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The Central Museum of Rosgvardiya dedicated an exhibition to the 80th anniversary of the victory in the Battle of Stalingrad

02.02.2023 Пресс-служба Росгвардии 56 просмотров

As part of the events dedicated to the 80th anniversary of the victory in the Battle of Stalingrad, the Moscow Presidential Cadet School named after M.A. Sholokhov opened an exhibition of the Central Museum of the Rosgvardiya, which presents unique exhibits telling about the unparalleled courage of the NKVD soldiers who kept Stalingrad from being captured by the enemy and defended it until the approach of the reserves of the 62nd Army.

Interactive panels provide information about the stages of the Battle of Stalingrad – from the first day of the defense of the city on the Volga to the beginning of the counteroffensive and victory in the battle. As you know, on January 31, the southern group of fascists was liquidated, Field Marshal Friedrich Paulus and 24 generals were captured. On February 2, the northern group of Germans surrendered. Soviet soldiers drove the Wehrmacht army hundreds of kilometers from the Volga and Don and captured more than 100 thousand enemy soldiers and officers. 

A separate stand of the exposition is dedicated to the 10th Division of the NKVD troops, formed on February 1, 1942 under the command of Colonel Alexander Andreevich Saraev.  "The soldiers of the 10th Stalingrad Division of the internal troops of Colonel A.A. Saraev had to be the first defenders of Stalingrad, and they with honor withstood this most difficult test, courageously and selflessly fought with superior enemy forces until the approach of units and formations of the 62nd army," the commander of the 62nd Army General noted in his memoirs after the war- Lieutenant Vasily Ivanovich Chuikov.

During the fighting in Stalingrad, units of the 10th NKVD Rifle Division destroyed more than 15,000 enemy soldiers and officers, shot down and burned 113 tanks, 8 armored vehicles, 2 aircraft, 38 cars, 6 guns, 2 ammunition depots. The 10th NKVD Rifle Division was awarded the Order of Lenin by the Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR dated December 2, 1942, for the exemplary performance of combat missions of the command at the front of the struggle against the German invaders and the valor and courage shown at the same time. For courage and heroism in battles, hundreds of soldiers of the unit were awarded military awards, and the division was given the honorary name "Stalingrad".

The scientific staff of the Central Museum introduced the students of the Moscow Presidential Cadet School named after M.A. Sholokhov to the heroes of the bloodiest battle of the Second World War.

Thanks to the courage and heroism of such people as Alexey Prokhorovich Voloshin, battery commander of the 271st rifle Regiment of the NKVD troops, Alexey Egorovich Vashchenko, submachine gunner of the 272nd rifle regiment, Dmitry Sergeevich Yakovlev, assistant chief of the political department of the same regiment, and many others who became a breast for the defense of Stalingrad, those who died in fierce counterattacks against the fascists, those who did not miss the enemy managed not only to defend the city itself, but also to inflict a crushing blow on the enemy, from which he could not recover. 

A separate page covers the topic of preserving the memory of the fallen soldiers of law and order. Suffice it to say that in modern Volgograd, 9 streets are named after soldiers of the NKVD troops. Taking into account the huge contribution of the famous unit to the defense of Stalingrad and the massive heroism of its personnel, the city leadership decided to perpetuate the memory of the 10th division of the NKVD in the name of one of the streets.

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