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Soviet Actors - participants of the Great Patriotic War

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We know and love so many artists of Soviet cinema, as well as their work in cinema. We love and remember artists such as Y. Nikulin, V. Basov, A. Smirnov, A. Papanov, M. Pugovkin, G. Yumatov, and many others. But we know almost nothing about the main role of each of them - about their role in the Great Patriotic War. But they all participated in the battles for our Motherland against fascism. I want to share with you that I myself have learned about some of these famous artists.




Yuri Nikulin

18 November 1939 of the year, in accordance with the Decree on universal conscription, Y. Nikulin was drafted into the army. Nikulin served in the anti-aircraft artillery troops near Leningrad. From the very first days of the Great Patriotic War, Nikulin's battery opened fire on fascist airplanes that were breaking through to Leningrad, casting the Gulf of Finland with deep mines. As part of the anti-aircraft battery, Nikulin fought until the spring of 1943, he rose to the rank of senior sergeant. Then, with injuries, he twice visited the hospital. After his recovery, he was sent from the hospital to the 72-th separate anti-aircraft division near the city of Kolpino. Victory Yuri Nikulin met in the Baltic States. He was awarded the medals "For Courage", "For the Defense of Leningrad" and "For Victory over Germany."

Soviet Actors - participants of the Great Patriotic War




Alexei Smirnov

The whole country knew and loved him, but even many of his friends did not know that he had fought almost the entire war as a simple soldier. That he is a full holder of the Order of Glory, holder of the Order of the Red Star. Aleksei simply did not like to share his memories of the war with anyone. The award list for the order of the third artillery division from 15 September 1944 of the year to the Order of Glory 3 degree: “20 June 1944 of the year in the height of 283, the enemy, attacked the battery to 40 of the Nazis. Comrade Smirnov, inspiring the fighters, rushed into battle, repulsed the attack of the Nazis. On the battlefield, 17 Germans were killed, he himself personally captured the Nazis 7 ... ". Entry in the award list to the Order of Glory of the 2 degree: “Comrade Smirnov, with three soldiers, rushed at the Germans and personally killed three Nazis from a machine gun and took two prisoners. 22 January 1945 of the year, despite the intense rifle-machine-gun and artillery-mortar shelling, with the calculation of ferried on a mortar to the left bank of the river Oder. In this battle, two machine gun points and twenty Nazis were destroyed. ” However, Aleksey Smirnov did not succeed in ending the war in Berlin. In the 1945 year, during one of the battles, he was severely wounded by a shell explosion. And after treatment at the hospital - the commission ...
Alexey Smirnov, after the war, starred in many films. And any of his role in the film, even a small one, was pronounced and noticeable. The last film in which he was filming was the film of his friend Leonid Bykov “Only old men go to battle”.
The hero of the Great Patriotic War, one of the best Soviet actors of the post-war generation, is buried in the Southern Cemetery of St. Petersburg, the 3 st rowan section, the 21 series, the 9 grave.



Anatoly Papanov

On the very first day of the 22 War of June 1941, he went to the front. He served as a senior sergeant. In 1942-m was sent to the South-Western Front. There was preparing a large offensive of the Soviet troops. Under Kharkov were pulled several Soviet divisions, which fell into the "boiler". The Germans launched a counterattack, and the Soviet troops were forced to retreat to Stalingrad itself. Twenty-year-old Anatoly Papanov then commanded an anti-aircraft battery. In these battles, he is the role of a soldier who has nowhere to retreat - he lived in full. Near Kharkov Papanov learned what it means to serve in the battalion, which asks and does not receive fire. There he was badly wounded in the leg, got into the hospital and, in 21 a year old, he was disabled. “Is it possible to forget how, after two and a half hours of battle, out of forty-two people left thirteen?” Recalled Papanov. About this time - one of the brightest and most significant roles of the actor - the role of General Serpilin in the film adaptation of Simonov's novel “The Living and the Dead”. Perhaps, if there was no Serpilin in Papanov’s creative biography, there wouldn’t be another military role - the former radio paratrooper, the accountant Dubinsky, in the film “Byelorussia Station”.



