MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
A large-scale drawing with the image of Alexander Klubov, twice Hero of the Soviet Union, has appeared in Vologda. Heroic street art was created on the territory of the Vologda Regional Hospital for war veterans in Oktyabrsky Square as part of the All-Russian action “Graffiti of Victory” and is dedicated to the project of the Ministry of Defense of Russia “Road of Memory”.
Traditionally, compositions connect the modern generation with the heroic generation of winners. That is why the works consist of two parts – one depicts a war hero, the other depicts the Yunarmey, who are an example for their peers. In Vologda, such an honor fell to the young soldier Anna Sumatova.
“It was a big surprise for me that it was my portrait that was placed next to the image of a real hero of the Great Patriotic War. This is a great honor and a great responsibility for me. I will continue to do everything to justify such trust. The combat and life path of Alexander Klubov suggests that, first of all, he always and in any situation remained a man. I will be faithful to this quality, valuable at all times, too, ”said Anna Sumatova.
The graffiti was created by the Yunarmey, who were assisted by real street art masters of the international class. They also conducted master classes of patriotic street art for the children.
“Many world famous artists work in this style. Graffiti is a multifaceted art that is no longer perceived by society solely as a manifestation of vandalism. This is partly due to the Youth Army, which has chosen its own direction, its original theme. Now you can hear that the modern generation is not worthy of the accomplishments of great ancestors. We say our resolute “no!” The youth of Russia is worthy, and the best example of this statement is our youth army, who are ready to take up the banner, proudly carry it and pass it on to their descendants, ”stressed the head of the General Staff of the Youth Army, Olympic champion Nikita Nagorny.
Anna Sumatova, a youth soldier of Vologda, is one of the most active participants in all-Russian, regional and municipal competitions. She is the author of video clips “Vologda – Streets of Heroes” and “I am Yunarmiya”. Anna has a broad outlook, has broad knowledge of the history of Russia and the domestic Armed Forces, is fond of sports, and also helps the junior youth soldiers in everything as a counselor. She, in particular, holds the school record for air rifle shooting. Responsiveness, dedication and indifference served as a guarantee that the girl deservedly enjoys high prestige among her peers.
Alexander Klubov was born on January 18, 1918 in the village of Yarunovo, Vologda province. In 1940 he graduated from the Chuguev Military Aviation School and became a fighter pilot.
He met the Great Patriotic War in the rank of junior lieutenant in Transcaucasia. In his very first air battle, on July 28, 1942, he shot down an enemy plane. He successfully fought in the outdated I-153 “Chaika”, I-15bis and I-16. In one of the battles he was hit and while landing a burning car received serious burns to his face. For courage and courage, Klubov was awarded the Order of the Red Banner, and then the Order of the Patriotic War, 1st degree. The glory of the air ace was firmly entrenched behind him.
He fought in the squadron of the Hero of the Soviet Union Alexander Pokryshkin. During his three months in the Guards Aviation Regiment, he took part in 28 air battles and personally shot down ten enemy aircraft. For this he was awarded the second Order of the Red Banner, as well as the Order of Alexander Nevsky.
In total, during the war years, he made 457 sorties. Personally shot down 31 enemy aircraft and three more in the group. On April 14, 1944, by decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR, Klubov was awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union.
Alexander Fedorovich died on November 1, 1944 at one of the front-line airfields in Poland, making a training flight on the latest La-7 fighter. Some time later, the guard captain of the Clubs was posthumously awarded the second Gold Star medal.
Currently, the grave of the fighter pilot is located at the Vvedensky military cemetery in Vologda.
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