The legendary scout Alexey Botyan passed away in the 104th year

The legendary scout Alexey Botyan passed away in the 104th year

The oldest and legendary scout, Hero of Russia Alexei Botyan, who in 1945 led the operation to save from the destruction of the Polish city of Krakow, died in his 104th year of life. This was reported by the press bureau of the Foreign Intelligence Service of Russia.

Alexei Nikolaevich Botyan died

- said the head of the press bureau of the Foreign Intelligence Service of Russia Sergey Ivanov.

February 10 this year, Alexei Nikolayevich Botyan turned 103 years old. He managed to give an interview to the TASS news agency, in which he talked about the operation carried out in January 1945, during which his sabotage group managed to frustrate the Nazis' plans for the complete destruction of the Polish city of Krakow.

Alexey Nikolaevich Botyan was born in 1917 in the village of Chertovichi, Oshmyany district, Vilna province of the Russian Empire, which later became part of Poland. He served in the Polish army, in 1939 he participated in battles with the Nazis who attacked Poland. After obtaining citizenship, the USSR learned to be a teacher and worked as the head of an elementary school.

In May 1941 he was sent to study at the Higher School of the NKGB of the USSR in Moscow. With the beginning of World War II, he was included in the Special Group under the People’s Commissar of Internal Affairs (later the 2nd Division of the NKVD), formed on the basis of the First (Reconnaissance) Directorate of the NKGB - the NKVD. Participated in the defense of Moscow, with the partisans fought in the territory of Ukraine, Belarus, and Eastern Europe.

After the war, for a long time he carried out the tasks of the Motherland abroad and on the territory of the Soviet Union.

The title of Hero of Russia, retired colonel Alexei Botyan for the operation to save Krakow was awarded in 2007 by presidential decree.

"Military Review" expresses condolences to the relatives and friends of Aleksei Nikolaevich.

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  1. DMB 75 13 February 2020 09: 56 New
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    Alexei Nikolaevich Botyan died

    The era is leaving with such People ... The kingdom of heaven is to you, Worthy Man ... I am sincerely sorry ... hi
    1. Thrall 13 February 2020 10: 01 New
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      Land in peace to you, "Major Whirlwind"!
      1. Mountain shooter 13 February 2020 11: 21 New
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        Quote: Thrall
        Land in peace to you, "Major Whirlwind"!

        Steel people ... The ERA is leaving!
        Rest in peace.
      2. Leshy1975 13 February 2020 14: 25 New
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        Quote: Thrall
        Land in peace to you, "Major Whirlwind"!

        Legendary person. Very, very sorry. One of the best examples of what it means to be a patriot of a country, and not to seem. I join all the statements of sorrow in connection with the death of this Man. hi
  2. aszzz888 13 February 2020 09: 56 New
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    Only recently it was shown on TV !!! ..... Sleep well, Hero! soldier
  3. bessmertniy 13 February 2020 09: 57 New
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    Does Poland remember him !? Is it grateful !? And we - let's remember in Russian! soldier
    1. Chervonny 13 February 2020 10: 05 New
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      Quote: bessmertniy
      Does Poland remember him !? Is it grateful !?

      Probably in Poland there is still someone who remembers and thanks the legendary scout, but only they are becoming less and less.
      And we will remember our hero.
      Remember the scout hero. soldier
    2. Pete mitchell 13 February 2020 11: 02 New
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      Quote: bessmertniy
      Does Poland remember him !? Is it grateful

      Let us hope that not everyone there is poor-natured.
      And we will remember and tell the children. The era .., Mankind is gone ...
    3. knn54 13 February 2020 11: 29 New
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      During a visit to Poland in 2005 by V.V. Putin, one of the journalists had a detailed plan of the mined city. She was very surprised when she found out that there is not a single evidence of the FULL mining of the city. ” And if there is no evidence of mining, there is no cable that the Major Whirlwind blew up. So the whole story is a lie.
      Here are just a CONFIRMED order of SS Obergruppenführer Friedrich Krueger to mine Krakov’s strategic targets and ignore it.
  4. Invoce 13 February 2020 09: 59 New
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    Died a legendary man who lived a decent life. All words from us will seem to be just words. Nevertheless, I express my sympathy to my relatives and friends, and I am proud that Alexey Botyan is a Soviet man and his life is an example of serving the Motherland! A man of an era ... We grieve with family together!
  5. Andrey the Magnificent 13 February 2020 10: 02 New
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    Eternal memory to the hero.
  6. tihonmarine 13 February 2020 10: 03 New
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    One of a dozen of the great Soviet intelligence agents. I remember his speech on his 99th anniversary: ​​“They invited me to the shooting range, and I knocked ten out of ten from my Parabellum, which, since the war with me,”. Eternal memory to the Hero. "If you make nails from these people, there wouldn’t be stronger in the world of these nails."
  7. Million 13 February 2020 10: 03 New
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    The Poles would be reminded of this man.
    1. Egoza 13 February 2020 10: 48 New
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      Quote: Million
      The Poles would be reminded of this man.

      I am afraid that the Poles, joyfully rubbing their pens, crossed out his name from the list of Honorary Residents of Krakow. There was no such thing. Nobody saved anything! But WE WILL REMEMBER AND HIS AND THE WHOLE VOICE GROUP !!!!
  8. Blue fox 13 February 2020 10: 05 New
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    A.N. Botyan was born on February 10, 1917 in the village of Chertovichi, Volozhinsky volost, Oshmyany district, Vilna province (now the territory is part of the Volga Volga village council of the Volozhinsky district of the Minsk region of the Republic of Belarus) in a peasant family. Byelorussian. He lived with his family in his native village, which since 1921 turned out to be in Poland, graduated from high school.

