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The legend about the battle of 150 border dogs with the Nazis. And Hitler's arrival in Ukraine in 1941

The legend about the battle of 150 border dogs with the Nazis. And Hitler's arrival in Ukraine in 1941

One hundred and fifty dogs tore the regiment

Invincible enemy infantry.

Author: Alexander Zhuravlev

The old gray-haired man told me
I saw a terrible battle in my childhood,
And that story long ago became a legend,
As with a battalion of border guards
One hundred and fifty service dogs
The regiment of the German wolf pack was torn to shreds.

Author: Igor Krasa

In the Cherkasy region there is a unique monument to 150 border dogs who "tore" the regiment of fascists in hand-to-hand combat.

A lot has been written about this. But we decided to try to find at least some documentary details of that unique battle in books, memoirs, and even on social media forums.

First of all, I would like to note that there are two opposite points of view on this story.

On the one hand, the version that all this is just a legend and myth-making is widely spread.

On the other hand, there is also a version that this story is based on real events. But at the same time, the facts could eventually be partially exaggerated by rumor.

It was interesting for us to find what actually happened in reality. After all, there should have been at least some traces and documents? Therefore, let's try together to make out what has become clear about this hand-to-hand fight between our border dogs and the Germans.

To begin with, let's retell the story that roams the Internet.

Unique battle in Legedzino

They say that it was a battle of people and dogs, unique in the history of world wars and military conflicts. From the side of the Red Army, 150 trained border dogs fought. They attacked the Nazis and for many hours stopped the advance of the hordes of fascists torn apart and stunned by what was happening.

It was the summer of 1941. Almost the very beginning of the Great Patriotic War.

The Germans treacherously attacked the USSR / Russia. And the Red Army held back as best it could, originally planned by the enemies as a blitzkrieg, the advance of the Fritzes deep into our Russia.

Fierce battles these days were fought on the Southwestern Front. On the territory of today's Ukraine.

It is known that on July 30, 1941, this legendary battle took place near the village of Legedzino.

Note. Legedzino is a village in Talnovsky district of Cherkasy region of Ukraine. Which was then part of the USSR as the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic / Ukrainian SSR.

This village still exists today. According to the census, in 2001 there were about a thousand inhabitants (1126 people).

They write that near this village of Legedzino a heroic battle took place between the Soviet border guards of the battalion of the Separate Kolomyi border commandant's office of the border guard detachment of the rear of the South-Western Front of the Red Army of the USSR Armed Forces and their service dogs.

These border guards fought back from the western border of the USSR for the 39th day, fighting for every tree and every stone of the Soviet land with the German fascist invaders.

Legend has it that 4000 border guards with 500 service dogs rose to attack the superior forces of the enemy (and there were about 150 German soldiers and officers there) (most publications report exactly this ratio).

All border guards and all dogs are said to have died in this battle.

In honor of this unique battle, on May 9, 2003, a unique monument to the warrior and his faithful friend, a dog, was erected near the Zolotonosha-Uman highway by voluntary donations from World War II veterans, border troops and dog handlers of Ukraine.

Here is a very brief summary of what is known.

And now a little more detail.

They also write that in 1941, a separate Kolomyi border detachment, retreating with battles to the east, in early August near Legedzin gave battle to the German divisions "Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler" and "Death's Head", destroying many Fritzes and 17 tanks... But the forces were unequal, the ammunition ran out, after which the border guards released 150 service dogs on the enemy. This last battle for those border guards stopped the enemy offensive in this area of ​​the front for two days.

Due to the fact that there were a lot of reprints of material about this fight, the concerned citizens began to actively discuss this topic on forums and in social networks.

It turned out that we are talking about the employees of the Separate Border Commandant's Office of the NKVD troops of the Ukrainian SSR in the city of Kolomyia (Kolomyi border detachment). Knownthat by the Order of the NKVD of the USSR No. 001279 of September 25, 1941, the Separate border commandant's office was disbanded, or rather, transformed and reassigned.

It turns out that in memory of these Soviet border guards who protected their houses from the Nazis, the Ukrainians erected a national monument.

