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Feat Alexander Matrosov

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The feat of Alexander Matrosov became one of the symbols of heroism and entered into history Great Patriotic War. But now the data about the feat are presented in a distorted version. Everyone who considers himself a professional in military affairs is trying to find facts that refute the very existence of the heroic act of Alexander Matrosov.

I was struck by an entry on one of the forums: "I have a version here that the last words of Matrosov were:" Fucking ice ... !!! "". Is this not the limit of blasphemy. Today, everybody is trying to prove that the structure of the DZOTA could not allow to close the embrasure with the body, others paint the data of German machine guns and machine guns, for which the human body is not an obstacle and much more, which should not allow the hero to do what he did. It is amazingly different; they teach us not to believe our heroes, and at the same time any nonsense from the West is presented as a real and irrefutable reality. Where is the logic?

I agree that in the way the feat was accomplished, many inaccuracies and perhaps some of the details became known not in full accordance with real events, but the feat was. No matter how much the applicants of dubious fame against the background of the exposure of the exploits of the Soviet soldiers during the Great Patriotic War, there are still living witnesses of what happened at the front, and I believe them much more than the "modern connoisseurs of military history."

Shel 1941 year. Soviet youth sought to the front to join the fight with the enemy. The future hero, Alexander Matrosov, was enlisted as a volunteer as a cadet of an infantry military school. Young cadets learned military science, lived in mud huts, made long forced marches at 40 degree frost. Considering the extremely difficult situation at the front, and especially at the Stalingrad line, the cadets were released early from the school and sent to the front.

Feat Alexander Matrosov27 February 1943 of the year (later in some sources, the date 23 February will be indicated, this is due to propaganda activities, and the feat of the Sailors, allegedly, made on Army Day). It was a fierce battle near the small village of Chernushki, Pskov Region. Soviet soldiers came under heavy machine-gun fire from the Nazis. Enemy machine-gun fire, which was conducted from the bunker (field defensive structures) became an obstacle to the advancement of our troops. One of the enemy’s machine guns was destroyed by an assault group of armored rifles and machine gunners, the second machine gun was destroyed by another group of Soviet soldiers. A machine gun under the cover of the third bunker continued to conduct dense fire across the valley in front of the village.

There have been several desperate attempts to destroy the enemy firing point. But they all turned out to be unsuccessful. Take the bunker and could not. Three submachine gunners tried to crawl closer to the bunker in order to strike back at close range. All three died the death of the brave. And then the guard rose private Alexander Matrosov, connected commander of the company. Alexander with grenades and machine gun began to make his way to the enemy bunker.

The enemy, who had taken refuge in the bunker, did not let his comrades go ahead. He knew that every minute counted in a fight, and he tried to get to the bunker as quickly as possible. But the machine gunner noticed him. Machine gun fires sneaked behind and in front of it. It was extremely dangerous to move. But, as soon as the enemy shifted machine-gun fire a little to the side, Alexander rushed forward. The firing point is already close, the enemy is near. One by one in the direction of the bunker flew grenades, abandoned guards. They broke literally at the bunker. For a moment there was a lull, the Sailors rose to their feet and made a long leap forward. From the embrasure again flashes of shots appeared. Alexander again lay down. The cartridges were running out, there was no grenade at all. There were seconds to think and make a decision.

Matrosov threw up a machine gun and fired at the embrasure. An explosion occurred in the bunker, and the enemy’s machine gun fell silent. Alexander rose to his feet again, raised the submachine gun over his head and shouted loudly to his comrades: “Forward!”. The soldiers got up and rushed to the attack. But again the enemy’s machine gun came to life, and a deadly lead rain poured from the enemy bunker again. I had to lie down again. Rushing forward, with their hearts and breasts, the Sailors fell to the enemy firing point and drowned out the bunker. The path to advance his comrades ahead was open.

