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75 anniversary of the victory in the Battle of Stalingrad. The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation presented a number of archival documents.

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The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation has published documents relating to stories Stalingrad battle. The main defense department decided to coincide with the publication of a separate multimedia project for the 75 anniversary of the victory of Soviet troops over the Nazi army on the banks of the Volga. The project is called “Battle of Stalingrad: Heroes and Feats”.
From the introduction to the project:

Exactly 75 years ago - February 2 1943 of the year - the Stalingrad battle ended with the complete defeat of the fascist German group by the Soviet troops. On this day, the remnants of Nazi troops led by Field Marshal Paulus, surrounded by Stalingrad, capitulated.

The new joint project of the Russian Ministry of Defense and the Central Archive of the Ministry of Defense (TsAMO) of the Russian Federation presents archival documents dedicated to the heroic defenders of Stalingrad, who forged victory in one of the greatest battles of the Great Patriotic War.


Among the published archival documents are the Award list for assigning the title of Hero of the Soviet Union to 1047 sniper rifle regiment 284 62 rifle division of the army to junior lieutenant Vasily Zaitsev:
75 anniversary of the victory in the Battle of Stalingrad. The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation presented a number of archival documents.



Report of Commander of the Don Front KKRokossovsky to the Supreme Command Headquarters from 31 in January 1943 about the capture of Field Marshal F.Paulus, Commander of 6 by the German Army at Stalingrad:


Among the publications presented are other award lists, as well as issues of the front newspaper 13 of the Guards Rifle Division “To Defeat the Enemy”. Documents can be found. link.
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  1. Vladivostok1969
    Vladivostok1969 2 February 2018 05: 56 New
    +5
    Eternal memory to HEROES
    1. siberalt
      siberalt 2 February 2018 06: 27 New
      +8
      It is necessary to restore historical justice and return the name to the city in accordance with the great battle of Stalingrad. recourse
      1. Andrey Yuryevich
        Andrey Yuryevich 2 February 2018 06: 39 New
        +9
        Quote: siberalt
        It is necessary to restore historical justice and return the name to the city in accordance with the great battle of Stalingrad. recourse

        I agree, my grandfather fought in Stalingrad. when I brought him photographs from Mamayev Kurgan, at Pavlov’s House on Lenin Square and others, the first time I saw him crying, embarrassed, chuckling guilty guilty at himself, I felt embarrassed ... I had never seen such a grandfather. usually not sentimental, laconic, you won’t say a word again, but then he said: “I didn’t think I would get out of there ..” it’s a pity he kept a diary only in the Baltic states, he got a notebook for me, in Memory, German, started after Königsberg already, a few pages, there are scary, there are funny ... war on paper.
      2. vlad66
        vlad66 2 February 2018 09: 28 New
        +7
        Quote: siberalt
        It is necessary to restore historical justice and return the name to the city in accordance with the great battle of Stalingrad.