True, it was also discovered that the same village (as is now customary in Ukraine) for political balance in 2010 erected another monument on its land - to the fighters against the Soviet regime and the participants in the anti-Bolshevik uprising in Legedzino. But this is by the way.

And we remember 1941, the end of July - the beginning of August.

It was only the second month of the war outside. It seemed to the Germans that everything was going according to their plan. They surrounded the Russians near Uman. And Hitler almost seriously intended to hold a victory parade soon in the very heart of Kiev. According to his estimates, the ancient capital of Russia was about to fall - by August 3, 1941.

At first, he even planned to celebrate the successes of his "Eastern Company" (as he called his campaign to the USSR / Russia) with a solemn march of his troops along Khreshchatyk. There was even his order to prepare such a parade for them on August 8. Mussolini (Italy) and Tiso (Slovakia) were practically invited to a glass of champagne with Hitler on Khreshchatyk.

True, Adolf did not immediately succeed in taking Kiev with a swoop. And then the Fuhrer ordered to bypass this hail from the south.

It was then that the formidable name "Green Brama" appeared in human rumor. Although on the maps of high-profile battles of the Great Patriotic War, you will not find such an area.

This is the same land that stretches on the right bank of the Sinyukha River. Those hills and forests that are near the villages of Podvyskoye (Novoarkhangelsky district of the Kirovograd region) and Legedzino (Talnovsky district of the Cherkasy region). Thousands of Red Army soldiers perished here, defending our Motherland in the first months of the battle against fascism. And this place is now inscribed in the chronicle as one of the most tragic episodes of the first months of the Great Patriotic War.

We can read about this in the book of memoirs of the famous songwriter Yevgeny Aronovich Dolmatovsky. He personally participated in those fierce battles of the Uman defensive operation.

Uman defensive operation

So, what do descendants know about this operation today?


Firstly, on the site "Memory of the People" there is such information about what happened from July 15 to August 4 in this square:

“Uman defensive operation.

The period from 15.07.1941/04.08.1941/XNUMX to XNUMX/XNUMX/XNUMX. "

The section “description of the operation” briefly contains the following final result:

“18 A (18 Army), consistently fighting on intermediate defensive lines, by 04.08.41, withdrew to the east by 150-300 km. 12 A and 6 A (12th and 6th armies), transferred from the Southwestern Front and included in the Ponedelin group, on 04.08.41 were surrounded in the area southeast of the city of Uman. "

The following military units of the Southern Front took part in the operation:

6th Army (6A) Lieutenant General I.N. Muzychenko,
12th Army (12A) of Major General P.G. Ponedelina and
18th Army (18A) Lieutenant General A.K. Smirnov.

Take a look at another version of the declassified map of the Southern Front's "Uman defensive operation". On the ground, the situational positions of the Germans and ours are marked on July 15 and August 4, 1941.

It was in the last days of this operation that the army group P.G. Ponedelina (parts of the 6th and 12th armies) got into the Uman cauldron in these places. And together with the 12th Army, the very border guards with dogs from the city of Kolomyia.


Green brama

There were about 15 mass graves of Soviet soldiers in nine villages in the area of ​​Green Brama.

At the edge of the Green Brama there is a memorial sign made of red local granite, on which is carved:

“Soldiers of the 2th and 7th armies under the command of generals I.N. Muzychenko and P.G. Ponedelin fought heroic battles in these parts on August 1941-6, 12”.

In the village of Podvysokoe, in the places where the headquarters of these armies were located, memorial plaques were erected.

In 1967, a folk museum was created, which collected a lot of material about the battles in the area of ​​Green Brama.

And those fatal events of 1941 are described by eyewitness writers.

For example, in the eponymous to lead the famous Soviet poet E. A. Dolmatovsky (1985). Yevgeny Aronovich himself was surrounded and then captured by the Germans just in the area of ​​the Green Brama. He wrote on the cover of his book that it was

"A documentary legend about one of the first battles of the Great Patriotic War."

