Military Review

Day of the Unknown Soldier. Unknown name, immortal feat

The second year in a row in Russia 3 December is the Day of the Unknown Soldier. This date is dedicated to the soldiers who fought for the freedom and independence of the motherland, who fell on the battlefields - the soldiers whose names after their death could not (or could not for a long time) be established.

Day of the Unknown Soldier. Unknown name, immortal feat

The initiative itself to create such a memorable date is primarily associated with the fighters who fell during the Great Patriotic War. Until now, in hundreds of unknown mass graves from Stalingrad and Bryansk to Prague and Berlin lie Soviet soldiers, whose feat of freeing the world from Hitler’s brown plague cannot be forgotten. It was for this purpose that the Day of the Unknown Soldier appeared in the calendar of military holidays and memorable dates - a soldier, whose name is unknown, and the feat is immortal.

The decision on the introduction of the corresponding holiday in the calendar of holidays was adopted by the State Duma of the Russian Federation in October 2014. This decision was taken as an expression of tribute to the memory of those soldiers who laid down their heads for the future of the country and people, and who lay in the damp earth under the monuments without names and surnames carved in gold letters, or even in burial places, about which nothing is known and more than 10 years after 70 after the red banner of Victory was hoisted over the defeated Reichstag.

The work on the identification of the remains of Soviet soldiers who died during the Great Patriotic War, is carried out by volunteer organizations that have recently made a truly great contribution to the cause of writing military pages. stories. Thanks to such people who are doing the hard work of finding the remains of soldiers, identifying events, reburial of the remains of the heroes, an unknown soldier turns into a soldier who has found his name after his death on the battlefield.

Enthusiasts from the search squads, often working in places where large or local battles took place during the Great Patriotic War, were able to "return" the names to tens of thousands of fallen soldiers. Such work is worthy of great gratitude, and Military Review says THANKS to all those who have been engaged in such work and continue to do it now. Thanks to your initiative, your interest and your involvement in the process, what should happen is happening: the descendants will learn the names of their ancestors - those who stood to death near Moscow, took Hitler’s army in the ring in Stalingrad, burned the enemy’s Tanks near Kursk, he beat Bandera evil in Western Ukraine, forced the Dnieper, took Berlin.
Thanks to the careful and responsible work of search teams that work in various regions of the country, unknown soldiers of other wars are finding their names. Sometimes, by a small shred of a half-ruined document, a crucified cross with an engraving or a miraculously preserved letter, it is possible to identify the remains of the soldiers who fell during the First World War and in the civil war years into the Russo-Japanese.

One of the many public organizations engaged in search work, operates in the Moscow region. This is a search party Naro-Fominsk "Boomerang". Here are those fragments of documents according to which representatives of “Boomerang” were able to identify the remains of the Red Army soldiers who died in 1941, and stopped the advance of the Nazis to Moscow:

Thanks to this work, the names of the dead Red Army soldiers became known: Private Vasily Petrovich Vikhorev 1915 b., Mercury Polykarpovich Vasiliev 1905 b., Peter Ivanovich Asabin 1908 b., Kirill Feoktistovich Krotov 1918 b., Commander of the branch Ivan Pavlovich Lapina 1903 b.

In the Kursk region operates a search squad "Frontier"based in the city of Zheleznogorsk. In August 2015, the search engines of "Rubezh" identified the remains of the Red Army soldier Konstantin Ivanovich Klukin, who was killed during the Great Patriotic War. In total, "Frontier" was able to detect and establish the names of more than 120 fighters of the Red Army. The procedure for the identification of the remains was carried out by personalized medallions, rifle shells with notes, letters to soldiers from relatives, signed personal belongings, information received from local residents and from archival documents. In some cases, photographs of unknown fighters were discovered, the names of which, thanks to the work of the children from Rubezh, have now become public knowledge and, most importantly, the relatives of the fallen soldiers now know exactly the burial place of the remains of their dead grandfathers and great-grandfathers and could bring fresh flowers to the grave.

