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Yu. V. Tvarkovsky (1921-1943)
Yuri Vladimirovich Tvarkovsky was born in 1921 into a family of railway workers at the Obluchye station in the Khabarovsk Territory.
Childhood was difficult, mother raised four children alone. Helping her with the housework, Yuri studied at the same time. From an early age, he dreamed of the profession of a locomotive driver, but this dream was not destined to come true. In 1939, the family moved to Omsk, and the following year, Yuri became a cadet of the Omsk Military Infantry School. M. V. Frunze.
In connection with the beginning of the Great Patriotic War, the release of a new detachment of Frunze lieutenants took place ahead of schedule. Yuri Tvarkovsky was appointed to the post of platoon commander of one of the rifle regiments that fought on the Western Front. In the battle near Rzhev (this was his first battle) in December 1941, he already commanded a company, was wounded. The first government award appeared on his chest - the medal "For Courage".
Then there were new battles on other fronts. In them, the communist Tvarkovsky matured and tempered, his commanding skills grew. In March forty-three came to Omsk
Postcard: "Hello folks! Front hello. Healthy, cheerful. Only no one believes me that I was born in 1921, why - you yourself will understand. Now I have received news that I have been awarded the Order of the Red Banner. While all. Kiss hard. Yuri".
After successful military operations in the Orel-Kursk direction, the guards regiment, in which Yuri Tvarkovsky commanded a rifle battalion, rushed to the Dnieper. In the area of the Verkhlievka station, the Nazis, having brought up fresh forces, managed to delay the advance of our troops. The battalion of the guards of Captain Tvarkovsky bypassed the enemy and went ten kilometers through the forests into his rear, and then unexpectedly struck from the flank. The road along which the Nazis retreated, Tvarkovsky ordered in advance to mine. Having met the fire of the ambush, the enemy fled in a panic, abandoning vehicles, guns, mortars, and other military equipment. In this battle, more than 800 German soldiers and officers were destroyed.
Having broken through one of the first to the Dnieper, Tvarkovsky's battalion crossed the river on the move and entered the battle on its western bank. The Nazis, who did not expect such swift actions of the Soviet soldiers, were forced to retreat, but, having gathered their strength, they tried to regain their lost positions. Counterattacks followed one after another day and night. In five days there were more than forty of them, and not one was successful. Tvarkovsky's battalion not only survived and held the recaptured bridgehead, he put the enemy to flight, thereby ensuring the crossing of other parts of his unit. Retreating, the Nazis left on the battlefield more than 700 corpses, a lot of weapons and equipment.
For the feat accomplished during the crossing of the Dnieper, Yu. V. Tvarkovsky was awarded the highest award of the Motherland - by Decree of October 16, 1943, the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR awarded him the title of Hero of the Soviet Union.
The hero did not live to see the victory over Nazi Germany. On December 7, 1943, in the battle for the liberation of the village of Nerazh, Zhytomyr region, he died a heroic death.
In memory of the Siberian hero Yu. V. Tvarkovsky, there is an obelisk in the Ukrainian village. And in Omsk, in the Soviet district, there is a street named after him. Growing up in a wasteland, every year she gets better and better. At its intersection with Mira Avenue, beautiful buildings of Omsk State University have grown. Near kindergarten and school.