Book cover by E.A. Dolmatovsky's "Green Brama". Source:

There is one more book on the death of the 6th and 12th armies of the Southern Front of the Red Army (July 25 - August 7, 1941) in Ukrainian, which was published in 2006 (republished in 2010), “The environment of fire: the feat and tragedy of the heroes of the Green Brahma: artistic - a documentary story about a little-known page of the initial period of the Great Patriotic War ”(Sharpened in Fire). Its author is a local lore writer who also went through captivity, M. S. Kovalchuk. He, in his own way, described the tragedy at the Green Brama, also as a direct participant in those hostilities.

The third book written by the Sevastopol border guard and historian Alexander Ilyich Fuki "A story that has become a legend: A separate Kolomyi border commandant's office in battles with the fascist invaders" (1984).

Book cover of A.I. Fuki "Byl that became a legend". Source:

The author of this book is the former border guard of the Separate Kolomyisk Border Commandant's office, Alexander Ilyich Fuki, in his memoirs talks about the first days of the Great Patriotic War on the western border of our Motherland, in the Carpathian region, about the heroic history of the commandant’s office, its soldiers and commanders who gave their lives in the fight against fascism ... The book does not pretend to be a photographic depiction of events. But it is interesting to us as one of the evidence of that very fight. In addition, it contains the names of the border guards.

In the second chapter ("Will and Courage") there is a section "Legedzin battle":

“To capture the headquarters of the 8th Rifle Corps, Major General Snegov, the Nazis threw two battalions from the SS Adolf Hitler division with the support of thirty tanks, an artillery regiment and sixty motorcycles with machine guns.

The frontier guards of the combat escort platoon, led by Lieutenant Ostropolsky, were unrelenting observation of the area and noticed the approach of enemy motorcyclists in time. Letting them come closer, they opened aimed fire. Throwing the wounded and dead, the motorcyclists turned back. It was the vanguard of the fascist regiment sent to seize the corps headquarters. "

And the section "Four-legged friends" tells:

“There is a wheat field ahead. It came right up to the grove, where the guides with the service dogs were stationed. The head of the district school of service dog breeding, captain M. E. Kozlov, his deputy for political affairs, senior political instructor P. I. Pechkurov, and other commanders were recalled to Kiev on July 26.
There remained twenty-five guides of service dogs, headed by senior lieutenant Dmitry Yegorovich Ermakov and his deputy for political affairs, junior political instructor Viktor Dmitrievich Khazikov.

Each guide had several shepherd dogs, which during the entire battle did not give a voice: they did not bark, did not howl, although they had never been fed or watered for fourteen hours, and everything around was trembling from artillery cannon fire and explosions. "

“The distance between us and the fascists was shrinking. Hardly anything could have stopped the enemy. The last grenades flew along the entire line of defense towards the enemy, discordant rifle shots and automatic bursts were heard. It seemed that in another moment, the Nazis would collapse and crush an almost unarmed handful of defenders of the corps headquarters.

And here the incredible happened: at the very moment when the Nazis roared at the frontier guards of the third company, the battalion commander Filippov ordered Yermakov to send service dogs to the fascists.

Overtaking each other, the dogs with incredible speed overcame the wheat field, and furiously attacked the Nazis.

In a few seconds, the situation on the battlefield changed dramatically. The Nazis were at first confused, and then they fled in panic.

The border guards rushed forward in a single rush, chasing the enemy.

Trying to save their own people, the Nazis transferred fire from mortars and guns to us.

Above the battlefield, in addition to the usual explosions, screams and groans, there was a heart-rending dog barking. Many dogs were injured and killed, mostly by cold weapons... Most of them have disappeared. Many fled to the woods, not finding their masters.

What happened to our faithful friends?

The author writes that he kept this episode in his memory forever:

“For the rest of my life, I still have a love for four-legged friends. It seems to me that very little has been written about their combat activities, but they deserve to be written about them. "

This battle, according to the testimony, took place just on the days when in these very places
were surrounded and were almost completely destroyed by the 6th and 12th armies of the Southwestern Front, generals Muzychenko and Ponedelin, departing from the western border. By the beginning of August they numbered 130 thousand people. Of these, only 11 thousand soldiers and officers came out of Brama to their own, mainly from the rear units. The rest were either captured or stayed there forever, in the Green Brama tract ...

