Margarita Saveliev. Missing until today remain more than 4, 5 million participants of the great Patriotic war. Individual volunteers and search crews help to relatives of soldiers and officers 70 years after the defeat of Nazi Germany to look for their loved ones. Every soldier found worth a feat, and that means a new page in the history of the war.
"All my life my grandfather, my Dad, All my relatives tried to find my uncle Chursinova Fyodor Antonovich, but in the military and other agencies, we heard only that he disappeared without a trace, and where and how to search, we didn't know," said Fins news the nephew of the missing soldier Vasily turcinov.
The only thing that was known, is a place where lost turcinov, - frontier, which was Among the first to take the hit German invaders on the morning of 22 June 1941. The first news of the missing decades ago soldier Chursinova relatives unintentionally Found in the local newspaper. It turned out that he was captured and taken to a German concentration camp, which was almost the Entire war.
"For us, an article in the newspaper was a shock! We thought that he died, and he was still four years was alive! Leaned on the Nazis. In the list of particularly dangerous prisoners were listed, because a bit of time trying to escape, " says the narrator.
The author of the newspaper article was Lieutenant-Colonel of the Stavropol police Alexander Panenko. For seven years he is in correspondence with search teams, archival agencies in Russia and Germany. During this period of time he managed to find out the fate of more than a hundred soldiers in Russia were considered missing. Found data have been published in local papers.
"It all started with finding his brother of my grandfather, who went missing at the front, started, search, began to write in All instances, Without Internet correspondence took a lot of time, When faced, I realized that No one really search engine work is not involved," he told Panenka.
Of a relative, Panenka as long as never found. Install was only the area where he went missing in February 1942 - Slavyansk, Donetsk region.
Panenko talking to search engines from St. Petersburg, capital of Russia, Kaliningrad, Kazan. Actively helped and German colleagues.
"we have with Germany in search of had a good connection, now no longer so, due to recent political events have ceased cooperating, on its archives worked, they sent us, but currently stopped cooperating, politely refuse to help in its response letters", says the search engine. Work ceased and Ukrainian search teams because of the events in the Donbass.
"When there was fighting in Donetsk, search crews worked, there are serious fights were during the Great Patriotic war, a very bloody When they found the pepole, informed, and also to me, I've been trying to find Relatives, the newspaper published" continued Mr. Panenko.
Turning to Panenko not only compatriots, but also residents of Kabardino-Balkaria, Karachay-Cherkessia, the Rostov region and other regions of Russia. Money for their own labor Panenko not raises.
the detected many heroes, those who committed suicide surrounded by the Nazis, escaped from concentration camps, to the Last breath fought with the Germans.
"we found the crew on the outskirts of Stalingrad, heavy fighting was in September 1942, there heroically fought a tank brigade and several tankers were burned to death in battle, decided to try to perpetuate their memory," says Panenko.
The administration of the village of Ivanovka of the Volgograd region reacted to the idea of search engine, Without enthusiasm. A law enforcement officer was asked to engrave the names of the heroes on memorial stele. To fight had long as long as long as the situation is not interfered by the Governor. The matter was settled, now the names of the characters will forever remain in the memory of posterity.
in the work of Panenko help the family and knowledge of history. Law enforcement officer successfully graduated from the history Department, it was there and became interested in the events of the Second world war. Currently police Lieutenant Colonel is retiring, but will continue to do their job. Waiting for new calls with requests for assistance.
at the same time, in parallel with archival work in the excavation and investigation of soldiers on the battlefields.
"No one knows where lie the bodies of the soldiers, this systematic Work: excavation, excavations, dig. Know the places of battles, lines of attack and retreat, bunkers, looking for ", - told the head of the search organization "Charon" Alan Tatarov.
The volunteers of the organization "Charon" for 14 years of exploration, excavation and research was found about 2 thousand soldiers, tragically deceased in the Great Patriotic war. Most soldiers found Without identification marks, their names as long as the Install fails.
The idea is to do a search engine organization appeared Alan Tatarov after the tragedy in the Karmadon gorge in 2002, he participated in search and rescue operations. Team Tatarova at the invitation of working in any region of the North Caucasus, unselfishly.
"Last we found Ukrainian Gorlovka of Donetsk region, but are unable to move him because of the war there, we were reburied with full honors very close with soldiers within Elhotova memorial cemetery. Relatives of the soldier has not found ", - said the Tartars.
Work, According to Tatariv, For search engines in the Caucasus is still very much. Losses in battles only Elhotova gate in North Ossetia amounted to more than 27 thousand people.