Natalia Alexandrovna
Kachuyevskaya

1922-1942


Natalia Alexandrovna Kachuyevskaya (Spirina) is a medical instructor of the 105th Guards Rifle Regiment (34th Guards Rifle Division, 28th Army, Stalingrad Front), Red Army guardsman. She was born in 1922 in Moscow. She was Russian. She studied at secondary school No. 85 named after F. Engels. She finished the ten-year school with honors and entered the acting faculty of GITIS. Beautiful and talented, she could have become an actress, like her mother Alexandra Leonidovna or aunt Augusta Miklashevskaya. Natasha was a second-year student when the war began. In 1941, she headed one of the concert brigades that constantly travelled to the front. During one of these trips, Natasha met the commander of the partisan detachment Pavel Kachuyevsky, who was in the hospital for treatment. Soon they got married. In April 1942, Pavel, along with his detachment, was sent to the enemy rear with another task. In 1942, after completing the courses of medical instructors, she voluntarily went to the front, became a medical instructor of the 105th Guards Rifle Regiment. On November 20, 1942, during the counteroffensive of the 28th Army south of the village of Hulkhuta, Natalia Kachuyevskaya immortalized her name forever. During an unequal battle with Hitler’s machine gunners who broke into the rear of our troops, she saved the lives of twenty wounded soldiers. When the enemies began to surround the ravine where the wounded were, Natasha rushed to meet them and killed the approaching fascists with a grenade explosion. In this fight she died. Today, a monument stands at the place of her death. Natalia Kachuyevskaya was awarded the title of the Hero of the Russian Federation posthumously by the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation dated May 12, 1997 for her courage and heroism in the fight against the Nazi invaders.

Address: Moscow, the Territory of the Moscow GAUK “Izmailovsky Park of Culture and Recreation”, north entrance