It is known that the soldiers of the separate Kolomyi border commandant's office of the NKVD before the start of the war guarded the state border in the Ivano-Frankivsk region. This commandant's office consisted of about a hundred employees. And it was reinforced by the school of service dog breeding, consisting of 25 dog handlers and 150 service dogs, which belonged to the border detachment of the Kolomyia commandant's office.

A document with a list of names (possibly incomplete) of personnel (82 people) of the frontier post of the city of Kolomyia at the beginning of 1941 (February) is available in the public domain.

Source: forum

Having taken on the first attacks of the Wehrmacht at the end of June 1941, units of the Soviet border post were able to maintain their combat effectiveness. And by order they began an organized retreat to a new line, joining in the 8th Rifle Corps of Major General Mikhail Snegov and the 16th Panzer Division.

In those last days of July 1941, Soviet units, including Snegov's 8th Rifle Corps, to which Major Fillipov's combined border battalion was attached, found themselves, like thousands of Soviet soldiers near Uman, in a sack in the Green Brama area.

On July 30, a critical situation developed. The Germans, tightening the encirclement more and more, broke through in the area of ​​the village of Legezino, where the headquarters of the 8th rifle corps was located.

This is how Alexander Fuki described this fight:

“The shepherds responded to the German anger with their dog's anger. In a few seconds, the situation on the battlefield changed dramatically in our favor. The surroundings were filled with barking dogs and the sounds of explosions - trying to save their own, the Germans sent mortar fire at the men and dogs pursuing them. Wehrmacht soldiers fought back from the Soviet dogs with bayonets and rifle butts.

It was a terrible sight - a handful of the remaining border guards and their border dogs, trained, half-starved shepherds, against the Germans pouring fire on them. Sheepdogs dug into the throats of the Germans even in their dying cramps. The enemy, literally bitten and chopped down with bayonets in hand-to-hand combat, retreated, left the positions occupied with such difficulty, but tanks came to the rescue.

Bitten SS men, with lacerated wounds and screaming, jumped onto the armor of tanks and shot the dogs. "

According to circulated texts on the Internet, almost all border guards died in that battle, and the surviving dogs, according to eyewitnesses - residents of the village of Legedzino, remained faithful to their guides to the end. Those who survived from them lay down near their master and did not allow anyone to approach him. The Germans shot every shepherd. And those of the dogs who were not shot by the Nazis refused to eat and died of hunger in the field.


At the monument in Legedzino there is an inscription:

“Stop and bow. Here in July 1941, the soldiers of the separate Kolomyia border commandant's office rose up in the last attack on the enemy. 500 border guards and 150 of their service dogs died a heroic death in that battle. They remained forever faithful to the oath, to their native land. "

We also managed to find out that the correspondent of a major military newspaper of those years was also an eyewitness to this legendary battle. In addition, the activists began to check who was still alive from those indicated in the list of employees of the border post in the city of Kolomyia. And many interesting facts and details were revealed. But we will tell you about the notes of the military commander and those who survived in that battle in the following materials.

And now, finally, we will mention one more grandiose and very strange coincidence. Did Hitler himself come to the same village of Legedzino 28 days after the legendary hand-to-hand battle of the border guard dogs with the Nazis?

Hitler in Legedzino

It turns out that it is documented that exactly four weeks later, Hitler actually flew to Ukraine in the city of Uman on August 28, 1941. And from there I drove along the road almost to Legedzino itself. It is reported as RussianAnd foreign sources.

The fact is that the Italian troops did not manage to get to the city of Uman in time through the Russian mudslide that day, and therefore could not applaud the Fuehrer there, as planned. That is why Hitler and his retinue then left on their own to meet that Italian army column that was lagging behind in Uman. The place of Hitler's photo session with Italian soldiers arriving in Ukraine, according to some sources, is just a highway near the village of Legedzino, which is located about two dozen kilometers east of Uman.


Moreover, there is also a version on the forums that it was extremely symbolic for Hitler to meet Italian troops that day, standing with his boots on one of the ancient Scythian mounds.

Indeed, not far from Legedzino (where, by version foreign media, just and Hitler was sent on August 28, 1941) Scythian graves are located. These are several mounds that rise not far from Legedzino towards the village of Vishnopol, where, according to legend, rich families of the Scythian nomadic population are buried.

