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The command of the Central Military District and the leadership of the Military Commissariat of the Republic of Tatarstan expressed their condolences in connection with the death of the Hero of the Soviet Union Boris Kirillovich Kuznetsov. He was 94 years old.

Boris Kuznetsov was born on December 26, 1925 in the city of Kazan, Tatar Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic, in the family of a craftsman. He was left without parents early, lived and was brought up by his grandmother. He graduated from 6 classes and the Kazan vocational school.

He served in the Red Army since November 1942, graduated from the monthly courses for sergeants. Since May 1943, he fought on the Volkhov, Steppe and 2nd Ukrainian fronts. He took part in the battles near Leningrad, in the Battle of Kursk, in the liberation of Ukraine, Moldova, Romania, Poland, Czechoslovakia, in battles on the territory of Germany, in the storming of Berlin. He was wounded and shell-shocked three times, but returned to the front again.

The commander of the communications section of the 8th battery of the 791st artillery regiment (254th rifle division, 52nd army, Steppe Front) Sergeant Boris Kuznetsov distinguished himself when crossing the Dnieper. On October 2, 1943, together with a squadron on a makeshift raft under enemy fire, he crossed the Dnieper near the village of Khreshchatyk, Cherkasy region, Cherkasy region of Ukraine, laid a cable line and established communication between the forward detachment and an artillery battery.

By the decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of February 22, 1944, Sergeant Kuznetsov Boris Kirillovich was awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union for the exemplary performance of combat missions of the command on the front of the struggle against the Nazi invaders and the courage and heroism shown at the same time.

Boris Kirillovich – participant of the historic Victory Parade on June 24, 1945 on Red Square in Moscow

After the war, he returned to Tatarstan and was actively involved in social work, was one of the leaders of the veteran movement, often met with young people and participated in military-patriotic events of the Central Military District.

Boris Kuznetsov was also awarded the Orders of the Patriotic War of the 1st and 2nd degree, the Orders of Lenin and the Red Banner and other state, departmental, republican and public orders and medals.

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