Great Patriotic War veteran Alexander Kalashnikov before laying flowers at the Memorial to Fallen Warriors in the Chelyabinsk Region. In 1943, he was conscripted into the army and dispatched to a machine gun school. Served in the 1st Baltic Front under Commander Ivan Bagramyan. Fought for Baltics' liberation in November 1944. Recipient of the orders of the Red Star and of the Great Patriotic War 1st Class and of the medals for Battle Merit and for Courage. Has been injured four times.
|Categories:||Unrest, Conflicts & War, Human Interest|
|Feature:||Great Patriotic War veteran Alexander Kalashnikov|
|Location:||Chelyabinsk Region, Russia|
|Keywords:||Great Patriotic War, medal, memory, order, veteran|