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Post  Sasha on Sat Feb 02, 2008 10:43 pm

Here i will put a brief biography about Sasha (Aleksandr) i will begin with some pictures and videos, this wont be just stalingrad info, hope you like it. If you haven´t noticed it, he is my hero Laughing Laughing


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Re: Aleksandr Rodimtsev

Post  Sasha on Sat Feb 02, 2008 11:14 pm

Rodimtsev was born in 1905 in the small village of Sharlyk, in a poor family.
During the civil war, his father Iluyá Rodímtsev gave a speach in which he said that the red army will win the war, because of that he was beaten up by a drunken white guard in front of his family. He died some weeks later because of the injuries. Rodimtsev then started to work in a farm to help the family. Some time later the red army cavalry arrived at Sharlyk and rodimtsev was very exited. From that time on he wanted to be in the army, in the cavalry, he wanted to be a “Red Cavalry man”. He was called to the army in 1927 but before the horse he had to master the parachute.
In the army he joined the Komsomol, and when he finished his service he asked to joint the cavalry in a school called “All-Russia Central Executive Committee”. He then entered a regimental school and commanded a Machineguns section.

I will continue with his biography, the next part is when he was in the Spanish civil war
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Post  Auke on Sun Feb 03, 2008 12:34 am

Excellent information and pictures, I'm looking forward to the next part! Rodimtsev indeed was a true hero. Unfortunately I can only understand parts of the video's, I'm still working on my Russian.
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Post  Sasha on Sun Feb 03, 2008 12:59 am

Thanks Auke, If you can translate something of the videos it would be great.
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Post  Auke on Sun Feb 03, 2008 1:39 am

Ow, you can't speak Russian too? I thought you were Russian. I can only understand parts of phrases: "Two times Hero of the Soviet Union Colonel-General Rodimtsev", "Great Victory", "Fighting to the death", "Great Patriotic War", etc. Nothing substantial I'm afraid.
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Re: Aleksandr Rodimtsev

Post  Sasha on Sun Feb 03, 2008 1:43 am

You are the second person that thinks i am Russian lol!

I am from south america, i can only translate written russian but no spoken. Sad
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Good work.

Post  Torben on Mon Feb 04, 2008 5:27 pm

Well done, good photos many never seen by me before. Look forward to the next part about Spain and the Civil War.

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Post  Auke on Mon Feb 04, 2008 5:53 pm

Indeed they are, especially the fifth picture is a beauty. It's interesting to see that Rodimtsev removed his Order of Lenin, Gold Star Medal and three Red Banners from his uniform, probably to protect them from damaging. The order holes are still visible.
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Following a closer look!

Post  Torben on Tue Feb 05, 2008 4:25 pm

Sascha I could be wrong, but I think the photo you say is Rodimtsev and Chuikov after the war, is actually Visily Zaitsev and Chuikov in Stalingrad in 1962. I looks very much like a photo in the book "notes of a sniper"

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Post  Auke on Tue Feb 05, 2008 7:09 pm

It's definately Rodimtsev on the right. The guy on the left is definately not Chuikov or Zaitsev. Sasha, who is 'Chekhov'?
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Post  Sasha on Tue Feb 05, 2008 9:02 pm

Auke wrote:It's definately Rodimtsev on the right. The guy on the left is definately not Chuikov or Zaitsev. Sasha, who is 'Chekhov'?

Anatolij Chekov (or Anatoli Chejov) was a sniper of the 13th Guards Division.
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Post  Auke on Wed Feb 06, 2008 2:01 am

OK, thanks!
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Post  Sasha on Fri Mar 07, 2008 12:40 am

On september 13 of 1936 Rodimtsev leave russia to g oto spain as an advisor.
He arrived at Barcelona and then to Madrid where he interviewed with General Pozas at the war ministry.
He was ordered to go to Albacete, there was a military arsenal, and an instruction center for international brigades. In november he was ordered to return to Madrid with his machine guns scuads. He was part of the “V Regimiento” (5th Regimen). In spain he met a lot of famous pepole like General Walter, whos real name was Mate Zalka. Enrique Lister, Modesto, and Enrique Ibarruri. He fougth in the Jarama, Pingarron, Guadalajara and Brunete.

This is some resumed info about the time he estayed at Spain, it is imposible to put all the info.
Next part will be his life after Spain. I am sorry for the delay but i dont really have time this days.
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Re: Aleksandr Rodimtsev

Post  Auke on Fri Mar 07, 2008 2:59 pm

Interesting, thanks! Where did you find all this information?
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Re: Aleksandr Rodimtsev

Post  Sasha on Fri Mar 07, 2008 7:14 pm

last yar i bougth the book "Under the sky of spain" written by Rodimtsev, it has tons of info, but i had to resume it real bad.
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Post  Auke on Sat Mar 08, 2008 12:59 am

Sounds really interesting. I assume that book has only been published in Spanish? Crying or Very sad
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Re: Aleksandr Rodimtsev

Post  Volodya on Fri Sep 11, 2009 4:19 pm

Good info Very Happy Thanks! Im just starting to learn about Rodimstev!

BTW for some reason the photos wont show up Sad is there anyway i can fix this?

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Re: Aleksandr Rodimtsev

Post  vatansever223 on Tue Nov 02, 2010 10:35 am

Thanks Auke, If you can translate something of the videos it would be great.

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