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Ivan Petrovich Karpov
commander of the calculation of the machine gun of the 60th Guards Rifle Regiment (20th Guards Rifle Division, 37th Army, 3rd Ukrainian Front), guard sergeant. He was born in the village of Elkhovka, now Totsky district of the Orenburg region (according to other sources - in the city of Tashkent) in the family of a peasant. Russian. He graduated from 6 classes. He worked on the collective farm "New Life", a fitter in the factory. In the Red Army since April 1941. In the battles of the Great Patriotic War since 1942. He fought in the Western, Stalingrad, 3rd Ukrainian fronts, participated in the Battle of Stalingrad, the liberation of Ukraine. By the spring of 1944, Guard Sergeant Karpov was the commander of the calculation of the machine gun of the 60th Guards Rifle Regiment. He distinguished himself in battles when crossing the Dniester River and liberating Moldavia. In April 1944, Guard Sergeant Karpov, alone with his machine gun on a raft, was among the first to cross the Dniester River near the settlement of Slobodzeya (now the city, the administrative center of the Slobodzey region of the unrecognized Pridnestrovskaia Moldavskaia Respublika) and took up defense. With the fire of his machine gun, he silenced the three nearest firing points of the fascists, which prevented the crossing of the advanced units. When the infantry of the enemy went on the attack, Karpov, changing his position, hit the flank with fatal fire. Often changing the firing positions, the machine gunner allowed the units of the regiment with small losses to force the river. Only on the first day of fighting for the bridgehead Karpov suppressed the fire of five heavy machine guns, exterminated more than 30 fascists. On April 13, in a battle near the village of Kopanka (now a village in the Causaan region of Moldova), reflecting the sixth counterattack of infantry and enemy tanks a day, the machine gunner Karpov let the infantry 50 meters away, firing at point-blank range, destroying 36 German soldiers led by an officer. In the submission to the awarding of the heroic title, it is stated: "With his steadfastness, courage and courage, he ensured the successful crossing of the water boundary and the firm consolidation of our bridgeheads on the right bank of the Dniester River." Killed in one of the following fights. About the fate of the warrior after the battles on the Dniester, as stated in the biographical directory, "no exact documentary evidence was found". The decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of September 13, 1944 for the exemplary performance of combat missions of the command on the front of the struggle against the German fascist invaders and the courage and heroism of the Guard, sergeant Karpov Ivan Petrovich, manifested at the same time, was awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet. He was awarded the Order of Lenin.
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Elmar Yanovich Keats
Estonian painter, People's Artist of the USSR (1971). Was born in Tartu. He studied at Tartu in the Higher Art School "Pallas" (1935-1939) in A. Wabbe. He taught at the Art Institute in Tartu (1944-1949). The author of thematic paintings, landscapes, still lifes, portraits executed in a free, picturesque manner and distinguished by the subtlety of the coloristic decisions: "High water in Valhamets" (1960), triptych "Music, Ballet, Fine Arts" (1961-1962, Estonian Art Museum, Tallinn) , "VI Lenin", "Builders" (both works of 1969, the State Prize of the Estonian SSR, 1970). He also worked in the field of monumental and decorative painting. He was awarded the Order of the Badge of Honor. He died in Tartu on March 24, 1972. Literature: Erm., Elmar Kits, Tallinn, 1959 (summary in Russian): his same, Uus etapp Elmar Kitse loomingus, "Kunst", 1967.
Heorhiy Narbut
Galina Dmitrievna Kremshevskaya
ballet dancer, ballet critic.

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