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Gennady Margelov died - the son of the founder of the Airborne Forces

Major General Gennady Margelov died in St. Petersburg in the 86 year of life, the city administration said.

Gennady Margelov died - the son of the founder of the Airborne Forces

“February 12, 2, Major General Retired Gennady V. Margelov passed away at the 2016 year of life,” the report said. “A real patriot, a defender of the Fatherland, a man who has devoted himself to serving the Motherland to the end, has passed away.”

Farewell to him will take place today at 10: 00 hour. in the academy named S.M. Kirov. The funeral will take place at the Serafimov cemetery in 13: 00.

Gennady Margelov was born on September 25 1931 in the Belarusian city of Kostyukovichi (Mogilev region) in the family of a soldier. His father is the legendary commander of the airborne forces Vasily Margelov.

“In 1944, the young Gennady Margelov independently went to his father to the front. Since then, his front-line life and military service began. He took part in the battles for the liberation of Odessa, Romania, ”the report says.

After the war he graduated from the Tambov SVU, then the Ryazan Infantry School, and was sent to the Airborne Troops of the Far Eastern District. In the Airborne Forces, Margelov went from a platoon commander to the chief of staff of the 44 training airborne division.

In 1962, he graduated from the Academy of the General Staff and was appointed commander of the 26 Motorized Rifle Division stationed in the town of Gusev. In 1976, he was transferred to Transbaikalia to the position of 1-th Deputy Commander of the 29-th Combined Arms Army.
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  1. OlegV
    OlegV 5 February 2016 08: 42
    A worthy son, a worthy parent.
    He rest in peace.
    1. 79807420129
      79807420129 5 February 2016 08: 52
      Eternal memory and low bow to the worthy sons of the Russian land, father and son Margelov. Land to them in fluff.
      1. Tatyana
        Tatyana 5 February 2016 08: 55
        From the text of the article
        A true patriot, defender of the Fatherland, a man who has devoted himself to serving the Motherland to the end, has passed away.

        The veterans of the Second World War and the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation leave for eternal peace with the hope that the living, like them, will never shame their military honor and will be worthy defenders of their homeland.
        Eternal memory to the glorious son of the USSR and Russia!
        1. vovanpain
          vovanpain 5 February 2016 09: 11
          Eternal memory to the faithful soldier of the USSR and Russia and the Earth to you rest in peace Gennady Vasilyevich!
          1. Tatyana
            Tatyana 5 February 2016 10: 25
            In memory of Major General Gennady Margelov - the son of the founder of the Airborne Forces - and people like them, this song sounds.
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          3. dyksi
            dyksi 5 February 2016 13: 15
            Kingdom to him is heaven. May the Lord God remember him in his kingdom.
      2. Now we are free
        Now we are free 5 February 2016 09: 50
        Peace be upon him, good man was, to match the legendary father! I wish you had such worthy sons Russia. Relatives, friends, relatives and all paratroopers sincere condolences.

        P.S. It is gratifying that Gennady Vasilievich managed to catch the revival of our legendary airborne forces and seems to have left this world with a calm soul for the brainchild of his father and his own.
        1. hedgehog in the fog
          hedgehog in the fog 5 February 2016 10: 05
          he was the first one to land in the BMD crew, Margelov persuaded the leadership to test, only after he said that my son would be in the car, before that no one in the world had done this, and then they threw the car away, the dome system opened and the crew drove up to the management with the report, the most dramatic one was that Filipych kept holding a loaded pistol with one cartridge in his overcoat pocket, in case his father couldn’t bear it, this is not a legend but a real story that every paratrooper knows, great people, great era, son worthy of his father, eternal n crush ...
          1. brr1
            brr1 5 February 2016 10: 29
            Not him. This is the oldest son. The younger Alexander was landing. And so all the sons worthy of him. Rest in peace.
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    3. 222222
      222222 5 February 2016 10: 02
      The other day I watched a film about VF Margelov - "Daddy" ... all 8 episodes !!
      A worthy father has worthy sons !!
      Vasily Filippovich Margelov - the founding father of the most mobile and elite troops of Russia - the airborne assault forces.
      George Zhukov, Leonid Brezhnev, Fidel Castro, Mao Zedong considered it an honor to be acquainted with General Margelov.
      He took a personal part in the creation of a unique, in its characteristics, equipment for the Airborne Forces. Under his leadership, the principles for the landing of armored vehicles along with the crews were developed. Before the Soviet paratroopers, this could not have been accomplished by the soldiers of any army in the world.
      May the Earth rest in peace to Gennady Margelov.
      1. Pravdarm
        Pravdarm 5 February 2016 10: 11
        Also looked. Real Men, Officers! Father asked, ordered his son to participate in the first BMD landing from an airplane! To honor and decency! Top Respect!
        The kingdom of heaven to them! Meet THERE in the sky! Hug each other!
  2. ArhipenkoAndrey
    ArhipenkoAndrey 5 February 2016 08: 42
    Bright memory and the kingdom of heaven.
  3. Misha Honest
    Misha Honest 5 February 2016 08: 43
    Eternal memory to the hero.
  4. salad
    salad 5 February 2016 08: 43
    ....................... recourse
  5. Same lech
    Same lech 5 February 2016 08: 44
    My condolences to the FAMILY and CLOSE of Gennady Vasilievich Margelov hi
    The MARGEL military dynasty is the gold of our country ... in the memory of our people your noble deeds will never be forgotten.
  6. Corsair0304
    Corsair0304 5 February 2016 08: 46
    The whole army of Russia is equal to such father and son.
    Eternal memory to them.
  7. Hubun
    Hubun 5 February 2016 08: 50
    He escaped to the front with a 13-year-old boy, and now 18-year-old boobies are mowing peace service. Eternal memory to you, Comrade Major General!
  8. Monos
    Monos 5 February 2016 08: 53
    Rest in peace, soldier.

