Ignatovy Evgeny Petrovich
Gennady (Genius) Petrovich
Soviet patriots, active participants in the
struggle against the German fascist invaders during the Great
Patriotic War, Heroes
of the Soviet Union.
Born into a family of active participants in the revolution and
the Civil War, Peter Karpovich and Elena Ivanovna Ignatov. My
father was a worker, then an engineer, the head of many factories,
before the war he headed the Krasnodar Institute of Chemical
Technology, his mother worked as a doctor.
Evgeny was born in the Urals city of Nevyansk, where Peter
Karpovich was serving a link; and
Genius in Armavir. The
family had a third, middle son, Valentin, born on the eve of the
everywhere were surrounded by an environment that nurtured in them
diligence, independence, courage, and patriotism.
By the time of the occupation of Krasnodar, Yevgeny, who had
graduated from the Krasnodar Polytechnic Institute, had managed to
become a design engineer at the Glavmargarin plant, the genius had
just completed his studies in the 9th grade of school No. 8.
In November 1941, P.K. Ignatov,
on the instructions of the party organs, created in the Krasnodar
region a reconnaissance and sabotage partisan detachment, which
included his sons Yevgeny and Genius and his wife Elena Ivanovna. Eugene
became the initiator of a mine-sabotage form of fighting enemies. The
detachment began operating in August 1942, conducted 26 combat
operations, derailed 4 echelons, and destroyed 7 bridges.
On October 10, 1942, an assignment was received to blow up an
enemy train. This
operation was entrusted to his sons by Peter Karpovich, and he
himself went with them on a combat mission. Creeping
on unnoticed by the railway, the brothers set to work. Father
stayed away, watching the road. The
guerrillas knew exactly when the train would pass, and according to
all calculations they had to be in time, but the unexpected
happened: the train appeared earlier. The
father made it known, but the sons themselves saw everything, but
did not interrupt the work for a second: it was clear that they
decided to carry out the combat mission at any cost.
The train was already very close when the brothers laid a mine of
great power and rushed away from the embankment. At
this time, a monstrous explosion thundered. The
blown-up steam locomotive, and behind it, the cars began to
partisan brothers did not return from the mission. March
7, 1943 they were posthumously awarded the title Hero of the Soviet
They were buried in Krasnodar
in the fraternal cemetery: among the greenery of trees and
flowers, two obelisks of black granite rise. On
the pedestals are bronze busts of heroes. At
the twenty-second kilometer of the highway from Krasnodar stands a
modest monument with two photos and a relief star. On
the obelisk, the words: “Here, on 10.10.42, the brave Ignatov
brothers Yevgeny and the Genius died”.
Ignatov) on the island Bolshevik of the archipelago Severnaya
in 1953 by the expedition of the North-West Aerogeodesic Enterprise.