Nikolay Trofimov

During the Great Patriotic War he served in the ranks of the Naval Fleet. He was awarded the Order of the Patriotic War of the II degree, the Order of the Red Star, the medal "For the Defense of Leningrad", "For the Victory over Germany".



Elina Bystritskaya

During the war she worked as a nurse in the front mobile evacuation hospital. Awarded the Order of the Patriotic War II degree, the medal "For victory over Germany".



Innokenty Smoktunovsky

Member of the Battle of the Kursk Bulge, the crossing of the Dnieper, the liberation of Kiev.
I reached Berlin. Awarded the Order of the Patriotic War I degree, two medals "For Courage", a medal "For Victory over Germany".



Zinovy ​​Gerdt

Senior lieutenant of a sapper company. I went to the front as a volunteer. In February 1943 year under Belgorod was severely wounded in the leg, suffered 11 operations, as a result of which the leg became shorter by 8 centimeters, lameness remained for life. He was awarded the Order of the Red Star.



Vladimir Etush

Volunteer. He graduated from the school of military translators in Stavropol. (By the way, if you need a simultaneous translation, today it is not a problem). He fought in the mountains of Kabarda and Ossetia, liberated Rostov-on-Don, Ukraine. Senior Lieutenant, Assistant Chief of Staff of the Regiment. In 1943, he was severely injured and commissioned. After the hospital received 2-th disability group.
He was awarded the Order of the Patriotic War I degree, the Order of the Red Star, medals "For the defense of the Caucasus", "For the defense of Moscow", "For victory over Germany".





Mikhail Pugovkin

I went to the front as a volunteer. Scout, served in the 1147 Rifle Regiment.
He was awarded the Order of the Patriotic War II degree and the medal "For victory over Germany".



Vladimir Basov

Captain, commander of the 424 battery of the motorized rifle regiment of the 14 anti-aircraft artillery Riga division Reserve of the SGC GC, deputy chief of the operational department of the 28th separate artillery division of the reserve breakdown of the Main Command.
He was awarded the Order of the Patriotic War I degree, the Order of the Red Star and the medal "For Military Merit".





Evgeniy Vesnik

He fought three years. He was awarded two medals "For Bravery", the Order of the Patriotic War of II degree, the Order of the Red Star, the medal "For the capture of Koenigsberg", two medals "For Courage", a medal "For Victory over Germany".





Sergey Bondarchuk

Member of the Great Patriotic War. Awarded the Order of the Patriotic War II degree.



George Yumatov

From 1942 year - youngsters on a torpedo boat "Brave", a year later - the steering. Liberated Budapest, Bucharest, Vienna. He was awarded the Order of the Patriotic War, II degree, the Ushakov sailor medal, the medals "For the Capture of Budapest", "For the Capture of Vienna", "For the Victory over Germany".


Leonid Gaidai

In 1942, Leonid Gaidai was drafted into the army. Initially, his service was held in Mongolia, where he rode horses intended for the front. The tall and thin Gaidai on the squat Mongolian horses looked ridiculous, but coped with his cowboy work successfully. He, like his other peers, rushed to the front. Being in peaceful Mongolia, they felt ashamed. In addition, recruits were often forgotten to feed and they starved terribly.

When the military commissar arrived to take over the replenishment to the army, for each question of the officer, Gaidai answered "I". "Who's in artillery?" "I", "In cavalry?" "I", "To the fleet?" "I", "In intelligence?" "I" - what caused the discontent of the boss. "Yes, wait, Gaidai," said the commissar, "Let me read the entire list." From this incident, after many years, the episode of the film "Operation" Y "was born.
Gaidai was sent to the Kalinin Front.

Gaidai served in the platoon of foot intelligence, repeatedly went to the enemy's rear to take the language, was awarded several medals.
In the 1943 year, returning from a mission, Leonid Gaidai blew himself up on an anti-personnel mine, receiving a severe wound to his leg. He spent about a year in hospitals, underwent 5 operations. He was threatened with amputation, but he flatly refused it. "One-legged actors do not happen" - he said. The consequences of this injury haunted him all his life. From time to time the wound opened, splinters came out, the bone inflamed and these torments lasted for years. He was disabled, although he never told anyone about it. The outsiders not only did not know about this, but did not even guess, because Leonid Iovich could not bear to show his illnesses or ailments. He had a real male character ..





