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On the eve of the 76th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War, officers of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia for the Moscow Region visited Mikhail Ivanovich Kabanov, a veteran of the Great Patriotic War, a retired colonel, intelligence officer and participant in the liberation of Auschwitz. Penitentiary officials congratulated the soldier on the upcoming holiday, and he, in turn, shared his memories of the war years.

Mikhail Ivanovich Kabanov was born on July 18, 1925 in the village of Ovtsino, Tver region. At the very beginning of the war, Mikhail Ivanovich, who had not yet reached adulthood, became a military intelligence officer, thanks in part to his fluency in German.

Since 1943, he served as a military motorist in the 22nd auto-regiment of central subordination. He overtook the American Studebakers on the lend-lease from Iran to our fronts. He fought on the Voronezh and I-th Ukrainian fronts, liberated Auschwitz, and fought as far as Berlin. I met the victory on the Elbe, in the Torgau region.

Mikhail Ivanovich Kabanov was awarded the Order of the Patriotic War II degree, the Red Star and 17 medals.

After the war he graduated from the Ryazan Automobile School with the rank of lieutenant. He was assigned to the Southern Group of Forces, an automobile battalion in Romania, where he became the head of the garage at the headquarters of the group, which was commanded by Marshal of the Soviet Union Fyodor Tolbukhin. Later he graduated from the Military Academy of Logistics and Transport. He served in China, the Group of Soviet Forces in Germany, Naro-Fominsk, Reutov.

Mikhail Ivanovich devoted 42 years to serving in the Armed Forces, and in 1985 he retired with the rank of colonel.

Now the veteran of the Great Patriotic War is 95 years old, he lives in the city of Reutovo.

One of the memorable memories that the veteran shared with the employees of the penal system was his participation in 2015, together with Russian President Vladimir Putin, in the candlelighting ceremony at the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center in Moscow.

After a warm conversation, Mikhail Ivanovich thanked the personnel of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia for the Moscow Region for their attention and wished the employees success in their professional activities.

Press service of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia for the Moscow Region

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