the Russian defense Ministry on its website published a large batch of archival materials on the front pages of biography of famous figures of art and culture. Documents published ahead of the 75th anniversary of the Victory in the great Patriotic war.
among those who were awarded during the war military awards – Anatoly Papanov, Innokenty Smoktunovsky, Rina Green, Yuri Nikulin, Vladimir Etush.
film and theater Actor, theater teacher Vladimir Etush volunteered for the front, was directed to the training of translators. Fought on the Western and southern fronts, was seriously wounded. The premium list for it is written: “…fearlessly, sparing his life, inspiring the fighters, bravely led a company of the enemy, and by his skillful maneuver drove the enemy from the area of the Town, it killed 30 soldiers and officers, seized a machine gun”. Among the awards of Vladimir Etush is the order of the red Star.
a Brilliant actor Innokenty Smoktunovsky in the war, twice awarded the medal “For courage”. In presenting the award are these words: “In the fighting during the breakthrough of the enemy in the area of the settlement of Lorcan his Department one of the first burst in the trench of the enemy and destroyed around 20 fascists.”
people’s artist Yuri Nikulin served as anti-aircraft gunners. In may 1945 he was presented the order of Glory III degree.
Actor, film Director, screenwriter Vladimir Basov is also a war veteran. In the same way as Anatoly Papanov. In September 1941, was wounded, late in March of 1942 he was seriously wounded in the leg, with subsequent partial amputation. Awarded the order of Patriotic war II degree.
a well-known actress Rina Green repeatedly went to the front in the cultural patronage and concert brigades. Was presented the order of the red Star.
the awards To the fighting during the war was presented to the war correspondent, poet and writer Konstantin Simonov, writer and poet Eduard Asadov, the poetess Julia Drunina, Directors Leonid Gaidai, Grigori Chukhrai, Yuri Ozerov, sculptor Yevgeny Vuchetich, the actor and screenwriter Yevgeny Vesnik.