YAZOV DMITRIY: from a private to a Marshall
- How can a person feel who has celebrated his 90th year anniversary half a year ago? - he answered with a new question. – Of course, my legs are not so strong as before, and the memory set me back sometimes.
- How could this be real, even today, you could tell us by heart “ Eugeniy Onegin”? - We asked inquisitively. – For certain, during the war after 2 wounds at the frontline you should have felt much worse?
… Dmitriy got to the frontline only in august 1942, and was called up for military service in November 1941. He did not graduate from middle school but he did receive a diploma many years after – in 1953. He falsified his age because boys in the village did not have passports and was admitted in Moscow at the Krasnoznamenskoye infantry school named after the Supreme Soviet of the USSR. At that time, it was located in Novosibirsk. After that, on the long way to Moscow, in a heated freight car, that became the classroom for a private who studied different machine guns “the Maxim”, an automatic rifle called Degtyaryov, Tokarev; a self-loading rifle, mortar-guns, pistols, bombshells and even captured weapons. It was a trial by fire the soldiers of the 177th rifle division got during 3-days intense battles near Leningrad. At the same place in August, he was wounded and contused. Later after 2 months, he came from the hospital, took charge of the rota, replacing the captain who had fallen in battle. He participated in the Leningrad blockade running, during the offensive operations in Pribaltika, and also in the blockage of Kurlyandskaya from a group of enemies.
- Dmitriy Timofeevich, what were your most memorable events at the frontline?
- That’s wonderful, that you have arranged production of environmentally friendly products. The more we have such companies, the bigger part of questionable imported products from other firms will be substituted off our market. Indeed we live in the richest and most environmentally resourceful country! We should try to work for the country in such a way, that it is beneficial as well as try to recover resources that were recently destroyed within last year’s production. It is also important to strengthen relationship between nations and those living in Russia and remember that it helped us win that dreadful war with a bitter enemy of the mankind.