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Unknown War. Preface to the new cycle

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The usual Victory Day, as always, has died down bright and festive. A new cycle begins. stories. And it begins very soon: 22 June, when 75 will be celebrated since the beginning of the Great Patriotic War. And again, over the years 5, we will remember everything that happened in those tragic years. Without this it is impossible, as the practice of our life has shown.


It is very pleasant to observe that the approach to history has changed, the approach to that war. We can say that we are winning here. Gone into oblivion, cursed and spat upon the creations of scum from the history of the type of Rezun and his ilk. Those who tried in every way to humiliate the merits of the Soviet people in that war and, moreover, make us aggressors and force us to take the path of repentance to the whole world. Did not work.

But two questions arise.

First: do we all know about that war? Second, is the Great Patriotic War for us over?

I can answer the first question with full confidence. Of course, we do not know. Yes, the biggest events of that war, we were taught in history lessons. And who wanted - he studied himself. Moscow, blockade of Leningrad, Stalingrad, Kursk Bulge. This is known.

But the war consists of many smaller events. But that does not mean less significant. Or less bloody.

May my idol Roman Carmen forgive me from there, but this is the name I would like to use for these materials. He created his "Unknown War" for those living in the West, but we want to tell our readers.

In this series of articles we will talk about such little-known events. Less well-known than the above operations, but no less significant, because behind each stand the lives and exploits of our soldiers and officers.

On the second question, the great Suvorov spoke best of all in his time.

"The war is not over until the last soldier is buried."

Perhaps Alexander Vasilievich meant something else. But nowadays, the essence of his words is no less valuable, because thousands of our soldiers and officers are waiting for the moment when they will be found and given all the necessary honors, having buried them and, most importantly, having recognized them.


Identification - the biggest problem today. Because time does not spare anything, neither the metal of mortal medallions, nor the paper of letters and notes. But fortunately, there are people who persist in doing this. And in our materials we will rely on the results of the painstaking work of search engines, with whom we have established close relations.

So the war is not over for us. And, as the poet Robert Rozhdestvensky said in his time, “it is necessary not for the dead, it is necessary for the living.” And in one of the closest materials we will tell and show how this is possible. For example.

And there is a third point. This is our common problem. Our military burial. For starters, here are photos from the cemetery of German soldiers and prisoners of war in the Kursk region.









But the burial of Hungarian soldiers in Voronezh.











Well lie. I often drive past the Hungarian cemetery in the village of Rudkino. And, I confess, I look at him with a feeling of profound satisfaction. I am pleased that there are so many of them. For a person who knows the history of the war years of the Voronezh region, the mention of Hungarians, except for the grinding of teeth, cannot cause anything. For, compared with the Hungarians, the Germans were a specimen of humanity and kindness. It really is. And many crimes of these executioners were long attributed to the Germans. Because Hungary entered the Warsaw Pact, it became our ally.

Do not whiten the Germans, do not think. Just Hungarians were trenchant in all respects. And now they are here.

But god with them, dead enemies. The fact that everything is so well equipped for them can only cause white envy. Especially when confronted with things of a slightly different sense.

It is said that the Russians in their war do not abandon. And I will tell you that there are Russians who do not abandon their own after the war. And, taking this opportunity, I will tell you, for example, about such Russians here.



Here you have two Russian people. Viktor Strelkin and Alexander Zhuravlev. Teacher and chairman. And behind their backs is the business of their hands and souls. See and appreciate.



The efforts of these people created what you see. It cost the state nothing. Everything is done by Strelkin and his students. I understand that Viktor Vasilyevich is not just a teacher. He is a teacher, precisely with a capital letter, once raised such disciples.

So, the people, and they created a national memorial of memory. Someone was digging, someone brought a tile, someone had a rebar, someone had welded a fence. Zhuravlev brought the land out of use and designed as a memorial. In general, it remains only to give it the appropriate status, which was done.

And you can not say that everything was smooth and smooth. Even the locals (some) expressed their discontent, they say, the bones were lying in the ground for so many years, and would continue to lie. There is no need to disturb. And for some reason the local clergy did not like the neighborhood of the cross and the red star. But - there is a memorial such as its creators did. And it will stand for a long time.





You look at the rows of surnames in the German and Hungarian cemeteries, and it hurts, honestly, from the dry numbers: "And 433 unknowns." Not so it should be.

