MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
Today, January 11, in Moscow at the Troyekurovsky cemetery, an event was held in memory of the outstanding figure of the Civil Defense of the USSR and the Ministry of Emergencies of Russia, Lieutenant General Dmitry Ivanovich Mikhailik.
The event was attended by the Acting Head of the Department Alexander Chupriyan, the leadership of the EMERCOM of Russia, members of the Central Council of Veterans and the staff of the department. Those present honored the memory of Dmitry Ivanovich with a minute of silence and laid flowers at the hero’s grave.
A man with a capital letter, Soldier of Victory, a legend of the Russian Emergencies Ministry. Colleagues and members of the Central Council of Veterans of the EMERCOM of Russia remember Dmitry Ivanovich as a great teacher. He was a man of great will and love for life. By his example, he inspired the employees of the department for impeccable service. His professionalism, dedication to his work, steadfastness and optimism are still an example for every employee of the EMERCOM of Russia.
Dmitry Mikhailik was born on November 5, 1920 in the village of Nagornovka, Sumy Region, Ukrainian SSR. During the Great Patriotic War, he went from a platoon commander to a rifle battalion commander, took part in the defense of Leningrad, in the battles on the legendary Nevsky patch, breaking the blockade, liberating the Leningrad region from the Nazi invaders and other military operations, reaching Berlin. He was wounded three times.
Already in the post-war years, Dmitry Ivanovich was the Deputy Chief of the Civil Defense of the USSR, a member of the Collegium of the Ministry of Emergencies of Russia and the Military Council of the Ministry’s Rescue Military Units, as well as the chairman of the Central Council of Veterans of the Ministry of Emergencies of Russia. He put a lot of strength and vitality into helping and social support for veterans.
Dmitry Ivanovich Mikhailik was awarded 13 Orders of the USSR and the Russian Federation, as well as more than 40 military, state, departmental and public awards.
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