Yuri Katin-Yartseva

The Great Patriotic War is a huge and important stage in the biography of Yuri Katin-Yartsev. He served in the railway troops, built bridges in the Far East, then he joined the active army, on the Voronezh Front. He was a participant in the battles of Kursk, was on the I Ukrainian front and IV Ukrainian. At the end of the war, Katin-Yartsev became a knight of the Order of the Red Star.



Vladimir Gulyaev

April 20, 1942 he was enrolled as a cadet in the Molotov (Perm) military aviation school of pilots. He became the pilot of the IL-2 attack aircraft.
... The youngest student of the Molotov school of attack pilots Volodya Gulyaev graduated with honors and, having received the rank of junior lieutenant, arrived with a new recruiting party in the 639 regiment, which was then based near the town of Velizh.
In November, 1943 began the formation of the 335 th assault division, which included the Gulyaev regiment and the neighboring, 826 th, from their 211 division. In winter, the pilots of the new division rarely flew, mainly for reconnaissance. Gulyaev managed to make only one combat flight.

In the spring of 1944, the Gulyayev division received an order to transfer the 639 regiment to the 2 Ukrainian Front. This event should have been a joy to Volodya, because the head of the agitation and propaganda of the 53 Army on the 2 Ukrainian was his father who fought. But he acted in a walking way: he asked the division commander not to send him to Ukraine and transfer him to the next, 826 th, assault regiment of the 335 th division. In the 1 squadron of this regiment, Vladimir Gulyaev will pass all his front-line universities to the most victorious day - May 9 of the year 1945.

In May, the 1944 of the year, the 335-I assault division consisting of the 826-th and 683-th assault air regiments secretly relocated to the airfield near Gorodok in the Vitebsk region. The first flights of Gulyayev were to attack the railway stations Lovsha, Obol, Goryany on the road Vitebsk - Polotsk. Especially got the Fritz from the blows of Vladimir in Oboli. At this station, he flew 20 May, 6, 13 and 23 June. The regimental documents for 13 June read as follows: “Flying to attack the Obol railway station in a group of six Il-2s, making an 3 approach, despite the enemy’s heavy anti-aircraft fire, comrade Gulyaev dropped bombs into the echelon, 3 exploded with black Smoke, cannon fire and machine guns shot the enemy's manpower. The task was completed perfectly. The result of the attack is confirmed by a photo and the evidence of fighters covering. " It should be added that the station itself was covered with four anti-aircraft batteries and two more on the way to it. This is a whole sea of ​​anti-aircraft fire! Gulyaev, neglecting the mortal danger, three times dived into this sea. And not only survived, but also damaged the German echelon. On this of his sniper attack, even wrote an army newspaper "Soviet Falcon". The clipping with the article Guliaev then proudly wore for a long time in his flight tablet.

During Operation Bagration, the 826 Assault Regiment struck enemy personnel and equipment on the roads Dobrino - Verbali - Shumilino - Beshenkovichi, Lovsha - Bogushevskoe - Senno, and Lovsha - Klimovo. As part of the six attack aircraft driven by the commander of the 1 squadron Captain Popov, Lieutenant Gulyaev and his air gunner, Sergeant Vasily Vinichenko, took to the air. Their goal was a German convoy on the Lovsh-Polotsk road. But from the air, they suddenly saw that at the Obol station they were standing under pairs of entire 5 enemy trains! Only Popov and Gulyaev broke through the dense stockade of anti-aircraft fire to them. But Popov was shot down, shot down over the station itself. Along with him, his gunman, the foreman, and the Bezkhivotny also died. Only Gulyaev managed to drop the bombs on the trains and return to his airfield safe and sound. Then, at the Obol station, another fire raged for two whole days and the ammunition exploded. True, Vladimir Gulyaev’s sniper strike from the authorities did not receive a decent assessment. In it simply did not believe. There were no living witnesses, but it was only the eighth sortie of Gulyaev. Of course, the fact that the division suffered such big losses for the first time on this day also affected: 7 aircraft and 4 crew. Here it was not up to the triumphant reports to the higher command.

