girls were also among those willing to serve. It’s fragile, young, what is for them the war?! But there was no concept of “the weaker sex”. We took it as fate, so it should be”.
Another representative of this strong generation Galina Babkina from Roshal. “Remember that time very hard, – she says. – Remained the General impression of grief and the feeling of eternal hunger that never left me even after the war, and I would hide under the mattress a crust of bread.”
Her countrywoman Alexander I. Volkov was a nurse. “The nurses at the front was sometimes heavier than the fighter, she says. – He leads the battle of the trench, and we had to cross and�� one trench to another under the bullets and explosions of shells as quickly as you can come to the wounded to help.”
Alexey Perepelkin from Voskresensk party of two legendary Victory parades. Resurrection veteran had turned 97 years old, but despite his advanced age, a former soldier, security officer, personnel officer still bright mind and strong memory.
Petty officer Yu took an active part in the hostilities in the North Caucasus, in the Baltic States and Western Ukraine. He was awarded medals “For defense of Moscow”, “For military merit”, “For courage”. The legendary parade on red square November 7, 1941 and June 24, 1945 – major milestones in the heroic biography of Alexei Perepelkin.
“What’s the most important thing in life? Life itself! he says. – I would say that the years of war, deprivation and hardship is not in vain – there is something to be proud of, not ashamed to remember and regurgitate for the young. But more than all the orders, medals and honorary titles to my family!”
Anastasia Yakovlevna Tolokonnikova from Mozhaysk in the fall of 1942 he volunteered to the front as a medical orderly was sent under Rzhev, 3 battalion 171-th guards regiment of the 1st Moscow motorized rifle division.
“I got there in the midst of the first battle of Rzhev, who people called “Rzhevskaya chopper”, – says Anastasia Yakovlevna. – The battalion I was the only girl, everybody called me sister Asya, when I was not 17. Never forget those days… the Roar of battle, the desperate cries of the wounded. I’m between these explosions and the eerie cries and moans. From the field pull one back after another, and he was already dead. Again dragged the mutilated, bloody fighters in the next crater…”
In 1943 during the fighting on the Northern face of the Orel salient A. Zaretsky (maiden name) was seriously wounded in the head, she has received a death notice. After treatment in hospital she once again returned to the front and fought until February 1944. For the courage and resourcefulness displayed in the struggle with the Nazis, Anastasia Yakovlevna awarded orders and medals.