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Starinov I. G. "Mines waiting in the wings"
Material posted: Publication date: 17-05-2019
Colonel Ilya G. Starinov is a recognized mentor of thousands of partisan-miners, the organizer of many mynewstring defensive operations. More than thirty years of I. G. Starinov in the Soviet Army. His life is full of interesting events. He was a volunteer in Spain, was near Brest in the early days of the great Patriotic war, with radiomenu blew up the residence of the Nazi military Governor in Kharkov... the book describes the exciting meeting with the D. M. by Karbysheva, Yakir, M. N. Tukhachevsky, Dolores Ibarruri, with major military and political figures of our country.

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In 1916, the country was growing dissatisfaction with the war. Became irregular with food supply. Prices rose, though on a dime, but grew. And the penny does not like the current ruble. That year I failed the law of God on the exam for the seventh grade People were mostly illiterate. Seven classes of education was very high. And where it to learn? The nearest school was 30 miles go. My one friend has recommended to the Provincial government. There I was admitted, after a competition for the vacant position of clerk-recorder. My job was to register incoming-outgoing documentation and be able to summarize the contents of the letters. Then another benefactor helped my transfer to the post of clerk in the Tver provincial government to supply the army with shoes. Directed, the Marshal of the nobility of Panafidin — surprisingly sensible and educated person. So I worked until the October revolution. I lived on the streets the raw deal. But despite the fact I've lived here for three years, on our street, nobody was robbed. The February revolution broke out to me suddenly. The uprising began working large enterprises. People took to the streets. The rebels killed the Vice-Governor, several gendarmes, and, most importantly, burned the Okhrana — the building, which was concentrated all the documents counterintelligence. Along with the curious public had the opportunity to go on trips to the local prison, and even dine there. Fed prisoners at that time, I must say, not bad. After the October revolution, Panafidin left. The entire leadership fled. I stayed together with five or six clerks handle the paperwork. By 1918, I became head of production. Was nationalization. Was this, I must say, quite politely. The old masters were offered the positions of technical managers. Directors were appointed by the workers. These manufacturers, as I have seen, lived quite modestly. In most cases, they accept their position. Those who are not resigned, left or participated in the sabotage, but I've seen enough. Work have good. In June, the food situation has not improved, but instead of the twelve hour working day introduced the eight-hour, introduced leave. Then the civil war began and he was drafted into the army. Within a month we were taught to sneak and remain unseen behind enemy lines.

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