In the summer of 1943, Nikolai Fedorovich joined the partisan detachment, which was called the "1st Simferopol detachment".
Later, Nikolai Fedorovich was transferred to the 3rd partisan detachment of M. A. Makedonsky and assigned to I. N. Fedotov's platoon. The detachment took up quarters in the forests of the Bakhchisarai District.
With partisan detachment, Nikolai Fedorovich obtained the layout of German guns, the movement of railway trains for the Soviet army.
In February 1944, the young partisan took part in the Beshuisk battle, during which the partisans destroyed a large detachment of fascists counting up to 500 people. For a long time, this battle was set as an example to all the partisan detachments of Crimea.
Order of the Patriotic War of the 2nd class, medal "For Battle Merit", medal "For the Victory over Germany" and others