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The last participant of the storming of the Reichstag died

Nikolai Belyaev, a veteran of World War II, the last surviving participant in the storming of the Reichstag, died in St. Petersburg at 94.

The last participant of the storming of the Reichstag died

Nikolay Belyaev was born in the Tver region, in the village of Kobenevo. After 8 class went to work in the newspaper "Lenin drummer."

During the war, he was the Komsomol of the 756 regiment, whose soldiers on the night of May 1 hoisted the Victory Banner over the Reichstag.

At the end of the war, Belyaev served in the Pacific navy, and then for many years he worked at the Red Banner factory.

“Nikolai Mikhailovich was 93 of the year, he was leading an active life to the last days, not leaving the historical and patriotic work,” - told reporter TASS Valentina Ilyina, who recently talked a lot with Belyaev and prepared for release the book “Let there be a military memory strict. TO stories the banner of victory. Most of the documentary work is dedicated to Nikolai Belyaev.

The presentation of the book will take place on December 19.
Photos used:
RIA News. Oleg Knorring
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  1. Private IITR
    Private IITR 9 December 2015 10: 00
    Eternal memory to heroes!
    1. Vend
      Vend 9 December 2015 10: 02
      Quote: Private ICU
      Eternal memory to heroes!

      Veterans are leaving. Those who could tell the truth are leaving.
      1. inkass_98
        inkass_98 9 December 2015 10: 27
        Soon it will not remain at all, unfortunately.
      2. Duke
        Duke 9 December 2015 11: 07
        Nikolai Mikhailovich Belyaev

        "Come on!" - Nikolai Belyaev (far left in the front row) with fellow soldiers at the Reichstag. Photo: From the personal archive of Belyaev Nikolai Mikhailovich.
        1. Duke
          Duke 10 December 2015 07: 58
          Moscow, December 10 - AIF-Moscow.
          On Wednesday, most media outlets wrote that World War II veteran Nikolai Belyaev, the last surviving participant in the storming of the Reichstag, died on his 94th birthday in St. Petersburg. He was a Komsomol of the 756th Regiment, whose soldiers erected the Victory Banner over the Reichstag.
          However, the assertion that Belyaev was precisely “the last surviving participant in the assault on the Reichstag” is incorrect. In social networks, in particular in the Belyaev memory group, lists of other still surviving participants in the storming of the Reichstag have been compiled. Among them are Yakov Ivanovich Fadeev (Moldova), Ivan Nikiforovich Lysenko (RF), Nikolai Ivanovich Rodionov (RF), Ivan Kirrilovich Podvorny (Belarus), Boris Abramovich Wigdergauz (RF), Vasily Afanasevich Korzanov (Estonia), Fedor Mikhailovich Bakumenko (Kazakhstan) , Boris Leonovich Zolotarevsky (Israel), Georgy Alekseevich Artemenkov (Belarus).
          So, on October 9, a resident of the village of Krasnaya Gora, Bryansk Region, Hero of the Soviet Union Ivan Lysenko, a participant in the storming of the Reichstag, celebrated his 98th birthday. He is alive, as far as possible at his age - he is healthy, and remains the oldest member of the United Russia party, the REGTime portal reports.
          December 11 in the premises of the cinema "Sunrise" will be parting with Belyaev. They will bury him at the Serafimovsky cemetery. The funeral of Nikolai Belyaev will be held with military honors, including with the accompaniment of a guard of honor, salute and anthem of the orchestra.
      3. Poppy
        Poppy 9 December 2015 17: 50
        era is leaving
    2. 79807420129
      79807420129 9 December 2015 10: 08
      Unfortunately, the old iron guard leaves, their eternal memory and low bow.
      1. RBLip
        RBLip 9 December 2015 10: 12
        Quote: 79807420129
        the old iron guard, their eternal memory and low bow.

        to make nails from these people, there wouldn’t be a stronger nail in the world !!!
    3. vkl-47
      vkl-47 9 December 2015 10: 13
      a terrible phrase .... the last survivor. the kingdom to him is Heaven. now he is with his comrades-in-arms
      1. Jack-b
        Jack-b 9 December 2015 10: 25
        Quote: vkl-47
        creepy phrase.

