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Today in Vladivostok, on the territory of the complex of buildings of the Pacific Fleet Logistics Headquarters, a bust of the famous sniper of the Hero of the Soviet Union of the Guards Captain Vasily Zaitsev was solemnly unveiled.

The ceremony was attended by Deputy Commander of the Pacific Fleet for Logistics, Lieutenant General Vladimir Koposov and Deputy Governor of the Primorsky Territory Anton Voloshko, representatives of the Primorye veterans’ organizations, and the youth army. The Guard of Honor of the Pacific Fleet Marine Corps was lined up at the bust.

During the rally, the ceremony participants noted that the sniper of the 62nd Army of the Stalingrad Front, Hero of the Soviet Union Vasily Zaitsev began his service in the Primorsky Territory. From 1937 he served in the Pacific Fleet, where he was enlisted as a clerk of the artillery department.

After studying at the Military School of Economics, Vasily Grigorievich was appointed head of the financial department in the Pacific Fleet, in the Preobrazhenie Bay. In this position, he was found by the Great Patriotic War. That is why the bust of the Hero was installed at the headquarters of the Pacific Fleet Logistics.

After the cover was removed from the monument, a weapon salute sounded in honor of the hero of the Great Patriotic War Vasily Zaitsev.

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