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There is no family in Russia where no hero was remembered

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Father and his sister are the blockades of Leningrad. At the beginning of the blockade, his father is 4 years old. I take off my hat in front of the inhabitants of the city who took a starvation death but did not surrender the city. 900 blockade days ... Civilian casualties: 16 were killed during shelling and bombing, 747 died of starvation ... But the city did not give up. Eternal memory to the heroes!


My paternal grandfather fought in artillery, received the Order of the Red Star on the Nevsky Piglet, was wounded, reached Bucharest, and returned alive. War losses of the besieged city: 332 killed. 059 24 non-combat losses, 324 111 - missing. Even grandfather recalled that Romanians are like gypsies. He didn’t say anything else. Only one episode - when, under the Red Village, they issued one shell for an instrument with an order - by tank direct fire, and - retreat, a Jew of his calculation, wounded by a fragment of a tank shell, asked to be shot, but not to throw the Germans ... They carried him out.


I recall my maternal grandfather, junior lieutenant S. P. Kasyanenko, assistant chief of staff of the 184 Giaginsky Cavus. a regiment that fell under the village of Osadche in the Dnipropetrovsk region on March 3, 1942. Grandfather and his fellow soldiers are still officially unaccounted for, although, largely thanks to the granddaughter of the regiment commissar A. Potryasaev (bow to her), we, the relatives, became aware of the circumstances of the death of the regiment and a number of other parts of the 64th Cav. divisions in early March 1942.

Grandfather lived in the Kuban and was drafted into the ranks of the Red Army in the fall of 1941. As a graduate of the technical school, he received the junior officer rank and was appointed to the 184 cavalry regiment, recruited from among the Adyghe volunteers (Circassians) of the village of Giaginsky, the regiment later received the military banner and name of Giaginsky.

“In October 1941, the Giaginsky regiment as part of the 56th army of Lieutenant General F.N. Remizov was given the task of taking up defenses along the southern bank of the Don River, covering the Bagaevskaya-Don section, and preventing the enemy tanks and motorized infantry from crossing the river. At the same time, the regiment was tasked with preparing all the crossings for an explosion and being ready for their destruction. Frost reached 10-12 degrees. But, despite all the difficulties, the soldiers worked hard and persistently, improving their defense and preparing to repel enemy attacks. The fascist command trumpeted the whole world “about a new great victory”, not assuming that literally a week later the Klest’s tank army, this “invincible” army, swept by a devastating tornado across Europe, Ukraine, would undergo a crushing defeat, having lost 30 thousand killed and wounded , over 275 tanks, 350 guns and mortars, 80 aircraft, 4435 vehicles, ”

- wrote the Giaginsky district newspaper "Red Banner" in 2012.

The regiment participated in the battles of the first liberation of Rostov-on-Don from the Nazis in November 1941, and the Borovenko-Lozovsky offensive operation of the Red Army in January 1942. Yes, there were those at the beginning of the war ...

In late February - early March 1942, the regiment, together with the 186th Kurgan Cavalry. the regiment occupied the defense near the village of Osadche, in front of the mechanized units of the Army Group "South" rushing into the Caucasus. And the command rightly considered the best defense as an attack.

Eight times our cavalrymen took the village, knocking the Nazis out of it. Seven times they were thrown back by counterattacks of the Wehrmacht tanks under the cover of the dominant in the air aviation Luftwaffe. Then the cavalry units were surrounded in the village and destroyed. Our wars were buried by local residents, already under the Germans.

I draw the attention of amateurs of the theory of "cowardly Caucasians surrendering to the Nazis": the regiment was destroyed, before that, eight times in an equestrian force, knocking out of the village fascists - tanks and motorized infantry. And no one turned back. And no one gave up. The local residents buried the dead on the outskirts of the village in a mass grave, under the leadership of the already occupying authorities, who feared epidemics. The main part of the cavalrymen is still reported missing - it was possible to accurately establish less than a hundred names in the burial. I draw the attention of my Caucasian friends to this: in the same grave lies a lot of your fellow countrymen who honestly fulfilled their duty to the Motherland.

750 fighters of the regiment were lost in those battles, as a result of which the regiment and division were disbanded in connection with the irreplaceable losses incurred, the personnel was sent to manning other units.

I admit, being a career officer, a professional military man, I still can’t fully understand: it’s how you need to love your Motherland in order to throw yourself on tanks on a horse ... Well, it’s clear - a horse passes a line of fire faster than an infantryman ... you can throw him from a more targeted distance ... But the cavalryman is a much larger target, and our grandfathers could not understand this ...