Having flown to the airfield of Beshenkovichi, the 826-th regiment after the destruction of the enemy in the area of ​​Lepel-Chashniki took part in the Polotsk offensive operation. Vladimir Gulyaev and his comrades stormed German columns and positions in the area of ​​Glubokoe, Dunilovichi, Borovukha, Disna, Bigosovo. July 3 crushes the enemy on the north-western outskirts of Polotsk, and July 4, on the day of the liberation of the city, participates in the defeat of the German column on the Drissa road (Verkhnedvinsk) - Druya. As a result of this crushing blow, the Germans lost 535 (!) Cars and a river barge. Despite the fact that the enemy suffered such terrible losses and retreated, the flights for our attack aircraft were not a hunting trip. The German anti-aircraft guns literally tore up the sky, and the Fokkers and Messers constantly prowled the clouds. And every time one of the pilots of the division was not destined to return to their home airfield. The crews of Akimov - Kurkulev, Fedorov - Tsukanov, Osipov - Kananadze, Kuroyedov - Kudryavtsev, Mavrin - Vdovchenko, Matrosov - Katkov, Shkarpet - Korgin were shot down ... To the crew Gulyaev - Vinichenko, thank God, was lucky.

But in Rezekne district, good luck from Gulyaev turned away. During an artillery position attack, his plane received heavy damage, and the Iluha had to land with the motor stopped right in the forest. An old IL-2 with metal wings took a terrible blow to the trees on itself, as it could have softened it and, dying, still saved the crew from certain death. Vladimir Gulyaev in an unconscious state was urgently taken on the passing Lee-2 to the Central Aviation Hospital in Moscow. He returned to his regiment only after three and a half months. Scars on the bridge of the nose and on the chin and the disappointing conclusion of the doctors reminded of the severe wound, which allowed us to hope for flying only in light-engine aircraft. And this, alas, wooden-linen "corncob" Po-2. Such were in the 335-division only in the headquarters management. Here reluctantly as a pilot of the Po-2, he continued his service. So he would have to fly on this "sewing machine" to the victory itself, but less than a month later, as his assault soul had grieved over the "Ilyukh" which had become his native cabin. He began to write a report for a report and finally achieved a re-medical examination, and in March 1945 again lifted his beloved IL-2 into the air. And in one of the first sorties almost killed. The archive document tells about it succinctly and dryly: "26.3.1945 flew to attack enemy vehicles in the Balga area. After making three hits on the target, he destroyed three vehicles and created one fire. The aircraft was damaged from a direct hit by an anti-aircraft gun, but due to excellent piloting technique, he led the plane to his airfield and landed safely. " Death, singed him with his terrible hot breath, swept very close. But even after that, Guliaev uncontrollably rushes into battle, making 2 - 3 combat sorties a day.

6 April the purpose of Gulyayev and his comrades was the city-fortress Koenigsberg (Kaliningrad). The pilots of their division were entrusted with the high honor of dropping an ultimatum from the plane to the commandant of Koenigsberg, General Otto Lyash. Not able to withstand the power of attacks attacking, the citadel of Prussian militarism fell just three days - April 9. It was on this day that Vladimir Gulyaev was presented to the Order of the Patriotic War, I degree, for courage, bravery and perfect 20 successful combat missions in the sky of East Prussia.



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  1. Aaron Zawi
    Aaron Zawi April 25 2014 08: 06
    +66
    You can’t list all of them. One thing can be said, which is why films about the war with the participation of these actors and directors are so piercing. Eternal gratitude to them for courage and talent.
    1. AlNick
      AlNick April 25 2014 09: 19
      +22
      I agree 100 percent.
      Soviet actors and directors who have gone through the war do not know life from books and tales.

      A spoon of tar the one who wrote the article - there are so many inaccuracies:
      Alexey Smirnov - two Orders of Glory, the Order of the Red Star, medals "For Courage", "For Military Merit", "For Victory over Germany in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945";
      Sergei Bondarchuk - medals "For the Defense of the Caucasus", "For the victory over Germany in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945."
      Well, and so on ...
      All that they and many others were deservedly awarded in the post-war time - well-deserved awards, but not military
      1. Vyalik
        Vyalik April 25 2014 11: 41
        +17
        Eternal memory to great artists.