It is curious that in the public domain in Hitler's photo archive there is one photograph from that first (but far from the only and not the last) "business trip" to Ukraine. In this photo, the Hitlerite "retinue" is indeed placed on a dais that resembles such a hill or mound. (This photo is dated August 1941 and in the search "responds" to Uman / Uman).

Although, it is possible that this is just another version.


Well, at the very end of our story, I would like to point out another mysterious (purely in the Ukrainian spirit) coincidence.

They say that the monument that was erected in 2003 near Legedzino on the road leading to Uman is located today exactly in the very place where the most bloodthirsty fascist of all times and peoples, Adolf, stood on August 28, 1941. Hitler.

The only question is, how can this be checked?

All hope for historians.

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  1. Uncle lee
    Uncle lee 12 February 2021 05: 19
    A beautiful monument and the inscription is good!
    1. Destiny
      Destiny 12 February 2021 05: 38
      And on the right (where the obelisk is for the dogs) is this:
      "Raised by border guards, they were faithful to them to the end."

      Legedzino, the outskirts of the village.
      War. The Nazis walked like a parade.
      Here in the forty-first the Army lay down,
      Leaving the story of the border detachment.

      Cherkasy, flat battles
      Grinded the "blind defense" into dust.
      The troops could not contain the avalanche.
      The bells are ready to ring.

      Here on the way of the German ice rink
      Green buttonholes rose in height.
      Oh, how are you, life is negligibly short!
      For the Motherland! .. And the Fritzes rolled.

      Unequal battle. The outpost died.
      Five hundred fighters died in a hot fight.
      And then there could be no other way ...
      But dogs suddenly rushed at the enemy!

      One Hundred and Fifty Native Service Dogs
      We went in a counterattack, in the forehead, not knowing fear.
      And their run was beautiful and severe.
      Eh, you are heavy, Monomakh's hat!

      One hundred and fifty dogs tore the regiment
      Invincible enemy infantry.
      Understanding everything, fulfilled the duty
      Fighters reserve from the caudate company.

      River - Sinyukha, monument, flowers.
      Two steles nearby - to people and dogs.
      And in the fields - rotten crosses,
      Hills of enemies covered with darkness.

      Alexander Alt
  2. The leader of the Redskins
    The leader of the Redskins 12 February 2021 06: 17
    Thanks for the stuff. In principle, I know this legend at the level of Internet tales, but it is beautiful and heroic.
  3. bober1982
    bober1982 12 February 2021 07: 16
    In my opinion, such articles are somewhat reminiscent of articles from the period of the notorious perestroika, when an attempt to debunk our heroes began, there was just a turbid stream of all kinds of "revelations"
    1. vladcub
      vladcub 12 February 2021 16: 44
      I agree. During that period, a lot of all sorts of nonsense was printed. There were also good publications, and even more bullshit. Moderators do not allow a precise definition
      1. bober1982
        bober1982 12 February 2021 18: 57
        Quote: vladcub
        During that period, a lot of all sorts of nonsense was printed.

        Quote: vladcub

        The thing is that those long-standing publications were not at all nonsense, they worked competently.
        And, now, the current historical research of Mrs. Frolova is not at all as stupid as it might seem. Someone is behind her and is trying to push something like that.
        Remember, article N1, powerful support - bravo Irina ...., encore .... lovely ..... although it was immediately clear that with such content, the article should not be allowed close.
        Remember article N2, crude primitive plagiarism with a lot of blunders.
        Not everything is as simple as the ancients said.
        1. vladcub
          vladcub 13 February 2021 06: 53
          I looked vertically, but now I have no desire to read at all
  4. Fitter65
    Fitter65 12 February 2021 07: 18
    ... the legendary hand-to-hand combat of service border dogs with the Nazis ...
    Isn't she cute? To write such nonsense, a really rare talent is given to a person.
    1. bober1982
      bober1982 12 February 2021 07: 34
      Quote: Fitter65
      Such nonsense to write

      About Hitler and Legedzino, it is also somehow unconvincing, why should the most stupid stories be disseminated.
    2. Gvardeetz77
      Gvardeetz77 12 February 2021 09: 05
      And who else is producing it, inspiring new historical gems ...
  5. Andrei Nikolaevich
    Andrei Nikolaevich 12 February 2021 08: 03
    Interesting article. Instructive for the younger generation. Himself a dog lover and love dogs.
  6. rusich
    rusich 12 February 2021 08: 13
    Dog and man
    walk through life together.
    We made a vow to each other
    kept in the heart for centuries.