The memory of the fallen will be worthy!
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  1. Pravodel
    Pravodel 9 May 2020 16: 06 New
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    My mother, born in 1923, fought on the Leningrad Front. Held the whole blockade in Leningrad. She survived because her mother, my grandmother, arranged a daughter at the bakery. There was no bread, but there was yeast, they were given to drink. So the mother survived, and the grandmother died in Leningrad in February 1942, was buried in the Piskarevsky cemetery. After the death of my mother, my mother volunteered for the front. Was an anti-aircraft gunner. Shot down 4 fascist aircraft. She was awarded a medal for the defense of Leningrad. She did not have any more awards. So she departed to another world with one medal.
    Eternal memory to all those who died for their homeland, to all who defended their homeland.
    1. cost
      cost 9 May 2020 18: 19 New
      +9
      My great-grandmother from the family went to war for seven people
      1.Husband, 1894 (my great-grandfather) got to the war from Dmitrovlag. Private soldier of the horse transport regiment of the Volkhov Front
      2. brother born in 1901 KBF lieutenant commander (wife and daughters died in Leningrad in 1942)
      3. son of 1916 battalion commissar 279 sd. died September 23.09.1943, XNUMX Ukrainian SSR, Zaporizhzhya region, Orekhovsky district, x. Hit
      4.Son born in 1924 Born 1916 Private 2nd Guards Cavalry Corps. died March 25.03.1943, 2991 in the hospital EG XNUMX
      5. son (my grandfather) sergeant of the 657th AGP. He was seriously wounded on September 29, 1943 near the city of Rudnya (visually-impaired 1.gr. WWII). He returned home from the hospital only in April 1944
      6.sons. Born 1913 Art. Lt 420th CAP 45th Infantry Corps
      7. brother-in-law born in 1909 sergeant-driver of the 389th LAB (the same one).
      At the end of September 1943, the great-grandmother received two funerals for her sons on one day and lay in a coma for more than a week. When in October a notice came from the hospital about a severe wound to the head and loss of vision of my grandfather, they were afraid to tell her about this for more than a month, thought not will survive.
      1. Andrey Yuryevich
        Andrey Yuryevich 9 May 2020 19: 22 New
        +5
        Grandfather with his "fuel oil" ...
        Ilinykh Mikhail Vasilyevich (in a helmet on the right), mechanic KV-1, three orders of the VO, Krasnaya Zvezda, a medal for "the capture of Konigsberg".
      2. Double major
        9 May 2020 20: 52 New
        +3
        “Geography is destiny.” - Napoleon I Bonaparte. Throughout its history, Russia stood between the Great Steppe and Europe. This determined our mentality, the understanding that "the dead do not have shame", "I wish I could be, not full of life" (it is better to be killed than taken prisoner) ... This is about that same "mysterious Russian soul" ... Russian chronology was conducted "From the Creation of the World in the Star Temple" (with the Chinese) 5508 BC. And only Peter I introduced the European chronology (Julian), and the Soviets translated Russia into the Gregorian calendar. The Russian character, incomprehensible to the West, has been formed for centuries ...
      3. cost
        cost 9 May 2020 21: 28 New
        +4
        My grandfather came from the war without eyes, and when he listened to this song, he cried
      4. Olgovich
        Olgovich 10 May 2020 06: 35 New
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        Quote: Rich
        At the end of September 1943, the great-grandmother received two funerals for her sons on one day and lay in a coma for more than a week. When in October a notice came from the hospital about a severe wound to the head and loss of vision of my grandfather, they were afraid to tell her about this for more than a month, thought not will survive.

        I do not know, like that can survive ...
        What people were, these are our great-grandmothers!

        My family, in general, was lucky, I think: both grandfathers survived, the mother's family in full force survived the occupation in the Smolensk village. even though there were so many burned around, died, relatives in the blockade in Leningrad, too, almost all survived (only one aunt died from the bomb)
        One grandfather killed two cousins, and that’s probably all ...

        Although other distant relatives, almost all died ...

        Happy Victory Day, Dmitry! hi
        1. cost
          cost 10 May 2020 13: 56 New
          +2
          Happy Victory Day, Andrey!
  2. Alexander X
    Alexander X 9 May 2020 16: 17 New
    +9
    Eternal memory to the heroes who defended their homeland from Nazi evil. My grandfathers came from the war, one without an eye, the second with a splinter in the back. They fought not sparing themselves. They brought with them only orders, medals. Now they will not be put on for the holiday. Grandmother in evacuation with two little daughters. Worked at the factory. Everything for the front ... The second grandmother with two young children on the collective farm, everything for the front ... I bow to them for their heroism and dedication.
  3. demo
    demo 9 May 2020 16: 51 New
    +9
    I draw the attention of amateurs of the theory of "cowardly Caucasians surrendering to the Nazis": the regiment was destroyed, before that, eight times in an equestrian force, knocking out of the village fascists - tanks and motorized infantry. And no one turned back. And no one gave up.
    There are no words and no need.
    Silently remember all the heroes.
    Real warriors and men.