There are still so many of our soldiers in these fields that it is hard to imagine. Today, excavations are underway again, and the remains of our people are again found. The war for memory continues. And already 21 of June of this year will be held next burial. New numbers will appear on the plaques. And, I really hope for experts from Podolsk, the names will appear. At least a few.


The picture was taken from the place of the next burial. Not far from the memorial.


Search engines from the Kaskad squad (Moscow region) and Don (Voronezh region) work.

These are the Russians who never abandon theirs. Neither during the war nor after. Honor and glory, nothing more to say.

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In the next article I will talk in detail about the events related to the "Berlin" that took place in these places. As well as talk about the "war for the wells," about the 2 tragedy of the cavalry corps and many other events not previously known as widely as we would like. We will correct the situation. The war is not over.
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  1. Reptiloid
    Reptiloid 11 May 2016 07: 39
    +8
    Nobody is forgotten, nothing is forgotten.
    Thank you very much for the story, the photo and the beginning of a new cycle. Thanks to modern technical means, there are more opportunities.
    1. Stas57
      Stas57 11 May 2016 08: 38
      +8
      Quote: Reptiloid
      Nobody is forgotten, nothing is forgotten.

      forgotten, I already wrote about it, forgotten, we are trying to restore many graves now, after the "big transfer".
      patriots will howl, but let them know, they are forgotten, lost, and abandoned.
      One old-fashioned bayonet in the field cost many graves of oblivion,
      if not search engines ....

      You look at the rows of surnames in the German and Hungarian cemeteries, and it hurts, honestly, from the dry numbers: "And 433 unknowns." Not so it should be.

      it shouldn’t, but I repeat that under Brezhnev it was necessary to start working on it, and the witnesses are alive, and the veterans are young.
      1. Reptiloid
        Reptiloid 11 May 2016 12: 27
        +5
        The feat of the soldiers is not forgotten. Their names are unknown. I want to say: they are still unknown. There are great works of patriotic clubs in different places, in different cities of Russia. There are articles on this subject, I always read.
        One of the means of today's struggle with Russia is the rewriting of history. The creation of memorials is the struggle against rewriting history.
        We in the Leningrad Region, it turns out, there is a burial place for a large number of hostile soldiers. I used to be very angry because of this, but now I think that they let everyone lie in plain sight. Why come?
        "No, you were brought in a train
        To capture far colonies
        To cross from Lara from the family
        Grows to the size of a grave. "
        An excerpt from the poem "Italian" Mikhail Svetloye.
        1. Reptiloid
          Reptiloid 11 May 2016 13: 26
          +1
          Errors turned out. Sorry. So comp. done
          "No, you were brought in a train
          To capture distant colonies
          What would a cross from a casket from a family
          It grew to the size of a grave. "
          Svetlov Mikhail. "Italian". Excerpt.
      2. Gomunkul
        Gomunkul 11 May 2016 16: 02
        +3
        when Brezhnev had to start
        I do not agree with you, it was necessary to deal with this immediately after the war.
        1. Stas57
          Stas57 11 May 2016 17: 02
          +5
          Quote: Gomunkul
          when Brezhnev had to start
          I do not agree with you, it was necessary to deal with this immediately after the war.

          There was no time for that, the country was in ruins, but Ilyich was quite.
          By the way, the process of searching for relatives began under Stalin.

          The feat of the soldiers is not forgotten. Their names are unknown. I want to say: they are still unknown. There are great works of patriotic clubs in different places, in different cities of Russia. There are articles on this subject, I always read.
          One of the means of today's struggle with Russia is the rewriting of history. The creation of memorials is the struggle against rewriting history.

          An anonymous, impersonal feat - a general impersonal memorial - a step towards oblivion, it is necessary to reveal the names as much as possible, the nature of the battle, from which the grave is not "20 soldiers lie here, no one is forgotten", but at least "there are 20 soldiers who died for the liberation of this village in summer 43 ", etc.
          1. Reptiloid
            Reptiloid 11 May 2016 19: 50
            0
            Again, I do not agree with you in some of your words. Although we seem to be worried about one thing. No, not an anonymous feat. Why, then, were anonymous other things.
            A collective feat! When the whole country, as one person! Unity, strength! It’s a pity that not all names are immortalized. Unfortunately, there are many unknown heroes in all the wars where Russia participated. However, the exploits of the Russian people live in the memory of the people!
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  2. Ilya77
    Ilya77 11 May 2016 07: 46
    +10
    To dig in the Kursk fields is a nonsense, I really thought they dug everyone there. We dug under Staraya Russa, there is tin, a swamp full, funnels with water, the earth rings from ammunition, mines and iron of all kinds. There were fierce battles, first when they retreated, then when they advanced.
    1. Stas57
      Stas57 11 May 2016 08: 39
      +5
      Quote: Ilya77
      To dig in the Kursk fields is a nonsense, I really thought they dug everyone there.