An hour later, the village of Chernushki was taken. Above this small village, a part of our Motherland, the Soviet flag was hoisted. Alexander Matrosov, like many of his comrades, gave their lives for the freedom of our Motherland. This feat has become a real symbol of courage, heroism and military prowess, love of country and fearlessness. Alexander Matrosov for his feat was awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union, posthumously. During the Great Patriotic War, more than 400 people performed similar feats, and they are all heroes.
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  1. lars
    lars 22 June 2013 08: 07 New
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    We are in debt!
    We must remember!
    1. Sirocco
      Sirocco 22 June 2013 12: 31 New
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      You will recall the 80s, in each school hung portraits of young heroes of the Second World War, and a description of their feat, these were our role models, And now what are the ideals and patterns? So it’s time to seriously take on the entire education system, and Shake our bosses from the media and, first of all, TV in this regard. The fact that there was a feat then, this fact does not require proof. Too bad the EU quickly forgot it. Although I have more and more convictions that all of the Second World War was waged with us throughout Europe, it was very suspiciously that Hitler crushed the Europeans for himself, Just like in the case of September 11, 2001. With minimal destruction by Amers of their citizens, they untied their hands to destroy the Middle East, and there it is a stone's throw to Russia.
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      2. Gari
        Gari 22 June 2013 20: 45 New
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        Quote: Sirocco
        You will recall the 80s. At each school, portraits of young heroes of the Second World War were hanging, and a description of their deed, these were our role models.

        Everything is right on so brought up, they were our Heroes and we were proud of them
        And I am particularly pleased that the compatriot’s feat was repeated by my compatriot
        A soldier of the Taman division, sergeant Hunan Avetisyan, on September 16, 1943, closed the embrasure of the enemy bunker.
        For this feat he was posthumously awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union
        Eternal memory to the Heroes!
      3. Tatar
        Tatar 24 June 2013 07: 53 New
        +4
        yes, and now the heroes of today's youth are spider-man, iron man, and so on.
    2. an-sar
      an-sar 23 June 2013 15: 24 New
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      Without faith, without history, without culture, there is no state !!!! In the modern history of Russia since 1991 there is no one to be Proud of.
      1. strenadk
        strenadk 23 June 2013 20: 23 New
        +2
        Quote: an-sar
        In the modern history of Russia since 1991 there is no one to be Proud of.

        I do not agree with you, there is still someone to be proud of, but Faith, culture and patriotism are not up to par ...
  2. Massik
    Massik 22 June 2013 08: 36 New
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    However, we chopped it before trying to find fault, at least imagine how it would lie on the embrasure. Most without thinking - "Yes, there I would also do ..."
  3. Consul-t
    Consul-t 22 June 2013 08: 46 New
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    Sitting at the computer after shooting for many hours in a computer game, it seems to many that they are heroes ... and can reasonably reason about the Great Victory.
    But in fact, having heard the whistle of bullets above your head, you would have done it completely.
    1. Svyatoslav72
      Svyatoslav72 22 June 2013 09: 16 New
      +1
      Quote: Consul-t
      Sitting at the computer after shooting for many hours in a computer game, it seems to many that they are heroes ... and can reasonably reason about the Great Victory.
      But in fact, having heard the whistle of bullets above your head, you would have done it completely.

      Maybe not everyone has their Great Victories, but many are familiar with the war, not only by computer. You get used to the good quickly, and accept the inevitable as is. "To each his own".
      1. Captain Vrungel
        Captain Vrungel 22 June 2013 10: 23 New
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        Who is trying to denigrate the exploit of Matrosov! Yes, a real coward, whom you can’t drive under a machine gun under a machine gun. Such fake heroes flicker on screens, such as the Dzhigurda's gorlopan. Brave before the women. All right, Cool. What you can’t do for the sake of cheap "glory". And she’ll dress a woman’s skirt, and she will shake the public with muds. But the courage somehow disappeared and the animal fear of a coward appeared on the show "The Last Hero" when it was necessary to jump overboard and in a gentle, warm oceanic water, to get to the shore. under the watchful eye of offscreen rescuers. These are the heroes of our time. These are trying to cheat real heroes, because against their background they are just.
        1. Gari
          Gari 22 June 2013 21: 04 New
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          Quote: Captain Vrungel
          Who is trying to denigrate the exploit of Matrosov!

