KALASHNIKOV YURI VASILIEVICH
guard foreman a participant in World War II, Full holder of the Order of Glory (08.19.1955)
Born May 30, 1924 in the city of Buguruslan, Orenburg region in the family of an employee. Russian. He graduated from the 7th grade of the Allah-Yun school of Yakutia. He worked as an accountant at the Ust-Allah food supply base “Dzhugdzhurzolototrans”.
In August 1942 he was called up to the Red Army by the Allah-Yunsky District Military Commissariat of the Yakut Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic. At the front of World War II since June 1944.
Minesweeper of the 114th separate guards engineer battalion of the guard, Red Army soldier Yuri Kalashnikov, while crossing the Svir River near the town of Lodeynoye Pole in the Leningrad Region near the village of Miroshkinichi on June 21, 1944, under heavy enemy fire, being the senior of the boat, transported two rifle squads to the right bank of the river.
On July 3, 1944, under enemy fire, he cleared a bridge on the Pucheilo-Palahta road, which ensured the advance of the advancing Soviet troops. On July 8, 1944, during reconnaissance in the area of Lake Pusreya-Lapshi, he brought out a seriously wounded scout from under the fire.
By order of July 31, 1944, «For exemplary execution of command assignments in battles with the Nazi invaders» of the guard, the Red Army soldier Kalashnikov Yuri Vasilyevich was awarded the Order of Glory of the 3rd degree.
The commander of the sapper department of the 114th separate guards engineer battalion, sergeant Kalashnikov Yu.V., on April 5, 1945, south of the city of Medling, located 10 kilometers southwest of the capital of Austria – the city of Vienna, acting in battle formations of the infantry, together with the soldiers under enemy fire, cleared 6 bridges. Personally defused over 50 anti-tank mines and 15 “mine-surprises”. Commanding the squad, guards sergeant Kalashnikov on the Gumpoldskirchen-Medling highway under enemy fire, dismantled six barricades with high-explosive land mines, and was one of the first to break into the Austrian city of Medling.
By order of April 18, 1945 «For exemplary performance of command assignments in battles with the Nazi invaders» of the guard, Sergeant Kalashnikov Yuri Vasilyevich was awarded the Order of Glory of the 2nd degree.
From April 6 to 13, 1945, acting in battles, infantry orders on the outskirts of the Austrian capital – the city of Vienna, the guard, Senior Sergeant Yuri Kalashnikov neutralized 197 anti-tank and 117 anti-personnel mines, 17 landmines with a detachment. April 11, 1945 was the first to cross the Donau Canal in Vienna and made a passage through a minefield, while neutralizing 37 anti-personnel mines. On April 13, 1945, the guard sergeant Kalashnikov, along with the soldiers, made a pass through 17 barricades, removed 65 anti-tank and 32 anti-personnel mines of the enemy. In street battles in the city of Vienna, the commander of the sapper department, Yuri Kalashnikov, destroyed three enemy soldiers.
“For exemplary fulfillment of command assignments in battles with the Nazi invaders”, when Vienna was captured on April 30, 1945, Senior Sergeant Kalashnikov was re-awarded the Order of Glory of the 2nd degree.
By a decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of August 19, 1955 «For the exemplary performance of command assignments in battles against Nazi invaders», Guard Sergeant Kalashnikov Yuri Vasilyevich was re-awarded the Order of Glory of the 1st degree.
In 1945, the guard foreman Kalashnikov Yu.V. was demobilized. In the 1980s, he lived in the city of Kaluga, then moved to the children in Moscow.
He died in 1992. Buried in Moscow.