    I don’t want and I won’t write after I left the table.
    They remembered all those who gave their lives, who came from the war, but today already carried with us.
    Time is the inexorable equalizer.
    But while I and my kind are alive - the memory of that war is still alive.
    Both children and grandchildren sitting at the common table see and hear everything.
    And they absorb both the essence and the spirit of what we want to say and what we think.
    And this is the whole salt of our people.
    1. tol100v
      tol100v 9 May 2020 16: 58 New
      +6
      Quote: demo
      And this is the whole salt of our people.

      Not only salt, but TRUTH!
  4. Sergey Averchenkov
    Sergey Averchenkov 9 May 2020 17: 30 New
    +9
    There is no such family in our country that this war would not hurt. What else? With Victory, dear comrades.
    1. Reserve officer
      Reserve officer 9 May 2020 20: 19 New
      +4
      Yes, everything is correct, there is no family that the war would not hurt.
      My wife’s two grandfathers fell in 1941. My paternal grandfather - in 1943, near Kursk. My maternal grandfather went through two wars (Finnish and World War II), one wound. And he died in 68 from blood poisoning on the operating table (it’s still incomprehensible - how could Soviet surgeons allow this ?!), the memory of the wound near Vyazma made itself felt. Guard lieutenant colonel left. In the war he was the commander of a company in which he served Sailors. Then he was a captain. I perfectly remember the constant arrivals of pioneer detachments in our apartment, my grandfather told a lot of things, gave some things left from the front. And we, little ones (we had 5 grandchildren) got into his bed and asked - grandfather, tell us about the war. And he was telling. And about the Finnish, and about the Patriotic. It is a pity that then there were no tape recorders. To record all his stories. Only in our memory and remained. But we all passed it on to our children. And I really hope that such a relay race will continue.
  5. boris epstein
    boris epstein 9 May 2020 17: 37 New
    +8
    My grandmother was awarded the medal "For the Defense of Stalingrad" - she carried the wounded out from under the fire, and then ferried them across the Volga. Every flight is on the brink of death. Mom (she was 14 years old) worked in a hospital, and then in rice paddies knee-deep in water. Then the rest of my life toiled with my feet. My father worked as a turner at an aircraft plant and was drafted into the army in 1945 - he restored the famous 30th battery in Sevastopol. Grandfather went through three wars - the civil, Finnish and Great Patriotic War. He was awarded the Order of the Red Star, the Patriotic War and medals "For the capture of Budapest", " For the capture of Vienna "and" For the Victory over Germany. Finished the war in Stettin.
  6. abvgdeika
    abvgdeika 9 May 2020 17: 37 New
    +6
    And not only in Russia !!!! Eternal Memory Great Victory !!!!!
  7. TANKISTONE
    TANKISTONE 9 May 2020 17: 38 New
    +5
    I admit, being a career officer, a professional military man, I still can’t fully understand: it’s how you need to love your Motherland in order to throw yourself on tanks on a horse ... Well, it’s clear - a horse passes a line of fire faster than an infantryman ... you can throw him from a more targeted distance ... But the cavalryman is a much larger target, and our grandfathers could not understand this ...
    Watch the documentary series "Eternal Patriotic". In you-ba it is. There, in every frame "as" is present, to tears ... Happy Victory Day! Let's be worthy of grandfathers and great-grandfathers, great-great-great ancestors! We have something to be proud of! And there is someone to look up to!
    1. Double major
      9 May 2020 20: 36 New
      +2
      In the West it is called "The Unknown War" ...
      1. Alf
        Alf 10 May 2020 23: 46 New
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        Quote: Twice Major
        In the West it is called "The Unknown War" ...

