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Klimov, Nikolai Ivanovich

( Hero of the Soviet Union)

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(19. 5. 1904 - 1991)

H ikolay I. Klimov, Guard lieutenant colonel, commander of the 122 Guards Rifle Regiment, Chisinau, 42 Guards Rifle Korsun-Shevchenko Danube Order of Suvorov Division. Born May 19, 1904 in d. Dugout Petrovsky District, Saratov Region. Russian. He graduated from the workers' school in 1931. and two courses zootechnical Institute in 1934

In 1941, after the second course of military akedemii them. M.V. Frunze was sent to the army until the victory over Germany in the Great Patriotic War, fought in the Bryansk, South-West. Steppenwolf, 1, 2 and 3 of the First Ukrainian Front. He took part in defensive battles on the Dnieper, under H. Oskol, Belgorod, in the Battle of Kursk, the liberation of Ukraine, Moldova, Romania, Hungary, defeating the enemy on the territory of Austria. Double shot. For military distinction and impeccable service in the Soviet Army awarded two Orders of Red Banner (1944, . 1954), . Order of Suvorov 3rd degree (1944), . World War 1 st and 2 nd degree (1943-2), . Red Star (1949), . medals "For Military Merit" (1944), . "For the capture of Budapest", . "For the capture of Vienna" and four other medals.,

. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union with the award of the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star", Nikolai Klimov awarded April 28, 1945 for bravery, . courage and skillful command of the regiment as they crossed the Danube and reflection of the counterattack of the enemy in the area of Budapest.,

. Fter the war NI
. Klimov, a retired colonel, lived in Kirovograd. He died in 1991.

November 12, 1944 the regiment Klimova 35-mile front took up defensive positions along the left bank of the Danube to the south of Mr.. Bahia. Activism on this site has not yet assumed. Fighters settled in pustuyushih cottages, with the river on duty Observer. It was known that the Germans intend to keep Hungary at all costs, but what the enemy forces are located on the opposite shore, no one knew. Rains, the valley of the Danube was covered with dense fog, the West Bank is not even viewed through binoculars.

Night Klimov sent reconnaissance. On his return, the scouts reported that the opponent is not found, but the river are the trenches incomplete profile. Without waiting for orders from above, Klimov ordered the second battalion to cross the Danube on the night of November 22 order was made. Battalion captain Tolstikova in a rowboat without a shot across the Danube and conquered large bridgehead on the opposite bank. Receiving this good news, Klimov regiment raised the alarm and reported the situation the division commander, left, with its headquarters at the crossing.

Since the initiative in the area, Mr. Klimov. Mohacs started speeding up the Danube in parts of the 21 st Guards Rifle Corps.

Later Klimova regiment participated in the liberation of many Hungarian cities. December 31 guards came to the western outskirts Stuhlweissenburg and prepared in front-line mention New Year's holiday. But in the evening the regiment was suddenly alerted and the vehicles deployed in the village Chabdi, located 6-7 km west of Mr.. Bicske. It was ordered to take a strong defense, as well as from the district of Komarno enemy counterattack took to deblokady their troops surrounded Budapest.

Organization of Defense directed personally by the commander of the regiment. He introduced a novelty: in the first 60-70 meters from the trench to trench around the single-"Suslin hole"-planted tank destroyers, adding to each of them, 10 anti-tank grenades.

5 January 1945 the enemy attacked the position of the regiment. Even on the approach to the defense of the enemy tanks were met with a powerful defensive fire mortars. In the dense smoke from explosions tankers lose orientation, in this moment, they were destroyed by our anti-tank guns, and forced their way to the front of the "tigers" excellent "Razuvaev" fighters grenades from "Suslin normal.

. Over the four days of fighting regiment Klimova destroyed 35 heavy tanks, and destroyed hundreds of Nazi
. The enemy here is not moved a single step.


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Sources:
1) Heroes of the Soviet Union: A Brief Biographical Dictionary. V.1. M.: Voeniz.1987.
2) Rumyantsev.N.M. People legendary heroism ". Saratov. 1968


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