Volodya Dubinin - the young hero of the Soviet Crimea


In order that now, in the 21 century, Russia could not just live, but also implement grand projects - like a bridge between Taman and Kerch - people living in previous centuries had to fight and win victories. And often - and give life so that others can continue the work.

29 August one of those who died in the twentieth century for Kerch and for the whole country - Vladimir Nikiforovich Dubinin - would have turned 90 years. Now he would be one of the youngest veterans of the Great Patriotic War. But ... He is forever 14-year-old. And tens of millions of Soviet schoolchildren were known not by name and patronymic, but only by name - Volodya.

The future hero 29 August 1927 was born in the family of Kerch sailor Nikifor Semenovich Dubinin. At the time, Nikifor Semenovich fought in the Civil War on the side of the Reds.

Once Volodya, along with his second cousin Vanya Gritsenko, like the other boys in Kerch, climbed the quarries in the village of Old Quarantine. The guys started a game of hide-and-seek there, and suddenly Volodya fell into a deep hole. And I was surprised to see the inscription: “N. Dubinin, I. Gritsenko, 1919”. Adults dragged the boy and began to scold for negligence, but he thought only about the inscription. His father at this time was on the voyage. When Nikifor Semenovich returned, the son told him about what he had seen in the quarries.

My father was surprised that the inscription was preserved, and began to tell Volodya about how he and his friend were partisan in Civil. Of course, these stories had an encouraging effect on the boy. But who would have thought then that Volodya himself would have to face a war - and not at all with the Civil ...

Volodya became seriously interested in building model aircraft in the circle at the House of Pioneers. At first he was not very good at it. The boys launched models from Mithridates, and once Volodin the glider did not take off. The other guys laughed at him, and only one of them, Zhenya Bychkov, tried to explain what the mistakes were. But, as soon as the boys were left alone, the weather in Kerch suddenly deteriorated. It began to rain, and with it the thunderstorm. Zhenya stumbled and injured his leg. He told a friend to save the model, but Volodya decided to save Zhenya and helped him down. Since then, the guys became friends and became involved in gliders together. And soon Volodya started to get it. And not just to succeed - in the city competitions his model set a record. For this he was awarded a ticket to the Artek pioneer camp.

Perhaps he would continue to do this business, would have become an outstanding aircraft designer. But soon the same day came, which dramatically changed the fate of the whole nation and the whole country - 22 June 1941 of the year ... The Great Patriotic War began.

Nikifor Semenovich Dubinin was sent to the front. Oh, how Volodya begged to take him with him! Naturally, my father could not do this ... Having distributed his model aircraft, Volodya went to the city committee of the Komsomol - he wanted to sign up for the front as a volunteer. But, of course, nothing came of this either - he was too brave. He was ordered to go instead of the front - to school.

But the cousin's uncle - the same Gritsenko who once fought with his father in Grazhdanskaya - entrusted the boy with the first thing: he ordered them to collect empty bottles to make incendiary shells against fascist tanks.

Soon Kerch began to bomb. From the school were left alone ruins. Volodya wanted even more to fight the fascists.

The second cousin, Vanya Gritsenko, was older. He was taken to a partisan detachment, which was supposed to descend into the adits in the Old Quarantine - the ones where the boys once played hide and seek. Volodya found out about this and began to ask for a detachment. At first, adults really did not want to take it because of age. But the detachment commander, Alexander Zyabrev, hesitated, decided to still give the daredevil a chance. Together with them another boy came down to the ground - Tolya Kovalev.

The guys wanted a real case. They asked for exploration, but they were instructed to "prose life" - to peel potatoes. Well, for the life support of the detachment it was necessary to do this.

But soon the partisans made a raid, during which Alexander Zyabrev was killed. The guerrillas vowed to avenge the death of the commander. The fascists, frightened by the outburst, learned about the detachment and sealed off Old Quarantine, and mined outlets from the quarries.

The guerrillas lacked the elementary necessary for survival: water. It was necessary for someone to go up: not only to get water, but also to find out what the fascists are doing. And it was here that the courage and enthusiasm of the youngest participants, boys, who can crawl through narrow manholes where adults do not sneak in, were useful.