        It is high time. Stalingrad is a symbol of courage and steadfastness of the Soviet people. hi
    2. RASKAT
      RASKAT 2 February 2018 06: 34 New
      +2
      Normally 8 snipers 1106 Germans. They say for the Second World War 20 best snipers destroyed about 6 000 enemies.
      1. Reptiloid
        Reptiloid 2 February 2018 07: 29 New
        +2
        The ooching of our own history must cease ----- HISTORY OF THE USSR. Who does it --- fascist dearth!
  2. HEATHER
    HEATHER 2 February 2018 06: 00 New
    +1
    Zaitsev was not the only one. But the war itself, everything in the universe is returning.
  3. Herculesic
    Herculesic 2 February 2018 06: 19 New
    +5
    Will our children and grandchildren live to the moment when the city will be returned their native name - Stalingrad? We definitely won’t live!
  4. Serge72
    Serge72 2 February 2018 06: 20 New
    18
    Anniversary of the Great Feat
    Perfectly
  5. 1536
    1536 2 February 2018 06: 21 New
    +2
    And thank God that we had such warriors, such people! It is a pity that we learn about them only from declassified archival documents and then after death. A link to the TsAMO website in the Bundestag must be sent!
  6. ul_vitalii
    ul_vitalii 2 February 2018 06: 35 New
    +9
    Hero's award sheet has long been a place in the museum.
  7. Alexander 3
    Alexander 3 2 February 2018 06: 42 New
    +2
    Foes should be given access to these documents, their grandchildren serve the Motherland and I don’t think that they will behave differently. We honor our grandfathers.
  8. Alex-a832
    Alex-a832 2 February 2018 06: 58 New
    10
    Eternal memory to fallen soldiers and veterans who have not survived to this day!
    Unfortunately, most of the exploits remained unrecorded in the archives, and what is stored in the archives will remain there, since disassembling them is a titanic work. All the men fought in my family. But according to some, scanty archival information was obtained after 40 or more years of searching. The rank and file didn’t make it to the archival award pages. Many were handed out awards between battles without any award sheets, and in the next battle either the awarded soldiers themselves or the officers who awarded them died. To a greater extent, information remained where the commanders were disciplined to keep records of awards and losses. Private soldiers returned from the war with military awards, which couldn’t find anything in the archives, therefore, military commissars deployed them after the war without taking into account the awards in military IDs. Their children took away these rewards instead of toys and lost. For example, one grandfather went to war as a volunteer in the pre-conscription age in 1942 (with the consent of his mother), in the infantry. By this time, one of his older brothers had died in 1941, the other had served with the Finnish (also survived to Victory) in the battles during the defense of the Caucasus, he was seriously wounded and shell-shocked, but was taken out of the battlefield by the orderlies of another regiment. In his unit, it was recorded that the deceased is already in the archives and is listed, including in the Book of Remembrance of the Krasnodar Territory. The funeral was mistakenly sent to his mother’s namesake in another village. After treatment, he returned to the front. He finished the war on the Elbe (I didn’t see the Americans there, I learned about their participation only after the war). Of the 4 military awards (which I know for sure), there are no data in the published archives. Post-war awards have already been considered. Only according to his elder brother, who in the senior rank ended the war as the commander of a platoon of machine gunners in the headquarters guard, some of the awards are listed in public sources. My other grandfather also went to war as a volunteer in the pre-conscription age (a signalman in artillery), also ended the war with the Nazis on the Elbe and also did not see the Americans there, then he was transferred to the Far East and ended the war already defeating the Japanese. His military decorations were also not published in official sources, only post-war. None of them boasted of their awards and did not dig archives, to find information about them, waved a hand at this. Beggars and half-starved, they fed their families, helped neighbors and comrades, restored the country from ruins - which was another stage of the feat in their life. To date, none of them have survived. Earth rest in peace and eternal glory!
    There were many millions of heroic deeds and people in our country! We know only a scanty of them. It is not necessary to know about all the exploits, the main thing is to understand what they were, and remember them, tell your children and grandchildren about this.
    When I hear the whining that it’s hard to live now, that it’s hard to raise children, that it’s better to live behind the hill, and everything Russian is sucks, I remind you of how our fathers and grandfathers, their mothers, wives, sisters and children felt in the war and after the war! It’s good that so far this reminder acts adequately for the majority. There is nothing to groan your Homeland, no matter how hard it is - this is a kind of betrayal and a grave sin!
    Eternal Glory and Eternal Memory!
    1. Paranoid50
      Paranoid50 2 February 2018 11: 39 New
      +1
      Quote: Alex-a832
      All the men fought in my family. But according to some, scanty archival information was obtained after 40 or more years of searching. The rank and file didn’t make it to the archival award pages. Many were handed out awards between battles without any award sheets, and in the next battle either the awarded soldiers themselves or the officers who awarded them died. To a greater extent, information remained where the commanders were disciplined to keep records of awards and losses. The privates returned from the war with military awards, according to which they could not find anything in the archives, therefore military commissars deployed them after the war without taking into account the awards in military tickets