        As I imagine that one day the news will come out "the last participant of the Great Patriotic War died", something falls inside.
    4. kodxnumx
      kodxnumx 9 December 2015 13: 56
      Let the earth rest in peace! That's who you need to keep equal.
    5. FiremamRescueS
      FiremamRescueS 9 December 2015 18: 42
      Blessed memory to the hero, hero! What would all live to see his years remaining in a sober mind and memory
  2. avvg
    avvg 9 December 2015 10: 01
    Let the earth rest in peace! Eternal memory to you Nikolai Mikhailovich!
    1. OlegLex
      OlegLex 9 December 2015 12: 31
      These people will remain in our memory for a very long time (I want to write forever but too pathetic and dry) as my two grandfathers, one of them fought from the forty-second and went through the whole war to Berlin, and the second to forty-second was stolen to Germany and after the escape he I got into a concentration camp again, then he ran and then he was shot where he was lucky and he was covered with the corpse of a friend and he lay in the pit for 24 hours, after which he was quietly dragged into the hut and a week later our troops were released. I will remember them and tell my children and then grandchildren and I will punish them about them, so that the memory does not disappear. Eternal memory to our grandfathers! to our Heroes! Eternal memory to Nikolai Mikhailovich!
  3. fedos_87
    fedos_87 9 December 2015 10: 01
    May he rest in peace
  4. Kradi
    Kradi 9 December 2015 10: 02
    Eternal memory to the hero! soldier That's all sad, leave those who knew what world war was not by hearsay. Now the Tolerasts rush to rewrite the history of the capture of the Reichtag ...
      DIVAN SOLDIER 9 December 2015 10: 07
      Yeah, in the end it turns out that the brave Americans took the Reichstag, and only frosts and impassable dirt saved our people.
  5. Rav075
    Rav075 9 December 2015 10: 02
    Eternal memory to the departed heroes.
  6. Signal
    Signal 9 December 2015 10: 04
    The old Guard is gone! Well, do not shame? Enough of that? Or will we sell everything for Coca-Cola jeans again? Oil is falling. 1 Hybrid World is gaining momentum.
  7. Tanker55
    Tanker55 9 December 2015 10: 05
    It is good that they conveyed this loss to readers and Russians. I do not know whether to put the article a plus or ...? A person dies is a loss (bad), and his memory will be eternal (good).
  8. Aaron Zawi
    Aaron Zawi 9 December 2015 10: 06
    Eternal memory to the soldiers who fought against Nazism.
  9. izya top
    izya top 9 December 2015 10: 07
    bright memory...
  10. Ilya_GN
    Ilya_GN 9 December 2015 10: 08
    Memory of the hero! He and his comrades left an unforgettable imprint on the memory of the "population of the Reichstag".
    It is a pity that with the passing of Soviet soldiers, the new "settlers of the Reichstag" begin to forget history.

    PS I can’t understand, you are friends. How can you add such a sad article.
  11. serg1970
    serg1970 9 December 2015 10: 10
    Rest in peace. We will keep the memory of you, the soldiers of the Great Patriotic War and pass on the memory to our descendants.
  12. Engineer
    Engineer 9 December 2015 10: 11
    I remember how proud I was as a jerk to stand with a red banner next to my grandfather on May 9 in the guard of honor at the monument to a soldier of the Great Patriotic War. And today's kids no longer see veterans with orders and medals, and they know about the "heroes" of the War only from American blockbusters with Brad Pitt.
  13. Hubun
    Hubun 9 December 2015 10: 12
    Everlasting memory. It’s scary to imagine because the last one will soon leave. It’s like veterans have been around all my life. My grandfathers have been gone for about thirty years.
  14. ruskih
    ruskih 9 December 2015 10: 13
    Eternal memory to the Hero!
  15. Support
    Support 9 December 2015 10: 15
    Everlasting memory ....
  16. Ruspartizan
    Ruspartizan 9 December 2015 10: 17
    Eternal memory to the Heroes of the Great Generation! But where does such information come from that the latter? A living witness of those events - Ivan Nikiforovich Lysenko from Bryansk - celebrated his 9th birthday on October 98. The legendary scout lives in the village of Krasnaya Gora, Bryansk region. The fact that the Victory Banner over the Reichstag was hoisted by Mikhail Yegorov and Meliton Kantaria was written in all school textbooks. The names of other heroes - military intelligence officers from the detachment of Semyon Sorokin - became known not so long ago, in the nineties. For almost half a century, the historical truth was hushed up "for ideological reasons." In the award list of Ivan Nikiforovich Lysenko it is written: "On April 30 at 14 o'clock he was the FIRST to break into the Reichstag building, exterminated more than 20 German soldiers and hoisted the Victory Banner." Only in 1946 did Ivan Lysenko learn that he had been awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union.
  17. Fitter65
    Fitter65 9 December 2015 10: 17
    Somehow in the 80s a fantastic story was published in the Tekhnika-Molodyozhi magazine, I don’t remember the title and author, but I still remember one of the phrases: “... the last veteran of the Great Patriotic War was walking along the boulevard ... “And it’s not sad, it will someday become a reality. And those who defeated Nazism, we will honor and remember. And we will punish our grandchildren and great-grandchildren ...
  18. Andrey160479
    Andrey160479 9 December 2015 10: 22
    It is unfortunate that such a person is no more. The pride and history of our people. Eternal memory to him.
  19. Forester
    Forester 9 December 2015 10: 23
    Eternal Memory to Heroes!
    I bow to them.
  20. Loner_53
    Loner_53 9 December 2015 10: 29
    But they could not even think that in 70 years the fascists would again be in Kiev, and who is to blame for the fact that their dreams of being bright are buried by our liberals.
    Eternal memory to the former GREATNESS hi
  21. dchegrinec
    dchegrinec 9 December 2015 10: 34
    A deep bow to the earth to Nikolai Belyaev, may the earth rest in peace and no one will forget and sell the work of our veterans!
  22. vovandm
    vovandm 9 December 2015 10: 42
  23. AlexTires
    AlexTires 9 December 2015 10: 43
    Eternal memory to veterans departing for Immortality!