Volodya, along with Vanya and Tolya, happily took on new tasks, although they were very difficult and risky. Once, in the course of reconnaissance, Volodya approached Gritsenko’s house, where his mother, Evdokia Timofyevna, was now living. He looked at her, but he could not seem to her ...

When the fascists attempted to take a detachment, entrenched in the quarries, by storm - the boys brought ammunition, helped adult fighters in every possible way. They extinguished a fire that broke out from a bomb. In general, they provided invaluable assistance to the detachment.

Once in the course of reconnaissance, Volodya found out important information: the fascists were preparing to flood the quarries in order to crack down on the partisans. When he tried to warn his comrades, he saw that there were enemies near the manhole, through which he usually made his way. Then he distracted the Nazis with a rope, tied it to the bushes and began to pull. The enemy soldiers thought that someone was hiding in the bushes, distracted from the manhole, and Volodya darted there.

Unfortunately, almost all communications with the outside world for the detachment were lost. The guerrillas decided to break through the new passage, where the fascists would not have noticed. It was necessary to send someone upstairs. But only a tiny loophole remained, which only Volodya could get into. He was sent. It was already the eve of the new, 1942 of the year.

The guerrillas did not yet know that the city had just been liberated during the Kerch-Feodosiya landing operation. This joyful message to them was brought by the young intelligence officer. Together with him came the Soviet sappers, who cleared the entrances to the quarries. Volodya’s mother was able to come there too, proud of her son.

It would seem that the worst experienced. People escaped from the underground fortress, saw their homes, their loved ones. Met New Year. But February 4 Volodya Dubinin volunteered to help the sappers who wanted to demine the entire area. Unfortunately, during the operation, a mine exploded, which claimed the life of a brave boy and four adult sappers.

And for Kerch, as it turned out, the worst was still ahead. The fascists managed to retake the city. But he was released again.

And, probably, this is not a coincidence that it was on the 90th anniversary of the birth of Volodya Dubinin, on August 29, 2017, that the first arch of the Crimean bridge was installed. Indeed, now, in our time, we had to liberate Crimea again - and not from anyone, but from the ideological heirs of those who bombed Kerch and other cities, who mined the passages in the quarry, trying to strangle a small detachment, who killed Volodya Dubinin ... And now the heirs of fascism are trying to kill and historical memory ... But it’s so good that at least Crimea and a significant territory of Donbass were saved from this modern horror. And the names of the heroes are with us. And the right to Crimea has exactly the people among whom these heroes grew up, the people who respect them and sacredly preserve the memory of them.
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  1. +11
    31 August 2017 06: 49
    The name of Volodya Dubinin was widely known in Soviet times thanks to the good book “The Street of the Youngest Son” by L. Kassil
    1. +1
      31 August 2017 18: 53
      Olgovich, you forgot that there was a feature film: "The Street of the Youngest Son". I once watched on TV. There is also the fact that Volodya was collecting bottles of “glass artillery” (I first learned about the bottles from the military police, then I learned about them from adults), how he got into the partisans and how to peel potatoes and how they went to reconnaissance.
    2. +3
      1 September 2017 05: 17
      Quote: Olgovich
      Street of the youngest son "L. Cassil

      I read this book in childhood, at the age of eleven, taking it in the school library. She still stands in my bookcase, although I am already 66 years old. We, the post-war generation, were then brought up on the heroics of the civil and Great Patriotic Wars, we thought that the USSR would be eternal. Unfortunately, the reality turned out to be somewhat different, and those who called us to love the Motherland and labor exploits in her name had a hand in the collapse of the USSR. We, amazed to observe the robbery of what was created by our grandfathers and fathers, were simply not ready to resist these people. Maybe we weren’t brought up like that?
    3. 0
      20 September 2017 14: 43
      Honor and glory to the heroes who gave their lives for the Motherland, for the Fatherland ...
      Eternal memory to them !!!

