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Fight about which liberal "historians" are silent

The battle near the Ukrainian village of Lehedzino showed the whole fortress of the spirit of the Soviet soldier

В stories The Great Patriotic War was a mass of battles and battles, which for one reason or another, as they say, were left behind the scenes of the Great War. And although military historians have ignored almost none of the battles, and even local clashes, nevertheless, a number of battles of the initial period of World War II have been studied very little, and this topic is still waiting for its researcher.

German sources mention such battles very sparingly, but there is no one to mention them from the Soviet side, since in the overwhelming majority of cases there are simply no living witnesses left. However, the story of one of these “forgotten” battles that took place on 30 in July, 1941, near the Ukrainian village of Legedzino, fortunately has reached our days, and the feat of the Soviet soldiers will never be forgotten.

Actually, calling what Legedzino happened to be a battle is not entirely correct: rather, it was an ordinary battle, one of the thousands that happened every day in the tragic year of July 1941 for our country, if not for one “but”. Fight at Legedzino has no analogues in the history of wars. Even by the standards of an eerie and tragic 1941 year, this fight went beyond all imaginable limits and clearly showed the Germans what kind of adversary they encountered in the face of a Russian soldier. To be more precise, in that battle the Germans were opposed not even by units of the Red Army, but by the NKVD border guards - the very ones that for the last quarter of a century had not been offended only lazy.

At the same time, many historians of liberal color do not want to see the obvious facts: the border guards not only were the first to take the aggressor’s blow, but in the summer of 1941, they performed completely unnatural functions, fighting with the Wehrmacht. And they fought valiantly and sometimes no worse than the personnel units of the Red Army. Nevertheless, they were enrolled en masse to the executioners and called them "Stalin's oprichniki" - only on the grounds that they belonged to the office of L.P. Beria.

After the tragic battles near Uman for the 6 and 12 armies of the South-Western Front, which resulted in the next "boiler", the remnants of the divisions surrounded by 20 tried to break through to the east. Someone succeeded, some did not. But this does not at all mean that the surrounded parts of the Red Army were for the Germans "whipping boys." And although liberal historians paint the picture of the Wehrmacht’s summer offensive as a continuous “drape” of the Red Army, millions of prisoners and bread and salt for Hitler’s “liberators” in Ukraine, this is not true.

One of these historians, Mark Solonin, generally presented the Wehrmacht confrontation with the Red Army as a battle between the colonialists and the natives. Saying against the background of the French campaign, where Hitler's troops suffered, in his opinion, significant losses, in the USSR in the summer of 1941, there was not a war, but almost an amusing light walk: “The ratio of 1 losses to 12 is possible only when white colonialists, who sailed to Africa with guns and guns, are attacking the aborigines defending themselves with spears and hoes "(M. Solonin." June Xnumx: day M "). This is the characteristic Solonin gave to our grandfathers, who won the most terrible of wars in the history of mankind, comparing them with the natives armed with hoes.

You can argue about the loss ratio for a long time, but we all know how the Germans counted their dead soldiers. They still have dozens of divisions as “missing”, especially from those that were destroyed during the summer offensive of 1944. But let us leave such calculations on the conscience of liberal historians and better turn to the facts, which, as we know, are stubborn things. And at the same time, let's see how the Nazi’s “easy walk” actually looked like on the land of Ukraine at the end of July 1941.

On July 30, near the Ukrainian village of Legedzino, an attempt was made to stop the advancing parts of the Wehrmacht by the forces of the combined battalion of the border troops of the separate Kolomyia commandant under the command of Major Rodion Filippov with the company of the Lviv Border Dog Breeding School attached to him. Major Filippov had at his disposal less than 500 border guards and about 150 service dogs. The battalion did not have heavy weapons, and indeed, by definition, it was simply not supposed to fight in an open field with a regular army, all the more superior in numbers and quality. But this was the last reserve, and Major Filippov had no choice but to send his fighters and dogs to a suicidal attack. Moreover, in a fierce battle, which grew into a hand-to-hand battle, the border guards managed to stop the Wehrmacht's infantry regiment opposing them. Many German soldiers were torn to pieces by dogs, many died in hand-to-hand combat, and only the appearance of German soldiers on the battlefield tanks saved the regiment from shameful flight. Of course, border guards were powerless against tanks.