        No ! These are completely different series. And I personally like the Eternal Patriotic more, it opens many unknown pages.
  8. kotvov
    kotvov 9 May 2020 18: 43 New
    +4
    Eight times our cavalrymen took the village, knocking the Nazis out of it. Seven times they were thrown back by the counterattacks of the Wehrmacht tanks under the cover of the Luftwaffe air force that dominated the air. ,,
    Recently he flashed himself with a ,, connoisseur of history ,,. Already a whole article dashed off as the Red Army ,, draped ,, from the Germans. I tried to explain that in this case, the “drape” destroyed the best parts of the invaders, where there. THEY know better. “Thank you,” to the current figures who are forced to study history according to the Solzhenitsyn.
  9. frols
    frols 9 May 2020 19: 01 New
    +3
    "In Russia, as in the rest of the world, military achievements are often attributed to commanders, forgetting about the sacrifice of ordinary soldiers. This opinion was expressed on the air of radio Baltkom Latvia," said Russian film critic, director of Russian programs at the Moscow Film Festival, Irina Pavlova.
    Well, it’s without comment, here are the critics you have in Russia, it’s very relevant here, where the president from Germany says that nobody has released Latvia.
    1. aglet
      aglet 9 May 2020 21: 05 New
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      and someone is interested in her opinion?
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    1. Double major
      9 May 2020 21: 16 New
      0
      Apparently, you are better informed about the procedure for forming the militia in the Caucasus than I, who for many years determined the fate of my grandfather, "missing". The grandmother did not wait ... Well, "there is no adjutant without aiguillette" wrote Kozma Prutkov ...
      1. Double major
        9 May 2020 21: 29 New
        -4
        With all the foundations of the Circassian people, which was genocidal during the Empire, and not without reason, they lived by robbery and slavery, they drove Russian and Caucasian farmers to the Turkish slave markets - they hated the Russians, who had taken their ancestral lands and partially destroyed them, and partially resettled them to Turkey, not a single Circassian surrendered or ran, the entire regiment lay down under the village of Osadche in the Dnipropetrovsk region for this very common homeland. I don’t know if we have anything in common with the Ukrainians. For Muslims, Jihad is the defense of the homeland and their family. And not the murder of the Gentiles, who do not know. And these are the only two reasons why a Muslim (not a Wahhabi, which of the sectarians, their Muslims do not consider Muslims) can take up arms. And when they tell me tales of the NKVD about thousands like the Caucasians who sided with the Nazis and about all kinds of white horses for Hitler, sorry, I don’t believe it. Based on a couple of letters from my personal personal grandfather from the front, whom I believe more than any Soviet / Russian / horseradish knows what other propaganda.
        The Caucasus celebrates February 23 as deportation day. Maybe the Day of Defender of the Fatherland is postponed, say, to October 11? October 11, 1550 is considered the birthday of a permanent Russian army, the basis of which was archers, with elements of a regular device. On this day, by decree (verdict) of Ivan IV (Grozny), a selected thousand provincial noblemen were made up in the Moscow district, who in the future formed the command nucleus of the Russian army. By the way...
        1. Iris
          Iris 10 May 2020 03: 44 New
          +1
          Good idea, I agree with your arguments.
  11. aglet
    aglet 9 May 2020 21: 03 New
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    Quote: Twice Major
    In the West it is called "The Unknown War" ...

    well, so their war began on June 6, 1944. too, such a war
  12. aglet
    aglet 9 May 2020 21: 27 New
    +3
    Quote: Twice Major
    Apparently, you are better informed about the procedure for forming the militia in the Caucasus than I, who for many years determined the fate of my grandfather, "missing". Grandmother did not wait ... Well, "there is no adjutant without aiguillette" wrote Kozma Prutkov ..

    you wrote about the formation of the Giaginsky regiment, and about the rest - a lot of information everywhere. Well, how many Caucasians were in that regiment, if you say that you know a lot? yes, I know a lot about these formations, not because I'm an adjutant with an accelerant, I’m just interested in the whole history of the war, and I study it a little, give facts about the national composition, and keep in mind, I can easily check them, even without the Internet. and you can tell which Soviet military commander asked for a bid not to send replenishment with the Caucasians and other nationalities, you historical our grandfather was a hero if he died for his country, but some surfaced in Sydney, and were terribly sorry. do not tear the shirt for everyone, especially for Caucasians. and, by the way, during the time of Kozma, the adjutant must be with the accelerant, this was the uniform. this, by the way, is about history
    1. Double major
      9 May 2020 21: 43 New
      -1
      Bravo! And the adjutant was the head of the rear. You are well aware of the form of the times of Kozma. It's like that.
  13. aglet
    aglet 9 May 2020 22: 05 New
    +3
    Quote: Twice Major
    Bravo! And the adjutant was the head of the rear. You are well aware of the form of the times of Kozma. It's like that.

    and if not about the accelerant, what else can you say? and, by the way, without the rear, not a single army has fought, starting with the pharaohs, so your hee-girls are inappropriate
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