      "People-State-Fatherland" - this is the slogan of every Russian patriot. A close-knit people, a strong state, a prosperous country for centuries.
  2. +8
    31 August 2017 07: 45
    Hmm ... he stayed fourteen ... The time did not touch him ... "The Street of the Youngest Son" - a film directed by Lev Golub, shot on the novel by Leo Kassil and M. Polyanovsky. The film is dedicated to the fate of the pioneer hero Volodya Dubinin. It’s a pity they don’t show. But there were a lot of good films made about the pioneer heroes ... They made their way ... Apparently they’re not suitable for today's television format ...
    1. +6
      31 August 2017 19: 26
      Sailboat, you are right: there were many films about pioneer heroes, but for some reason many of these films stopped showing even under the Union.
      I would like to search in YouTube, but I already forgot the name. I remember were about: Zina Portnova, "father of Blinking."
      Comrades, let’s remember the names of these films, and then we’ll rummage on YouTube! Praise the Lord that he is.
  3. +4
    31 August 2017 08: 32
    "And the names of the heroes are with us."
    Heroes live as long as they are remembered!
    Thank you.
  4. +9
    31 August 2017 08: 37
    Quote: Olgovich
    The name of Volodya Dubinin was widely known in Soviet times thanks to the good book “The Street of the Youngest Son” by L. Kassil

    And the movie was put on this book in the 60s. At school we went to him repeatedly
    1. +12
      31 August 2017 09: 21
      I remember a shot from the film when Volodya made a mistake in the name of his model, instead of the word "Chernomorets" he wrote "Chernomorets".
      Questions to the Minister of Education - earlier, the theme of the Second World War, pioneer heroes, Komsomol heroes was a “red thread” in several subjects: Russian, Literature, History. Schoolchildren, even if they didn’t particularly try, remembered their names and exploits. This is the education of PATRIOTISM. Now everyone is looking for an "IDEA." And you don’t need to look for her - our History with its heroes is the BEST IDEA of PATRIOTISM. It is necessary to bring it to people from an early age.
      1. +7
        31 August 2017 11: 05
        Hello everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
        Elena, thank you very much for the story! Relatives say that a gray book with pioneers on the cover --- "" The Street of the Youngest Son "" --- was all of them. Where did they go then? Someone took and read out probably.
        About the coincidence of dates. Of course, this is NOT RANDOM. People can forget. God knows everything and reminds people.
        1. +2
          31 August 2017 18: 21
          Thank you very much. You just correctly understood the idea of ​​a coincidence.
        2. +2
          31 August 2017 19: 30
          Dima, if you want to find this book, come, somewhere on the outskirts of the second-hand book dealers. At least for us. To a point I can only answer
  5. +4
    31 August 2017 10: 26
    And this is actually a brief retelling of the novel by L. Kassil “The Street of the Youngest Son”. An article, despite its patriotic orientation, is a deuce. The content and design of the article is an exposition of a given book at the student level 8th grade. And about the Crimean bridge and its railway arch full of nonsense. This is how pathos pseudo-histories are born. The arch was not installed in connection with the anniversary of V. Dubinin, but according to its readiness and in accordance with weather conditions. It turned out to be much more important than someone’s anniversary. Alas, we have already gone through headache and window dressing dedicated to the red calendar holidays in the Soviet era.
    1. +7
      31 August 2017 12: 28
      First, if there is a sufficiently detailed book, then ANY article will look like a “brief retelling”. The same will apply to the "Young Guard", and any topic on which the book is written. Secondly, try to get the book now, and not everyone will read it. And the article, I think, is useful, at least to the same teachers. Thirdly, I do not say that the Crimean bridge is timed to the anniversary of Volodya. This is a coincidence, but it is a special coincidence ...
      1. +12
        31 August 2017 13: 04
        Elena, do not make excuses. There was a wonderful telecast of the outstanding actor L. Filatov, “That would be remembered,” for the departed actors. Here I consider your article from the same section. The site has many young people who did not find the Soviet school. So that they know, but we remember.
    2. +2
      31 August 2017 13: 25
      and according to its readiness and in accordance with weather conditions