Fight about which liberal "historians" are silent

Monument to the heroes of the border guards and service dogs

From the battalion Filippov no one survived. All five hundred fighters died, like 150 dogs. Rather, only one of the dogs survived: the inhabitants of Lehedzino were leaving a wounded shepherd, even though after the occupation of the village, the Germans shot all the dogs, including even those who were sitting on a chain. Apparently, they got hold of them in that battle if they swept out their anger against innocent animals.

The occupation authorities did not allow the buried dead border guards, and only by 1955, the remains of all the dead soldiers of Major Filippov were found and buried in a mass grave near a village school. After 48 years, in 2003, with a donation from Ukrainian veterans of the Great Patriotic War and with the help of a canine of Ukraine, on the outskirts of the village of Legedzino, a monument to hero guards and their four-legged pets, who honestly and to the end, fulfilled their military duty, was opened .

Unfortunately, it was not possible to establish the names of all the border guards in the bloody whirlwind of summer 1941. Failed and after. Many of them were buried by unknown, and from 500 people managed to establish the names of only two heroes. Five hundred border guards deliberately went to their deaths, absolutely certain that their attack against a well-equipped personnel regiment of the Wehrmacht would be suicidal. But we must pay tribute to Major Filippov: before he died, he managed to see how the Hitlerite warriors, who had conquered the whole of Europe, were torn to pieces and chased, like sheep, to shepherd dogs and destroyed in hand-to-hand fighting by his guards. For the sake of this moment it was worth living and dying ...

Liberal historians who have been actively rewriting the history of the Great War have been trying for years to tell us chilling stories about the bloody "exploits" of the NKVD. But at the same time, at least one of these "historians" recalled the feat of Major Filippov, who forever entered the history of world wars as a man who stopped the Wehrmacht infantry regiment with only one battalion and service dogs!

Why is Alexander Solzhenitsyn, so much honored nowadays, whose name is called the streets in Russian cities, did not mention Major Filippov in his multi-volume works? Alexander Isaevich, for some reason, liked not to remember the heroes, but to describe the post-apocalyptic frozen barracks in Kolyma, which, according to him, “for warming” were covered with corpses of unfortunate convicts. It is for this cheap trash in the spirit of a low-budget Hollywood horror film that is named after him in the center of Moscow. His name, and not the name of Major Filippov, who accomplished an unparalleled feat!

Spartan king Leonid and his 300 fighters immortalized their name for centuries. Major Filippov, in the conditions of total chaos of retreat, having 500 tired fighters and 150 hungry dogs, went into immortality, not hoping for rewards and not hoping for anything at all. He just went into a suicide attack on machine guns with dogs and three-lines and ... won! A terrible price, but won those hours or days, which then allowed to defend Moscow, and the whole country. So why no one writes about him and does not make films? Where are the great historians of our time? Why didn’t Svanidze and Mlechin say anything about the fight at Legedzino, why didn’t the next investigative journalism investigate the Brewers? Episode, unworthy of their attention? ..

It seems to us that they don’t pay well for the major Major Filippov, so no one needs him. It is much more interesting to savor, for example, the Rzhev tragedy, kicking Stalin and Zhukov, and major Filippov, and indeed dozens of similar heroes, can be ignored. As if all of them never happened ...

But God be with them, with liberal historians. It would be much more interesting to present the moral state of the conquerors of Europe, who yesterday briskly marched around Paris, and under Legedzino looked sadly at the torn pants on the ass and buried their comrades, the victorious march for which ended in Ukraine. The Fuhrer promised them Russia - a colossus with feet of clay, stick and fall apart; and what did they get in the second month of the war?

But the Russians have not yet begun to fight, traditionally harnessed for a long time. Ahead were still thousands of kilometers of territory, where every bush shoots; There were still Stalingrad and the Kursk Arc, as well as the people, who cannot be defeated simply by definition. And it was already possible to understand all this in Ukraine, when confronted with the soldiers of Major Filippov. The Germans did not pay attention to this fight, considering it an absolutely insignificant clash, but in vain. For which many later paid.

If Hitler's generals were a little smarter, like their Fuhrer, in the summer of 1941, they would begin to look for ways out of the adventure with the Eastern Front. It is possible to enter Russia, but few have managed to get back on their own two feet, which was once again very clearly proved by Major Filippov and his fighters. It was then, in July 1941, long before Stalingrad and the Kursk Bulge, the prospects of the Wehrmacht became hopeless.

