HORSETIMES: We remember every day of the War
Every family reveres the bright memory of fallen warriors and heroes of the Great Patriotic War. Horsetimes gathered the front stories of the horsetimes team members on the threshold of the 69th anniversary of the Victory to publish them here. Zhanna Odintsova, the founder and the manager of the horsetimes project: "My great-grandfather is Naumov Timofey. He went through the War from the beginning till the end. My grandfather Konstantin Odintsov. After the military school he fought near to Staraya Russa. He reached Poznan in Poland and stayed there afterwards to restore peaceful life. My grandfather Naumov Leonid strove to get to the front but he wasn’t accepted because of his age. Together with his friends they were on duty during bombardments in Moscow and dropped incendiary bombs. Right after the War he entered the Military Air-force school in Kazan and became a fighter pilot. Ekaterina Kuzmenkova-Naumova got rewards for work in the rear during the War and is the WWII veteran. Aleksandra Naumova, my great-grandmother and the WWII veteran, didn’t leave Moscow during the War and worked the whole time in the rear. Evdokia Odintsova moved to her husband to Poland after the end of the War. My grandfather Kostya graduated from the Artillery school in Tula and went to the front." Anna Mazur, the horsetimes team member: "My great-grandfather Konstantin Ovcharenko was at War as a tank crew member on the 1st Ukrainian front, served in the exploration and participated in the Finnish war. He has state awards: two Orders of Glory, two Orders of Patriotic war, two medals "For courage", the medal "For victory over Germany" and the medal " For military services"." Kseniya Milyukova, the horsetimes team member: "My grandmother has gone through the whole siege of Leningrad." Ivan Antonichka, the horsetimes team member: "Antoshika Sergey Dorofeyevich fought in the 926 rifle regiment in 1941. Unfortunely he is considered to be missing." Maria Talanova, horsetimes editor: "We couldn’t find any information about our relatives that went to the front. Many of them fought near Moscow. On the web site podvignaroda.ru that was launched by the Ministry of Defense we found information about my grand father Vladimir Ektoff. He was a professor of the Timiryazev Academy and healed horses at the front. He was awarded by the orders of the Red Banner, the Red Star, the order of the Patriotic War of II degree and by medals "For Bravery" and "For military services". Now I can proudly say: “Thank you grandfather for the Victory”."