Zabelkin Nikolai Ivanovich( War Veteran)
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Biography Zabelkin Nikolai Ivanovich
(August 1, 1921)
Also very proud veteran and their awards: the Gold Star of Hero, the Order of Lenin, two Orders of Patriotic War I degree, two orders of Hungary, with many medals, commemorative signs. Is glad that his family members - a worthy heir of military, labor and spiritual wealth of the Fatherland.
Born August 1, 1921 in the village of East Volodarskogo district of Karaganda oblast (Kazakhstan). Father - Ivan Zabelkin (1904-1964), mined coal on the coal mine of the Chelyabinsk plant, fought on the front, severely wounded, returned home without eyes. Mother - Euphemia Zabelkina Mikhailovna (1904-1998). Wife - Maria Ivanovna Zabelkina (1923. born.), a participant of the Great Patriotic War. Sons: Anatoly (1946-1999) was a KGB agent, died of cancer, Valery (1951. born.) operates rail. Grandchildren: Nicholas (1971. born.), Michael (1980. born.) granddaughter - Mary (1974. born.), great-grandson - Max.
Nicholas studied at the 4 th year of energy college, when the Nazi invaders crossed the border of our country. The boy did as befits a patriot: joined the volunteers of the Red Army. And in July 1941, received a baptism of fire.
The courage, sense of duty a soldier soon was noticed: he was sent to Moscow artillery and mortar college. After his graduation in 1942, Nicholas Zabelkinu was promoted to lieutenant and appointed Chief of Intelligence Division 58 Guards Mortar Regiment, 46 th Army 3rd Ukrainian Front. In August 1943 Lieutenant fought for expanding the bridgehead on the bank of the Dnieper in the village Soshinovka. He was in those days was in combat order strkovyh mouth.
Happened when a young officer in the camp of the enemy was, fortunately, unnoticed. For successful repulse the enemy attack Nikolai Zabelkin caused the fire on himself. Life is not lost, and the wounds healed a long time in the hospital.
In October 1943, he again distinguished. In the area of the village Aula Dnipropetrovsk region Zabelkin penetrated the enemy's rear, to the entrenched there radio operators to adjust the fire of our mortars. According to him the day were burned 5 of German cars and destroyed more than a platoon of machine gunners.
. June 3, 1944 Senior Lieutenant Nikolai Ivanovich Zabelkinu awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union
. After the war, the officer-hero entered the Moscow State Institute of International Relations
. Educational choice was dictated by the international situation: the diplomatic war raged. And he is one of the creators of the Great Victory, considered it my duty to protect the interests of his homeland with the stylus, as a publisher.
After graduation with honors Nikolai Ivanovich was invited to work in the Novosti Press Agency. He headed the office of the agency in Hungary, served as chief editor of materials for Hungarian readers (in their native language) of "Torch" and for the Yugoslav subscribers of "Land of the Soviets'. NI. Zabelkin answered thousands of letters, many of them are ready for publication.
Creative activity in Hungary took more than 16 years and is still given to the memory of joy in NI. Zabelkina former liberator Budapest. A home library shelf does not get old own book on the Hungarian language - "They Fought for their Motherland."
In 1991, NI. Zabelkin returned to Moscow and soon retired. And he still cherishes ticket member of the Union of Soviet Journalists, issued in 1958.
His abilities were useful veterans' movement. Nikolai Ivanovich opened in his Kuntsevo district branch of the Club of Heroes, played on the radio, organized a meeting of veterans with youth education, willing to perform other tasks as the veterans' organizations.
. All this was quite active until his health allowed and wife
. "The physical condition of oppressed not only age and weather, but the current situation in the country" - such is the opinion of the honored person. He remained faithful to the ideals that are defended in the war.
Also very proud veteran and their awards: the Gold Star of Hero, the Order of Lenin, two Orders of Patriotic War I degree, two orders of Hungary, with many medals, commemorative signs. Is glad that his family members - a worthy heir of military, labor and spiritual wealth of the Fatherland
Lives in Moscow.