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A participant in the first Victory Parade of 1945 from the DPR met with the President of Russia

A participant in the first Victory Parade of 1945 from the DPR met with the President of Russia

Among the guests who attended the military parade on Red Square today was Alexei Kuzhilny. In 1945, he participated here in the Victory Parade. The veteran came to Moscow from the Donetsk People's Republic, from the city of Yasinovataya, where he currently lives.

This was reported by the Donetsk edition of Donbass Today.

After 75 years, the veteran again appeared on Red Square at a ceremony dedicated to the anniversary of the Victory of the Soviet people in the Great Patriotic War.

The guy went to the front when he was 16 years old. He defended Rostov-on-Don, participated in battles for the North Caucasus and Western Ukraine.

And on June 24, 1945, like the Red Army soldiers who arrived in Moscow from various units, he marched in parade along Red Square.

Together with other fighters who went through the war, Alexei Nikolaevich threw the banners and standards of defeated fascist Germany captured by the Red Army to the Mausoleum with his own hands.

His name was found in documents published by the FSB during the Great Patriotic War.

And today, Alexei Nikolaevich, along with other veterans, of whom there are not so many left, stood on the podium on Red Square and received congratulations. Among others, Russian President Vladimir Putin came up to him to personally greet.
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  1. Alf
    Alf 24 June 2020 17: 25
    Well done grandfather! 90 years old, but it looks much better. Thank you father for the victory!
    1. Terenin
      Terenin 24 June 2020 17: 37
      Quote: Alf
      90 years old, and looks much better

      Hooray! Great Warrior!
      Basil hi clarification by age
      Journalists noticed that Russian President Vladimir Putin greeted a veteran from the DPR Aleksey Kuzhilny. He is 95 years old.

      1. Clear
        Clear 24 June 2020 17: 44
        Quote: Terenin
        Basil age specification

        You can also marry such a handsome man. A couple of times.
  2. Terenin
    Terenin 24 June 2020 17: 26
    Veteran came to Moscow from Donetsk People's Republic
    it would sound more correct, "The veteran came to Moscow from the Donetsk region of Russia ..."
    1. Shteffan
      Shteffan 25 June 2020 14: 00
      ... from the Rostov region of Ukraine ....
      1. Terenin
        Terenin 25 June 2020 18: 13
        Quote: Steffan
        ... from the Rostov region of Ukraine ....

        You will dissolve in the Rostov region, like refined tea.
        1. Shteffan
          Shteffan 25 June 2020 18: 35
          You have already dissolved.
          1. Terenin
            Terenin 25 June 2020 18: 46
            Quote: Steffan
            You have already dissolved.

            Stefan Nain, Nain Stefan! Stefan, what have you done !?
            Cool video, I recommend.
  3. Valery Valery
    Valery Valery 24 June 2020 17: 27
    DNR and LC! How soul hurts for you! How I want the world to come on your land!
    Happy Great Victory Day! Victory to you in a new battle with Nazism!
    1. Terenin
      Terenin 24 June 2020 17: 32
      Quote: Valery Valery
      How I want the world to come on your land!

      Must come, Valery hi
  4. Alexander Sosnitsky
    Alexander Sosnitsky 24 June 2020 17: 30
    Not even gray-haired
  5. parusnik
    parusnik 24 June 2020 17: 42
    There are fewer and fewer of them, and they are still fighting the Nazis. Health, father.
  6. Prisoner
    Prisoner 24 June 2020 17: 42
    This soldier is the real Ukraine. Why do we need a Bandera henchman Zelensky at the Victory Parade, if there are people like Alexei Kuzhilny? soldier
    1. dvina71
      dvina71 24 June 2020 18: 23
      Quote: Captive
      This soldier is the real Ukraine

      Donetsk is not Ukraine .. This is the Great Don Army, and the surname is a Cossack veteran .. Kuzhilny .. What does Ukraine have to do with it? The fact that the Bolsheviks entered these lands into the Ukrainian SSR created by them .. does not make them Ukrainians ..
  7. dgonni
    dgonni 24 June 2020 17: 53
    Something grandfather at his 95 looks too youthful.
  8. Zeev zeev
    Zeev zeev 24 June 2020 18: 09
    It would be interesting to know the combat path of a veteran. Indeed, according to the order of 1945.
    "The personnel for participation in the parade shall be selected from among the fighters and officers who have distinguished themselves most in battles and have military orders."
    Surely Alexei Nikolaevich Kuzhilny has many military awards, and not the "Chernenkovo" Order of the Patriotic War of the second degree, which in 1985 was given to everyone who was in the army during the war, even if it was a bread slicer in a training unit in Tashkent. It will be necessary to look at the battle path later on the "People's feat" website.
    My deceased grandfather, by virtue of his specialty on the front line and did not fight (he took part in a real battle a couple of times when he defended his part of communications from the Germans who were breaking through from the encirclement), returned from the war with three medals ("For the Defense of the Caucasus", "For the capture of Bucharest "and" For Victory over Germany "), to which two jubilee ones were added after the war (" 20 years of Victory "and" 30 years of Victory "), he greatly respected those who were in the army, and did not really like those who under Brezhnev became receive medals "for the company".
    1. NKT
      NKT 24 June 2020 20: 29
      The first degree was also given, depending on the availability of certain awards, if not, then the second.
    2. German Titov
      German Titov 25 June 2020 18: 29
      The far right in my "ZBZ". Not visible on the right side. There, the Order of the "Red Star" is worn.
  9. Alex_Rarog
    Alex_Rarog 24 June 2020 18: 59
    Health and strength to Him and such as He. There are few steel jails left who could do everything! Now more and more sawdust and paralon ...
  10. Egoza
    Egoza 24 June 2020 20: 26
    Well done fighter! And how did he look GDP in his eyes? Given the situation in the DPR, his grandfather could tell him a couple of affectionate ones.
  11. 76rtbr
    76rtbr 25 June 2020 03: 12
    The wife at first glance gave about 70 tons, about 95 years this is of course a joke of humor !! I am for veterans, the grandfather and grandmother are participants, they are buried, but I despise the parade support group, stop pouring lies into my ears !!
    1. Sly
      Sly 25 June 2020 11: 37
      Quote: 76rtbr
      The wife at first sight gave about 70 tons

      Listen, I've personally met people of great age and also not quite gray-haired people several times in my life, who also won’t be given their age in appearance. I won’t go far for examples: my grandfather was in the hospital with me, 86 years old - more alive than anyone else, 70 years old, not gray-haired and my wife’s grandmother is 88 years old, 60 years old. If you don’t believe such people exist, this does not mean that they are not.
      1. Kuzmitsky
        26 June 2020 16: 44
        That's right, 95 years old. In May, back in Moscow, he was eager for a parade, but it didn’t work, he went in June. This shot was taken on May 9th, in Yasinovataya, during ceremonial events. May God grant him health!