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Pavel Nikolayevich Lebedev was born in the Kalinin region in 1901. In 1941 lived in Skirmanovo with the wife and four children. In October 1941 he is called in the Red Army. The fighting way of Pavel Lebedev is unknown. In November 1943 he was at war in the 385th Krichevsky shooting division. He is awarded by a medal "For courage" (1943). Senior Sergeant Lebedev is killed in the fight on December 4th, 1943. He is buried in one of many mass graves in the territory of modern Belorussia (in the Chavusy district).
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"Rosa the Scout". Rosa Martynovna Melnikova was born in 1924 in the Rozhdestveno village. In 1941 lived in Skirmanovo, there for the first time saw German soldiers. At the end of October the Soviet troops unsuccessfully tried to take back Skirmanovsky heights. The commander of the 18th tank division asked to Rosa to go at night to Skirmanovo and to count the German tanks. It was very dangerous. The young girl carried out a task and transferred valuable data in a staff of the 16th army. 
Rosa joined the Red Army (in the 18th tank division the nurse in a medical platoon). She went all Great Patriotic War and met the Victory in the city of Kenigsberg. The sergeant major Melnikova was awarded the order the Red Star, the order of the Patriotic War, medals For Battle Merit, For the defense of Moscow, For the Capture of Kenigsberg. Now Rosa Bayeva lives in the city of Veliky Novgorod (data of 2010). 

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Dmitry Vassil'yevich Vladimirov was born in village of Skirmanovo in 1923. In 1941 he is 18 years of age, he left the village and went to the Great Patriotic War. For services in battle he is awarded the order of the Red Banner. As a result of a severe wound in a foot was an early discharge from military service on medical grounds. Dmitry Vladimirov died of the wound consequences on July 3rd, 1947. He is buried in Moscow on the Danilovsky cemetery.

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Ivan Fedoseyevich Koludarov was born in 1904 in Skirmanovo. When the war with fascist Germany began, Ivan Fedoseevich was mobilized in the national militia. The 1316th shooting regiment of the 17th division of a national militia was prepared by regular war officers in town of Lyubertsy, near Moscow. The preparation took less than a month. At the end of July, 1941 the regiment was sent to the war to the Smolensk region.
The weapon on all didn't suffice. There was one rifle for three fighters and on each rifle no more than five cartridges. But in attack must be all soldiers. To the soldiers, whom haven't the weapon, the political instructor told before fight: "The weapon should be grasped in the fight!". In the first action a half of the regiment was lost. But some fighters who have come back from the battle, had the German submachine guns. So for soldier Koludarov the war began.
After a while Ivan Fedoseyevich was in the sapper platoon. Soldiers of this platoon put the mines and clear of the mines, they did the field works (the pillboxes, the dugouts, the bridges and roads). But the fighters of the sapper platoon together with other soldiers of a regiment went to attacks and receded. Once, when Koludarov ran to entrenchments of fascists, the shell splinter struck him in the leg. The bone was shattered near to the foot.
 In a sanitary train the doctors amputated the foot and the lower part of a leg. Soldier Koludarov more than half a year was in the war hospital. At the beginning of 1943 he returned to Skirmanovo on the crutches. The artificial limb was made much later.
Ivan Koludarov is awarded the order of Glory, the order the Red Star and a medal "For Battle Merit".
The fellow countrymen chose Ivan Fedoseyevich as the chairman of the collective farm. This was the difficult life: everything that grew in their collective farm, went on the war supply.
A time its went, the Great Patriotic War was ended, the life began to be adjusted. Ivan Fedoseyevich worked eight years as the chairman of collective farm. When some collective farms united in the state farm, he began to work as the foreman in the field husbandry.
Ivan Koludarov died at the age of 94 years, on November 12th, 1998 in the big village of Nikolskoye-Gagarino. In the same place he is buried.

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Grigory Semyonovich Luk'yanov was born in 1917 in Skirmanovo. In June, 1941 he is called in the Red Army. He was twice wounded, once - it is heavy. The fighting way of the soldier Luk'yanov is unknown. In the beginning of 1945, guard sergeant Luk'yanov served the commander of the heavy gun of the armored tank destroyer Su-152 (the 351st Guards Heavy Self-propelled Artillery regiment). He participated in a capture of Berlin. He is awarded by a medal "For courage" (1944) and two orders of the Red Star (1945). Grigory Luk'yanov died in 1972. He is buried on the Skirmanovsky cemetery.  

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Yakov Ivanovich Nikishin was born in 1896 in Skirmanovo. In 1941 he is called in the Red Army. The fighting way and the awards of the soldier Nikishin are unknown. The his last duty station was in the 1st railway brigade. Yakov Nikishin died on September 18th, 1943  from an explosion of a mine. It happened near the station of Kuyava (Lyudinovsky district, Kaluga region). The Junior Sergeant Nikishin is buried in a mass grave on a rural cemetery of the village of Kosichino. 

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The WWII heroes of Skirmanovo 

In the village of Skirmanovo there were tens the people who had left to the Great Patriotic War. Unfortunately, data of the majority from them are unknown. On this page there is all that it was possible to find. The search continue.

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