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Anatoly Mikhailovich Zverev (1925-1944) — Hero of the Soviet Union, rifleman of the 973rd Rifle Regiment (270th Rifle Division, 6th Guards Army, 1st Baltic Front), junior sergeant.
He was born on April 24, 1925 in the village of Bakhtemir of the Ikryaninsky district of the Astrakhan region in a peasant family. Russian.
In 1930, the family came under dekulakization and was sent to a special settlement in the Tyumen region. He lived in the village of Shuga in the Nadym district of the Yamalo-Nenets District, graduated from grades 7.
In the year the war began, Anatoly was only 16 years old and he was not taken to the front.
In 1942 he graduated from the pedagogical college in Salekhard, worked as a teacher at a seven-year school in the village of Katravozh, Priuralsky district.
In the Red Army since December 1943, since the same time — at the front. Junior Sergeant A. Zverev distinguished himself in the battles during the liberation of Belarus.
On June 26, 1944, Junior Sergeant A. Zverev was among the first to cross the Western Dvina River near the village of Eroshevo (Shumilinsky district, Vitebsk region). Having secretly approached the enemy trench, he threw grenades at it, destroying 10 German soldiers, which contributed to the crossing of the regiment's assault detachments. He died in this battle.
He was buried in the village of Ulla, Vitebsk region. There is a monument on the grave.
Junior Sergeant Anatoly Mikhailovich Zverev was awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union posthumously by the decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR dated March 24, 1945 posthumously.