    This vow is no secret
    he is known in palaces and barracks:
    “There is no better master for a dog,
    and for the owner there is no better dog. "
  7. Cartalon
    Cartalon 12 February 2021 09: 02
    This is definitely not the Pioneer Truth?
    Compared to the lectures that you can listen to on YouTube, the level of the articles is depressing.
    1. Fitter65
      Fitter65 12 February 2021 16: 09
      Quote: Cartalon
      This is definitely not the Pioneer Truth?
      Compared to the lectures that you can listen to on YouTube, the level of the articles is depressing.

      Over the past 3 years, the level of articles has generally dropped to the level of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.
      1. bober1982
        bober1982 12 February 2021 16: 30
        Quote: Fitter65
        Over the past 3 years, the level of articles has generally dropped to the level of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.

        Or, to the level of the mayor of Kiev, a famous boxer.
        1. Fitter65
          Fitter65 12 February 2021 17: 25
          Quote: bober1982
          Or, to the level of the mayor of Kiev, a famous boxer.

          Not yet, there is still something to strive for.
  8. avia12005
    avia12005 12 February 2021 09: 29
    It seems that some commentators here presented themselves in the place of those who ran away from shepherds fellow
  9. Glory1974
    Glory1974 12 February 2021 09: 44
    Where is the author's conclusion? I still don't understand from the article: was there a fight or not?
    My personal opinion is that there was a fight. Why is the article called "Legend .....", then the author believes that all this is fiction? There are more questions than answers. It looks like a copy-paste of a student for a history lesson.
    1. astra wild2
      astra wild2 12 February 2021 10: 53
      1 I hope our guru Viktor Nikolaevich will clarify this point
    2. astra wild2
      astra wild2 12 February 2021 11: 15
      "looks like a schoolboy atheist" in fairness: among schoolchildren there are those who are capable of analytical thinking, and among us there are many colleagues with the intelligence of schoolchildren
      1. bober1982
        bober1982 12 February 2021 11: 22
        Quote: Astra wild2

        Two mistakes in one word, you need to be able to, and you discuss the intellect of others.
        1. vladcub
          vladcub 12 February 2021 17: 11
          In fact, she is right: there are such characters on the site
        2. astra wild2
          astra wild2 12 February 2021 18: 25
          I tried to give you a reason to reproach me.
          Do you only notice grammatical errors or see something else?
    3. vladcub
      vladcub 12 February 2021 17: 09
      "Why is the article called:" Legend "the title is more appropriate here:" Venigret dropouts ".
      In fact, there are two completely different topics and are mixed in a barbaric way
  10. A. Privalov
    A. Privalov 12 February 2021 10: 00
    Until generations of secretaries stop creating work for themselves, until civil historians and archivists see with their own eyes documents carefully hidden for 80 years, we will have to be content with stories and legends.
    In fact, I personally am not nearly confused by such stories. They were in great numbers back in the books of the Soviet period, and now they have switched to the Internet. Any grain of knowledge about the feat of the fighters who fought against Nazism is very important. We must not forget anything. This knowledge should be passed on to children and grandchildren. And let in this process they acquire new details and become legends. It's unavoidable. However, in no way, even the smallest measure, does not detract from the feat of the fallen and miraculously survived.
    Lovers of history and professional historians, ordinary people who are not indifferent to the tragic and heroic events of those days, look forward to and hope very much that the far-fetched barriers that have hidden the documentary truth from them for many years will surely collapse.
    My grandfather, a front-line soldier, left in 1987, my father, who was a teenager during the war years, in 2017, I feel good by the time I am seventy, I pass on my knowledge and hopes to my grandchildren.
  11. faiver
    faiver 12 February 2021 10: 10
    the level of the article of a 5th grade student, what is the connection with Hitler's visit is not clear, there is no confirmation or denial of the fact of the battle, Internet bikes and fiction are collected in a heap and that's all
  12. Paragraph Epitafievich Y.
    Paragraph Epitafievich Y. 12 February 2021 11: 10
    After the publication of the pulp about the "soldier of the Russian people" who cursed Stalin, it became clear that Madame Frolova had found her genre niche in VO.
    What a nice pretense in the preamble: "Ah, there is such a legend ... well, not that a legend ... I don't really believe myself ... although no, I do ... oh, I'm so unpredictable .. ..but more about that in the following publications ... ah "

