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Children of the first Soviet leaders at the front, or How the "golden youth" served in the army
Children of the first Soviet leaders at the front, or How the "golden youth" served in the army

During the Soviet period of social equality, the elite party elite fared much better than most of the population. But if we really emphasize this fact, then we should not forget about something else. With the beginning of the Great Patriotic War, the children of the first leaders were at the front. Stalin's sons, the offspring of Khrushchev, Beria and many others fought. "Golden youth", as they would say now, did not sit out in the headquarters. Many never returned home, demonstrating social justice by personal example.

The first children of the country

Yakov Dzhugashvili

Stalin's own and adopted sons gave their debt to the Motherland in full. Vasily has been at the front since 1942, immediately after graduating with honors from the Kachin flight school. For 3 years of service on account of his 26 sorties and 5 shot down enemy aircraft. Vasily Dzhugashvili ended the war with participation in the Berlin offensive. Yakov Dzhugashvili was a graduate of the Artillery Academy. He got to the front a year after the start of the war. For the first battle in July 1941, together with a group of colleagues, he was presented for an award, but a few days later he was surrounded by Vitebsk and was captured.

After wandering around the German camps for two years, he nevertheless died under execution. However, the adopted member of the leader's family, Artyom Sergeev, claimed that Yakov had never been in German captivity, that he died in the battle of 1941, and the information about the captivity was just a provocation of the fascist special services. Stalin's non-native son also distinguished himself on the front lines, starting his service in 1941 from the very bottom. Having pleased the prisoner, he managed to escape to a partisan detachment. Later he crossed the front line and took part in the most important battles as part of the active army. Artem Sergeev survived 24 wounds, ending the war as an artillery brigade commander and holder of prestigious awards.

Near-scandalous speculation about the fate of Khrushchev

Leonid Khrushchev

Leonid Khrushchev was a pilot. His car was knocked out at the very start - in 1941. The pilot failed to make a successful landing, and a severe injury in an accident knocked him out of action for a long time. In 1943, after returning to the fountain, which was also accompanied by hard-hitting rumors, Khrushchev's son died, but according to some versions he was shot for collaborating with the Germans. There is no direct evidence of this, but there were rumors that for this reason Nikita Sergeevich hated Joseph Vissarionovich.

Secret troops of Sergo Beria

Son of Beria

In the first days of the war, Beria's son was sent as a volunteer to a reconnaissance school, from where he graduated after an accelerated three-month course as a radio engineer. On the instructions of the General Staff, he was responsible for the implementation of a number of important classified assignments in Iran, Kurdistan and as part of the North Caucasian Group of Forces. Since the fall of 1942, he studied at the military academy, regularly responding to participate in intelligence operations. Awarded the Order of the Red Star for fulfilling the most important assignments of the commander-in-chief.

Chapaev's officers

Vasily Chapaev with his family

Military officers went to defend the homeland and the sons of the legendary Civilian hero Vasily Chapaev. Alexander Chapaev chose artillery, going through the entire war. In the fall of 1941, commanding an artillery battalion, he fought near Moscow, where he was first wounded. In 1942, already Major Chapaev headed an artillery regiment. In July 1943 he took part in the legendary tank battle near Prokhorovka, repelling heavy attacks of the Nazis.In the fall, he became the commander of a cannon artillery brigade, which went to the front edge of the Baltic Front. In reports on the assault by Soviet troops of an important railway junction in Polotsk in 1944, an artilleryman, Lieutenant Colonel A.V. Chapaev, was named among those who distinguished themselves.

The younger brother of Alexander - Arkady Chapaev - did not live up to the Great Patriotic War, but managed to become a pilot. After graduating from flying school, he rose to the rank of commander of a flight of heavy bombers. As a student of the Air Force Academy, in addition to flight practice, he was engaged in testing aircraft. Together with Chkalov, he developed new test flight schemes. In 1939, Arcadia was sent to the base of the Borisoglebsk Pilot School to take a practical exam in flight techniques for transfer to the second year. When performing a valid aerobatics flight, a rather experienced pilot, for unknown reasons, did not bring his I-16 out of a spin.

Family contract Mikoyan

Vladimir Mikoyan (center)

Hero of the Soviet Union Stepan Mikoyan was the eldest son of the influential party leader Anastas Mikoyan. Honored Soviet test pilot in the active army since the end of 1941, he managed to take part in the defense of Moscow. During the next combat mission, he was mistakenly shot down by his own fighter, but despite the injury, Mikoyan landed the car. After recovering, he flew his plane into the hot battles near Stalingrad, after which he was transferred to the capital's air defense. By the end of the war, he commanded a link of a fighter regiment, and after the victory for 23 years he continued to test combat fighters. In total, Stepan Mikoyan flew 3.5 thousand hours, having mastered 102 types of aircraft. In 1978 he was appointed deputy chief designer of the research and production organization "Molniya". His younger brother achieved early admission to aviation school after finishing 9th grade. At the fronts of the Great Patriotic War, Vladimir Mikoyan since 1942. While serving near Moscow, he quickly mastered the control of Yak-1 and Hurricane fighters. But after several sorties he died in the air battle of the Battle of Stalingrad.

In 1943, the third Mikoyan, Aleksey, went to fight. Deciding to follow in the footsteps of his older brothers, he devoted himself to the sky. He received a certificate of secondary education as an honored pilot who had already gone through the war. Alexey Mikoyan was among the first aviators to master innovative jet aircraft and became the first Soviet pilot to shoot down a surface-to-air missile.

Pilot Frunze brought up by Voroshilov

Frunze and Stepan Mikoyan (from left to right)

After the death of his parents, Timur Frunze was taken up at that time by the Soviet People's Commissar for Naval Affairs Kliment Voroshilov. Timur joined the Red Army with his close friend Stepan Mikoyan after graduating from a military aviation school. The fighter pilot managed to make about a dozen sorties, take part in three battles and shoot down a couple of enemy aircraft. On January 19, 1942, the Frunze fighter entered into battle with a group of German vehicles. After the damage to the plane of a comrade, he diverted the fire to himself and was killed as a result of a direct hit from a shell. Posthumously awarded the title of Hero.

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