          Here is just a incomplete List of Heroes who covered the embrasure with their bodies during the Great Patriotic War

          • Alexander Pankratov. Yakov Paderin, I. S. Gerasimenko, A. S. Krasilov and L. A. Cheremnov
          • Abram Isaakovich Levin, Cholponbai Tuleberdiev.
          • Petr Lavrentievich Gutchenko, Alexander Pokalchuk, Golovnya Nikita Semenovich
          • Novitsky Nikolai Mikhailovich Barbashev Pyotr Parfyonovich
          • R.I.Shershnev, becoming the only woman to complete such a feat.
          • Nikolai Filippovich Serdyukov, Vladimir Ermak
          • Unan Mkrtichovich Avetisyan, Gazinur Gafiatullovich Gafiatullin, Alexander Ivanovich Volkov., Alexander Fedorovich Tipanov, Minnigali Khabibullovich Gubaidullin, Tuichi Erdzhigitov, Dmitry Ushkov Mikhail Belush
          • Vasily Petrovich Gazin. Geray Asadov, Joseph Romanovich Bumagin, Nikolay Vilkov, Pyotr Ilyichev

          As we see, they are all of different nationalities who fought for one common homeland, they are all Heroes!
    2. shush007
      shush007 22 June 2013 13: 17 New
      +3
      I completely agree!
    3. does it
      does it 22 June 2013 23: 04 New
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      Quote: Consul-t
      But in fact, having heard the whistle of bullets above your head, you would have done it completely.

      In real life, there will be no reboot.
      1. Airman
        Airman 22 June 2013 23: 21 New
        +1
        Quote: kvirit
        Quote: Consul-t
        But in fact, having heard the whistle of bullets above your head, you would have done it completely.

        In real life, there will be no reboot.


        And who for the first time, having come under fire, did not compress the point? ALL bullets fly at you! Then you get used to it, you won’t hear your bullet.
        1. Beck
          Beck 23 June 2013 21: 26 New
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          I’ll try to ask everyone a question and let everyone answer for himself. Inadequate grace please minus.

          A soldier’s feat, he is a feat. The feat is simply to walk the road of war for 4 years. And in war, like ammunition and soldiers rations, Propaganda is very important. And propaganda in war is a necessary exaggeration of everything and everything, like victories of Soviet soldiers and defeats of the enemy.

          I suppose that Sailors silenced the fascist machine gun, while dying himself, but I have very big doubts about what exactly with my body. Later, in order to propaganda, the media (military journalists) wrote that Matrosov had closed the embrasure with his body. It’s like a platoon of Panfilov’s platoon near Dubosekovo. In fact, there was a company battle with heavy losses for both the company and the Fritz. And how many exactly German tanks were unknown. It was then that the reporters signed the company battle into a platoon, and it was precisely 50 tanks for 28 soldiers that appeared.

          And now throw a bag of sand in front of the embrasure - so a single machine gun bursts the bag into shreds in one long line. Not to mention the human body. This is not an obstacle for machine gun fire.

          And there was a battle. The feat of Matrosov was. He silenced the enemy machine gun, which method is unknown. In this case, the soldier died. The rest is effective propaganda.
          1. Firstvanguard
            Firstvanguard 24 June 2013 06: 50 New
            +3
            I will not minus, but ..
            He kept the machine gun silent at the cost of his life. Dot.
            How, it doesn’t matter, even if only for five seconds, but these five seconds were enough.
            The plate with Soviet propaganda has already gotten into the trash. War is not propaganda won. Soviet propaganda is an innocent child in comparison with modern media.
            What does a cartoon about German aces cost immensely inflated for decades. Moreover, it is unlikely that a modern schoolboy knows such names as D. Lavrinenko and A. Burda, N. Gulaev and A. Lavrenov the list goes on for a very long time. soldier
            1. Beck
              Beck 24 June 2013 11: 41 New
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              Quote: Firstvanguard
              The plate with Soviet propaganda has already gotten into the trash.


              I did not mean Soviet propaganda. Read carefully. I had in mind any necessary propaganda, during any military operations, at any time. I wrote that propaganda is also necessary as ammunition and rations.
          2. Lapotnik
            Lapotnik 24 June 2013 12: 34 New
            +1
            Minusanul and I will answer - and you tried to throw a bag of sand before a machine gun and watch how they will bast it? I think stupid people came up with machine-gun points from sandbags so that the psyche of a person is deceived, because nifiga will not protect it. He exhausted him, not a question, but how long would it take? Do you think the rest while lying and waiting? And to the question of long lines - ask how long this line lasts, and what happens to weapons after this.
            1. Beck
              Beck 25 June 2013 15: 20 New
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              Quote: Lapotnik
              And to the question of long lines - ask how long this line lasts, and what happens to weapons after this.