Historians such as Mark Solonin can talk about the loss ratios for as long as desired, but the fact remains: after the successful summer offensive that ended December 5 near Moscow by the knockout counterattack of the Red Army, the Wehrmacht ran back. He ran so fast that Hitler was forced to revive his own army by detachments. But it could not be otherwise: after all, it would be naive to believe that such people as Major Filippov and his fighters could be defeated. To kill - yes, but not to win. Therefore, the war ended with what it was supposed to end with - victorious May 1945 of the year. And the beginning of the Great Victory was laid in the summer of 1941, when Major Filippov, his frontier guards and dogs went into immortality ...
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  1. Wynd
    Wynd 13 August 2013 07: 22
    Everything about the case. And about Solzhenitsyn, too, to the point!
    1. klimpopov
      klimpopov 13 August 2013 09: 38
      I agree! Repost from me! Even the dogs were Russian (with a capital letter specially)!
    2. Yarbay
      Yarbay 13 August 2013 10: 40
      There was already an article!

  2. igordok
    igordok 13 August 2013 07: 24
    Regarding the "small" losses of Germany. In the table, losses without allies.
    1. Dimych
      Dimych 13 August 2013 09: 36
      Total 2 743 000. Something is not enough. What kind of source?
      1. igordok
        igordok 13 August 2013 11: 05
        Quote: Dimych
        Total 2 743 000. Something is not enough. What kind of source?

        I do not know the source. Found on the Internet. As far as I understand, these are official losses, only Germans, without wounded and missing, and without losses of 1945 of the year.
        I was interested in the dynamics of losses in this table. The "unit" losses of the Germans for the remainder of June and July 1941 are commensurate with the losses during the Battle of Kursk in 1943.
  3. Landwarrior
    Landwarrior 13 August 2013 07: 37
    No wonder they are silent am
    NKVDshniki on the front line always fought to the death and did not surrender. That border guards, that operational troops ... Yes, and even escort- 132nd battalion that in the Brest Fortress was remember wink
    1. Sirius-2
      Sirius-2 13 August 2013 20: 46
      I also read in Perestroika an article about how the NKVD regiment in 1941 killed everything in Rostov-on-Don, but did not allow the Germans to cross the Don. Our other parts were not nearby, they are alone.
      1. Alex 241
        Alex 241 13 August 2013 20: 51
        1. Alex 241
          Alex 241 13 August 2013 20: 56
          “On November 21 (approx. Auth. - 1941), the enemy broke into the city (approx. Auth. - Rostov on Don). The Military Council of the 56th Separate Army gave the order: the units retreat to the left bank of the Don and take up defense on the southern bank of the river. The retreat and crossing of the troops of the 56-1th army through the Don was covered by the 33rd motorized rifle regiment, the 230th regiment of the NKVD and the militia regiment, which continued to conduct fierce battles on the streets of Rostov. Stable resistance of these units ensured the withdrawal of troops of the 56th Army on the left bank of the Don.

          Heroically fought the enemy of the war of the 230th regiment of the NKVD troops. The first battalion, having suffered heavy losses, retreated to the left bank of the Don through the crossing on Budenovsky Prospekt, the second battalion departed along the 29th line to Zeleniy Ostrov. The battalion did not have time to occupy the trenches, when 12 fascist tanks broke through the floating bridge to the island, accompanied by heavy fire from machine guns and mortars. For five hours, the enemy fired at the battalion’s positions with guns, mortars and machine guns, passing tanks forward. The heroic exploits of the fighters of the 230th regiment of the NKVD forever immortalized them.
          Komsomolets V. Bondarev at this difficult moment was the first to show a model of courage and courage. Taking a bunch of grenades, snuggling to the ground, crawled towards the head tank and, when it was a few meters away, threw them under the fascist machine. Private example G. Ogarkov followed his example. He, like Bondarev, hit another enemy tank. Having a small number of grenades and machine guns, the KGB stood to their deaths. Soon, the artillery of the 56th Army opened fire on the island. Shells were torn not far from the crossing. Fearing its destruction, the Nazis were forced to withdraw their tanks from the Green Island. So the Chekists in a bitter struggle kept the island in their hands, and soon it was used as a bridgehead for preparing an attack on Rostov.

          On November 25, the Chekists' first battalion was concentrated on Green Island, and on November 26, by order of the thin ice command, a group of scouts under the command of Lieutenant G.M. Sviridova forced Don and seized the bridgehead in the area of ​​Theater Square. Another group landed on the right bank of the river in the area of ​​Karl Marx Square. Repulsing the frenzied attacks of the enemy, the Chekists held their positions until the approach of the main forces. Defending the captured positions, they showed high examples of courage and courage. For a day platoon of senior sergeant G.V. Makarevich destroyed about 150 fascists, occupied several houses on the 36th line.

