Today, February 16, Lugansk Communists congratulated Vasily Grigorievich Zveryakov on the holiday of the liberation of Lugansk. He was born October 2, 1925, in the village of Parkhomenko, Krasnodon district. At age 18, he was drafted into the Soviet Army at the regimental school. But there was no time to study – the enemy was advancing.
|Lugansk comrades meet with hero of the Great Patriotic War, Vasily Grigorievich Zveryakov (left).|
During the Victory of May 1945, Vasily’s battalion met the Party Secretary at Königsberg [later Kaliningrad]. After the victory he returned to restore his native city, graduated from the Mining College, and helped build the Voroshilovgrad electrical works. He was awarded the Order of the Great Patriotic War, 1st Class, “For Courage” and the medals “For Courage” and “For the Capture of Königsberg.”
|Photos: Lugansk Communists – Union of Left Forces|
It is said that soldiers are killed twice: first on the battlefield, and then, many years later, when they are forgotten. We, their descendants, must remember their great feat and carefully pass it on to future generations. All those who brought victory to our people over fascism deserve immortality.
Press service of Lugansk Communists – Union of Left Forces
Translated by Greg Butterfield