              About the "bag" it was said as an example. And long lines are generally useless. Bunker is not a capsule. There are at least two soldiers, or even four. And in the bunker there is a pole, the same butt of a rifle, to push the "bag" from the embrasure. And the sandbags on the points are not shot point blank in long bursts, which is why they save from single shots.

              And what happens to trunks in long lines, I don’t need to ask anyone. He served as an urgent tankman. And in a critical situation, you will give two and three long lines. For example, to clear the gunner’s field of vision from something other than steel.

              And I will put you a plus so that you know that you can discuss without extremes and on the verge of hostility.
          3. Massik
            Massik 25 June 2013 03: 05 New
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            And now throw a bag of sand in front of the embrasure - so a single machine gun bursts the bag into shreds in one long line. Not to mention the human body. This is not an obstacle for machine gun fire.

            oh you are a "specialist", do you get a queue for skok cartridges ?? 30-40 ??? the trunk does not need to be changed ???? and the sand- the scraps of flesh will not fly into your face and on the machine gun shutting up sighting, mechanics and eyes ??? Does it make sense to shoot through the body ??? because you will have to hollow until a hole appears so that you see something ??? a narrow embrasure does not lean out to push the body away, it is also problematic with a rifle if it lies flat, not pushing away with a machine gun !) We can try to explode with a grenade ??? How can fragments inside the bunker *** fly. do you have any military experience?
            1. Beck
              Beck 25 June 2013 15: 34 New
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              Quote: Marssik
              oh you are a "specialist", do you get a queue for skok cartridges ?? 30-40 ??? the trunk does not need to be changed ???? and the sand- the flesh of the flesh will not fly into your face and on the machine gun shutting up sighting, mechanics and eyes ?? ... do you even have any military experience?


              Read the answer in my comment to Lapotniku. And of the machine guns, I at one time, shot a lot. For two years he only did what he shot from a tank gun and machine guns.

              About the experience of military operations. Well, I won’t call this a full-scale experience, but in March 1969 I was a participant in the events on the Soviet-Chinese border, on Damansky Island. It was only in the newspapers that 32 border guards were killed and that only border guards participated in the hostilities. And Grad, on 3 square kilometers of Chinese territory, burned and melted snow with the earth. And motorized rifle battalions, with the support of tanks, went on a frontal attack on the Ussuri ice. Something like that, but of course I have no experience of a big war.
  4. silent75
    silent75 22 June 2013 09: 14 New
    +6
    For our generation, it is a feat.
    Glory to the Russian soldier!
    1. omsbon
      omsbon 22 June 2013 10: 20 New
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      Quote: silent75
      For our generation, it is a feat.

      I do not agree with you! The feat of Matrosov, the exploits of other war heroes, they are for all generations of our people! A proof of this is the feat of the guys of the 6th company, because they took an example from someone.
      We must all that we know to tell our children and their peers, to expose the lies and slander about the Second World War.
      1. silent75
        silent75 22 June 2013 17: 48 New
        +2
        I agree with you, it should be so. But unfortunately there is a reverse, patriotic education in schools is limited to studying our history in a condensed form, worshiping the great president and the United Russia party and tolerance, tolerance, tolerance! About the exploits in the Great Patriotic War, most young people of primary and secondary school age are not a dream, not a spirit. We try to fill these gaps with our children, constantly focusing on reading, watching normal human films, we try to explain and guide. BUT! I’m more than sure that in 90% of families no one is engaged in this, children are stuck in social networks or before stupid shows from the box, or left to ourselves on the street. And I observe this in one of the rather prosperous regions (Krasnodar Territory), but what about the others?
  5. fisherman
    fisherman 22 June 2013 10: 03 New
    +1
    Similar feats during the Great Patriotic War were performed by more than 400 people, and all of them are heroes.