          The company commanded by Lieutenant Levkin covered itself with unfading glory. In the area of ​​Karl Marx Square, the company occupied several houses and turned them into an impregnable fortress. In battle, Lieutenant Levkin lost his sight from a grenade explosion, but continued to fight, did not leave the battlefield. For courage and heroism Levkin and senior sergeant G.V. Makarevich was awarded the Order of the Red Banner, received orders and medals and other security officers.

          Every house, every stone bridge in Rostov keeps the memory of these battles. "
      2. Landwarrior
        Landwarrior 13 August 2013 22: 35
        Not only in Rostov. There are many examples.
  4. Rus86
    Rus86 13 August 2013 08: 00
    Really. by the way, on the topic of the film, it would have turned out very instructive, with a more or less proper approach and, as it seems to me, more understandable than the recently passed "white tiger", the essence of which the current could understand after reading the reviews).
    Honor and Memory to the people who have won for the future !!!
  5. tarks
    tarks 13 August 2013 09: 31
    Moreover, they fought valiantly and sometimes no worse than the cadre units of the Red Army. Nevertheless, they were written down to executioners in a mass and called “Stalin’s guardsmen” - only on the grounds that they belonged to the department of L.P. Beria.

    Which, in turn, was recorded in the executioners by a certain Khrushchev - the absolute executioner himself.
  6. Molotov
    Molotov 13 August 2013 10: 06
    Eternal glory to the heroes!
  7. Stiletto
    Stiletto 13 August 2013 10: 15
    Only Svanidze and others should not be allowed close to this topic.
  8. Standard Oil
    Standard Oil 13 August 2013 10: 19
    Searching for the Truth in liberal publications on history is like studying the history of the Great Patriotic War from the tales of our "friend" Goebbels. Everyone seems to know this, even dogs. It's only bad that there is no official complete history of the Second World War in Russia, there are already similar publications everywhere , even in Japan there are 12 volumes, where everything is painted in the most detailed way and that I should fail, but there the Japanese soldier is praised with Hurray! And there is not a word of denigrating him in any way. Where are similar publications in Russia? No, urgently to start work on this, and the liberals should not be allowed to get a cannon shot at this topic, sacred to the people, let them scribble their libels if they want.
  9. Kovrovsky
    Kovrovsky 13 August 2013 10: 28
    There was an article on the site about this fight. Eternal memory to the heroes and their faithful friends! They lived, fought and died together.
  10. chenia
    chenia 13 August 2013 11: 36
    The NKVD troops were more alert than army units. They are second in terms of combat readiness after units created from cadets of VU (it was necessary to use them unfortunately, but Mikhalkov showed stupidity in the cinema), then fines (but these are units). And the most recent, they’re not even militias,
    but national connections.
    1. Andrey Skokovsky
      Andrey Skokovsky 13 August 2013 13: 14
      Quote: chenia
      ....... Mikhalkov showed stupidity in the cinema .......

      I do not agree
      Mikhalkov shot a non-Russian pro-Western version of the story, that false version for which they give loot to anyone today, and he did not even try to somehow cheat and level this bunch of thoughtful lies about our country
      I think that in the "Citadel" Mikhalkov showed his true face, revealed how far he became to Russia,

      if before "Citadel" he could still be perceived as a Russian intilagant liberal from culture, then after this film my opinion about him fell below the plinth, and today I consider him rather an element of the 5th column.
      as late as possible, he should start saying "I don't feel Russian"
      1. old man54
        old man54 13 August 2013 19: 08
        Quote: Andrey Skokovsky
        Quote: chenia
        ....... Mikhalkov showed stupidity in the cinema .......

        I do not agree

        And who is this - Mikhalkov? I don’t know that! There was once in the USSR and after 90th a director with such a surname, not a very bad director, his films "Slave of Love" and "One's Own Among Strangers ..." are just what they are, but he died, alas, there is no such director already! !! And the current Mikhalkov, who removes any drunken nonsense, like "Citadel", is probably his namesake, just a pitiful namesake of that very Mikhalkov, whose film I love very much!
        PS I put you for a comment "-", forgive me, without reading, on the first lines, on emotions! I owe you.
    2. Blackgrifon
      Blackgrifon 13 August 2013 21: 54
      Quote: chenia
      The NKVD troops were more alert than army units. They are second in terms of combat readiness after units created from cadets of VU (I had to use them unfortunately, but Mikhalkov showed stupidity in the cinema), then fines (but these are units). And the most recent, these are not even militias, but national units.

