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Rakutina Konstantin

( Hero of the Soviet Union)

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(21. 5. 1902 - 7. 10. 1941)

P akutin Konstantin - komanduyushy 24 th Army (Front Army Reserve), Major-General. Born May 21, 1902 in the village of New now Vadskogo district of Nizhny Novgorod Region. Russian. He graduated from a technical school, worked in the Nizhnii executive committee accountant.

In the Red Army since 1919. In 1920 he graduated from the Tambov Infantry Courses. Participated in the Civil War: assistant company commander in the 473rd Infantry Regiment on the Western Front, then fought in the Far East.

Before 1929 he served in the border detachments in the Far East. He was commander of a separate Okhotsk border commandant's. In 1931 he graduated from the Graduate School of Frontier, in 1936 БT  Military Academy Frunze. He taught at military schools of the NKVD. In 1938-1939 БT  chief border unit in Belarus. БT  In 1939, Chief of Staff of the Leningrad district boundary, from July 1940 БT  Chief Baltic Border District.

Member of the Great Patriotic War from June 1941. His name is linked heroic defense of Libau (Liepaja), Tallinn and other cities in the Baltic. In July 1941 the commander of БT  31 th and 24 th Armies (Reserve Front). Under his leadership the Warriors 24-Third Army broke through the defenses of the enemy, defeated a large grouping of fascist troops and liberated the city Elnya. In October 1941 the Nazi tank groups flank attacks cut off the path for the departure of four armies, . that their struggle in an environment chained significant enemy forces and would allow time to create a new line of defense in the Mozhaisk,
. Warriors 24-th army with heavy losses out of the environment, later it was transformed into 4-th Guards Army.

Died Oct. 7, 1941 near the village Semlevo Smolensk region. For a long time sudbba it remains unknown. Place of death Rakutina able to find staff for History and Archives Research Center "Destiny" association "War memorials". In 1996 the remains of Major-General Rakutina reburied at the military cemetery and memorial in the village Snegiri Istra district of Moscow region.

. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union Konstantin Rakutina posthumously awarded the Presidential Decree of the USSR Б•¬ 114 of May 5, 1990 for the successful conduct of military units and for displaying personal courage and heroism.

. He was awarded the Order of Lenin, World War 1-st degree, a medal.

. His name was given frontier "Okhotsk, Magadan border unit of the Kamchatka border districts.

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