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They forged our common victory. Soviet fighters in the Great Patriotic War

Igor Miklashevsky

Igor Miklashevsky was born in Moscow in 1918. From a young age he was a fan of boxing. He was drafted into the army and participated in the Soviet-Finnish war in 1939. After returning, he continued training and became the champion of the Leningrad Military District, was selected for the USSR championship, but the Great War began Homeland.

Sergeant Miklashevsky was a gunner on the Leningrad front. A well-known German-speaking boxer attracted the attention of Soviet intelligence. Miklashevsky was given the task of eliminating Hitler. A legend developed for him: he was arrested for a fight in a restaurant, demoted to the base and sent to a penal battalion. Igor had to defect to the Germans, mentioning his uncle Blumenthal-Tamarin, who was a traitor.

The Germans closely watched Miklashevsky, but boxing experience came to his aid. In 1943, world heavyweight boxing champion Max Schmeling was commissioned to organize the European Boxing Championships. The tournament was to be held in France. The championship was attended by Germans, French, Italians, Belgians, Swedes. Joseph Goebbels insisted that representatives of the USSR participate in the tournament.

Schmeling drew attention to Miklashevsky and invited him to participate in the competition. Igor reached the final, in which a German boxer was waiting for him, whom he defeated. In 1943, Igor Miklashevsky sent a message to Moscow that his operation had a chance of success, but Joseph Stalin decided to abandon the idea of ​​eliminating Hitler. In 1947, the scout boxer returned to the USSR and began to train young athletes.

Anatoly Kharlamiev

A student of the founder of sambo, Vasily Oshchepkov, went to the front in 1941. Having started the war as a soldier, he rose to the rank of senior lieutenant, and after the war he was engaged in training.

Photo source: Russian Sambo Federation

victor danilin

Master of Sports of the USSR in Sambo. Danilin served in frontline intelligence. He was decorated with the Order of Glory, in the presentation of the award it was said: “In close combat he destroyed three German scouts who were in the advanced patrol, his possession of self-defense weapons helped him. unarmed techniques (sambo).”

Anatoly Parfenov

Parfyonov was born in the Moscow region in 1925, from the first days of the war he participated in battles, was a machine gunner, distinguished himself in battles crossing the Dnieper, was seriously injured. Since 1951 he participated in Greco-Roman wrestling, became champion of the USSR and Olympic champion.

Alexander Mazur

Originally from the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, he distinguished himself by his physical strength and performed in the circus. He was a friend of Poddubny and was engaged in Greco-Roman wrestling. In the Red Army since 1941, he fought near Moscow. After the war, he became a multiple USSR champion in Greco-Roman wrestling.


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