MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
More than 500 residents of Voronezh, together with servicemen of the communications brigade of the combined arms army of the Western Military District (ZVO), laid flowers, candles and toys at the monument to the heroes-eagles on the Day of the Liberation of the village of Devitsa, Voronezh Region.
The event was attended by students of educational institutions, Yunarmiya members, members of public and veteran organizations of the Voronezh region. During the rally, the participants walked the route from the monument to the “Devitsky Eaglets” to the place of their execution, which took place in front of fellow villagers, and then went to the graves of anti-fascist children. The total length of the route was over 5.5 thousand steps.
Ivan Kulakov, Anatoly Zastrozhny, Alexei Zhaglin, Nikolai Trepalin, Ivan Zaitsev, Alexei Kulakov and Mitrofan Zhernokleev at the age of 12 to 15 resisted the occupation of the Nazi invaders. They pierced the wheels of German cars with nails, stole weapons from the Nazis and then secretly handed them over to partisans, cut telephone wires, and secretly fed Soviet prisoners. When the Germans nevertheless declassified, the young partisans were forced to clear the snow and dig a grave hole for themselves.
In 1967, the villagers applied for the creation of a monument to anti-fascist children.
In 2015, the memorial complex “Eagles – the second wings” was installed.
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