      Not quite so - the most prepared units for a real battle were ISHB (Engineering Assault Brigades).
      Replace fines with barrage detachments - they were the last frontier of defense, it was around them that the ousting units were concentrated.
      The NKVD fighters were imprisoned for other tasks - yes, in the battle they fought well, but throwing them into battle is the same as hammering a nail with a microscope.
      1. tarks
        tarks 13 August 2013 22: 24
        About the microscope - at the very top. Special thanks to.
  11. Small Saturn
    Small Saturn 13 August 2013 13: 12
    Somehow, I came across a book by one of the pseudo-historians (most likely Suvorov-Rezun), called "The Great Patriotic Catastrophe: 1941" (or something like that, I could be wrong). So there are data on the equipment and manpower of the opponents as of 22.06.41/20/1. I don’t remember all the data (and I didn’t try to remember this nonsense), but the scope of lies generates: it is said that ours had an advantage in the air 11: 1 (it was only about combat aircraft), in tanks, something like XNUMX : XNUMX, but people supposedly had equality. And only thanks to the absolute mediocrity of our commanders, and the hypergenicity of the Germans, such a massacre happened. It was just that they threw tanks and equipment in batches anywhere and ran into the woods to grab forks and axes, so it is more convenient for us)). Based on what was written there, the person who first touched on this topic could not have other conclusions. Of course, a person receives a slight shock from what he read, this is also linked to those stories about the terrible war that he heard from old people, that is, there is reason to believe them. But you need to think logically: in the stories of the old people, most likely everything is true, but they talked about the events of local, individual episodes that sank into their memory (I know this from my own experience), they could not know the whole situation, but the ratio written by the pseudo-historian " manpower and means "should raise doubts among a sane person - where have you seen this, when the attacking side not only does not have superiority, but also significantly inferior to the enemy in strength. This is absurd! It's a lie!
    I don’t know how now, but even 5 years ago, the shelves of bookstores in the "military literature" section were littered with the letters of similar hacks, they should have been put in the section of fantasy in the "action" style and other biliberdy.
    Where is Major Filippov with his fighters, dogs and their feat, this is not action, this is not fashionable now, not a format!
    Many thanks to the author, more such articles!
    1. Dovmont
      Dovmont 13 August 2013 20: 11
      The books of these writers are already disappearing from the shelves of bookstores, probably due to their low sales. The reading people have already understood the value of these "works".
    2. Rus86
      Rus86 17 January 2014 05: 47
      read these books of the traitor to the Motherland. and could not understand, he contradicted one another. in one G.K. Zhukov is a genius, in another he is just a villain for 37 years. and there is a whole studio of "patriots" of emigrants, writing under one pseudonym. that's how he loves his homeland. she is such a scum. (martyr, so that him)
  12. bazilio
    bazilio 13 August 2013 13: 14
    I have not heard about such an episode, thanks for the info.
    Regarding liberal historians, it is very disgusting when, in an attempt to please the west, they spit on the memory of the heroes of that war. Of course, not everything was smooth, the Red Army commanding staff made mistakes, but this is not a reason to belittle the heroic deeds. It is necessary to isolate the activities of all these scribblers.
  13. tank64rus
    tank64rus 13 August 2013 13: 25
    Eternal Memory to Heroes and Glory! And the liberals are simply waging an information war against their people. All this is done with Western money and on its tasks. They really do not want to be considered foreign agents, but they are foreign agents.
  14. Gomunkul
    Gomunkul 13 August 2013 14: 08
    But let’s leave such calculations on the conscience of liberal historians.
    People who insult their people and the history of their country do not have a conscience, they simply do not have it. Thanks to the author for the article. Eternal Glory to the Heroes! hi
  15. Molotov
    Molotov 13 August 2013 14: 26
    Our contemporary Alexander Zhuravlev even wrote a poem about that fierce battle:
    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.
    Eh, how are you, life, negligible
    For the Motherland! .. And the Fritzes rolled.
    Unequal battle. The outpost died.
    Five hundred fighters died in the hot
    a fight.
    And then there could be no other way ...
    But dogs suddenly rushed to the enemy ...
    One hundred and fifty relatives
    service dogs
    We went in a counterattack, in the forehead,
    not knowing fear.
    And their run was beautiful and severe.
    Oh, 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.
  16. Peaceful military
    Peaceful military 13 August 2013 15: 00
    GLORY TO THE HEROES! Shame on the liberals and the anti-Soviet!
  17. washi
    washi 13 August 2013 16: 04
    The most interesting thing is the combat readiness of the NKVD troops, in contrast to the Red Army units.
    Not everyone, you see, was planted in his own army.
    Accidentally stumbled upon an act of verification of the Far Eastern Army under the control of Blucher.
    I would have shot him a second time.
    I also read the description of Zhukov, written by Rokossovsky. Not surprised that the latter was under investigation. For the rest, everything is as usual: stupid to increase or to the academy. Zhukov did not draw to the academy.
    1. kanevsvv
      kanevsvv 15 August 2013 15: 37
      You can give a link on the Far East and Blucher? Very interesting
  18. goody
    goody 13 August 2013 16: 08
    Comrade Molotov, thanks for the verse hi Eternal memory to heroes !!!
  19. Alexey M
    Alexey M 13 August 2013 16: 22
    Where did Rezun, Solzhenitsyn and other historians work and for whom? The correct answer is in the West and for the West. Mikhalkov crawls over the hill with his every masterpiece so that they give a medal, but they don’t like the truth there.
    And none of those in power needs such articles since they look pale against the backdrop of popular heroes.
    Wars begin in government and the people win. There have been (and I want to believe, God forbid, of course) hundreds and thousands at all times. Here, according to such stories, you need to make a movie. Won Spielberg made a good movie about Rain and well done, patriot is his mother, , that's what you need to learn.
  20. Snoop
    Snoop 13 August 2013 17: 21
    Right here they said there is no unifying historical work in the Russian Federation about the great war, where there will be official historiography. This is accepted in all countries. In the USSR there was a 12 or 15 volume of World War II. In my summer kitchen, there are still small volumes on the shelf. Sometimes I re-read, some of them.
    1. Sirius-2
      Sirius-2 13 August 2013 20: 42
      Encyclopedias are few. Here we need a whole institute for studying the Second World War, and only its damned. A whole TV channel is needed from morning to night in various programs without addictions telling about the war. It is journalism, not feature films! We need annual conferences of historians, wherever they find truth in disputes, where they separate grains from the chaff.
  21. soldier's grandson
    soldier's grandson 13 August 2013 18: 43
    that's what you need to show in schools, all sorts of boomers, brigades to ban them to border guards are not suitable
  22. old man54
    old man54 13 August 2013 19: 16
    Quote: author
    before his death, he managed to see how the Hitlerite warriors, who had conquered all of Europe, were torn to pieces and driven like hares, shepherd dogs and his frontier guards in hand-to-hand fighting. For the sake of this moment it was worth living and dying ...