        Once upon a time, there was a program about how S. Bondarchuk’s film was shot
        "They fought for their homeland." They talked about filming an episode when a platoon digs trenches in preparation for battle. I was then struck by the fact that the actors involved in this episode dug trenches themselves, but not even that, but the fact that they buried themselves in the ground very quickly despite the difficult ground. it can be seen that the ground is very rocky. I asked my father, a war veteran, about this, and so he said that those who went through the war resemble moles in their ability to burrow into the ground. And when I left for the army, my father instructed, if you take a position, dig in , spare no effort, it will save you from fire.
        1. Sergey Vl.
          Sergey Vl. April 26 2014 06: 49
          +1
          Even the Germans themselves recognized the fact that Russian soldiers were better able to dig in and disguise themselves. Repeatedly read about it in German memoirs.
    2. sledge
      sledge April 25 2014 21: 29
      +3
      For their heroism during the war and in peacetime
    3. sledge
      sledge April 25 2014 21: 29
      +1
      For their heroism during the war and in peacetime
    4. Gomel
      Gomel April 27 2014 23: 24
      +2
      The author is a huge plus, and the first comment is also better and can not be said
    5. Vladimir K.
      Vladimir K. 13 February 2015 12: 16
      +1
      The bullseye fell far from the apple tree in the case of the father and son Bondarchuk.
  2. ispaniard
    ispaniard April 25 2014 08: 09
    +16
    That's PEOPLE then! And they have a special game in the films, there must be a war that teaches us how to live, play, truly love and not believe such actors! Most of our actors listed here have the Order of the Red Star, and in the Soviet Union they were equated with a star of a hero ... P.S. Thank you our dear for the fact that we grew up on your films it is nice that you can take an example not only from your characters, but also from you as PEOPLE! Let the earth rest in peace for you ... P.P.S. The article is WONDERFUL!
  3. Free wind
    Free wind April 25 2014 08: 16
    +10
    Thank you for the article. Thank you so much, Oh, to collect a description of all the exploits of our Fathers and Grandfathers, our ANCESTORS .........
    1. SPLV
      SPLV April 25 2014 08: 36
      +3
      Quote: Free Wind
      Oh, to collect a description of all the exploits of our Fathers and Grandfathers

      To start, look here: podvignaroda.mil.ru, podvig-naroda.ru
      It is from here that the award sheets were taken. Unfortunately, the archives are still not complete.
  4. rkkasa xnumx
    rkkasa xnumx April 25 2014 08: 33
    +3
    There is a question about S.F. BONDARCHUK - the article says that he was awarded the ORDER OF THE DOMESTIC WAR and all. And in the photo: HERO OF THE SOVIET UNION, ORDER OF LENIN, if I am not mistaken 2 ORDERS OF THE RED Banner, ORDER OF THE RED STAR. Or a photo from a movie of some kind?
  5. Igor39
    Igor39 April 25 2014 08: 37
    +7
    Yes, in the Soviet cinema, heroes played.
  6. RPG_
    RPG_ April 25 2014 08: 48
    +16
    Yes ... modern actors are liquid in this regard, they do not have such a core.
  7. Denis
    Denis April 25 2014 09: 10
    +19
    THERE WERE THE SAME PEOPLE!
    I would also like to answer the author of many excellent songs M.Yu. Tanich, he is a poet, but still!
    In May 1943 of the year (according to other sources in July 1942 of the year), Mikhail was drafted by the Kirov District Military Commissariat of the Rostov Region into the Red Army. He studied at the Tbilisi Artillery School. Since June 1944 year in the army. Art. sergeant, since August 1944 gun commander as part of the 168th fighter anti-tank artillery regiment of the 33 separate Cherkasy fighter and anti-tank brigade on the 1 Baltic and 1 Belorussian fronts. He traveled from Belarus to the Elbe. On December 27 of 1944, he was wounded, according to Tanich himself, he was almost buried alive in a mass grave after a heavy concussion. For military distinctions he was awarded the Order of the Red Star (order of the 92th Rifle Corps from 29.01.1945 No. 06) and the Order of Glory of the III degree (order to the troops of the 51 Army from 19.05.1945 No. 129 / n).

