Military Review

In Donetsk, opened a memorial plaque in memory of the hero Oleg Grishin


School number XXUMX of the city of Donetsk ... In the courtyard visible funnels from the shells, the walls in some places chipped by shrapnel. The green inscription "Refuge" ... Here, in the Putilovka area, shelters were created for a reason, for the sake of a "tick" - they really saved lives. So this school has already fallen under the shelling of “dill” punishers four times.

But today, October 14 2015, she is no longer a school of martyrs, but a school of heroes. Because Oleg Grishin, the call sign “Bear”, studied in it. The one who defended Saur-Grave in the face of superior enemy forces. Which, when the situation became close to hopeless, caused artillery fire on itself. Previously, this had to be read only in books about the Great Patriotic War. And today, students of the school damaged by shelling stand in a line, hold flowers in their hands, and a small memorial to a new hero opens in their eyes - the hero of Novorossia.

From the speakers comes the song "Where the Motherland Begins." It is incredibly appropriate here and now. Because the path of the hero, the path of the patriot begins exactly here - from the school threshold, from the picture in the letter. Or maybe even earlier. It is difficult to say exactly when a person learns what it means to protect the Motherland. On these steps, Oleg Grishin once hurried to his lessons.

Head of the Republic Alexander Zakharchenko arrived at the opening of the memorial plaque. “Donbass is an amazing land on which people are born, able to withstand any threat and protect their land,” he addressed the crowd.

The head of the young state stressed that Oleg “with his own life defended this height (Saur-Grave), ensured a successful offensive and defense, thus saving the lives of hundreds of children. And most importantly, he showed that the spirit of Donbass cannot be broken by anyone. ”

Alexander Zakharchenko, to the applause, presented Oleg's widow, Tatyana, the husband's award - the gold star of the Hero of Donetsk People's Republic. Tatiana, in turn, stated that her husband defended the Motherland and her family, performed her duty, showed an example of courage.

After the plaque was opened, the head of the DPR laid a basket of flowers to it.

It was particularly symbolic to everyone that at this very moment the sky burst out with rain, as if mourning for Oleg and all those who would not return home.

The soldiers of the platoon "Bear" of the battalion "Vostok" donated a banner in the form of St. George ribbon to the school. On this banner are the signatures of the fighters - those who fought on the Saur-Tomb. Some of those who signed there, unfortunately, are no longer alive.

The school plans to create a museum of Oleg Grishin, and this relic will be stored there.

DPR singer Oleg Wind sang a song in memory of the fallen.

Deputy of the People’s Council of the Republic Yury Sivokonenko in his speech said that all this is necessary not dead, but alive. “We will do everything to ensure that families of warriors who have laid down their heads live decently. Blessed memory to Oleg. We will always remember him, ”said the deputy.

All those who had flowers in their hands laid them on the new memorial.

After the sad celebration, the schoolchildren went to the lessons along the steps chipped by shrapnel. We went to our wounded school, where, despite everything, classes continue.

(Especially for the "Military Review")
Photos used:
Elena Gromova
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  1. svp67
    svp67 15 October 2015 06: 25
    Thy name shine from age to age ...
  2. GUKTU
    GUKTU 15 October 2015 07: 27
    everlasting memory!...
  3. parusnik
    parusnik 15 October 2015 07: 51
    After the sad celebration, the schoolchildren went to the lessons along the steps chipped by shrapnel. We went to our wounded school, where, despite everything, classes continue... Bitter and bright words .. That's why Oleg Grishin gave his life ... and many others .. Bright memory to them!
  4. ma_shlomha
    ma_shlomha 15 October 2015 10: 28
    I really want all schoolchildren, even as adults, to remember that this memorial plaque to Hero Oleg Grishin is a medicine to cure their "wounded school".
  5. orskpdc
    orskpdc 15 October 2015 12: 19
    There are few children.
    Normal parents left these "bad" places long ago.
    1. elenagromova
      15 October 2015 21: 53
      Normal parents are those who protect their land and their children in case of danger. And does not make them refugees. For example, Oleg was a real father.
    2. diz1975
      diz1975 15 October 2015 23: 38
      "these" bad "places" - that's what you called their hometown.
      And those who stayed abnormal in it mean?
      Or maybe they didn’t want to leave. Maybe they don’t want another life except at home. For them, concepts such as home, street, city are not empty words. And they are ready to share all the hardships with their homeland. There are various reasons why someone stayed. Maybe not only could not but did not want to. And among the remaining there are those who stayed to defend their city from the Nazis. They did not want to become like refugees in the European Union. And they defended their city.
      1. orskpdc
        orskpdc 16 October 2015 00: 33
        War is at first the hope that we will be well; then - the expectation that they will be worse; then - satisfaction that they are not better than us; and finally, an unexpected discovery, which is bad for both us and them.
        Karl Kraus
        Boyars quarrel at lackeys forelocks crack
  6. Reptiloid
    Reptiloid 15 October 2015 13: 59
    Thank you very much Elena for informing me about such a person, about such events. Eternal memory.
  7. tank64rus
    tank64rus 15 October 2015 15: 19
    Everlasting memory. Just as now, after all this, all these businessmen and politicians and criminals want to return the Donbass to Ukraine. Or are they so hoarse that people are nobody for them.
  8. RADIK
    RADIK 15 October 2015 21: 32
    Everlasting memory !!! There is someone and something to be proud of Donbass.
  9. dv_generalov
    dv_generalov 16 October 2015 01: 52
    Bright memory!