    Yes, absolutely, it’s worth living and dying for it, I’ll sign up many times! And this is a beautiful death, death on the battlefield in battle with the enemy, death worthy of the Great Heroes of antiquity!
    Article undoubted and bold "+"!!!!
  23. Alex 241
    Alex 241 13 August 2013 19: 20
    Today, the faces of only two dead border guards are known - the lieutenant and foreman, but we don’t know who they are, their names, surnames, where their relatives are ...
    1. Alex 241
      Alex 241 13 August 2013 19: 21
      1. Alex 241
        Alex 241 13 August 2013 19: 22
        A monument to that last battle of people and dogs with a beast ... There is no such monument anywhere else. “Stop and bow. Then in July 1941, soldiers of a separate Kolomyia border commandant got up in the last attack on the enemy. 500 border guards and 150 of their service dogs were killed by the brave in that battle. They remained forever faithful to the oath, their native land. "
        1. Alex 241
          Alex 241 13 August 2013 19: 27
          1. Vadim2013
            Vadim2013 13 August 2013 22: 22
            I really liked the video, watched it twice.
          2. BIC
            BIC 18 August 2013 19: 30
            Thanks for the video. I got it !!!
  24. Mirrors
    Mirrors 13 August 2013 19: 26
    Poor Russian Vanya ... He has different surnames and titles, in this case there were about 500 of these Vanya, plus Major Filippov. Always use it in the tail and in the mane, then in war, then in politics. But Vanya, when he locks up, rolls up his sleeves, gets furious and goes with his bare hands to the enemy, since the military leaders and politicians blundered. Honor and Glory to Van, and to all Ivanes, who were often Georgians, and Tatars, and Ukrainians, and Kazakhs, and Belarusians. And infantrymen, and pilots, and border guards, and from the escort troops. Yes, feats must be glorified, warriors deserve it. Unfortunately, little is being done today for this.