    The award sheet with the presentation for the award of the Order of the Red Star of 18 on January 1945 of the year stated: “In the battle for Klauspussen 12.01.45. Sergeant Tanhilevich’s gun under heavy artillery fire of the Ave. destroyed 2 machine-gun points and 2 dugouts. In the defensive battles at Priekul 27.12.44 when the entire calculation of Tankhilevich by an enemy shell was disabled, the gun commander Tankhilevich, despite his wound and shell shock, didn’t leave the gun in the meantime, all the victims were not helped, leaving the gun last ... "

    In the award sheet with the presentation for awarding the Order of Glory of the III degree from February 12 of 1945 of the year it was indicated: "... 26.01.45. supporting the infantry, the calculation was in the assault group of the breakthrough defense of the Ave., being in the battle formations of the infantry. The calculation was tasked with breaking the bunker, which impedes progress. Gun Comrade Tankhilevich was put forward on 150 m from the bunker. The firing point was destroyed. During the battle, was killed by a platoon, comrade. "Tankhilevich assumed command and completed the assigned task of the platoon."

    and then turma ...
  8. sso-xnumx
    sso-xnumx April 25 2014 09: 28
    +12
    They became soldiers in the war and remained soldiers for life !!! And this slipped in each of their roles and the art that they served and which gives us joy so far. I bow to you SOLDIERS of the Great Patriotic War and soldiers of art!
  9. Terrible ensign
    Terrible ensign April 25 2014 09: 57
    +5
    A deep bow for the article and many human thanks!
    I knew about one of these actors, but the last two materials ... Thank you.
    In a personal archive for children and grandchildren!
  10. FunkschNNX
    FunkschNNX April 25 2014 10: 19
    +7
    Despite the past war, the faces are warm, kind, intelligent.
  11. Gorinich
    Gorinich April 25 2014 10: 24
    +8
    I always wondered where in the USSR there was such a stellar constellation of actors. From where so much life, soulfulness and understanding in their work. Now there is a general picture, an understanding of the phenomenon.
  12. blizart
    blizart April 25 2014 10: 55
    +4
    If it were possible, I would put five pluses to the article
    1. mikki1701
      mikki1701 April 26 2014 12: 54
      +2
      Great people are not pluses to measure. They just loved the whole country.
  13. Suvorov000
    Suvorov000 April 25 2014 11: 32
    +13
    They all know their roles in movies and watching films you never think that Duremar, Barbalei, the cat Basilio, the drunkard Giusepo, the incomparable Tortilla cannot be entered here, they are all warriors. It is impossible to evaluate their Vlad, they did everything that we knew about them only as wonderful actors, that we lived peacefully and laughed, cried, happy, worried, but did not know the pain of war. Thanks you
    1. rkkasa xnumx
      rkkasa xnumx April 25 2014 15: 42
      +3
      Yes, it's really interesting that people who have gone through the war have created the most popular and beloved comedy characters in our cinema. Papanov, Nikulin, Smirnov, Pugovkin, Etush - each of us knows almost by heart what he will do or say "lyolik", "dunce", "fedya" - and still laugh laughing
  14. Eugene
    Eugene April 25 2014 16: 26
    0
    Good day to all! Very nice (to my liking) A. Smirnov. In some program (about him as an actor) they said that he served in intelligence. And this is ...... (no comment at all). But Etush told himself that he served at the headquarters, and wounded him by sheer chance (somehow ridiculous).
    1. Aaron Zawi
      Aaron Zawi April 25 2014 17: 51
      +6
      Of course ridiculous request . In the war, you know the regiment headquarters officer, the figure is generally ridiculous. But sometimes you read and ...
      By order of the 151th Infantry Division No. 027 / N of September 19, 1943, he was awarded the Order of the Red Star. From the award list:
