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Light planet named Anton

Light planet named Anton In one of the clear December days, the parents of Anton Marchenko, a soldier-peacemaker who was one of the first to die on that terrible first night in Tskhinval, parents of the Volga military district in a solemn ceremony handed the star of the Hero of Russia, who showed courage during military debt their son is honored posthumously. Only no reward, no high rank will return to the parents of the best boy in the world, to friends — a true friend, a girl — a favorite ...

- We need a son - alive, - Anton's father Alexander Marchenko is difficult to pronounce. Until the end of his days, he will desperately and bitterly regret that he could not dissuade his son from the decision to remain in the army under the contract, especially as a peacemaker in Georgia.

“Anton's mother informed me about this to work on the phone,” Alexander recalls, “asked him to“ dissuade him! ”But the son had already made a decision and did not change it. Anton was always like this: the word certainly followed the case. Was very independent. At the age of five, he could already boil his tea and warm up his food. I remember when we arrived in our village Obukhovo from Ukraine, then the children, like today, were not taken to school.

I had to go to classes in Krasnogvardeets: on a snowstorm, and on slush, and not on asphalt - almost off-road. Anton on this occasion never grumbled: in the snow all will appear, powdered, flushed from the cold, and smiles. My son did not have the habit of discouraging. Very funny, funny, sharp on the word, quick to jokes, jokes. School teachers did not always like this. But, perhaps, only it didn’t like it, because Anton’s student was diligent, he read a lot. At the same time and had time to help the house. After all, we have a large vegetable garden, at one time we kept pigs, rabbits, even goats, and housekeeping requires considerable ...

“Our very Antoshka was persistent,” his grandmother Nina Vasilyevna sighs, with whom Anton lived all the years of study at the technical school.

- I remember that he rewrote his thesis about ten times - everything wanted her to be impeccable. And read how he loved! I sometimes persuaded him: “Yes, you should get up early tomorrow!” It is useless - I will bury myself in a book and hear no persuasion. As if in a hurry to learn more ...

“The group of hydrotechnical in which Anton Marchenko worked was distinguished by a rare strong friendship and solidarity,” said the former class teacher of the deceased soldier Svetlana Simonova. - And Anton was in her like a small bright and bright planet, attracted friends and girlfriends to him, generously gave them his kindness, warmth, responsiveness.

Their friendship was not limited only to communication within the walls of the technical school, the guys met in their free time, did not forget each other, either in trouble or in joy. Birthdays, some significant dates, the appearance of a baby in one of the classmates - Anton was each time in the center of these events. Always cheerful, open ... We will remember him like this.

“We grew up with Anton together, we were called up for military service one day, together we passed it in Dagestan’s Buinaksk,” says Anton’s cousin and close friend Valery Galahov. - With all his benevolence, Anton could, nevertheless, recklessly stand up for the weak, even with his fists to defend his case. Undeserved resentment neither in relation to himself, nor in relation to those who were near, did not let go. At the same time he was very careful with his relatives. Perhaps, it came to him to one of our cheerful company to call in the evening to the grandmother and to warn that he is late. He loved the guitar and bard songs very much and sang them willingly and often. He was cheerful ... He stepped boldly into the army life and somehow immediately “fit” into her rather severe everyday life.

Anton did not tell anyone about his intention to remain in contract service - he made the decision independently. He always hoped only for himself.
“I, realizing how dangerous the role of the Russian peacekeepers is, reacted very negatively to the news that Anton had become a“ contract soldier, ”Konstantin Garshin’s friend Marchenko does not hide the bitterness. - Even the biggest money is not equivalent to human life. Especially the life of such a kind, cheerful and bright person, what was Anton Marchenko ...

“Anton didn’t allow serious pranks, to which our children are sometimes even grown-ups, Anton didn’t allow, and the little ones were forgotten long ago,” Alexander Marchenko continues to unravel the tangible memories. - The biggest punishment for my son was a ban on walking. He had a treasured stool with his buddies-friends, where they were going in the evenings ...

Then boyish gatherings were forgotten, because it appeared in the life of Anton Zhenya - the girl who became his first and only love in such a short life. She spent Anton, by this time successfully completed a hydrotechnical school and got a profession of a programmer, in the army, truly waited for him, lived in hope for a long and happy life together ...

A private of the Russian army really wanted them to have a loud, merry and beautiful wedding with their beloved. To make money on it, the guy and stayed on the contract service. On the night when the Georgian leadership, obsessed with bringing the freedom-loving people of South Ossetia to its knees, unleashed a bloody massacre, the mechanic-driver of an infantry fighting vehicle, Anton Marchenko, was in combat protection. He began to conduct aimed fire at the attackers, thus giving his comrades the opportunity to get out from under the jet-mortar attack. One of the shells hit the BMP and it caught fire. When Anton was pulled out of a car burning with a torch, the twenty-year-old soldier was already dead. And only more than a week later, his body was brought to his homeland in a zinc coffin, so that he would find eternal rest in his native Buzuluk land ...