  9. meriem1
    meriem1 5 February 2016 08: 53
    LEGENDS are leaving! Bright Memory of the Warrior!
  10. ochakow703
    ochakow703 5 February 2016 08: 57
    Bright memory.
  11. Mihalich17
    Mihalich17 5 February 2016 08: 59
    Nobody except us!
    Take the Angel Regiment, Comrade General!
    Eternal memory and the kingdom of heaven!
  12. svu93
    svu93 5 February 2016 08: 59
    Eternal memory to the real SOLDIER and DEFENDER !!! soldier
  13. vlad66
    vlad66 5 February 2016 09: 02
    Eternal memory and the kingdom of heaven.
  14. inkass_98
    inkass_98 5 February 2016 09: 05
    Very sorry.
  15. nemec55
    nemec55 5 February 2016 09: 06
    He left for the 86th year of his life. People who have fallen as many trials live up to 80 years or more. Now cut down the light and the whole end of the world.
  16. Lord of the Sith
    Lord of the Sith 5 February 2016 09: 06
    Kingdom of heaven...
  17. triglav
    triglav 5 February 2016 09: 07
    Everlasting memory!
  18. doework
    doework 5 February 2016 09: 22
    Eternal memory to the glorious son of the Fatherland!
  19. seregatara1969
    seregatara1969 5 February 2016 09: 29
    he was the first to try landing inside armored vehicles
  20. An64
    An64 5 February 2016 09: 29
    Bright memory...
  21. Romanenko
    Romanenko 5 February 2016 09: 33
    Kingdom of heaven to you Orthodox warrior! Earth rest in peace and eternal memory ...
  22. Gunia
    Gunia 5 February 2016 09: 49
    GREAT people !!!! The father entrusted his son with the first landing of the BMD with a crew in the car! This already says a lot. And to volunteer for the Second World War at the age of 13 is a HERO !!!! nails! "Kingdom of Heaven. Eternal memory!
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  24. natakor1949
    natakor1949 5 February 2016 09: 52
    A worthy son of a father and Russia! Thank you for the peace in our country! Eternal, bright memory!
  25. Sling cutter
    Sling cutter 5 February 2016 09: 55
    Everlasting memory!
    Glory to Uncle Vasya's Forces soldier
  26. Yak-3P
    Yak-3P 5 February 2016 09: 55
    Man !!! We will continue to sing your Song !!
  27. 357PDP
    357PDP 5 February 2016 10: 00
    Eternal memory to Gennady Vasilievich!
  28. Freeman
    Freeman 5 February 2016 10: 04
    Bright memory.
  29. Skif83
    Skif83 5 February 2016 10: 06
    Kingdom of heaven...
    The worthy son of his father!
  30. Ivan Tucha
    Ivan Tucha 5 February 2016 10: 15
    Rest in peace. Everlasting memory.
  31. Wajra-3
    Wajra-3 5 February 2016 10: 24
    Here is a loss, so a loss! Eternal glory to the SOLDIERS of a great country! Heroes of the Fatherland!
  32. Algetxnumx
    Algetxnumx 5 February 2016 10: 29
    Everlasting memory! Earth in fluff! Thank you for the service SOLDIER!
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  34. ovod84
    ovod84 5 February 2016 10: 51
    I have no words . everlasting memory
  35. MIKHAN
    MIKHAN 5 February 2016 10: 54
    An entire era is leaving ... The heroic generation nevertheless was! Thank you for everything! I hope we will also be worthy of you and defend Russia and increase its power and might! We remember you!
  36. Platonich
    Platonich 5 February 2016 11: 02
    Heavenly sorrow for these people! These are real men! Bright and long memory of the Heroes!
  37. Yuri from Volgograd
    Yuri from Volgograd 5 February 2016 11: 42
    The kingdom of heaven and eternal memory!
    He lived his life not in vain and did not fail the Father.
  38. evge-malyshev
    evge-malyshev 5 February 2016 12: 08
    A worthy son of a worthy father ... May the earth rest in peace ...
  39. uav80
    uav80 5 February 2016 13: 01
    Quote: hedgehog in the fog
    he was the first to land in the bmd crew,

    This is not him, but his youngest brother Alexander, for those trials later that is, 20 years later, they gave Heroes of Russia with the crew commander Leonid Zuev ...
  40. Seal
    Seal 5 February 2016 17: 45
    A bright memory to him and his father. Let the parachute that used to lower it from heaven to earth - now carries it to the sky-high sky.
    For the airborne forces !!