New Tula opened a memorial to the car, half a century had lain at the bottom
Our "Katyusha" stands on a pedestal near the Art and History Museum Loc (formerly known as Stalinogorsk). On the eve of the Day of Defender of the Fatherland there were a lot of people — have discovered a plaque with the inscription "Military rocket launcher BM-13 — in December 1941 and took part in the liberation from the Nazis Stalinogorsk. On November 25, 1988, it lifted off the bottom of the reservoir Shatsky expedition "Komsomolskaya Pravda" on the initiative of members of the Great Patriotic Nikishin Zhivago. "
— Installation went under the ice in 1941 during the volleys, — the son of Alexander Nikishin. — The fact that it rests on the bottom, my father, a rocket scientist, found in 1968. As many as 20 years, he sought to raise it. Agreed to help only the "Komsomolskaya Pravda".
The expedition was led by journalist Vaizov Yunisov, he helped divers, paratroopers, vocational school students. Technique identified local businesses. "Katyusha" fetched twice. The first time the cable broke: the car was lying under layers of silt at a depth of 10 m diver secured for the installation of the cable and the other end — for the winch. 15 people have tried to manually remove the 6-ton "Katyusha"! People stood, rope — no. At the second attempt managed to lift the car. And a year later, she took part in a parade to mark Victory Day, driving through the streets Loc the podium, where he stands to this day.
— Install a plaque offered Hero of the Soviet Union and Hero of Russia Artur Chilingarov — continues Nikishin. — Thanks to "Komsomolskaya Pravda", which this time has helped us. The memory of the war should be, not only in words but in actual deeds.