“Politicians make money in war,” Anton’s father sighs heavily. - To them, war is mother dear. And parents who have lost their sons - a terrible grief.

A year after the death of Anton Marchenko, members of the Buzuluk branch of the All-Russian organization “Combat Brotherhood” and his father, Alexander Marchenko, visited Tskhinval. More than two thousand kilometers crossed the old PAZike. Already approaching the city, the guys met missionaries from Novosibirsk headed by an Orthodox priest. They carried a simple wooden cross to install it in the place that was the first to be subjected to Georgian artillery shelling, at the place where Anton Marchenko and his comrades died ...

In Ossetia, even today, traces of war are visible everywhere, ”says the head of the“ Battle Brotherhood ”Valery Materikin. - There are a lot of women in mournful black clothes on the streets of Tskhinval: they still mourn the dead relatives, friends, neighbors.

One of them rushed to us.

“Thank you for your boys,” she repeated with tears in her eyes. “For defending our Tskhinval and our freedom!”

In the mournful silence stood buzuluchane - internationalist warriors from the distant eighties, in the place of the death of his countryman, a guy who each of them was good for his sons. In addition to Anton Marchenko, in Tskhinvali, according to unofficial data, three more Orenburts were killed. Before Tskhinval, there were Afghanistan, Chechnya, other “hot” and bitter points ...
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  1. Yuri11076
    Yuri11076 8 August 2013 07: 34
    Everlasting memory!!!
    1. vladimirZ
      vladimirZ 8 August 2013 07: 46
      Killed son, future husband and father of unborn children.
      "- Politicians profit from the war, - Anton's father sighs heavily. - War is their mother to them. And the parents who have lost their sons are in terrible grief." (from the article).
      The death of Anton Marchenko, like many others in the post-Soviet space, on the conscience of traitors - politicians Gorbachev, Yeltsin and their falsifiers.
      How hard it is for parents. No rewards will replace their son. Everlasting memory!
      1. domokl
        domokl 9 August 2013 07: 25
        Quote: vladimirZ
        Killed son, future husband and father of unborn children.

        The soldier died! A real Russian soldier! He died with dignity, as befits a soldier, protecting the weak and defenseless!
        I understand the grief of my parents, but, the soldier himself and the father of the soldier, I know that this is our work, our duty and our fate!
        Eternal memory to the Hero! Eternal memory to the Soldier!
        And to look for the guilty? Why? To complain again about how someone naive deceived us? It’s not the politicians who are guilty, but we. They themselves handed over such a country for wrappers from sneakers and rusty foreign cars.
    2. scrack
      scrack 8 August 2013 23: 14
      Bright memory to my fellow countryman
  2. Shumka
    Shumka 8 August 2013 07: 45
    It would always burn in hell saakushvulli and his mentors and lizozhopi like himself .........
    I repeat. A notch in memory of the betrayal and meanness of Georgians forever.
    Let now they repent nod to Saakushvulli, but I saw a video where they joyfully drove and shot like in a shooter game.
  3. My address
    My address 8 August 2013 07: 47
    There are SOLDIERS. And the guy is an eternal memory!
  4. GEO
    GEO 8 August 2013 07: 52
    Lord, repose the souls of Your servants, our soldiers who perished on the battlefield. Forgive them all sins, voluntary and involuntary. Create eternal memory for them!
  5. Vitaly Anisimov
    Vitaly Anisimov 8 August 2013 07: 54
    Eternal memory to you Anton! (my countryman)
  6. MsRedMaster
    MsRedMaster 8 August 2013 08: 06
    Everlasting memory!
  7. elenagromova
    elenagromova 8 August 2013 08: 15
    Eternal memory to all the fallen, and to him separately ...
    But he died for a righteous cause ... Let it be a consolation for parents.
    There is no death.
  8. Jarik56
    Jarik56 8 August 2013 08: 56
    Eternal memory to the fellow countryman!
  9. soldier's grandson
    soldier's grandson 8 August 2013 09: 03
    blessed memory to Anton, bow to parents, boys have something to be proud of, sleep peacefully
  10. Peter Vasilievich
    Peter Vasilievich 8 August 2013 09: 21
    He lived with dignity and died as a hero. On such and holds the country.
  11. R'RёS,R ° F "RёR№
    R'RёS,R ° F "RёR№ 8 August 2013 09: 31
    I am proud that they lived in my area (unfortunately lived ...), and such PEOPLE live precisely with a capital letter. As long as there are such people in the country, you can not be afraid for its future. A bright memory, and condolences to relatives.
  12. Kahlan amnell
    Kahlan amnell 8 August 2013 12: 22
    A bow to the warrior and protector! A fond memory to Anton and thanks to his father and his mother for such a son.
  13. RUS-36
    RUS-36 8 August 2013 13: 57
    Kingdom of heaven, eternal memory
  14. Dimka off
    Dimka off 8 August 2013 13: 57
    Eternal memory to the hero! Enemies broke off about our stone guys!
  15. kapitan281271
    kapitan281271 8 August 2013 14: 03
    Gorbachev said that he saved the country from blood; let this Mr *** come now and say this to his parents. Eternal memory to the hero.
    Well, I’m not a far-fetched truth, but the hunchback wasn’t even Yeltsin (what to take from an ordinary drunk) with pliers to pieces to tear apart such guys.
  16. RUS-36
    RUS-36 8 August 2013 14: 07
    Who knows what about the feats of ordinary soldiers and officers, please lay out, let the country know its HEROES. People will read, tell others, and a generation will grow up knowing YOUR HEROES, and not betmen, Rambo and other trash ..
  17. Gomunkul
    Gomunkul 8 August 2013 14: 30
    Do Russian wars want to happen?
    Ask you for silence
    over the expanse of arable land and fields
    and birches and poplars.

