(23. 2. 1924)
A Arkin Ivan Ivanovich - Sniper 1183rd Infantry Regiment (356 th Infantry Division, 61 Army, Bryansk Front), Lance Corporal. Born February 23, 1924 in the village of Sloboda Belevsky district of the Tula region in a peasant family. Russian. Graduated from the 7 classes. Worked on the farm.
In the Soviet Army from May 1942. In the same year at the front. July 19, 1943 Lance Corporal Larkin near the village of Red Wedge, is nominated in advance and disguise, killed 18 German soldiers. July 20, attacking the village of Horn Volkhov district, is nominated in advance, destroyed 6 machine gun and 12 points of the enemy soldiers. He thus opened the way for promotion of shooters. 24 July 1943 the company commander in the area of height under Б•¬ 237,9 g. Volkhov hit the plight. Two Germans were already beginning to grasp the commander. Immediately to the Larkin I.I. noticed it and jumped forward, chest defending commander, shot at point-blank German. But at this moment he was wounded by enemy shrapnel in the arm and leg.
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union with the award of the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star" Ivan Ivanovich Larkin was awarded on Jan. 15, 1944.
. All in all sniper Larkin 340 nazis
. Discharged with the rank of sergeant.
After being seriously wounded and amputated hands and feet, becoming disabled group I, Larkin and. I. committed civil heroism in peacetime. In 1946 he graduated from law school in 1951 - an external juridical institution in 1955 - graduate of the Academy of Social Sciences under the CPSU Central Committee. At the end of graduate school was aimed at teaching work in the High School of the KGB (now FSB Academy), where he progressed from senior lecturer to professor. Candidate of Legal Sciences.
At the end of graduate school was aimed at teaching work in the High School of the KGB (now FSB Academy), where he progressed from senior lecturer to professor. During pedagogical work, I wrote 40 scientific and methodical works, including in collaboration with other teachers textbook on civil law.
. Lives and works in Moscow.
. Awarded the Order of Lenin, World War 1 degree, 2 orders of Red Star and medals.
From the memoirs I.I
In the war I was called quite a boy in May 1942, when I went to the eighteenth year. But with the German invaders, I met back in 1941 when they occupied our Tulschinu. Fortunately, it was occupied by only two and a half months. But during that time I had a chance to understand what these monsters. Therefore, despite his young age, I knew, with whom we're fighting, and that defending.
. I had to fight for their small homeland Б+T Belev area in the Tula region and the border with the Volkhov region Orel region, in the Orel-Kursk
. At the front, and only on the front, in the infantry, I stayed with the 15 May 1942 to July 24, 1943. This section of the front to the famous Battle of Kursk battles were in the form of active defense. Shooting from all types of weapons was on both sides constantly, and the soldiers were killed on a daily basis. But especially large losses in casualties we suffered when to divert the attention of the enemy at some strategic direction we had to walk in the attack on his sector of the front. For example, during the battle for the liberation of Stalingrad, we repeatedly attacked the Germans in the Volkhov region Orel region. Such battles for us ended with huge losses. In one of the battles of the personnel of the company remained intact, not injured, only one I. That's when I was born the idea to become a sniper, so that as much as possible to destroy the Nazis. Check yourself in the shooting accuracy, I started at night to hang my score on the pegs before the trench empty cans, and during the day led him to aim fire. But this is my experiment led to a curious situation. Posted cans Germans embraced, apparently as a kind of secret signal, and became heavily bombard the section position heavy artillery and even dropped a few bombs there. The command of the company, knowing that with cans, I am learning to shoot on goal, ordered to give me a sniper rifle and sent to a neighboring company to gain experience in a well-known in the regiment sniper Komarovsky.
. Good teacher caught me
. He literally fell in love with me in this dangerous, but very exciting profession. After retiring from him, I'm almost a year has continued a desperate hunt for enemy officers, watching important enemy gun emplacements. After all, this is the main objective of this sniper. Well, if a stream will fall and Private Fritz, then, of course, can not hold: there he and the road!.. We do it to us did not call. And probably, I would have continued its "hunt" until the end of the war, if the May 24, 1943 has not received a serious wound, saving his company commander.
. As practice shows, and in modern military conflicts sniper case is a very useful and necessary in direct combat engagements
. It requires great ingenuity and personal courage. When entering the fighting position had to show skill, patience and endurance. Sometimes a whole day had to make only one shot, and even a single. It was important not only to strike the enemy, but did not find its location. However, I liked to snipers during our offensive operations and in the course of active defensive battles. At this time, enemy soldiers and officers were opened and therefore often fell to the sniper scope. I have taken part in many of these battles. Especially memorable battle for the village of Horn Volkhov district of Orel Region. This village is situated on a hill, and to release her from the Germans in our battalion had to overcome a wide and long, flat ground, which is free to sweep six enemy machine-gun crew. To help the advancing troops, it was necessary to destroy these guns. I managed to break into a house, located five hundred meters from the village to the right horn, and shot by sniper fire of machine-gun, opening a clear path for our soldiers. And the Germans, who were in the country and deprived of the basic machine-gun support, fled in panic from her. But I first entered the village and Horn as the winner of joy greeted the advancing Soviet troops.
. ... When I was in the hospital and realized, . that due to serious injury will not be able to return to the front, . I was not so much tormented by physical suffering, . as moral consciousness Б+T, . I could not have with their brother-soldiers to fight against the Germans and drive the invaders from our land.,
. Left without arms and legs, I had agonized about how to live on? This could be and remain silent
. But since after the end of the Great Patriotic War, . in our time, . many soldiers, . participated in various local battles, . disabled, . My personal example of a man with serious injuries, . hope, . able to help them find their guide in civil life,
. Without false modesty a little talk about how I came out of the woods. Despite his physical injury, I managed to make one more civilian "sniper shot" in the choice of profession, to live with dignity in the family and society.
. In one official document about my work said: "After being seriously wounded and became disabled World War I group, Larkin and
. I. committed civil heroism in peacetime. "
When I lost an arm and leg, I was only 19 years old. I had no specialty, behind it seven high school. Can you imagine, . many had to endure, . in considering options for my future life? If you do not learn, . not set ourselves the ambitious goal Б+T what is left? In the best case Б+T work in disability Artel, . worst Б+T begging, . drunkenness, . degradation.,
. Even in the hospital, in 1944, I began studying at the Moscow Law School, graduating in 1946
. After graduation he worked 6 years assistant prosecutor of the Kiev region, Mr.. Moscow.
At the same time continued to study, and in 1951 an external student graduated from the Moscow Institute of Law. From 1952 to 1955 he studied full-time graduate of the Academy of Social Sciences, prepared and defended a thesis for the degree of Candidate of Legal Sciences.
. At the end of graduate school was aimed at teaching work in the High School of the KGB (now FSB Academy), where he progressed from senior lecturer to professor
. During pedagogical work, I wrote 40 scientific and methodical works, including in collaboration with other teachers textbook on civil law.
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2) Heroes of the Soviet Union: A Brief Biographical Dictionary. V.1. M.: Voeniz.1987.