SESNYOV (SISNEV) NIKOLAY IVANOVICH
staff sergeant, a participant in World War II, Full cavalier of the Order of Glory (March 24, 1945)
Born in 1919 in the village of Aleksandrovka, now the Narovchatsky district of the Penza region, in a peasant family. Russian. Graduated from 3 classes. He lived in the city of Suchan (Partizansk since 1972) in the Primorsky Territory. He worked at the mine.
In 1939 he was drafted into the Red Army. On the front of World War II from February 1942, as part of the 109th separate rifle brigade on the Bryansk Front, he was the squad leader.
By the summer of 1944, the guard sergeant Sesnev commanded the easel machine guns of the 210th guards rifle regiment of the 71st guards rifle division. He fought on the 1st and 2nd Baltic fronts. He participated in the battles for the liberation of Belarus and the Baltic states.
On June 23, 1944, with his squad, he cut off the enemy’s escape routes near the Sirotino railway station (Shumilinsky district of the Vitebsk region) and exterminated up to 20 Nazis.
By order of the August 1, 1944 Guard, Senior Sergeant Sesnev Nikolai Ivanovich was awarded the Order of Glory of the 3rd degree.
On August 13, 1944, while counterattacking the enemy’s counters near the village of Anes Memele (southwest of the city of Skaistkalne, Latvia), moving forward with a machine gun on the flank, cut off the enemy infantry from the tanks and destroyed up to 15 Nazis.
By order of the Guard on October 3, 1944, Sergeant Major Sesnev Nikolai Ivanovich was awarded the Order of Glory of the 2nd degree.
On November 1, 1944, when repelling the enemy’s counterattacks beneath the village of Mucenieki (northeast of Priekule, Latvia), more than 10 Nazis were killed from a machine gun. During the attack, he advanced with machine guns on the flank of the enemy and crushed 4 firing points, ensuring the advancement of rifle units.
By decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of March 24, 1945, “For the exceptional courage, bravery and heroism shown in battles with Hitler’s invaders”, staff sergeant Sesnev Nikolai Ivanovich was awarded the Order of Glory of the 1st degree.
In 1945 he was demobilized. He lived in Uzbekistan, in the cities of Yangiyul, then Akhangaran in the Tashkent region. He worked as a loader. He died on December 17, 1979.