(23. 6. 1909 - 14. 2. 1943)
By uniques Cesar L., Major, commander of the 3rd military sector antilanding defense Novorossiysk naval base at the Black Sea Fleet. Born June 23, 1909 in gororde Rostov-on-Don in the family servant, a Jew. Since 1920, he lived in Baku, in 1924 to Б+T Makeyevka in 1925godu moved to Moscow. Worked at the mill in Makeyevka "Yugostal". In Moscow, a mechanic at the factory "Union" and then on the brake lathe factory. Since 1932, Б+T defense industry sector head of the Moscow Committee of the Komsomol. Graduated from the Moscow Industrial Academy and the Moscow Machine-Building Institute, then worked at a factory grinding machines. Since 1938, Б+T Head of Technical Department Narkommasha, Narkomtyazhmasha, director of the Central Research Institute of Mechanical Engineering, executive editor of "Machinery".
June 1941, Navy. The action, with the army in September 1941. In the night of 3 February 4, 1943 landing party of seamen under the command of Major Kunikova in South Ozereyskoy landing operation had landed on a busy and heavily fortified enemy coast near Novorossiysk in the village Myskhako ( "Small Land"),
. Swift blow commando knocked out the Nazis from the strong point and firmly entrenched on the captured bridgehead. At dawn, fierce fighting. Marines during the day reflected the 18 enemy attacks. By the end of the day ammunition were running low. The situation seemed hopeless. Then the detachment of Major Kunikova made a sudden raid on the enemy's artillery battery. Destroy gun crew and seized guns, they have opened fire on the attacking enemy soldiers. Seven days paratroopers repulsed the furious attacks of the enemy and hold the bridgehead until the main forces. During this period, the detachment was destroyed more than 200 Nazis.
. February 12 in one battle Kunikov was mortally wounded and taken to the city of Gelendzhik and there 2 days later he died.
. W and courage and bravery Caesar Lvovich Kunikovu 17 April 1943 was posthumously awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union.
. Awarded the Order of Lenin, Red Banner, the Alexander Nevsky medal
. Buried in Novorossiysk. Forever enlisted in the lists of the battalion of marines. Bust of Hero is set in Azov at the school Б•¬ 3. At a Moscow factory Transmash and one of the streets of Rostov-on-Don, a memorial plaque. His name is given to tanker MMF school in Rostov-on-Don, Novorossiysk, Tuapse and Azov, a street in Rostov-on-Don, pr in Novorossiysk, Square in Moscow.
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