    In 1939 he was drafted into the Polish army, served in the units of anti-aircraft artillery in Vilna, rose to the rank of non-commissioned officer. He took part in the battles against Nazi troops in September 1939. According to some reports, shot down three German aircraft as the commander of the calculation of anti-aircraft guns. After the occupation of Poland with a military unit, he went out to meet the units of the Red Army and surrendered. He returned to his native village, graduated from teacher training courses and worked as a teacher in elementary school, received Soviet citizenship.

    In May 1940 he was sent to serve in the bodies of the NKVD of the USSR and enrolled in an intelligence school. In July 1941 he was enlisted in the Separate Motorized Rifle Brigade for Special Purpose, subordinate to the 4th Directorate of the NKVD of the USSR (head of the department - P.A. Sudoplatov).
    Information from colleagues with waralbum.ru
    Here is a link for more complete information http://waralbum.ru/342863/#comment-128977
  9. anjey 13 February 2020 10: 10 New
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    This is a Hero with a capital letter and a Man who exchanged a whole century and even exceeded it, it is a pity that he did not live to see the Anniversary on May 9th ..... Such people did Our History.
  10. likana 13 February 2020 10: 17 New
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    Great Man, bowing my head ...
  11. Aaron Zawi 13 February 2020 10: 18 New
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    Everlasting memory.
  12. anjey 13 February 2020 10: 18 New
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    After the occupation of Poland with a military unit, he went out to meet the units of the Red Army and surrendered. He returned to his native village, graduated from teacher training courses and worked as a teacher in elementary school, received Soviet citizenship.
    An ambiguous act, but justified for him. This suggests that in Poland at that time there were contradictions, both national and class, and many Poles were glad to join the USSR.
    1. Sergej1972 13 February 2020 13: 36 New
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      He is Belarusian by nationality.
      1. anjey 13 February 2020 13: 42 New
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        I know that Poland was not united and many, of course, the proletarians and the poor, sympathized with the USSR, there were Polish communists. When Budyonny approached Lvov in 1920, the Lviv communists and workers met with him and promised support if he will storm the city, pshek pshek strife.
  13. Lamata 13 February 2020 10: 23 New
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    soldier Earth rest in peace and eternal memory !!!
  14. kind 13 February 2020 10: 24 New
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    For the salvation of Krakow alone, the Poles should be grateful to the Russian soldier, and they destroy the monuments of the liberators ...
    Our dear Alexei Nikolaevich, we remember your feat and pass this memory on to our descendants. Eternal memory to you !!!
    1. Lamata 13 February 2020 10: 55 New
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      Darkly, forgot, dog krev, they are a word of gratitude. Zelia was called to Auschwitz, and he, the female dog, trampled and betrayed the memory of his grandfather.
  15. Altai72 13 February 2020 10: 27 New
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    I think the Poles, Czechs and Slovaks should be grateful to this man until the end of his days.
  16. Azazelo 13 February 2020 10: 29 New
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    -What's suspicious, Sherlock?
    -Surprise, Watson, suddenness ....
  17. Altai72 13 February 2020 10: 32 New
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    In 1947, he was abandoned in Czechoslovakia under the guise of a Czech worker, worked as a mechanic at a factory in the town of атatec in the Sudetenland, and studied at the Higher Industrial Engine Building School there. After naturalization, transferred to the uranium mines in Jáchymov. In the future, he repeatedly went on business trips to various European countries to perform complex and responsible tasks, information about which has been kept secret until now.
  18. Rusland 13 February 2020 10: 44 New
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    Not health, but a fortress embody. It is a pity that Victory did not live to see the anniversary. Eternal memory to a veteran, a legend soldier
  19. Altai72 13 February 2020 11: 00 New
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    Eternal memory "Major Whirlwind"!
    Perhaps the only branch without cons.
  20. cherkas.oe 13 February 2020 11: 11 New
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    The Kingdom of Heaven, glory and eternal memory from us and our descendants - to the Defender of the Motherland, Alexei Nikolaevich ..
  21. K-50 13 February 2020 11: 23 New
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    The legendary scout Alexey Botyan passed away in the 104th year

    Earth rest in peace Hero !!! soldier
    Condolences to relatives and friends! sad
  22. Tank jacket 13 February 2020 11: 24 New
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    Honor and Glory to the Hero of Russia !!! Condolences to family and friends!
    PS
    Russia needs to increase the status of a teacher.
  23. Ros 56 13 February 2020 12: 09 New
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    Here is life, only congratulated on the 103rd anniversary, and on you. The kingdom to him is heavenly and eternal memory to the warrior. Condolences to relatives and friends.
  24. Lamata 13 February 2020 12: 29 New
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    Wow, Channel 1 reported the first news in the news block and his death.
  25. AK1972 13 February 2020 12: 54 New
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    The kingdom of heaven and the Eternal memory of the hero. I join the condolences of the forum users. A legend-man passed away. We probably will never know about all his exploits and completed tasks.
  26. senima56 13 February 2020 17: 21 New
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    "Legendary person"! The kingdom to him be heaven!