    You will ask those soldiers,
    that under the birches lie
    and let their sons tell you
    Do the Russians want war.

    Not only for your country
    the soldiers died in that war
    and so that people of the whole earth
    could easily dream.

    Under the rustle of leaves and posters
    You sleep, New York, you sleep, Paris.
    May your dreams answer you
    Do the Russians want war.

    Yes, we know how to fight,
    but do not want to again
    soldiers fell in battle
    to his sad land.

    You will ask your mother,
    ask my wife
    and then you must understand
    Do the Russians want war.

    1961 E. Evtushenko

  18. yura9113
    yura9113 8 August 2013 15: 12
    Eternal memory to heroes, simple guys !!!!! equalization on them, and in which case .. belly not sparing, like our grandfathers, fathers and friends ... !!!! eh !!!!! anger still takes, to be honest ... did not expect such a thing from them.
  19. George
    George 8 August 2013 15: 17
    Everlasting memory .
    Beautiful and full life, it is a pity that it was interrupted so early.
    God takes the best.
    GVARDEETS 8 August 2013 17: 30
    Everlasting memory!
  21. solomon
    solomon 8 August 2013 17: 39
    Humble HERO.
    On such guys RUSSIA is holding on.
  22. stalker
    stalker 8 August 2013 18: 27
    everlasting memory!! let the earth be rest in peace with him and our other guys who laid down their heads for freedom and fatherland !!
  23. Zheka Varangian
    Zheka Varangian 8 August 2013 22: 55
    There is no forgiveness to the bastards who unleashed this bloody massacre. Because of their selfish interests, young children died without becoming husbands and fathers. Fighting heroically and dying, they once again proved that the Russian soldier has no equal in the world. Eternal memory to the dead, let the earth rest in peace!
  24. Kahlan amnell
    Kahlan amnell 9 August 2013 09: 38
    There is no and cannot be forgiveness to those who begin bloody massacres, wherever they occur. But the secret carnage is worse - alcoholization, drug addiction, moral abuse, LGBT propaganda, surgical and pharmacological abortions, IVF, crippling future generations. All this quietly and almost imperceptibly kills the Russian people. In open warfare is simple. It is clear where their own, and where the enemies. In a secret war, it’s easy to make a mistake and take the worst enemies for friends ...
  25. Denis_SF
    Denis_SF 9 August 2013 10: 13
    Already wrote about this, but still add, because a native of Buzuluk himself, that there are Heroes, but there are foul demons, for whom there really is nothing sacred, and everything is measured in the monetary and vodka equivalent. I’m all for what: the “Golden Star” of the Hero from the mother was stolen, re-melted and turned into jewelry for 7 thousand rubles. The thief received 2 years of imprisonment in a maximum security penal colony. Now it probably came out a long time ago. This is the story.
    1. 1961NNN
      1961NNN 9 August 2013 11: 28
      Unfortunately this is our reality ... at such a time we live
      1. Kahlan amnell
        Kahlan amnell 9 August 2013 12: 14
        That's not human! And her hand rose, not dried up. The thief has lost the image of a man, he has become worse than critters that they know no shame.
  26. Zheka Varangian
    Zheka Varangian 9 August 2013 12: 27
    What kind of moral freak do you have to be to do that? 2 years is nothing at all, for some reason the executions of the Middle Ages creep into the mind.
  27. Taidrem
    Taidrem 9 August 2013 16: 36
    Eternal memory to the Hero of Russia!
  28. Volodya Kazan
    Volodya Kazan 10 August 2013 00: 11
    Bright memory