(August 22, 1898 – December 14, 1954)
Medvedev Dmitry Nikolaevich [10 (22) .8. 1898, Bezhitsa, now in the city of Bryansk, – 12.12.1954, Moscow], one of the leaders of the partis. movement during the Great Patriotic War, Sov. writer, colonel, Hero of the Sov. Union (5.11.1944). Chl. The CPSU since 1920. In the years of Ci. War employee of Bryansk Province. Cheka, participant in the battles on the East. and Petrograd. fronts. From 1920 he worked in the bodies of the Cheka, the OGPU, the NKVD of Ukraine. In the Great Patriotic War, the war with Aug. 1941 kom-r partiz. detachment, acting on ter. Smolensk, Orel and Mogilev reg., And from June 1942 to March 1944 commanded a major partiz. detachment “Winners”, acting on the ter. Rivne and Lviv regions. Under the command of M. the partisans carried out more than 100 fights with the invaders, destroyed a large number of Hitlerites, including 11 generals and higher state. officials, undermined 31 military echelon. Assembled by a detachment (it included the famous scout NI Kuznetsov) extensive intelligence. the information was highly appreciated by owls. command. For the successful leadership of partiz. detachment and shown with the courage and heroism of M. was awarded the title of Hero of the Sov. Union. After the Great Patriotic War, M. engaged in lit. and societies, activities. The author of books: “It was near Rovno” (M.-L., 1948), processing, and additional. ed. under the title “Strong
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