    for us this is not stupid, for us it is a feat
  6. shasherin_pavel
    shasherin_pavel 22 June 2013 10: 09 New
    +7
    But what about the soldier who covered the embrasure with his body and remained alive? The case was described by one of our writers, correspondents of the Southern Front. The soldier threw a grenade into the embrasure, but it did not work, he closed the embrasure with his body and got several bullets in his chest, but then a grenade went off, breaking the line. The shock wave of the soldier was thrown away from the embrasure and he remained alive. But what about the 14-year-old resident of Prague, who closed the window with her body when the Nazis began to shoot civilians on the street? This is how to deny, because she is not Russian?
    1. Kostik
      Kostik 22 June 2013 13: 36 New
      +6
      Unfortunately, in the comments “Russianness” skips. And unbeknownst to the commentators, writing on every occasion “glory to the Russian soldier,” that not “Russia” and “Russians” fought in the Great Patriotic War (this is just the western stamp), but the USSR, it was a different country.
      And the fact that Sailors was Russian does not add or diminish the feat. This feat has nothing to do with Russians or non-Russians, after all, the phrase "There is no longer that love, as if someone would lay down his soul for his friends," is also not said to be Russian. And not only the Russians were always ready for death "for their own friends."
      1. silent75
        silent75 22 June 2013 17: 58 New
        +3
        Yes, do not worry about the "Russianness", which here and there suddenly began to slip))))
        Or is it scary to see our tanks on the streets again? ))))
        And about what nationality Alexander Matrosov was - it was a statement of fact. And the fact is a stubborn thing (s). So - Glory to the Russian soldier!
        1. Kostik
          Kostik 22 June 2013 20: 11 New
          -2
          Let me spell it, if they wrote "glory to the Russian soldier," then nothing. And if "Glory to the Russian soldier", then it’s completely different.
          1. silent75
            silent75 22 June 2013 23: 01 New
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            Everything is much simpler - I just expressed my emotions))).
            1. silent75
              silent75 22 June 2013 23: 07 New
              +2
              When the feat was carried out by the Russians, I have a double reason to be proud, although I in no way diminish the significance of the heroes of other nations.
  7. Northkg
    Northkg 22 June 2013 10: 41 New
    +3
    In general, this feat was the first to be performed by Cholponbai Tuleberdiev.
    On August 6, 1942, he covered the embrasure of an enemy bunker with his body, ensuring the capture of a strategic bridgehead for the offensive operation of the 6th Army of the Voronezh Front.
    1. Rider
      Rider 22 June 2013 11: 06 New
      +3
      But is it really important who was the first?