    In general, her manner of pleasing both skeptics and hyper-patriotic Stalinists is quite amusing.
    1. Undecim
      Undecim 12 February 2021 12: 15
      Avtoressa is actively trying to PR on the theme of the Great Patriotic War with the least effort.
      At the same time, having written: "It was interesting for us to find what actually happened in reality," she immediately forgets about it and rewrites material from the Internet, simultaneously creating a kind of intrigue with the help of "legends" sucked out of the finger, "grandiose and very strange coincidences "and distortions of facts about" hills and mounds ".

      It's amazing how the autoress, finding this photo in the Bundesarchive, did not bother to read the caption under it: "Der Führer auf einem Feldflugplatz im Osten [Ende August 1941 bei Uman]" (Führer at a field airfield in the east (end of August 1941 near Uman).
      By the way, there are no Scythian burial mounds there, there are burial grounds of the Chernyakhov culture.
      The travel routes of Hitler and Mussolini during their stay in Uman are described in the testimonies of Hitler's personal security chief Hans Rattenhuber and Hitler's personal pilot Hans Baur, who were captured in May 1945. They indicate the concentration camp "Uman Yama" unambiguously.
      As for the settlement, near which Hitler and Mussolini met the Italian troops, there are two versions, based on the testimony of Legedzino and Ladyzhinka.

      Given that Italian troops were moving to Uman from Romania, Ladyzhinka looks like a more realistic option, since she is on the route of the Italians.
      Naturally, there is no question of indicating the exact place where Hitler and Mussolini stood.
      The version of autoressa "They say that ..." we will leave it on her conscience, since neither local ethnographers nor historians have ever voiced it.
      As for the battle at Legedzino of the Separate Consolidated Special Purpose Battalion, formed on the basis of the Separate Kolomyisk Border Commandant's Office from the remnants of the outposts and the 3rd District School of the Junior Commanding Officer of the Service Dog Breeding of the NKVD Border Troops of the Ukrainian SSR, there can be no doubts.
      The manuscripts of the memoirs of Alexander Ilyich Fuki, in which he talks about this battle, are kept in the Central Frontier Museum of the FSB of the Russian Federation.
      1. Paragraph Epitafievich Y.
        Paragraph Epitafievich Y. 12 February 2021 12: 27
        Thank you very much. hi
        You are convincing as always.
        1. Undecim
          Undecim 12 February 2021 12: 31
          I had a chance to visit the place of the described events. Unfortunately, the photos have not survived, the electronics sometimes fail.
      2. bubalik
        bubalik 12 February 2021 14: 41
        Of the 3rd District School of the Junior Commander of Service Dog Breeding of the Border Troops of the NKVD of the Ukrainian SSR, then there can be no doubt about it.
        ,,, but what about
        ,,, the school from June 22, 1941, destroying the documents in a marching order, made a march from the city of Kolomyia to the camps of Brovary about 600 km, had no clashes. On July 29, 1941, on the basis of the order of the head of the NKVD troops and the guard of the rear services of the South-Western Front on July 19, 1941, the school was disbanded. The commanding staff was transferred to the disposal of the NKVD troops and the protection of the rear troops, and the private and junior command personnel were transferred to the district school of the junior command personnel of the NKVD border troops of Ukraine. The dogs were sent to the city of Kharkov.
      3. vladcub
        vladcub 12 February 2021 16: 55
        "trying to promote himself on the theme of the Great Patriotic War" is not very beautiful.
  13. Konnick
    Konnick 12 February 2021 11: 30
    And this is not a legend.
    From the award for Matvienko Semyon Mitrofanovich, born in 1914, has no rank (as in the award), the commander of the 1st Army Fighter Detachment (Kalinin Front) -
    20.03.1942/5/7 the enemy attacked with the support of tanks from the village. Burns. on the outskirts of the village XNUMX tanks out of XNUMX were hit by our artillery fire, but the machine gunners managed to capture the village. Burns.
    A squad of fighters with dogs under the command of Matvienko took up firing positions near the last house. Matvienko ordered the fighter dogs to be tied to the belts of the fighters, at the command of the platoon commander, he led the squad of fighters to attack, taking an unequal battle.
    The squad fought heroically, shooting the Nazis point-blank, beating back house after house.
    The Nazis left the village under the onslaught of fighters. The attack was repulsed.
    In this battle, Matvienko showed examples of courage and initiative. By his actions, he contributed to the destruction of fascist machine gunners and the capture of the village by our platoon. "

