The Order of Glory

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Bevzyuk Vasily Timofeevich
Arsentiy Isaevich Ivanov
Ivanov Mikhail Vasilievich
Khvastunov Valentin Ivanovich
Ivan Kolesnikov
Rangefinder of an anti-aircraft gun Specialist V. Zotov monitors the air space
Female snipers of a Separate Sniper Company of the 3rd Shock Army
Female snipers of a Separate Sniper Company of the 3rd Shock Army
Soldiers and commanders of a Separate Sniper Company of the 3rd Shock Army
Fighting is over. Soviet infantrymen bring their uniforms in order on a Berlin street

Kuznetsov Ivan

Kravtsov Alexander Nikiforovich
Kalchenko Nikolay Karpovich
Kornienko Vasily Stepanovich
Korovin Ivan Ivanovich
Members of a separate sniper company of the 3rd Shock Army, Senior Sergeant O. Marienkina and Second Lieutenant N. Belobrova
Soldiers and officers of the separate sniper company of the 3rd Shock Army
Soldiers and officers of the separate sniper company of the 3rd Shock Army
Soldiers and officers of the separate sniper company of the 3rd Shock Army
Soldiers and officers of the separate sniper company of the 3rd Shock Army
Soldiers and officers of the separate sniper company of the 3rd Shock Army
Bevzyuk Vasily Timofeevich
Arsentiy Isaevich Ivanov
Ivanov Mikhail Vasilievich
Khvastunov Valentin Ivanovich
Ivan Kolesnikov
Rangefinder of an anti-aircraft gun Specialist V. Zotov monitors the air space
Female snipers of a Separate Sniper Company of the 3rd Shock Army
Female snipers of a Separate Sniper Company of the 3rd Shock Army
Soldiers and commanders of a Separate Sniper Company of the 3rd Shock Army
Fighting is over. Soviet infantrymen bring their uniforms in order on a Berlin street

Kuznetsov Ivan

Kravtsov Alexander Nikiforovich
Kalchenko Nikolay Karpovich
Kornienko Vasily Stepanovich
Korovin Ivan Ivanovich
Members of a separate sniper company of the 3rd Shock Army, Senior Sergeant O. Marienkina and Second Lieutenant N. Belobrova
Soldiers and officers of the separate sniper company of the 3rd Shock Army
Soldiers and officers of the separate sniper company of the 3rd Shock Army
Soldiers and officers of the separate sniper company of the 3rd Shock Army
Soldiers and officers of the separate sniper company of the 3rd Shock Army
Soldiers and officers of the separate sniper company of the 3rd Shock Army

Kuznetsov Ivan

He is the youngest holder of the Order of Glory. Do we know the heroic history of our country well? And its main milestones are reflected in the lives of living witnesses - defenders of the Fatherland. It is a documentary story about participant of the Great Patriotic War Vanya Kuznetsov - the youngest holder of three Orders of Glory, who liberated Ukraine from fascist invaders. Vanya Kuznetsov was born on December 28, 1928, in Bozhkovka farm, Krasnosulinsky district, Rostov region, to a Russian peasant family. Before the beginning of the Great Patriotic War, he graduated from 7th grade of rural school. In January 1943, when the troops of the Southern Front of the Red Army liberated the Rostov region from German troops, 14-year-old Ivan voluntarily, as a son of the 185th Guards Artillery Regiment, was recruited for military service in the army - a gunnery shell carrier. Then he became a loader, and since June 1943, he was already a gunner of the artillery regiment in the 82nd Guards Rifle Division of the 8th Guards Army. Participating in the battles for the liberation of Ukraine on September 3, 1943 near the village of Dolgenkoye in Izyum district, Kharkov region as part of the gunsmith Kuznetsov destroyed: German heavy tank T-VI ("Tiger"), as well as the enemy's machine-gun point. On September 12, 1943, near the town of Barvenkovo in Ukraine, under the fire of enemy artillery he destroyed the German direct fire gun, mortar battery and enemy observation point. On October 6, 1943, by order № 16/n to the 185th Guards Artillery Regiment, Private Kuznetsov V. was awarded the medal "For Courage", at that time he was not yet 15 years old. During the Nikopol-Krivoy Rog offensive operation on February 26, 1944 in the area of the farm Otradny in Kherson region, a gunner of the Guards Private Kuznetsov repulsed four counterattacks of the enemy, killing up to 100 enemy soldiers and officers, as well as 6 zots and a tank of the enemy. March 26, 1944 fifteen-year-old Ivan Kuznetsov was awarded the Order of the Red Star. Kuznetsov distinguished himself in the battle on January 15, 1945 during the breakthrough of the enemy defense in the area of Zabadrovo, 19 kilometers east of the town of Byalobrzegi, Poland. Being wounded by a shell fragment, he continued to fire with direct fire, suppressed 2 machine guns and destroyed 2 zots. In February 1945, the teenager was awarded the Order of Glory of the 3rd degree. On March 12, 1945, when storming the fortress Kyustrin, now Kostshin-nad-Odroj in Poland, the commander of the Guard gun junior sergeant Ivan Kuznetsov, together with the crew, under enemy fire, suppressed 3 machine gun points with accurate fire, which interfered with the advancement of Soviet soldiers. By order of Commander Chuikov No. 634/n of the 8th Guards Army, signed on May 15, 1945, Kuznetsov was awarded the Order of Glory of the 2nd degree. In the battle for the outskirts of Berlin, Neukeln, on April 25, 1945, under heavy enemy fire, the gun crew under his command destroyed the anti-aircraft and anti-tank guns, 3 machine guns, and the house which was occupied by a group of assault rifles. According to the decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR from May 15, 1946, I. Kuznetsov was awarded the Order of Glory of the 1st degree, thus Vanya Kuznetsov became the youngest full knight of the Order of Glory - he was 17 years old. After the war, he continued serving in the Soviet Army. In 1949, he graduated from the Orel Order of Lenin Red Banner Armored School named after M.V. Frunze, and in 1959, he completed the 10th grade of evening school. Ten years later, Captain Kuznetsov was dismissed from the reserve. He lived in the city of Borisov, Minsk region. He died on January 21, 1989. Among the awards of Ivan Filippovich Kuznetsov there are also the Order of the Great Patriotic War of the 1st degree, the Order of the Red Star, medals "For military services", "For the Victory over Germany in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945", "The Order of the Red Star. "," For the capture of Berlin "," Veteran of the Armed Forces of the USSR "," For impeccable service " I and II degrees, many jubilee medals ... P.S. The material is taken from: http://moyaokruga.ru [ http://moyaokruga.ru ]. Official website of the district newspaper "Nasha Zhizn".
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