In the Volgograd region to mark 100 years since the birth of the legendary pilot Alexei Maresyev. In Kamyshin are memorable events, a concert and a performance of aerobatic team "Falcons of Russia".
The 100-year anniversary of Alexey Petrovich Maresyev is celebrated in Moscow and Volgograd, and Novgorod and Komsomolsk-on-Amur, across the country. But the center of the celebration was Kamyshin is a small town on the Volga, where the famous hero was born and raised, where my father had a dream of becoming a pilot. The morning began with a ceremony of laying flowers to the monument Maresyev in the city centre. Was attended by veterans, active military personnel, including those stationed in Kamyshin airborne brigade, a delegation of the heroes of Russia and Soviet Union. They meet with young people. Association of heroes of the Fatherland in favour of the return of the school curriculum "the Story of a real man" by Boris Polevoy. 300 school essays came to the literary contest, dedicated to her.
Residents of Kamyshin were more fortunate. Many people here have met personally, Maresyev "After school, we went to see in the cinema "Mir" "the Story of a real man." And when the movie ended the entire audience was crying, and he is a legend stood before us." Maresiev - a legend for millions. In spite of many obstacles, even at the age of 14 decided to become a pilot, he became them. In the battle were hit. 18 days of transition to a snowy taiga with crushed feet someone for a lifetime will be enough. And it only the beginning. Next was the hardest 9 months of treatment. Not everyone believed that it is possible in his condition, to stand in line, and he just took off and participated in the fighting. About all this today will remember, to tell. The Center of Patriotic education is, in fact, the new Museum. When you see the personal belongings of Alexei Maresyev, realize the extent to which this man was simple and humble. For example, 30 years, wore a coat that the son bought him with the 1st salary. Today will be the premiere of a film about Maresyev, shot by our colleagues GTRK "Volgograd".