"Farewell, mother, your daughter, Lyubka, is leaving for the damp land" - these words were the only ones that the legendary 17-year-old scout left in memory of herself Lyuba Shevtsova, sentenced to death by the Germans. This fearless girl was a member of an underground organization. "Young guard" and was ready to die, but not to betray her comrades-in-arms to the invaders. About the difficult fate of a real patriot - in our article today.
Lyuba Shevtsova was only one of those who defended the Motherland underground, but her name became a standard of courage and an example for subsequent generations. Why? Her main merit is selfless service to the Motherland, fearlessness, devotion to a common idea. The "Young Guard" is an organization that brought together more than a hundred young people and operated in 1942-43. on the territory of Krasnodon. Before joining the ranks of the Young Guard, Lyubov was trained at the NKVD intelligence school. In the Soviet years, they preferred not to remember this, but it would be wrong to delete this fact from her biography.
The intelligence courses lasted 3 months and were carried out according to an accelerated program. During this time, there was an opportunity to learn only the basics of conspiracy and to undergo training in shooting. Lyubov chose the profession of a radio operator, radio operators at that time, in conspiracy, were called "pianists". After being enrolled in the group, she was supposed to start fulfilling her duties, but the unexpected happened: Lyubov was allocated a house where it was possible to stay, but the owner of the house got cold feet at the last moment and drove the underground worker to fend for themselves. All attempts to contact the headquarters were unsuccessful, the technical capabilities of the equipment did not allow this. Shevtsova was ordered to hide, but the girl was not from a timid dozen and got in touch with the Young Guard.
Members of the underground youth organization carried out more than one successful operation, which was inevitably followed by exposure by the Germans. At first, Shevtsova was offered cooperation, then they threatened, then they demanded to hand over their accomplices. The girl remained true to her convictions, and did not betray anyone even under torture. Shevtsova was sentenced to be shot. Such was the fate of this heroic girl. Soon after her death, by the decision of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR, Shevtsova was awarded the title of Hero of the USSR.
In the film, based on the heroic story of "Young Guard", she played the role of Lyubov Shevtsova popular Soviet actress Inna Makarova.