      for the entire war, such feats plunged into several hundred.
      the last one (as far as I remember) was accomplished at the Zeelovsky heights.
      1. svp67
        svp67 22 June 2013 13: 31 New
        +3
        Quote: Rider
        But is it really important who was the first?
        No, it’s not IMPORTANT, IMPORTANT another thing is that people were READY to do it, fully performing "PUT YOUR LIFE, FOR FRIEND AND FATHERLAND ..."
  8. Slevinst
    Slevinst 22 June 2013 11: 46 New
    +7
    Judging by how the author described, I understand how Sailors felt. at that moment when he shouted ahead and the machine gun came back to life he realized that his scream was a mistake and he substitutes his comrades at that moment he had only one thought that no one would die and the best decision at that moment he considered closing the embrasure with his body, I think there was no better solution. Eternal memory to Matrosov and all the fighters of the Soviet army and heroes and those who simply fought for their homeland, for us they are all heroes
  9. alexkross83
    alexkross83 22 June 2013 11: 58 New
    +3
    All the time, Western mongrels try to rewrite our history ... they don’t stop at anything ... starting from various kinds of anecdotes to reconstructing a chronology of events that we didn’t remember, but we remember and must pass everything on to our children and grandchildren. to the heroes of the Great Patriotic War !!! Everlasting memory!!!
  10. Homeless
    Homeless 22 June 2013 12: 16 New
    +1
    Bunker - wood-earthen firing point.
  11. shush007
    shush007 22 June 2013 13: 19 New
    +5
    there were much more heroes, we will never know about many
  12. George
    George 22 June 2013 15: 17 New
    +1
    His feat is a symbol of self-sacrifice of our people in the midst of danger.
  13. badabing
    badabing 22 June 2013 16: 33 New
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    Yes, the point is not that no one sees the feat or believes that it is worthy of respect
    the fact is that the feat was described incorrectly, because they described it and continue to insist on it could not be, he could not cover the embrasure with his body and thereby give time to attack others
    threw a grenade, jumped to meet the machine-gun fire and died the death of the brave - that was most likely the case
    but why not write and now just retell the events?
    why everyone has an opinion. What is blasphemy? maybe blasphemy is just about misinterpreting history, "embellishing" it ?! the truth is if Lenin was shit and a traitor. so it should be described in textbooks, and not how it happens with us!
    everyone watched the film "Legend No. 17", a good film, but the question was why to invent a situation with a fictitious match between the USSR national team and Spartak, supposedly to please Brezhnev, they asked Tarasov to merge the game ?? not only that, it was an absolutely identical situation, because of which Tarasova was removed from the national team when Tarasova was asked to merge the game to the Czechoslovak brotherly team at the World Cup in Japan, but he refused. Those. it turns out that the real case was turned upside down and shown to the whole country, youth - which knows nothing about that series, but now I’m sure that Tarasov was removed precisely because of the match that was not there!
    in my opinion nonsense
    that there are no true stories about the Great Patriotic War ?? Yes, they are full, people without hesitation rushed under the tanks, climbed under the bullets, the whole country was HEROES! Why misinterpret everything and decorate ?? that God forbid, when ever a young guy who grew up on such a lie, climbed onto a real embrasure with a gun and without grenades and died in vain?
    patriotism isn’t built on lies, only the truth will make youth worthy descendants of those who died in that terrible war
  14. Uruska
    Uruska 22 June 2013 16: 49 New
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    When I was a vyunyushchom, I asked my father (retired lieutenant colonel, and as it was with Matrosov. Son, he had such an order, which he must follow at all costs. Sailors hero is unambiguous! But, if anything - he would be shot!
  15. Starover_Z
    Starover_Z 22 June 2013 16: 53 New
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    Quote: Slevinst
    Judging by how the author described, I understand how Sailors felt. at that moment when he shouted ahead and the machine gun came back to life he realized that his scream was a mistake and he substitutes his comrades at that moment he had only one thought that no one would die and the best decision at that moment he considered closing the embrasure with his body, I think there was no better solution. Eternal memory to Matrosov and all the fighters of the Soviet army and heroes and those who simply fought for their homeland, for us they are all heroes


    These words are fully consistent with the Soviet film "Private Alexander Matrosov" (1947). They made good films, they took the soul in spite of the simple plot!
    And now you will not see many pictures! Who will remember when he saw a film about Matrosov or "Red Square" with Lyubshin and Shalevich?
    We are watching Die Hard and The Expendables - now they are role models ... Sad ...
    1. rodevaan
      rodevaan 22 June 2013 18: 07 New
      +3
      Yes, it's sad. I agree. In the Soviet Union, the task was not to make a film in order to redeem loot. The film was paid by the state and the main requirement was to take a person by the soul as much as possible, educate him, instill human qualities in him as much as possible, and not cultivate animal instincts, as is done now. Therefore, they took off masterpieces, and not one-day films. Do you compare the film epic "They Fought for the Homeland" with some modern remake about the Great Patriotic War? Unfortunately, they will not be making such films now.

      See Soviet 50s cartoon films? These are the masterpieces that the best of the best in the cinema have worked on. Do you compare them with modern, thoroughly saturated with pin-dousyatnoy junk?
  16. sergey158-29
    sergey158-29 22 June 2013 19: 37 New
    +3
    In general, the victory in the Second World War was a complete feat of the people, a feat - when children behind machines for 12-16 hours a day collected victory weapons, a feat - when underground, partisans, anti-fascists obtained information, a feat when tens of millions of lives were paid for this GREAT VICTORY !!!
    It’s a shame when, in the absence of: artillery, tanks, aircraft — which were to erase these firing points, our Soviet people paid for this with human lives ... in this case, in some cases, because of the "foolishness and incompetence" of the commanding staff. ..
  17. combat192
    combat192 22 June 2013 19: 37 New
    +5
    I do not belittle the heroism of our soldiers and officers during the war years. Honor and praise to the survivors and eternal memory of the fallen.
    But! (Now some will begin to minus me) I, as a warrior myself, am deeply convinced that almost every heroic deed is either someone's criminal negligence, or stupidity.
    I will try to clarify. If the attack of the 2 Separate Rifle Battalion of the 91 Separate Siberian Volunteer Rifle Brigade, in which Private A. Matrosov served, was supported by tanks or artillery fire, the need to send a soldier to destroy the enemy machine gunner, and even more so covering the embrasure with his body, would disappear by herself. And there are many such examples, both in the years of the Great Patriotic War and in subsequent wars.
    1. rodevaan
      rodevaan 24 June 2013 09: 53 New
      +1
      Forced to disagree! And that's why:
      Soviet generals and officers were not idiots, fools or scum, as they are now customary to smack in modern times with the permission to say “cinema”. The current zombie man is better to just throw in the trash with his political orders.

