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The Yunarmeyskaya action “Graffiti of Victory” reached Kaluga. Participants of the movement creatively mastered the urban space and depicted the veteran of the Great Patriotic War Alexander Podvyaznikov on the house number 6A on Platov Street.

It is worth noting that the place for the wall painting was not chosen by chance – this address is the location of the educational and methodological center for military-patriotic education and preparation of citizens for military service – the House of Youth. During the year, more than 20 thousand young people visit it – moreover, these are not only youth soldiers, but also schoolchildren, members of patriotic clubs and associations, cadets, students, athletes. So graffiti has a great future and a huge audience.

Next to the front-line soldier, according to the laws of the genre, they portrayed a “hero of our time.” It is this plot that demonstrates the inextricable link between generations. It is not for nothing that the Yunarmeys are called the heirs of the Victory. Out of all the candidates for the portrait, they chose Dmitry Kalinin – the finalist of the All-Russian competition “Do as I do!” And Dmitry is also the owner of the medal “For Saving Life” – who else, if not him, should propagandize the necessary ideals to his peers, stressed in the regional branch of the Youth Army.

According to the teenager himself, for him, participation in the project is going down in history – in the literal sense.

“To say that I am proud is to say nothing. To be in one picture as the defender of our Motherland – what could be more valuable? I have always tried to act in accordance with the oath I made when joining the Movement. That is, to be honest, to follow the traditions of valor, courage and comradely mutual assistance, to prepare oneself for creation for the good of the Fatherland. My story is just beginning. But it starts very brightly and on a large scale … You cannot erase this graffiti from your memory, ”he added.

How not to erase the feat of the front-line soldier Alexander Podvyaznikov. Before drawing, the guys carefully studied the soldier’s combat path. 4 days after the start of the war, Alexander Zakharovich was sent to Vyazma. Later he trained as a machine gunner-tanker as part of the 143rd Tank Brigade in Noginsk. It was here that he was caught by a decree on the creation of an anti-aircraft battery, consisting of eight platoons. As part of his platoon, the anti-aircraft gunner Podvyaznikov ended up in the Vologda region. Alexander Zakharovich said that their main task was to shoot down planes and they successfully coped with it. He has few awards, the main one is pride in the fact that during his service not a single object guarded by a platoon was bombed by enemy aircraft.

At the end of the Great Patriotic War, Alexander Zakharovich served in the military commandant’s office in Poland. And a year after Victory Day, his war ended as well – Podvyaznikov went home to Mosalsk. He worked as a blacksmith on a collective farm, and then moved to Kaluga, where he lived a long and happy life. The veteran left in the spring of 2020, he was almost 102 years old.

Such actions, I am sure the leader of the Youth Army, Olympic champion Nikita Nagorny, help the children value the past and respect it. He joined the creation of the street masterpiece and explained that this is what real patriotism is.

“Patriotism, in my opinion, cannot be taught. He must be brought up by examples – the way we do it in the Youth Army. Moreover, words, emotions, feelings should mean more than reason. Our president once said that “to move forward, to achieve lofty goals” is possible “only by turning to our origins, keeping the connection of times”. There is nothing to add to this! ”Nagorny stressed.

The all-Russian action “Graffiti of Victory”, dedicated to the large-scale project of the Ministry of Defense “Road of Memory”, has become mainstream. The drawings have already appeared in many cities of the country: Malgobek, Makhachkala, Krasnodar, Vladivostok, Anapa, Astrakhan, Sochi, etc. In mid-May, a patriotic art object was opened in Moscow. In the Tagansky district, on the wall of the building, they depicted the People’s Artist of the USSR, the “chief officer of the country” Vasily Lanovoy and the Yunarmeys who participated in the military parade on Red Square.

Recall that the All-Russian youth military-patriotic movement Yunarmiya was created in 2016 at the initiative of the Ministry of Defense and with the support of the President of Russia. Now there are more than 900 thousand children in its ranks. The main task of the movement is patriotic education, as well as the physical, intellectual and social development of Russian youth.

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