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The legendary "Major Whirlwind" has died

The legendary "Major Whirlwind" has diedIn Kiev, 24 in November at the age of 99 years died intelligence officer Yevgeny Bereznyak, who became the prototype of the protagonist of the military drama "Major Whirlwind". President of the country Viktor Yanukovych expressed his condolences in connection with the death of the Hero of Ukraine.
"In the memory of all who knew this wonderful man, he will forever remain a bright personality, a talented teacher who sincerely loved his Motherland and believed in its happy future. The feat of Yevgeny Bereznyak, the legendary" Major Whirlwind ", during the Great Patriotic War is an example of genuine patriotism and self-sacrifice, "the condolences to the relatives and friends of the deceased, published on the official website of the president, are said.
In the pre-war period, Bereznyak taught at the village school for a long time, later he was the head of the Lviv city department of public education. During the Great Patriotic War, led an active underground struggle against the occupiers, and in 1943, after graduating from the school of the Main Intelligence Directorate, led a group of scouts codenamed Golos, whose activities formed the basis of the novel by Yulian Semenov and the film by Yevgeny Tashkov, Major Vortex ".
The group "Voice" has played a key role in the liberation of Krakow. The reconnaissance mission in the city under the leadership of Bereznyak carried out 156 days: during this time they were able to gather information about the deployment of enemy army units, specify the mine plan of Krakow and conduct a number of sabotage on local railways and highways. After the operation was completed, the scouts were awarded high government awards.
However, the operation began unsuccessfully: the German invaders noticed the landing party, several people, including Bereznyak, went to prison. The intelligence officer managed to escape from the Gestapo, but because of this, the Soviet command later decided to send him to the NKVD filtration camp in Podolsk near Moscow. The tests proved the innocence of Bereznyak, and, at the request of the GRU, he was released and demobilized, but he was finally rehabilitated only after 20 years - in 1965 year.
After the war, Bereznyak returned to teaching and over the years 65 produced six monographs and more than 100 scientific publications. In the USSR, in Ukraine and in Poland, 37 was awarded orders, medals and honorary distinctions. A scholarship named after Yevgeny Bereznyak was established in Ukrainian higher military educational institutions.
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  1. Archikah
    Archikah 25 November 2013 09: 03
    Talented person. A simple teacher from school - in the years of danger turned into a professional intelligence officer. And the Poles could honor him. There would be no Bereznyak and Krakow would not. Rest in peace.
    1. Lord of the Sith
      Lord of the Sith 25 November 2013 13: 36
      Eternal memory to the hero !!!

      I hope that in Krakow the Poles will erect a monument to him.
  2. yan
    yan 25 November 2013 09: 05
    Earth rest in a HERO! Just one thing, why is he not a Hero of the Soviet Union?
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    3. Migari
      Migari 25 November 2013 15: 49
      Land down Hero, condolences to the family and friends.
  3. major071
    major071 25 November 2013 09: 15
    Condolences to family and friends. Life Eugene Stepanovich Bereznyak lived a long and eventful. Everlasting memory!
  4. George
    George 25 November 2013 09: 18
    Legendary person !!!
    Everlasting memory !!!
  5. wulf66
    wulf66 25 November 2013 09: 23
    Eternal memory, land rest in peace. Condolences to the family. It’s good that Ukraine didn’t slide into a geyropa with him ...
  6. vlad0
    vlad0 25 November 2013 09: 29
    Without the right to glory, to the glory of the power!
    Eternal memory to a worthy Officer and Man!
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  8. Revolver
    Revolver 25 November 2013 09: 46
    Taking off my hat. At least virtually. hi
  9. ZU-23
    ZU-23 25 November 2013 09: 47
    Honor and praise! everlasting memory! the kingdom of heaven and earth rest in peace. The poor grandfather didn’t see his heart against the backdrop of European integration.
    1. Apollo
      Apollo 25 November 2013 09: 53
      A fond memory and a deep bow to you Evgeny Stepanovich. soldier

  10. stalker
    stalker 25 November 2013 09: 59
    Great man! Bright memory to the heroes of that terrible war.
  11. Same lech
    Same lech 25 November 2013 10: 44
    Major "VORTEX" - my favorite film - great actors and showed a real hero.

    In my memory, Major VORTEX will remain forever.
  12. Galinanp
    Galinanp 25 November 2013 11: 39
    Everlasting memory!
  13. Yuri11076
    Yuri11076 25 November 2013 13: 32
    Veterans leave, eternal memory to a real person !!!
  14. Genur
    Genur 25 November 2013 14: 10
    There are fewer colleagues left. Everlasting memory.
  15. morpex
    morpex 25 November 2013 15: 19
    What kind of people are leaving! Lumps! The salt of the earth ... Recently Alexei Skurlatov, the legendary Russian soldier Alyosha, died. Eternal memory to them ...
    1. regsSSSR
      regsSSSR 25 November 2013 20: 46
      Yes, that's just what I was thinking about
      when I heard about the death of Alexei Skurpatov I remembered
      what else is still alive Evgeny Bereznyak
      and now eh literally followed by the ear and he

      A real great man is a legend!
      great Soviet era!
      Eternal memory to the hero!
  16. MIKHAN
    MIKHAN 25 November 2013 17: 52
    May he rest in peace..
    Such PEOPLE leave and with them an entire era of the Legendary Heroic Tragic .. We can only bow our heads before such true PATRIOTS of our Homeland!
  17. alone
    alone 25 November 2013 20: 50
    Condolences to relatives. Another Hero has become less!
  18. Bashkaus
    Bashkaus 25 November 2013 20: 54
    Lord, God rest the soul of your servant, Eugene’s war, forgive him all sins, free and not free, and grant him the Kingdom of Heaven, for Your Name’s sake.
    People, we are all adults, and we understand that the advantages of the article are not the advantages of the narcologist, this is thanks to the author for considering it necessary to inform us about this.