    Our dead will not leave us in trouble, our fallen - like sentries!
    V.S. Vysotsky
  24. Fonmeg
    Fonmeg 9 December 2015 10: 49
    They were young and protected the world from fascist evil! Eternal Glory and Eternal Memory!
  25. 76SSSR
    76SSSR 9 December 2015 10: 52
    Bright memory to Man! He remembered ... we remember ... descendants, remember! Not for the sake of the past, but for the future.
  26. Stiletto
    Stiletto 9 December 2015 10: 55
    I am proud of my fellow countryman! Eternal memory to the Heroes!
  27. vicdoc63
    vicdoc63 9 December 2015 11: 01
    Thanks for the victory! Thanks for life!
  28. Ros 56
    Ros 56 9 December 2015 11: 02
    Of course, it is a pity that the veterans are leaving, so mine all left, and the two never returned from the war. Life is life. Eternal memory to them. Moreover, anger takes when the moral and ours, and especially over the hill, cast out over our monuments until the demolition and destruction. Therefore, it is necessary for our young people to instill in their consciousness that it was their grandfathers and great-grandfathers who stood to their deaths, did not retreat.
  29. deman73
    deman73 9 December 2015 11: 05
    Eternal memory to the Heroes of the Great War !!!
  30. Vladimir
    Vladimir 9 December 2015 11: 12
    A low bow to the Hero and eternal memory!
  31. cniza
    cniza 9 December 2015 11: 33
    Thank you grandfathers and fathers, the latter leave and now it depends on us what we leave to future generations. Honor and fail, low bow and eternal memory.
  32. moskowit
    moskowit 9 December 2015 11: 34
    Eternal Glory! Everlasting memory! Bow to the ground and many thanks for the Victory! To our great regret, the "Immortal Regiment" is replenished ... To the great ...
  33. kill the fascist
    kill the fascist 9 December 2015 11: 37
    Rest in peace! Remember ...
  34. vladimir-detkov
    vladimir-detkov 9 December 2015 11: 42
    Dedicated to Nikolai Mikhailovich Belyaev, participant of the assault on the Reichstag, and all veterans of the Great Patriotic War!

    No fear! Boots knocked down
    In the eyes of a fire in his hand a rifle.
    Forward! Clenching my fists
    Shouted - Our Komsomol, Kolka.

    Like rain, bullets flew at us
    Blood ran through the veins.
    He was then twenty years old,
    When he left to fight!

    Hard fight ...
    Reichstag, before your eyes!
    We run, biting into each stone.
    To see our banner!

    One hit, one final touch
    And now, the fascist is defeated.
    The earth trembles under the boots
    And to break the soul, like a flame.

    Four years torn from life
    And the body did not heal from the fragments.
    Remember once and for all
    What was he like in battle then.

    Vladimir Detkov
    December 8 2015
    1. Loner_53
      Loner_53 9 December 2015 11: 48
      Hold on Throat!Victory will be for You!Your feat is equal to the feat of grandfathers and fathers in that Great Patriotic War.
  35. Seneca
    Seneca 9 December 2015 12: 00
    I wonder .. is there even one other defender of the Reichstag alive?
    1. your1970
      your1970 9 December 2015 12: 38
      Why? What is the interest? French SS men were most likely hanged / shot after the war - they were not interesting to any of our "partners" ...
  36. wow
    wow 9 December 2015 12: 01
    Eternal memory to him and GRATITUDE !!! And most importantly, OUR MEMORY does not die!
  37. Rosty
    Rosty 9 December 2015 12: 15
    Peace be upon you and eternal memory! Thanks to him, and let him sleep peacefully - we will not forget and will not let others forget.
  38. guzik007
    guzik007 9 December 2015 12: 19
    My uncle, a participant in the assault, died in 95. He was a good man.
  39. Signaller
    Signaller 9 December 2015 12: 40
    We will always remember him And we will give this memory to the children. They, who took Berlin, were conceived forever in the memory of the people.
    Peace be upon him.
  40. uyakub92
    uyakub92 9 December 2015 13: 09
    Thanks for the victory
  41. wulf66
    wulf66 9 December 2015 13: 43
    Everlasting memory. Rest in peace.
  42. Former battalion commander
    Former battalion commander 9 December 2015 14: 22
    Yes there were people at ... that time ... not like the current tribe ...
    They then defended, and WE? They had something to fight for, and US? They had a bright goal, and US? That's it ...
  43. morkot
    morkot 9 December 2015 15: 46
    With gratitude, on behalf of the entire Jewish people, a low bow to the hero.
  44. gingerbread man 59
    gingerbread man 59 9 December 2015 18: 04
    I am very sorry that such people leave life ETERNAL GLORY TO HEROES I agree with many of you that now youth do not know many things about the war about those people who defended our country in a dashing year I had 5 grandfathers who fought, the youngest and oldest died and I was proud and fit them. thank you for living .And now that I am taught in history at school, I’m shocked. There is a quiet secret murder of our history