Find the unknown soldier

Find the unknown soldier

When Cadet School of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation of Alexander Nevsky to improve the effectiveness of military-patriotic work, to integrate and coordinate actions in the various fields of military education was created military-patriotic club search «Warrior.» At the root of his education was a reserve officer A. Kohanets, and the initiator and the soul of the project was Colonel Alexander Tsarev.

The main purpose of GTP «Warrior» was conducting a search operation in the field of fighting World War II. In order to gain experience, search engines «Warriors» make friends with Moscow search groups «Memory Metrostroi» led by S. Kulikova and search MEI club «Horizon» by B. Taranina. They became the first cadet instructors.

Preparations for the first season of the search began immediately after the creation of the club. Foundations search practices were obtained on theoretical studies on military archeology, and practice in a martial charges and outputs according to the plan of the club.

Much was new, and the only one known — the place of prospecting — Tver region, part of the city of military glory of Rzhev.

A poem by Alexander Tvardovsky «I killed underneath Rzhev» — a requiem to the fallen, and call now living reminder of our duty to the memory of fallen soldiers — became a favorite literary work of search engines.

Learned a lot: how to conduct search operations, the application of the rules of search tools — probe detector, studied the technology research, exhumation and safety.

Check out the first search operation took place in spring 2010 as part of a combined search group in the framework of the All Memory Watch 2010.

Zubtsov district, Tver region — a place of bloody military operations (1941-1942 gg.). Campground on the shores Vazuskogo reservoir, raw frozen ground, snow and rain, the last days of April. On the morning of party members «Warrior» was divided into two groups: the youngest — to ensure viability of the camp, the eldest — search.

A huge field outside the village of Zuyevo long nepahannoe overgrown bushes, marshy places already. Start search, a long, hard, to no avail. Systematically probing the ground to a depth of 70-90 cm in the hope to feel the heterogeneity of the soil, hear the distinctive, hollow sound on the tip of the probe — in the land of the tree. This is a sure sign of «sanitary disposal» of World War II: the bodies tend to fit into the funnel of the gaps, overlapping planks, logs and covered with earth.

The purpose of the search — the identity of the deceased soldier. How? For personal medallions bombers, as they called them to the front (plastic case with a data recording fighter) — a rarity. The fact is that during the war was considered a bad omen for their completion, and time to work. Hooks are numbered awards remnants documents.

Joint search party club «Warrior» were found, exhumed the remains of more than 250 fighters, set the names of eleven, found three relatives. The remains of the soldiers traditionally interred in the Day of mourning and remembrance on June 22 providing all military honors. The place of burial of the remains was the war memorial in the village of Pogoreloye Gorodishche. Thanks to the efforts of the leaders of the combined search group Kulikova and B. Taranina, grant the men of Detachment memorial found in excellent condition. Members of the club «Warrior» took part in the activities on the improvement of the memorial in memory of watches in 2010 and 2011.

Time and we

Memory Watch 2012 went to search engines «warrior» in a new form. Top search engines the club went on a Train memory together with veterans of the Great Patriotic War in Belarus and met the dawn on June 22 at the walls of the Brest Fortress, paying tribute to the first defenders of the homeland.

Alexander Fedotenkov

Five to seven days preceding the search for a year of preparation for the search operations. During the training sessions came fascination with military history. For the formation of a true patriot, it is important knowledge and understanding of the historical roots, the formation of a sense of ownership to everything going on around him. So there was also a military history section of the club «Warrior». The special direction of its work on military history reconstruction. Each year, after the completion of exploratory expeditions, on the eve of Victory Day, the club held a military-historical festival «Song of a soldier’s overcoat.» Club members in uniform of World War II take part in citywide events, meet with veterans, visited military units.

Another tradition of the club — the annual forced marches in memory of the Kremlin cadets, who are part of a single Kremlin Cadets Regiment stood for the defense of Moscow on the bank of the river Lama in autumn 1941. The Kremlin death stood on the defensive line, which came out, carrying 85-kilometer rapid march. In memory of their feat of the club members are part of the route The Kremlin to take part in the solemn meeting at the village Yaropolets Volokolamsk district, Moscow region on the battlefield Cadets Regiment.

On the eve of the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 on the shoulders of the cadet epaulettes sparkled. There is a new line of work: the military-historical reconstruction of the time in 1812. Borodino field has become their place of habitual martial charges.

Every year in early September cadets stand up camp on the bank of the river Kolocha near the Borodino field. On a large meadow in the bend of the river, split the tent camp, camp equip. Conducted sports football, volleyball, badminton. For lovers — fishing. Traditional «Finnish candle» — a special fire — fighters gather in the evening. Make sure the program — visit the Borodino field on the day of the reconstruction of the battle.

Last year, a series of events dedicated to the Patriotic War of 1812: a camp on the river, a tour of the places of battles, military-scientific conference «The storm twelfth year» military-historical fashion shows, literary-musical living «I was born for the service of the king.» Ball completed a series of events, «Heroes of the twelfth year, is dedicated to …» at the Cultural Center of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.

In April 2012, it was the second open scientific conference GTP «Warrior» and VIC «Bastion», «Theory and Practice of the preliminary investigation.» The work on the themes of scientific reports involving more than thirty cadets.

In December 2012 the military history section of the club became an independent military history club (VIC) «Bastion» under the direction of Zimyatovoy.

January 19th, 2013 Hall of Fame Museum in the Great Patriotic War of 1941 -1945 years. on Poklonnaya Hill ceremony held nailing panels, lighting and presentation of banners GTP «Warrior» and VIC «Bastion». Ahead of them — the new plans and achievements.

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