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In honor of the marshal

In honor of the marshal

At the Troekurovsky cemetery in Moscow, the opening ceremony of the monument to the illustrious military leader, participant in the Great Patriotic War, Hero of the Soviet Union Marshal of the Armored Forces Oleg Aleksandrovich Losik took place. His whole military life was connected with tank troops - the main striking force of the Ground Forces.

To honor the memory of Oleg Alexandrovich came the deputy army chief of staff Alexander Lenz, chairman of DOSAAF Lieutenant General of Russia Sergey Maiev, Marshal Dmitry Yazov, Artillery Marshal Vladimir Mikhalkin, other veteran generals, representative of the Republic of Belarus Ministry of Defense, Major-General Alexander Nikitin, veterans of the Army troops, wars and local conflicts, relatives, friends and colleagues of the legendary tanker. Accompanying the opening ceremony of the monument, created on the initiative of Marshal Tatyana Olegovna’s daughter, by sculptor Yaroslav Borodin, a member of the Moscow Union of Artists, was provided by the soldiers of the honor guard of the 154-th separate commandant's Preobrazhensky regiment.

Oleg Aleksandrovich Losik was born in the 1915 year in the Smolensk region. In 1938, he graduated from the Saratov Armored School. Being the commander of a tank brigade, he was among the first to liberate Minsk. He commanded the troops of the Far Eastern Military District, in 1969, led the fighting to defeat the Chinese aggressors who invaded Soviet territory in the area of ​​Damansky Island. For 18 years he headed the Military Academy of Armored Forces. After his dismissal from the Armed Forces, he continued his active work as the inspector general of the Russian Ministry of Defense. In addition, he headed the board of the Chevalier's Club of the Order of Zhukov at the Moscow House of War and Military Veterans.
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  1. alone
    alone 30 August 2013 13: 17
    Marshal defeated the Chinese in Daman Island. EBN gave the island to the Chinese.

    1. vilenich
      vilenich 30 August 2013 14: 55
      Quote: lonely
      Marshal defeated the Chinese in Daman

      Personally, I am also very respectful to Marshal BTV Losik, but I think it’s not worth mentioning his role in defeating the Chinese on Fr. Damansky because it is very contradictory, but there is no reliable information to this day.
      According to one version, General P.M. Plotnikov, who in 1969 held the post of first deputy commander of the KDVO troops, was on March 15, 1969 at the scene and, moreover, was the senior in rank, gave the order to deliver a massive strike to the Chinese .
  2. rugor
    rugor 30 August 2013 13: 38
    "How good, how fresh were the roses, thrown into my coffin by my country ...."
  3. Vtel
    Vtel 30 August 2013 13: 40
    And to all the fallen for our Motherland! May God grant health to the now surviving veterans of the front and rear!
  4. soldat1945
    soldat1945 30 August 2013 14: 16
    Almost until his death he taught at the Combined Arms Academy, a man of rock, our state holds onto such, eternal memory !!!
  5. Aleks tv
    Aleks tv 30 August 2013 14: 35
    Hero of the Soviet Union, Marshal of Armored Forces Oleg Alexandrovich Losik.
    On August 20, a year ago, the LAST Marshal of the USSR Armored Forces died.

    Memory, Honor and Glory to the glorified Marshal.

    He commanded the 4-th Guards Tank Brigade, which was part of the famous 2-th Guards Tatsin Tank Corps, which took Minsk.

    On the armor of the tanks of the 2 corps was the famous White Arrow.
    The letter "L" next to the arrow on the brigade's tanks was capitalized from the name of the brigade commander.

    Honorary resident of Minsk.

    Thanks to the military review that they mentioned it a year ago and now, on the occasion of the opening of the monument ...
  6. Ryzhikov
    Ryzhikov 30 August 2013 14: 58
  7. slavik_gross
    slavik_gross 30 August 2013 15: 16
    Eternal memory to the Great Soldier of his Motherland !!!
  8. Mareman Vasilich
    Mareman Vasilich 30 August 2013 15: 56
    Eternal Glory to the Heroes!
  9. SPLV
    SPLV 30 August 2013 16: 05
    There would be more materials about such people. Young people need to know history and heroes. Maybe you should create a separate heading: "Personalities"?
    1. Proud.
      Proud. 30 August 2013 21: 25
      Good suggestion. I propose to call the heading more capacious-PERSONALITY.
  10. DimychDV
    DimychDV 30 August 2013 16: 40
    Eternal memory and glory!
    And for Damansky, too, whoever takes the right of the first decision.
    But the political leadership - a bolt and a shame for the fact that the two communist countries could not agree on the Beijing Agreement of 1860 on the border on the fairway, as is customary in the whole normal world, and because of this put a bunch of people.
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  12. studentmati
    studentmati 30 August 2013 21: 34
    Oleg Alexandrovich Losik was born in 1915 in the Smolensk region.

    A deep bow to Oleg Alexandrovich, my fellow countryman, a native of the city of Yartsev, Smolensk region! hi I remember how in 1983 Oleg Alexandrovich personally participated in the opening of the monument to the soldiers who died in the Great Patriotic War, how he personally organized the creation of the monument with the T-34 tank !!! I bow to you !!! hi Thank you!

    In the first half of the 90s, Marshal Losik Street appeared in the city. Truly the Great Leader !!!