Faces of Victory

Nina Alexandrovna VOLKOVA

In 1939, she graduated from the Kozelsky Teachers Training School, got a job in the Tatar eight-year school. In June 1941, after completing the school year, she was going to go on a tour to the Caucasus. But the war began.

Nina Alexandrovna Volkova and her students helped as much as they could – they worked in the fields, tried to harvest the crop as quickly as possible.

At the age of 19, she volunteered for frontline duty. First, she was sent to the communications school in Serpukhov, where for a month she was studying the subtleties of the military profession of a signalman. During all the years of the war she served as a signalman, fought in the 2nd Guards Long-Range Aviation Division, reached Poland. Participated in the liberation of Sevastopol with her division.

The days of the liberation of Sevastopol – one of the main sea harbors of the country, a battle that went down in history as the one that changed the course of the war are engraved in the memory of the people.

Nina Alexandrovna met the victory on Polish soil, near the city of Szczebrzeszyn. She was the first to receive the message about the Victory on the radio and ran to the commander gleefully: "The war is over!".

Order of the Patriotic War of the 2nd class, medal "For the Victory over Germany in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945", medal
"For Battle Merits", Medal of Zhukov
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