      hi A completely similar story. Seven fought (six grandfathers on the paternal side, one on the maternal side). So grandfather Peter (the one from his mother) began with Finnish (urgent), in 1941 their 154th SD (Ulyanovts) lost about 95% hp in two months of fighting (July-September). Of the 11,5 thousand (July) in September, about 700 people left the encirclement ... Well, after all, fate - while they were chopped off, not a single scratch (from the moment of frostbite on Karelsky to Finnish), and on the second day after leaving the encirclement - stray mine, back in the sieve, until mid-1943 in hospitals. After - again to the front, to the Danube. Grandfather also had rewards. I remember exactly the "Red Star", medals (I remember "For the capture of Budapest"). I let them play with them, petty ... It seems that I began to play ... In archival information I found only the Order of the Patriotic War (1985), they awarded all veterans for 40 years of Victory. But the grandfather didn’t bathe about awards at all, just as he didn’t love to talk about the affairs of those harsh ones ... Five of the six “priests” came back from their father. The youngest remained in Stalingrad forever, the name is listed in the Book of Memory. Now I’m “digging” everything that can give at least some information about their military path (then they scattered everyone on different fronts).
      Quote: Alex-a832
      To date, none of them have survived. Earth rest in peace and eternal glory!

      Yes, everyone has also left for a long time, but the memory is alive. As long as we remember and we transmit the memory to the descendants, we ourselves live. And if we forget, then there is no need to live.
  9. viktor.
    viktor. 2 February 2018 06: 59 New
    +4
    Eternal memory to the fighters! soldier
  10. Laksamana besar
    Laksamana besar 2 February 2018 07: 01 New
    +3
    And the hour struck. The first blow is struck, -
    The villain backs away from Stalingrad.
    And the world gasped, learning what loyalty means,
    What does the fury of believing people mean?

    Olga Bergolts "Stalingrad."
  11. Hariton laptev
    Hariton laptev 2 February 2018 08: 32 New
    +3
    The average life expectancy of a private in the Battle of Stalingrad was 24 hours, the lieutenant of the platoon commander was 72 hours, but they survived and won. The memory of them needs to be kept for centuries, as a reminder to all those who are now carrying out plans to do what Hitler failed to do. Do not pop on Russian soil.
  12. Doubting
    Doubting 2 February 2018 09: 01 New
    0
    Someone doesn’t want us to know the truth request
    Putin extended the regime of secrecy of data on the Second World War to 2040 ...
  13. A. Privalov
    A. Privalov 2 February 2018 11: 00 New
    +2
    Without a doubt, the events taking place in the area of ​​Stalingrad during the Second World War are the greatest treasure. They are still studied by military historians of the whole world and entered the treasury of world history. Question: Why did these documents need to hide 75 for years?
    1. Igor V
      Igor V 2 February 2018 17: 47 New
      +1
      On the site Feat of the people award documents have long been in the public domain.
      I re-read once AT Altunin's "In the service of the Fatherland" (my direct boss, once), it was necessary to find some kind of episode. He describes the actions, including Captain Sergeyev, the company commander of machine gunners of the rifle regiment. A company without a single shot captured the German infantry battalion in full force. After procuring a tractor, they tied empty metal barrels to it and rolled them all night around the grove in which the battalion was entrenched. At dawn, the battalion surrendered, considering that tanks had approached. After reading, I thought that this was an explicit order of Kutuzov: a smaller number and military cunning. I looked at the site, but Sergeyev was not awarded at that time. It's a shame! Awarded later and more than once. And I looked at other participants in the events on the site, since Alexander Terentyevich mentioned the name and patronymic of his fellow soldiers. Such a reading turns into a study of history.
  14. Igor V
    Igor V 2 February 2018 12: 18 New
    0
    Did you notice the title of Zaitsev in the award sheet? Head of foreman. So he was a marines?
  15. biron
    biron 3 February 2018 14: 31 New
    0
    It is necessary to restore historical justice and return the name to the city in accordance with the great Battle of Stalingrad and establish the statue of Stalin in the right place during the Volga-Don Canal.