    And why is the article written? In order to, using a real high tragedy, kick some politicians and some historians, no matter who appreciates them. Is it for the sake of fighters in the 41st? But what, Beria did not tarnish, along with Yagoda, the very name of the NKVD? But after all, the same Russian Vani, and not Beria alone, served in the NKVD troops, including the border ones. And what, Solzhenitsyn wrote a lie about the camps in which there were a lot of healthy men who were so needed at the front? Damn, where was Vasilevsky? And the aircraft designers Tupolev, Yakovlev and Grigorovich? And the future academician Korolev? Already they have done for the Fatherland more than you and me.

    But what does the true feat of five hundred border guards and Major Filippov have to do with it? The author simply used it to once again kick the liberals so unloved by him. And figs with them, with the liberals, history will figure out who is right, who is to blame, liberalists or authoritarianists. And those and others, or rather, the most ardent of them, do not hesitate to pull from the graves of Major Filippov for their political purposes. Here is the author of the article there too.
    1. egoriy08
      egoriy08 3 September 2013 09: 46
      The purpose of the publication? I see her goal in that people would learn about another feat, and who knew, once again remember about it. The goal is to protect the names of people and services that gave themselves to the service of the socialist homeland from vile slander, distortions, the issuance of special cases as a system, scum like those already mentioned in the publication writing here. Here you mention a few well-known names, including Korolev, only to cast a shadow on the wattle fence and are no different from the bastards listed in the publication. And Korolev sat for bumping his head with a bottle of a drinking buddy. And the fact that he was sitting suggests that the law, at that time, was the same for everyone. You also mention the name of Beria, hinting only at one side of his activity, the fight against the enemies of the proletarian state, but you, by virtue of your rottenness, will never say that the extremely outstanding evacuation of industry to the rear, the merit of Beria and NKVD. I am grateful to the author for the publication. For the fact that he did at least something to protect the name of our fathers, grandfathers and great-grandfathers from the attacks of the bastards - liberals.
  25. mi1967
    mi1967 13 August 2013 20: 23
    Everyone whose soul hurts for the history of the Second World War! I recommend N.N. Nikulin Memoirs of the war! I didn’t read anything more honestly! But a lot and a lot of things were read ... I’m sure I’ll like it!
    1. erg
      erg 14 August 2013 00: 39
      I read Nikulin's memoirs. There are a lot of controversial and controversial facts. Even as a child, from my grandfathers who participated in the war (one artilleryman, another pilot) I heard many facts about which were not written in Soviet times, but nothing similar to Nikulinskie Roskozni. Interestingly, the memoirs appeared in print only in 2007, while the exposure of the "false Soviet history" began in the late eighties and peaked in the 90s. But in the 2s it started to decline. It is interesting that only one historian, an ardent anti-Soviet Aleksandrov, published comments on Nikulin's book. The question arises: "Was there a boy?" It seems that Nikulin did not write these memoirs, or they did a good job. But this is my opinion.
  26. Vadim2013
    Vadim2013 13 August 2013 20: 40
    I read about this fight three times before. Eternal memory and glory to those killed in battle in the summer of 1941
  27. Alex 241
    Alex 241 13 August 2013 21: 10
    Many people know this actor Vladimir Gulyaev, but not many know that during the war he was a pilot and flew IL-2
    1. Alex 241
      Alex 241 13 August 2013 21: 14
      . With the outbreak of war, Vladimir goes as a mechanic to an aviation workshop. April 20, 1942 he was enrolled as a cadet in the Molotov (Perm) military aviation school of pilots.

      The youngest cadet of the Molotov school of attack pilots Volodya Gulyaev graduated with honors. He became the pilot of the IL-2 attack aircraft.

      In November 1943, the youngest junior lieutenant of Soviet attack aircraft, Vladimir Gulyaev, went to the front. Pilot 639 ShAP, which was then based near the city of Velizh. In November 1943, the formation of the 335th assault air division began, which included Gulyaev's regiment and the neighboring, 826th, from their 211st division. In winter, pilots of the newly minted division rarely flew, mainly for reconnaissance. Gulyaev managed to make only one sortie.

      In the spring of 1944, Gulyaev’s division received an order to transfer the 639th regiment to the 2nd Ukrainian Front. This event should have pleased Volodya, because his father fought the head of agitation and propaganda of the 53rd Army in the 2nd Ukrainian. But he acted in a Guliaev style: he begged the division commander not to send him to Ukraine and transferred to the neighboring, 826th, assault regiment of the 335th division. In the 1st squadron of this regiment, Vladimir Gulyaev will go through all of his front-line universities until victory day - May 9, 1945. In total, Vladimir Leonidovich completed 60 sorties on the Il-2 during the Great Patriotic War.

