In honor of the memorable date that changed the course of the war, we came to congratulate Vladimir Fedorovich Ananyev, a participant in the Battle of Stalingrad and a veteran of the Great Patriotic War. On November 19, 1942, the platoon commander of the anti-tank fighter brigade, Vladimir Ananiev, was twenty years old. But the 99-year-old veteran remembers the beginning of the Red Army's counter-offensive near Stalingrad as today. “In the morning we were lined up and announced: we are going on the offensive. That's all! And let's go! We were drawn to beat! Go forward! Take ... beat the Germans ", - said the veteran of the Great Patriotic War Vladimir Ananiev.
Volgograd Victory Volunteers brought Vladimir Fedorovich delicious gifts for tea, pies and letters of Victory written by residents of the city of different ages. “Vladimir Fedorovich is a very close friend for us, who is always glad to see us. And on this memorable date, we came to congratulate him, a participant in the counteroffensive. For us, our veterans are an example of courage and heroism - the pride of the Stalingrad land, ”said Anastasia Svetashova, regional coordinator of the“ Link of Generations ”direction.
In the Tula region, Vasily Markovich Miroshnichenko, the commander of the legendary 76-mm guns, received the "front triangle" with words of gratitude. “After finishing 9th grade, I volunteered for the front. He ended up in the Combat Engineer Construction Troops and fought on the South-West, Stalingrad, and 2nd Ukrainian fronts. He took part in the Battle of Stalingrad as the commander of the crew of 76-mm guns, ”said Vasily Markovich Miroshnichenko, a veteran of the Great Patriotic War.
Victory volunteers presented gifts to the veteran and asked about his health. Vasily Markovich showed the volunteers his photo albums with archival photographs and his favorite books.