    Matvienko S.M. was awarded the Medal of Courage.
  14. astra wild2
    astra wild2 12 February 2021 11: 36
    Colleagues, good afternoon. I have read the "Legend" twice and cannot shake off the thought that the author has mixed the righteous with the sinful: the story of 150 border dogs is one thing, and Hitler's arrival is another. Two not fully covered topics.
    I really hope that our "guru" Victor Nikolaevich will clarify these points
  15. BAI
    BAI 12 February 2021 11: 46
    Yes. interesting story. By the way, the dogs took an active part in the hostilities on both sides.
    Yes, and now they accept.

  16. bubalik
    bubalik 12 February 2021 12: 08
    ,,, but there were battles.
    But who covered the retreat of the headquarters units of the command of the 6th and 12th Armies from attacks on July 30, 31 and August 1, 1941 of the 99th Mountain Jaeger Regiment, from the 1st Mountain Rifle Division, 49th Mountain corps with the support of the tanks of the 1st SS Panzer Division "Leib Standard" or the combined detachment of the Lviv border school of service dog breeding or the 3rd district school of the junior command staff of service dog breeding of the NKVD border troops USS request
    1. Konnick
      Konnick 12 February 2021 12: 31
      Usually the border troops of the NKVD were in charge of guarding the headquarters of the armies and fronts. The front headquarters were guarded by border regiments.
      25 June 1941 was issued a special decree of the Council of People's Commissars (SNK) of the Soviet Union, according to which the NKVD troops were given the task of guarding the rear of the active army. 2 July 1941, all border units, units that were under the operational control of the combined arms command throughout the Soviet-German front, switched to the implementation of new combat missions. Having joined the ranks of the Red Army, along with it, the border guards carried the brunt of the fight against the German invaders, their main tasks were: fighting enemy intelligence agents, guarding the rear of fronts and saboteurs, destroying broken groups, remnants of surrounded enemy groups. The border guards everywhere showed heroism, ingenuity, resilience, courage and selfless devotion to their Soviet homeland. Honor and praise them!

      From an article on VO "Border troops of the NKVD of the Soviet Union at the beginning of the Great War"
  17. Hunter 2
    Hunter 2 12 February 2021 17: 35
    Avtoressa, would you like to come out with a comment to the readers at least once, defend your position and get feedback ... or scary?
    Disgusting article, sorry for not putting a minus ... well, at least fool
    1. faiver
      faiver 12 February 2021 19: 22
      well, I would not call it disgusting, there is simply no article ...
  18. zenion
    zenion 13 February 2021 16: 26
    If the Germans attacked the USSR / Russia, then the Germans attacked the USSR / Belarus, USSR / Ukraine, USSR / Moldavia and of course the USSR / Baltic republics. And only then did they attack the USSR / RSFSR. And here the present-day Russia probably no one will be able to understand, especially if on Victory Day, close the Mausoleum of the creator of the USSR V.I. Lenin with plywood. Jesuitism in its purest form. Exactly how Popandopulo shared the things from the chest in the movie "Wedding in Robin". They will join the USSR and rob the country of the inhabitants of the Soviet Union for their own benefit, even steal from them the Victory over the united Hitler of Europe.