      I will not quote facts and orders, but I will say in my own words that in 1945, when everything was already clear, and the fascizoid hordes of ragged men drove the filthy broom west and tail, the Soviet soldiers continued to perform feats similar to Matrosov's feat. And there were hundreds of such heroes! Hundreds! What gave rise to the order from the Headquarters itself was to stop making rams, blocking the pillbox embrasures with bodies, and throw themselves under tanks with grenades. This was no longer necessary, because the Red Army was already killing the already decomposed enemy. Nevertheless, the soldiers of the Red Army still sacrificed themselves. The war with Japan was the same. Streets in Vladivostok are named after the sailors Nikolai Vilkov and Pyotr Ilyichev. They repeated Matrosov’s feat already at the very end of the war, when they simply cleared separate islands from the Japs. Nevertheless, the sailors repeated the feat. Why? Yes, because people were different, upbringing, a sense of duty, camaraderie, brotherhood, responsibility was developed! That's why. Because they were truly Russian people. And not cowardly zapodoids who think only about grub, but about their own skin.
      Therefore, they won the Great Patriotic War. Therefore, they always won, and any enemies of the Russian land.
      And we, in order to always be so strong and real, worthy of the memory of great ancestors by the people, - the deeds and merits of fathers and grandfathers need to be remembered and preserved!
  18. jamalena
    jamalena 22 June 2013 21: 16 New
    +3
    - Our heroes, we have not forgotten you! You saved us from the fascist genocide. Eternal memory to you!
  19. Obliterator
    Obliterator 22 June 2013 21: 27 New
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    I was struck by the entry on one of the forums: “I now have a version that the last words of Matrosov were:“ Fucking ice ... !!! ””.

    I suspect that this was an attempt at a joke. Unsuccessful, however.
    1. combat192
      combat192 23 June 2013 00: 05 New
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      There is another version of the black joke. The last words in it were: "Politruk, don't push around!"
  20. ziguli267
    ziguli267 22 June 2013 22: 25 New
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    There is nothing sacred in the current youth, it is a pity that the Union collapsed, although there was at least some ideology.
    1. GP
      GP 23 June 2013 14: 08 New
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      Quote: ziguli267
      There is nothing sacred in today's youth, it is a pity that the Union collapsed, at least some kind of ideology was.


      You're not right! Absolutely wrong!