      “In the battles for the socialist homeland against the German occupiers, he proved himself a brave and decisive commander. In offensive battles in the Mospino area of ​​07.09.1943, the command of the regiment, comrade Etush was sent to the aid of the battalion, which had a difficult situation in fulfilling the assigned combat mission, comrade. Etush fearlessly sparing his life inspiring the fighters, boldly led the company to the enemy, and with his skillful maneuver he knocked out the enemy from the Gorodok region while destroying 30 soldiers and officers, and captured a light machine gun. Comrade Etush, working as chief of staff on the rear throughout the offensive battles, ensured the normal operation of the rear and its movement. Uninterruptedly delivered food and ammunition to combat units. Well provided reception and evacuation of the wounded. 15.09.1943/8/XNUMX, advancing on the regional center of Kuibyshevo, personally with a group of fighters first burst into the village and in street battles destroyed XNUMX enemy soldiers and officers. "
  15. vasilcom75
    vasilcom75 April 25 2014 16: 52
    +2
    Thank you for the article. These people, who had taken their time, brought us kindness from the screens, made us laugh until we fell, and brought up humanity. What a pity that now there are no such people near us.
  16. Walking
    Walking April 25 2014 17: 45
    +1
    Maybe because in their youth they went through such trials and they became such good actors, people. It’s a pity that they left us.
  17. sergant89
    sergant89 April 25 2014 17: 51
    +14
    Thank you very much for the article, and to all the participants of the Great Patriotic War, I bow to the ground and Eternal Glory !!! Recently I downloaded my favorite movie "They Fought for the Motherland" on the Internet. In 60fps format, the quality seemed to be removed yesterday, already goosebumps, and now there are no such shrill and honest films, one hope can work out with "Panfilov's 28".
  18. m262
    m262 April 25 2014 20: 49
    +3
    Here you have Duremar ... A bow to the earth to all veterans.
  19. silberwolf88
    silberwolf88 April 25 2014 21: 21
    +2
    An example worthy of respect to many of the current actors who are now playing the military, but at one time they hid in every way from the possibility of serving in the army of their State.
  20. NKVD
    NKVD April 25 2014 22: 09
    +1
    It’s not possible to defeat Russia with such people and especially family members. Putin’s father was a member of the Great Patriotic War. I believe his conscience wouldn’t allow him to surrender Ukraine to Bendera and Americans. All the same, we are winners, not Bender’s idiots and Americans
  21. zinander
    zinander April 25 2014 22: 11
    +3
    Thanks for the article, I learned a lot. Eternal Memory to Soldiers and Actors !!
  22. fleks
    fleks April 25 2014 22: 17
    +4
    an interesting fact, I didn’t know about gouleva, our man is a pilot !!! -
  23. Fedya
    Fedya April 26 2014 22: 40
    +1
    Nikolai Trofimov's son died during the blockade, and Evgeny Vesnik fought here in Lithuania! He said: Under Vilkaviskis at 5 in the morning on the same bank of the river the Germans wash and wash, at 6 we wash on our shore. At 7 everything, war! And Etush said that in the morning of June 22, he saw Ribbentrop's car, as he later realized, who was driving from the Kremlin after the announcement of the attack.
  24. Russian jacket
    Russian jacket April 27 2014 06: 09
    +1
    Sam watched an interview with Vesnik. How they brought a German soldier to headquarters and began to interrogate. Is silent. He’s gotten to his teeth ... -And in my ears there is still a melody that the German whistled in the trunk. said Vesnik. So they fought with real warriors. And they won. And they found themselves in a peaceful life. And thanks to them, many films are very successful ... Here are the people !!!!! hi
  25. Lyton
    Lyton April 28 2014 06: 33
    +1
    When Nikolai Trofimov talked about his son on TV, it was painful to listen to him, how he tried to attach him to bury him, and the person from this team picked up and threw the body into a truck with corpses, that’s all the funeral, the blockade is tin. I didn’t know about Vladimir Gulyaev, thanks to the author of the article.
  26. voveim
    voveim April 28 2014 13: 26
    0
    And Etush said that in the morning of June 22, he saw Ribbentrop's car, as he later realized, who was driving from the Kremlin after the announcement of the attack.

    Schulenburg, most likely, he was then a fascist ambassador in Moscow.
  27. Makarych
    Makarych 4 May 2014 21: 29
    +3
    Great people of a great country. I put a plus for the article, despite the inaccuracies. It is a pity that every year they are becoming smaller. So we are arranged that we begin to regret when people leave