      yes, there’s still digging and digging ...
      1. Roman Skomorokhov
        11 May 2016 12: 26
        +6
        By the way, dear, if anything - call, we will come to you with pleasure.
  3. EvgNik
    EvgNik 11 May 2016 08: 22
    +10
    Not only the Hungarians showed their cruelty. Balts and Bandera can not even be mentioned. And the Czechs, and especially the Croats. Yes, only Serbs are an exception. And the cycle should be interesting, exciting.
    1. PSih2097
      PSih2097 11 May 2016 13: 54
      +3
      Quote: EvgNik
      Not only the Hungarians showed their cruelty.

      Well, for example, our marines did not even take the Magyars, after what they got up on the territory of Moldova and Ukraine ...
      And about the unknown, in those days filling the medallion was a very bad omen, even the political officers dropped their hands at the remembrance of this.
  4. Domovoy
    Domovoy 11 May 2016 09: 58
    +3
    Unfortunately, time cannot be stopped ...
    After all, the farther the events are from us, the fewer veterans can tell us what war is, the less true historical facts (cobblestones in the garden of those who are trying to rewrite history), and the farther the more active should be the preservation and restoration work. Thanks you.
  5. volodya
    volodya 11 May 2016 11: 22
    +6
    Good article. Thanks to the author for the topic!
  6. Aleksander
    Aleksander 11 May 2016 11: 40
    +2
    Memorials to the Nazis appeared relatively recently-2001 year. I do not think that before that there were commemorative signs and land was allocated (and quite a lot, judging by the photo) for these purposes. And if it wasn’t, why was it allowed to build? No and no!
    If the signs were, then, of course, it was not easy to not resolve ...
  7. EvgNik
    EvgNik 11 May 2016 13: 09
    +3
    Roman, can any of the journalists connect with their articles on the topic?
    1. Roman Skomorokhov
      11 May 2016 13: 59
      +3
      Quite possible. We will devote the maximum amount of time and effort. Who will connect - we will only be happy.
  8. SlavaP
    SlavaP 11 May 2016 15: 07
    +5
    I will not judge the Hungarians, Germans and Italians. Who is there - they do not care. But I want to say many thanks to everyone who seeks and finds. My family also has missing people, I would like to know at least something before I leave. And another- strange idea may be: what if you create a voluntary bank and a DNA database? Even if you have to pay for tests, conservation, etc. Then it will be easier: it is possible to extract DNA from the remains of buried warriors and perform an automated database search. Where it converges - let families know and determine the name.
    1. THE_SEAL
      THE_SEAL 11 May 2016 22: 01
      0
      In Germany, as far as I know, they look after the graves of our soldiers. Search Engines - huge respect.
    2. THE_SEAL
      THE_SEAL 11 May 2016 22: 01
      0
      In Germany, as far as I know, they look after the graves of our soldiers. Search Engines - huge respect.
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  10. cat hippopotamus
    cat hippopotamus 11 May 2016 22: 39
    +1
    Near Voronezh, the Hungarians are 150 thousand, by unspoken order they were not taken prisoner for the atrocities that they repaired with the civilian population.
  11. Molot1979
    Molot1979 24 October 2016 07: 56
    0
    Isn’t it supposed to be? But as? If the names are unknown? It’s already great that they buried us all in human terms, that we could at least recognize someone.
  12. Monster_Fat
    Monster_Fat 7 November 2016 09: 27
    0
    The burial of the remains of fallen soldiers is certainly a sacred matter. However, the thesis that "the war is not over until the last fallen warrior is buried" is rather controversial. How many wars have been in the history of mankind and how many unburied warriors of different eras have rotted in the fields, forests, swamps, lakes and seas of different countries - do not count what happens. that all these wars are not over yet? http://ru-lit.livejournal.com/774374.html