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A priceless gift for Victory Day

Forgive me some confusion in the presentation, the emotions overwhelmed, to be honest. We first appeared at a similar event, and even under such a combination of circumstances.

In our life there are many values ​​of different persuasion and different nature. Still, such a thing as memory, I am sure, in spite of any changes that have occurred in our society for the last twenty years, is still valuable and sacred.

Imagine yourself in the place of an ordinary pensioner who lives quietly, one might say, living out his life in the small town of Absheron in the Krasnodar region. The life of a Russian pensioner, so to speak, is not eventful.

And suddenly people come with stunning the news. Get ready, they are waiting for you in the Voronezh region. Your father was found there, missing almost 75 years ago, in the sinister 1941.

If anyone can put himself in the place of a person who has lived his life, not knowing where his father ended up on his way, I can only envy.

Of course, people went. At this age it is not easy. But if the heart is calling, you will reach the edge of the world.

And the background is simple. Working on finding the remains of our soldiers and officers in the Voronezh region, search groups from three regions of Russia, Voronezh, Moscow and Ulyanovsk, found in one of the mass graves the most valuable thing that can be dug up today. Mortal medallion. A small iron capsule in which its contents were miraculously preserved.

Employees of the Podolsk archive were able to restore what was written. And a miracle happened, and you can’t tell otherwise. Son found his father. Private Dudka Nikolai Mikhailovich, 1908, born in Absheron, Krasnodar Territory, is no longer missing. The message came. The soldier returned to service.

And on May 8 Nikolay Dudka was buried along with his, unfortunately, nameless comrades in a mass grave in the village of Kamenka.

They were buried with all the military honors of the Red Army 272 fighter. And only one was identified. Only one.

The relatives of Nikolai Dudka were given the decoding of the medallion and the medallion itself.

Sergey Nikolaevich Dudka could not say anything. I tried it, but waved my hand and gave the microphone. The spouse spoke for him.

At the burial attended by three hundred people. Considering that there are only about a thousand inhabitants in Kamenka, the number of those who gathered was impressive. There were fathers with a small choir, and soldiers from Ostrogozhsk with a triple volley, and a military band.

Everything is as it should be.

But all those present were in a peculiar mood. I heard one of the grandmothers, who sat on benches specially brought by the organizers, said to her neighbor: "This is the joy they brought to the person, may God bless them all of health ... Maybe I will find mine like this ... I would have died quietly .. . "

To which the neighbor quite reasonably remarked: "You, Natalya, have ten more short ones in stock. We can find them. You would have a prayer for health and would have ordered something for good luck." - "Your truth, must be ordered."

Prayer, of course, does not hurt. But search engines do everything possible to find our fighters and return them their names. And, being present at such an event, and observing everything that happens, imbued with respect and understanding of the importance of their work.

Found son father. Returned to the homeland of a soldier. Few? In our time, given how many more of them lie, not found and nameless, a lot. For each such case brings our victory. And the end of the war. The one about whom Suvorov said that the war was not over until the last soldier was buried.
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  1. parusnik
    parusnik 11 May 2016 06: 33
    Really ... a miracle ... Thank you ..
    1. Volga Cossack
      Volga Cossack 11 May 2016 17: 49
      no, it’s not a miracle - labor is labor and dangerous and very worthy of respect; I am proud that I am involved in search engines !!!! I have the honor!
    2. Volga Cossack
      Volga Cossack 11 May 2016 17: 49
      no, it’s not a miracle - labor is labor and dangerous and very worthy of respect; I am proud that I am involved in search engines !!!! I have the honor! I found the grave of Belorussians who knew Dedushkin’s friend over a hundred networks ........... while I’m looking for another, unfortunately we didn’t wear all the medallions and they weren’t filled ........ Land for you rest in peace and the Kingdom of Heaven! Excuse me if I disturb you a bit ......
  2. EvgNik
    EvgNik 11 May 2016 06: 46
    The authors - Roman Skomorokhov and Roman Krivov - many human thanks. hi
  3. avg-mgn
    avg-mgn 11 May 2016 07: 27
    Novel (s) are just good fellows! We managed to convey the event itself and the mood to all 100. Thank you, thanks to the search engines and all your countrymen!
  4. B.T.V.
    B.T.V. 11 May 2016 07: 38
    In our city of Fokino, Primorye, on April 27, the remains of a soldier who died near s. Perekopovka, in August 1942. Search engines of the Voronezh region found him last year, at the request of relatives, the remains were buried in our city cemetery, next to his son. The remaining things of the fighter, relatives transferred to the museum of local lore.