      And lieutenant Vladimir Gulyaev was destined to put a victory point in the war on ... Red Square in Moscow!
  28. 0255
    0255 13 August 2013 22: 25
    Thank you for the article! I am glad that they remembered the feat of the NKVD border guards at least today. It is a pity that we know little about the exploits of our grandfathers and great-grandfathers.
    But do not run into Solzhenitsyn. There were repressions. Zhukov, Rokossovsky and many others would have also been shot if not for the attack of Hitler. Tupolev, Myasishchev and many other aircraft designers were also repressed. And you need to know about repression. It's one thing - pseudo-historians like Rezun, and another - who wrote the truth. Unfortunately, a lot of anti-Russian films like "Penal Battles" and "Bastards" are being shot now, where there are more lies. Still, there is a line between the truth about Stalinist repressions and anti-Russian nonsense.
    Stalinists, you can minus.
  29. chenia
    chenia 13 August 2013 23: 39
    Quote: Blackgrifon
    Not quite so - the most prepared units for a real battle were ISHB (Engineering Assault Brigades).

    This refers to the units and formations leading the combined arms battle, in any form of its manifestation. The assault engineering and engineer brigade is indeed an elite (and, in principle, could participate in any type of battle, but with a different effectiveness), but it was imprisoned for breaking through the enemy’s enhanced defense and fighting in the city.
    And detachments are generally groups.

    The cadet regiments and regiments of the NKVD troops — these units rushed to the front, at the time of the highest tension, for the country. And they always kept to the last
    Although the partisan movement is basically part of the NKVD. Remember the sabotage brigade for special purposes (athletes and circus performers, gave heat to the Germans).

    I had in mind stamina and the ability to conduct combined arms combat in part or in conjunction with one way or another of formation.
  30. Nuar
    Nuar 14 August 2013 13: 09
    At the same time, many historians of a liberal color at point blank range do not want to see obvious facts: not only were border guards the first to take the blow of the aggressor, but in the summer of 1941 they also performed completely unusual functions, fighting the Wehrmacht.
    what for tops? in 41 it was one of the functions of the border troops. (in two root words, root from "troops"- appeared not by chance.) Border guards - the elite of Soviet troops - going out on patrol, on patrol, in ambush - a military operation. These People (with a capital letter) wore military uniforms and received military awards in peacetime.
  31. rennim
    rennim 14 August 2013 14: 40
    Article plus ... One only claim to the author. It is not necessary to constantly repeat about the attitude of the "liberals" to the NKVD. They understood everything for a long time, and many already knew that everything that was attributed to the NKVD fighters was complete nonsense ... by order of the foreign and internal 5th column.
  32. OPTR
    OPTR 15 August 2013 19: 29
    The author mentioned that
    everyone knows how the Germans counted their killed soldiers. They still have dozens of divisions “missing”, especially from those that were destroyed in the summer offensive of 1944.

    Did not know.
    For some reason, in the writings of prof. historians somehow casually note (if noted) different methods of estimating losses among Germans and in the USSR.
    For example, I read somewhere that in an air battle the Germans counted victories to each of the group if the group shot down an airplane. Etc.
    And without such a basis - understanding the different methods of assessing losses (or victories), the numbers are perceived by many at the "everyday" level.
    It would be necessary to begin educational articles from this.
  33. xomaNN
    xomaNN 16 August 2013 22: 09
    Thanks to the author for the note about this feat of the border guards. Dogs attacking the infantry is very unusual. I read a lot how during the war specially trained dogs, under tanks with mines, threw themselves, dying in front of their instructors.
  34. Stas57
    Stas57 20 August 2013 13: 30
    More recently, there was already such a topic in which I laid out several documents regarding the issue.
  35. Reinhard
    Reinhard 17 January 2014 00: 51
    Yes ! NKVD - these were the most trained soldiers. Not a single border guard surrendered! Glory to them!
  36. mehmeh
    mehmeh 8 December 2014 10: 45
    If the war is cold. then Solzhenitsyn Mlechin is a renegade. and Svanidze he is objective. although judges in. A lot from today's perspective.
    Here scientists have created an atomic bomb for America))
    And the truth is that it’s not for America but against Hitler
    Their crime is that they present one-sidedly everything
    And the information policy is controlled by grandmas
    They can be opposed by consciousness and non-cooperation