      Our contemporaries:
      http://verdysh.narod.ru/geroi.html
      1. ziguli267
        ziguli267 23 June 2013 21: 48 New
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        I meant the generation of the 90s
  21. ziguli267
    ziguli267 22 June 2013 22: 27 New
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    And I advise all such jokers to watch the film “Ordinary Fascism” so that they understand why people were dying.
  22. kirills
    kirills 22 June 2013 23: 27 New
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    .....................
  23. Kodiak
    Kodiak 23 June 2013 10: 42 New
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    just tell yourself, and if I could do that, if I were there!
  24. zbidnev
    zbidnev 23 June 2013 16: 18 New
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    The upbringing of youth, and these are our children, is the primary task. We all know this, is it really hard to tell a son or daughter about the exploit of our grandfathers. Everything is in our hands, probably they need more attention from our side. And there would be more such articles, many exploits are simply forgotten, but this can not be forgotten !!!
  25. Rjn
    Rjn 23 June 2013 19: 16 New
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    Father told me that in his company there was also such a warrior, somewhere in 1942 near Velikiye Luki. Unfortunately, the details can not be found.
  26. ENESEI
    ENESEI 23 June 2013 19: 30 New
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    Among these heroes was my grandfather's younger brother, Maxim Platonovich Yuzhakov, who was born in 1923 and when the war started, he was only 18 years old. Since 1942, Maxim fought on the Leningrad Front and took part in breaking the blockade of the legendary city. Maxim Yuzhakov took his last battle on February 14, 1944 during the breakthrough of the Narva fortified area. In the book of A. V. Potapov, “Guardsmen of the Front and Rear,” a description of this battle is given: “The offensive of the 45th Guards Division was hindered by fascist bunkers, and Maxim Yuzhakov volunteered to destroy him. Using funnels, a bush, he quietly crawled to the bunker, and threw three grenades one after the other. The machine gun was silent, but only the soldiers went on the attack, as the lethal lead stream again struck. The grenade was gone, and then Maxim Yuzhakov rushed to the bunker, and falling, he closed the embrasure with his body. The fascist machine gun choked. At that very moment, the guardsmen attacked and completed the combat mission. "
  27. Nero9119
    Nero9119 24 June 2013 00: 27 New
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    Indeed a feat, but Sailors was not the first for sure, and in the future such actions were prohibited. It’s just that not all exploits remain recorded in history.
  28. schta
    schta 24 June 2013 09: 42 New
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    The value of this feat is not in the details, but in the symbol. Matrosov’s actions (self-sacrifice, decisiveness, self-giving) are, in general, quite characteristic of the young children of that time.
    1. Beck
      Beck 24 June 2013 11: 53 New
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      Quote: schta
      The value of this feat is not in the details, but in the symbol. Matrosov’s actions (self-sacrifice, decisiveness, self-giving) are, in general, quite characteristic of the young children of that time.


      Dear, I do not think that the current generation has crushed something. Yes, they have other interests and priorities of everyday life, but God forbid, if anything, and there will be heroes among them.

      In general, the categories of the essence of human cowardice and heroism were laid at the genetic level and their ratio at all times was approximately the same. As in the Second World War there were heroes and cowards, and traitors, the same ratio of them was during the battle invasion. The same will be in the future. There will be both their Sailors and their Cosmodemyans and their Vlasovs.
  29. rodevaan
    rodevaan 24 June 2013 09: 54 New
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    Gentlemen
    I will not quote facts and orders, but I will say in my own words that in 1945, when everything was already clear, and the fascizoid hordes of ragged men drove the filthy broom west and tail, the Soviet soldiers continued to perform feats similar to Matrosov's feat. And there were hundreds of such heroes! Hundreds! What gave rise to the order from the Headquarters itself was to stop making rams, blocking the pillbox embrasures with bodies, and throw themselves under tanks with grenades. (anyone interested - find this order in nete). This was no longer necessary, because the Red Army was already killing the already decomposed enemy. Nevertheless, the Red Army soldiers and Red Navy men sacrificed themselves anyway. The war with Japan was the same. Streets in Vladivostok are named after the sailors Nikolai Vilkov and Pyotr Ilyichev. They repeated Matrosov’s feat already at the very end of the war, when they simply cleared separate islands from the Japs. Nevertheless, the sailors repeated the feat. Why? Yes, because people were different, upbringing, a sense of duty, camaraderie, brotherhood, responsibility was developed! That's why. Because they were truly Russian people. And not cowardly zapodoids who think only about grub, but about their own skin. (It’s nothing that Fritz tramples the Frenchwoman, the surrendered Frenchman sits nearby and rejoices that they have kept the little life, but they gave them a bagel to chew). Who wants to argue - call me at least one ram made by a fascist pilot in the war, or at least one fascist soldier who covered our bunker with his body. I myself will be very interested to hear about this!
    That's why our people won the Great Patriotic War. Therefore, they always won, and any enemies of the Russian land.
    And we, in order to always be so strong and real, worthy of the memory of great ancestors by the people, - the deeds and merits of fathers and grandfathers need to be remembered and preserved!
  30. Sibrusich
    Sibrusich 23 June 2016 21: 03 New
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    My grandfather Pogodaev Stepan Borisovich repeated the feat of Matrosov in Sevastopol, for which he received a posthumous star of a hero of the USSR. And I will never believe any argument "exploiter of exploits"