Arkady Semenovich Trushnikov born 1915 (air gunner-radio operator 4 BAP 42 DBAD), was killed in a battle in October 1941 in the Oryol region.

Ivan Matveyevich Shudrik born 1905 Shooter, ordinary. A native of the Rostov region. Died in October 1941, near the village of Skovorodnevo, Khomutovsky district, Kursk region.

Leonid Trofimovich Dzhangarov, born 1906 Private, shooter 224 JV 162 CD. died in a battle 5.04.1943 in the Oryol region near the former village of Muravchik, Dmitrov district.

On the Day of the Unknown Soldier, memorable events and memory watches will be held throughout the country with the participation of both veterans' organizations and initiative youth.

Unknown soldier, we do not know your name, but we know about your feat!
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  1. aszzz888
    aszzz888 3 December 2015 07: 04
    How many Unknown Soldiers after the wars!
    Eternal Memory, and the Hope that someday people will know their names!
    1. Alena Frolovna
      Alena Frolovna 3 December 2015 07: 34

      We carry flowers on gray marble ...
      And how many of them are simple graves,
      With the war, namelessly decay?
      Pyramids and crosses fell.
      Autumn rains washed the inscription
      And the years in the hills are now empty
      Grass sprawled luxuriously.
      Oh. How many they dug along the roads,
      Soldiers' graves, wound the earth!
      Who could give honors worthy
      In short breaks between fights?
      There lie war fighters,
      Where their friends hastily buried.
      And it appeared in the papers for the family,
      That after the battle "were missing."

    2. Starover_Z
      Starover_Z 3 December 2015 20: 36
      To this day, Soviet soldiers lie in hundreds of obscure mass graves from Stalingrad and Bryansk to Prague and Berlin, whose feat of freeing the world from the brown Nazi plague cannot be forgotten

      Yes, and not hundreds, but hundreds of thousands of unidentified our grandfathers and great-grandfathers laid down their lives so that this brown plague would never happen again, which is now being reborn
      around the world in the form of ISIS and other obscurantism !!!
      1. Santa Fe
        Santa Fe 3 December 2015 23: 24
        There is no greater hypocrisy than carving in stone on the grave of an unknown soldier the words "Your name is unknown, your deed is immortal."

        If a person has made an immortal feat, you can spend time and effort to still find out his name.

  2. avvg
    avvg 3 December 2015 07: 04
    Your name is unknown, but your feat is immortal! Eternal Glory to the Heroes !!!
    1. Andrey Yuryevich
      Andrey Yuryevich 3 December 2015 07: 24
      the war is not over until the last soldier is buried ...
      1. cniza
        cniza 3 December 2015 07: 46
        Quote: Andrew Y.
        the war is not over until the last soldier is buried ...

        It is difficult to even say how much we owe it to all the soldiers who defended our freedom and independence, a low bow and eternal memory. We have no right to lose the fact that they defended their valuable lives.
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  3. izya top
    izya top 3 December 2015 07: 06
    This is a date dedicated to the soldiers who fought for the freedom and independence of the Motherland, who fell on the battlefields - soldiers whose names after their death could not be (or could not be achieved for a long time) established.
    be silent for a minute soldier
  4. Russian jacket
    Russian jacket 3 December 2015 07: 09
    Through torment and hell I did not go through laziness and boredom.
    I am a Soviet soldier, I twisted the devil's hands ...
  5. parusnik
    parusnik 3 December 2015 07: 12
    Nameless soldier

    Through the trees in a shady park
    The sun warms the concrete slab.
    They write here, not brand glue,
    And someone’s relatives come.

    Here in tuxedos and sweatshirts,
    Those standing nearby are dressed
    Flocks of kids running through
    And the brides put bouquets.