    I watched the reports about the passage of the "Immortal Regiment" and thought: "I bow to the person who conceived and managed to organize this action. After all, now almost every family has search engines who want to learn as much as possible about their heroic ancestors. We now learn the history of the Second World War anew , no longer from history textbooks, but on the basis of collected, literally bit by bit, sometimes very scanty information from the archives, about the participation of relatives in those tragic and great events. Now the most important thing is to defeat those who want to erase our memory, and there are enough of them in Russia and beyond."
    Something like this.
    1. salamandra2826
      salamandra2826 11 May 2016 09: 22
      "I bow to the person who conceived and managed to organize this action." Sergey Lapenkov is a journalist from Tomsk
  5. Tanya
    Tanya 11 May 2016 07: 47
    Many THANKS both for the work of search engines and for the article!
    And a big request, if known, then to indicate in which military unit (regiment, division, corps, army ...) these Warriors were listed. So you can, at least approximately, find out the fate of their fellow soldiers, about whom nothing is known either.
  6. cap
    cap 11 May 2016 08: 22
    Thanks for the article. I won’t write more words. Just ++.
  7. Nonna
    Nonna 11 May 2016 09: 11
    What a wonderful event. Thanks for the heartfelt article.
  8. Consul-t
    Consul-t 11 May 2016 10: 29
    To this topic. I can’t listen to this song without tears ...

    Just squeezes the throat
  9. Tanya
    Tanya 11 May 2016 10: 52
    To all nameless Heroes ...
  10. SlavaP
    SlavaP 11 May 2016 13: 56
    I was killed near Tuapse

    I was killed near Tuapse,
    In the area of ​​height Semashkho.
    A tear on me will flash in the dew
    Broken flask with a fragment.
    My machine lies with me
    Rusty pattern painted.
    Once upon a time I ended the fight
    But everything is not demobilized.
    Time is running out day after day
    And I'm all here at the bottom of the hollow
    Where they died under fire
    Twenty year old men.
    And you, since you’re not shot down by bullets,
    You, who once shook my hand,
    Tell them I'm killed
    That I'm not missing.
    Say we are all killed.
    Shoulder to shoulder at the bottom of the hollow
    Tuapse shut down
    Twenty year old men.

    The author is Evgeny Astakhov.
  11. Charlemagne
    Charlemagne 11 May 2016 14: 23
    Thank you for the article.
  12. Volga Cossack
    Volga Cossack 11 May 2016 17: 43
    Eternal Memory to those who lay down their heads - that We Live !!!! Search engines - my bow !!!! this is not a miracle — labor — and I am proud that I am a little involved. Thank you for the article!!!!
  13. Egoza
    Egoza 11 May 2016 19: 23
    thanks to the authors!
    I will add a poem by Yu. Gladkevich (Beridze)
    MY NATIVE ...

    Ivanovs, Petrovs, Rogozhins, Chudakovs - and there are numbers for you ...
    All of you once laid in the ground, and thick grass sprouted
    where you died anonymous, where you died unknown
    where the graves are old scars you have remained on the body of the earth.

    We remember you ... We cry, not knowing where you found the last peace.
    And someone writes our victorious history with an impassive hand,
    that the losses are already summed up, who are unknown - now forever,
    Ivanovs, Petrovs, Rogozhins, Chudakovs - left without a trace ...

    Do not believe the evil one in this record, there is neither truth nor conscience in it -
    it just so happened that it was not dawn that stood over the power, but almost hopelessness ...
    Believe the songs that are folded, believe in those who stand for you,
    Ivanovs, Petrovs, Rogozhins, Chudakovs are my relatives ...
  14. Berg194500
    Berg194500 11 May 2016 20: 46
    Empty eye sockets are looking at you, digging part of the body, there should be legs, but they aren’t there. Then you guess that the body was fragmented, here’s another part, and here’s the eye sockets. ... it smells of death. It smells real!