      if on May 9 you don’t want to go to Victory Square, is it an accident? or worldview and education?
      1. +1
        31 August 2017 13: 49
        Sorry dear antivirus, but what you wrote is not even a pun, but ordinary verbiage. It’s not worth it to write down those who do not agree with you as political opponents. If delirium is called delirium, then there is no political background to this.
        1. 0
          31 August 2017 16: 25
          no one said that on VDubinin's birthday, the weather was customized specifically for the weather and the annual assembly schedule of the arch. but still...
          and someone will find a date in Buddhism (29.08/XNUMX), or others will bind.
          "Bastille Day Passed In Vain" - from Love and Pigeons
      2. +1
        31 August 2017 19: 16
        And I want to blind minus, but I do not know what it is: an accident or a pattern!
    3. wax
      31 August 2017 18: 25
      Born to crawl, can’t fly.
      1. +1
        31 August 2017 21: 57
        fly not only speed, but also other quality of consciousness
        but to run it does not creep, but it blows with the wind (as in the clouds)
        someone thinks "crawl" = "run", someone thinks "run" is a cheaper means of transportation
    4. wax
      31 August 2017 18: 27
      To Palch: Born to crawl, cannot fly.
  6. +5
    31 August 2017 17: 38
    Yes, a very wonderful book. I read her years in 10 ... By the way, I learned from her about the landing operation.
    Vladimir Dubinin was awarded the Posthumous Order of the Red Banner!
    This book is still intact ...
    1. +3
      31 August 2017 19: 10
      I read this book in about 13 liters, I rubbed it with the teacher (the most difficult thing was to get it back), but the film went to my soul more.
      1. +1
        1 September 2017 01: 01
        My relatives apparently forgotten, they said that several pioneers were coming, in the same school uniform. I saw this form in the movies and did not understand what it was. And when my mother went to Grade 1, some still had this form. And there were other gray books about pioneer heroes. The girl was on the cover of a book.
        About coincidences. Browser V.V. Pyakin in his story about the terrorist attack in Nice, gave an example of a coincidence, while noting that when important events happen, coincidences can be noticed, something like that ...... Also, A.I. Fursov had a mention on this subject . You can say, and links? And how did I know, it turns out that just for everything you need to bookmark? Also, the Pope issued a dove (or two ??) at the ceremony, and how did it end? Such a language of characters.
        1. +7
          1 September 2017 09: 13
          The girl was on the cover of a book.

          Dmitry, most likely "Fourth Height", behind Gulya Korolev.
  7. +2
    31 August 2017 19: 03
    Quote: parusnik
    Hmm ... he stayed fourteen ... The time did not touch him ... "The Street of the Youngest Son" - a film directed by Lev Golub, shot on the novel by Leo Kassil and M. Polyanovsky. The film is dedicated to the fate of the pioneer hero Volodya Dubinin. It’s a pity they don’t show. But there were a lot of good films made about the pioneer heroes ... They made their way ... Apparently they’re not suitable for today's television format ...

    You are right: there were a lot of good films about projects. But let me remind you that many of these films stopped showing on TV even with the Union.
    I’m going to watch these films on YouTube, but unfortunately I already forgot the names, I remember the partisan “Old Man” about Zina Portnova.
    1. +7
      1 September 2017 09: 15
      I’m going to watch these films in YouTube, but unfortunately I already forgot the names,

      Vyacheslav, in YouTube, enter in the search for films about the war, you can about the partisans, about the scouts. Pops up, there are collections with several hundred films. And there, look at the name.
  8. 0
    26 September 2017 23: 19
    in 1987 he was at a pioneer camp in KERCH. school number 19. not far away was a park named after Volodya Dubinin, they drove us there, they told us, they drove us to all places of the Battle Glory of the City.
  9. 0
    10 March 2018 09: 25
    Previously, there was an idea, a common cause and patriotism were united by the people, love for the Motherland was instilled from childhood. It was an honor to be a pioneer, an exception to this organization is a shame! There was nothing worse. And now the youth does not even know the history of their country, I am silent about the Second World War, maybe they only heard Stalin and Hitler ...

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