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Soldiers of the Victory - who are they? Maria Bykovskaya. Bykovskaya could not poshevelnut part 2

either a hand, or a leg. The bomb flew several seconds, and it seemed to it that there passed the whole eternity.

The radio operator did not hear heart-rending shout of Slyusar: “Pebble, silly, jump, will cut off!“ She did not move. And then Slyusar that there are forces jerked it for a shinelka in a funnel. It appeared, in time. A hail of splinters on a nastilny trajectory rassek air just in that place where an instant before it there was a girl.

Do not look for a name spelling error. It is absent. Just at the front Masha gradually turned in … Galya. There is such Ukrainian song with a refrain: “Oh, you, Galya, Galya young“. She was little, chubby, dark, and her workmate dry, high, light. Both were such very young. They were also nicknamed Galya big and Galya small …

In January, 1944 the long-awaited order arrived: to crack defense of the opponent and to drive the enemy from the Soviet land. Whether it became easier? It is unlikely. Especially during fights for Pskov. Germans on a belltower of one of churches suited a powerful weapon emplacement. The invisible machine gunner mowed and mowed ranks of our fighters, but neither the sniper, nor an artillery raid could get him.

- Much then died our children, - Bykovskaya sighs. - And when, at last, the most successful managed to climb up a belltower, they did not believe the eyes: behind a machine gun there was a woman in a usual print dress. With fascist did not begin to stand on ceremony, right there dumped from a belltower …

By the time of liberation of Pskov Mashenka already mastered RSB (radio station of the bomber) which stood on the car with a shelter. They worked with the relief Anechkaya two through two. Two hours of watch, and following two - on a dream. And so day by day, without any breaks.

- Were exhausted terribly. I when read that young soldiers in the war dreamed of love, I always frown, - my interlocutor shares, - what love there? We about one from Anechkaya dreamed - to sleep … speeding up of Oder was

A ahead. A crossing which in every second could blow up because fascists very often bombed it. The car where RSB was placed, moved at very small speed, and at the left and on the right bombs densely laid down. Real road to hell.

Several days later the destiny separated Masha from Anechkaya for ever.

- I then handed over watch and went to sleep. Only dozed off, and already someone shakes me for a shoulder: “Get up, Galya, get up! Trouble!“ It turned out that the splinter of a shell punched a window in the car and flew inside. Anechka then was inclined over the equipment and transferred the radiogramm to a higher staff: a point - a dash, a point - a dash. And in a second the splinter cut off it the head.

When Masha came, Anechka was already carried away. And “Galya - small“ literally turned inside out when she had to wash the equipment covered with blood - and happen this trouble for minutes earlier, on the place of the relief there could be she …

Anechka was buried right there, near that place where there was their car. Where now this mogilka? Whether looks after who her? Knows that in it the cheerful Russian girl who did not live few days up to the Great Victory is buried?

I attentively consider the yellow turned yellow sheets: thanks from the Supreme Commander to the sergeant Maria Kuznetsova. On January 19, 1944 for participation in break of defense of the opponent on the west bank of the Volkhov River. On January 26, 1945 for mastering the city of Gidenburg, on January 27 - for mastering the cities of Sosnowiec, Benzdin, Dombrov Gurne, Chelyadz and Myslowice. On January 28 - for mastering the city of Katowice, the center of the Dombrovsky coal basin. On February 6 - for mastering the cities on the west bank of Oder - Olau, the Brig, Tomaskirkh, Grottkau, Leuven and Shurgast. On March 22, 1945 - for the fact that troops 1 - go the Ukrainian front, having broken through defense of the opponent to the west of and to the south of the city of Oppeln, moved ahead on 40 kilometers on each direction and, having connected near the city of Noyshtadt, surrounded and crushed group of the German troops of Hugo - to the west of Oppeln. It is interesting whether residents of these towns and settlements remember the sergeant Masha Kuznetsova? Not it it is concrete, and our army which brought them freedom? I believe so.

- We protopat and passed Poland, part of Germany, Czechoslovakia, - Maria Pavlovna remembers, - the part these at me passed days dreamily: did not send the relief yet, I worked for radio stations. Soldiers who protected the car knocked on a shelter everyone half an hour: “Galya, you did not fall asleep hour there?“

Exists justice. When I was on duty in the night of May 9, 1945, heard in earphones such long-awaited points - a dash: “Ï - About - B - E-D - And!“. And right there longer: “Hitler kaput!“

What here began? I only shouted to soldiers: the victory, also did not hold tears. Morse code sang, and the soul cried …

that day when I returned to Leningrad, the pleasure was mixed with a grief. To pain it was a pity for parents, and here still through on the East the echelon with the younger brother Andrey an hour and a half left - it went for defeat of Kvantunsky army. Our most senior - Nikolay - came from war covered with wounds, from wounds and died ahead of time. Andrey was very hard wounded in Manzhouli too - home he arrived only to die not in the foreign land. Ruf, as well as I, passed all war the radio operator, thank God, returned live and safe.

Still the big pleasure happened a bit later - the captain Kolya Bykovsky, the commander of our platoon of communication, my front love, arrived to the city on Neva, suggested to marry it. He served in the former East Prussia, in Bagrationovsk.

On November 11, 1947 we gave birth to the son whom we called Brisk. I held this warm parcel in hand and thought: “At last there came the world …“