Zoya Anatolyevna


Zoya Anatolyevna Kosmodemyanskaya was a partisan of a special partisan detachment (military unit No. 9903), acting on the instructions of the headquarters of the Western Front in the Mozhaisk direction; the Hero of the Soviet Union (posthumously). She was born on September 13, 1923 in the village of Osino-Guy, the Tambov region. She was the elder sister of the Hero of the Soviet Union A.A. Kosmodemyansky. In 1930 the Kosmodemyansky family moved to Moscow. She finished 9 grades of Moscow school No. 201 in 1941. In the first days of the Great Patriotic War, she appealed to the Oktyabrsky Komsomol district committee with a request to send her to the front, she was sent to military unit No. 9903, acting on the instructions of the headquarters of the Western Front in the Mozhaisk direction. She was sent to the enemy’s rear twice. At the end of November 1941, near the village of Petrishchevo, the Moscow region, she was captured by the Nazis. Fascist executioners subjected a young partisan to cruel tortures. She was required to confess who sent her and why. The courageous Komsomol member did not answer a single question. On November 29, 1941 they hanged Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya in the village square of the village of Petrishchevo. She was awarded the Order of Lenin posthumously.

Aleksander Anatolyevich


Aleksander Anatolyevich Kosmodemyansky was the commander of the SU-152 battery of the 350th Guards Heavy self-propelled artillery Regiment of the 43rd Army of the 3rd Belorussian Front, a Guard senior Lieutenant, the Hero of the Soviet Union (posthumously). He was born on July 27, 1925 in the village of Osinov-Guy of the Tambov region. He was the younger brother of Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya. In 1930 the family moved to Moscow. As a child, he was very friendly with his sister, so Zoya’s death was a heavy blow for him. He was on the fronts of the Great Patriotic War since October 1943. He fought on the Western Front. He was a participant in the Smolensk, Belorussian and East Prussian offensive operations. On April 8, 1945, in a battle northwest of Konigsberg, his battery, overcoming a minefield and a dense barrage, was the first to break into the Queen Louise fort and forced the fort garrison to surrender. 550 soldiers surrendered and the Soviet soldiers also got 9 serviceable tanks and warehouses. In the battle of April 12, 1945, near the village of Miageten, his battery knocked out 2 self-propelled guns of the enemy, destroyed 18 bunkers and fortified buildings with enemy garrisons, exterminated up to 50 enemy soldiers. On April 13, 1945 in battle near the village of Firbrudenkrug (northwest of Konigsberg, the Zemland Peninsula) A.A. Kosmodemyansky’s battery destroyed 4 enemy anti-tank guns. But the enemy managed to set fire to his self-propelled gun. Having got out of the flaming car, Aleksander, together with the infantrymen, broke into the settlement and knocked the enemy out of it. At this time, the enemy artillery opened fire. A fragment of an enemy shell struck down a young officer. He was awarded the Order of Lenin (posthumously), the Orders of the Patriotic War of the 1st and 2nd degrees.

Address: Moscow, Zoya and Alexandra Kosmodemyanskikh str., 35/1