    Somewhere nearby, the highway
    And the flowers remain alive.
    Nameless soldier ... No! Not true!
    After all, the Soldier is also the Name!
    Velikzhanin Pavel
  6. Same lech
    Same lech 3 December 2015 07: 13
    When you look at old unknown photos of those years, it’s breathtaking ... how our soldiers destroyed fascist equipment in such conditions.
  7. Masya masya
    Masya masya 3 December 2015 07: 26
    Remember ... Mourn ...
  8. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 3 December 2015 07: 43
    "The war is not over until the last dead soldier is buried."
  9. asar
    asar 3 December 2015 07: 48
    Low bow to the fallen for our homeland!
  10. ilyaches
    ilyaches 3 December 2015 08: 21
    The names of those who defended their homeland and died, never will be forgotten ... Thanks to them and a bow.
  11. kurs66
    kurs66 3 December 2015 08: 40
    Everlasting memory....
  12. Decathlon
    Decathlon 3 December 2015 08: 43
    I could not help but write! I had four grandfathers who went to war, three returned. Twenty-one military decorations. One grandfather died in Austria, was buried in the Central Cemetery of Vienna. Three grandfathers fell victim to my wife. Nobody returned. Two died (near Smolensk and in Poland). One went missing in 1943, but for me and my loved ones there are no unknown soldiers. We all know the names of our relatives who left and never returned. We just don’t know the place where he was interred. And many thanks to the search engines: in 1999 they helped establish the burial place of his grandfather’s wife!
    1. novobranets
      novobranets 3 December 2015 16: 31
      In my family, three went to the front. No one returned. From the village where my mother was born, all men of suitable age went to the front. NOBODY returned.
  13. kurs66
    kurs66 3 December 2015 08: 43
    nobody is forgotten! Nothing is forgotten!
  14. Reptiloid
    Reptiloid 3 December 2015 08: 50
    Memory and respect for the Russian Warriors who gave their lives for their homeland. A low bow.
  15. RuslanNN
    RuslanNN 3 December 2015 08: 58
    Quote: Reptiloid
    Memory and respect for the Russian Warriors who gave their lives for their homeland. A low bow.

    Memory and respect to all SOVIET Warriors who gave their lives for their Homeland. I bow to you.
  16. Stas57
    Stas57 3 December 2015 09: 11
    Volunteer organizations carry out work to identify the remains of Soviet soldiers who died during the Great Patriotic War.

    I’ll add, and often to my own money, but we opened the Yeltsintsentr
  17. Laksamana besar
    Laksamana besar 3 December 2015 09: 17
    Everlasting memory! Glory to the Soviet warrior! Thanks to people searching for the dead.
    Berlin Treptow EhrenmalBerlin Treptow Ehrenmal
  18. T-73
    T-73 3 December 2015 10: 39
    Everlasting memory...
  19. cap
    cap 3 December 2015 11: 04
    All those who gave their lives for their homeland are already heroes.
  20. Kamarada
    Kamarada 3 December 2015 11: 45
    A low bow to all our grandfathers soldiers. Known and unknown, dead and surviving. THANK
  21. Vadim2013
    Vadim2013 3 December 2015 14: 20
    In Preobrazhensky cemetery in Moscow in recent years, the burial site of dead soldiers and officers of the defenders of the USSR in the Finnish and Russian war 1941-1945 was significantly increased. Replaced with new marble boards, installed a bell and a gas nozzle on an elevation. A lot of people gather here for military anniversaries, solemnly commemorate the dead, light a gas nozzle and strike the bell several times.
    In the 50-th years on this place there was a small burial place of the fallen wars and a monument to those who died in the Finnish war. Eternal memory to those who died for their homeland.
    1. Vadim2013
      Vadim2013 4 December 2015 21: 57
      I forgot to write that the monument to those who died in the Finnish war at the Preobrazhensky cemetery in Moscow was erected at the mass grave of those who died in the Finnish war. On it and on the mass grave there is not a single name of the deceased.
  22. An64
    An64 3 December 2015 15: 58
    Eternal memory to the dead.

    But I really want the "unknown" to become less and less. Many thanks to the search engines who find the names of previously unknown soldiers !!!
  23. Volga Cossack
    Volga Cossack 4 December 2015 19: 07
    Eternal Glory! Yes, Our Memory! Search engines bow low!