MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
In St. Petersburg, representatives of the Main Command of the Navy congratulated Sergeant-Major Nikolai Vladimirovich Brichuk on the 100th birthday of the veteran of the Great Patriotic War.
On behalf of the Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy, Admiral Nikolai Yevmenov, Nikolai Vladimirovich was presented with a memorable congratulatory address, in which the Commander-in-Chief of the Navy noted that “the life path of the epoch traveled by the hero of the day rightfully serves as an example for the growing young generation of the Fatherland, and such human qualities such as hard work, wisdom, inexhaustible energy and selfless devotion to their Motherland deserve the deepest respect. “
“By your activities you have earned the highest public award – love, gratitude and respect of colleagues, comrades and sailors of the Navy,” the Commander-in-Chief of the Navy said in his address.
Servicemen of the Joint Training Center of the Navy under the leadership of the deputy head of the training center, Captain 2nd Rank Vladimir Tendit, arrived to congratulate the veteran at the house where he lives. In honor of the veteran, a festive concert of the brass band of the Naval Polytechnic Institute was organized at the entrance, which performed orchestral miniatures, solemn marches and songs of the war years. The songs of the naval theme for the veteran were performed by the vocal group of the Joint Training Center of the Navy.
Brichuk Nikolai Vladimirovich was born in Ukraine, near Odessa, in the city of Novy Bug. He graduated from the 10th grade of high school. In August 1939, Nikolai Vladimirovich volunteered to serve in the Navy. Was sent to the school of weapons of the Red Banner Baltic Fleet in the city of Kronstadt. After graduation, he served in the department of torpedo electricians on the destroyer “Gordy”.
The war found Nikolai Vladimirovich in Riga. On June 23, 1941, while crossing Riga – Tallinn, “Proud” was blown up by a mine, Nikolai Vladimirovich received a light concussion. Participated in the firing team in mine laying in the Baltic, as well as in the defense of Moonsund and Tallinn. During the “Tallinn Passage” on August 28, 1941, when a destroyer was blown up by a mine, he received a severe concussion, upon arrival in the city of Kronstadt he was sent to a hospital. In October 1941, after recovering, he was sent as the commander of the liaison office to the 7th Separate Marine Brigade, commanded by Parafilo T.M. The brigade was formed in the training scuba diving detachment named after S.M. Kirov at the expense of the crews of battleships, destroyers, submarines and other warships of the Baltic Fleet. As part of the brigade, he took part in the battles on the Leningrad Front (Kolpino, Krasny Bor, Yam Izhora). He received frostbite on both legs, but remained in the ranks. In April 1942 he was wounded in the right leg and sent to the hospital, after recovering he was sent as an anti-aircraft gunner to the destroyer “Stroyny”, on which he took part in breaking the blockade of Leningrad. In July 1944 he was transferred to the “Guarding” destroyer, from which he became a member of the command for receiving interneed ships of the German naval forces. Served on the German Narvik Z-33 destroyer, which received the name “Agile” in the Red Banner Baltic Fleet.
He was demobilized in 1947 with the rank of petty officer of the 1st article, was sent to the Elektropribor plant as an instrument controller, in 1948 he went to work at the Scientific Research Institute of Military Shipbuilding (NIIVK). Nikolai Vladimirovich, a self-taught radio amateur, worked at the institute for more than 40 years engaged in automatic firing and navigation systems for ships and submarines. He took an active part in the rationalization movement. He retired as a leading engineer.
He was awarded the Order of the Patriotic War of the 1st degree, the Red Star, medals for the Defense of Leningrad, for the victory over Germany in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945, and the badge Inventor of the USSR.
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