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Kadi Abakarovich Abakarov
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Native name Кади Абакарович Абакаров
Born (1913-05-09)May 9, 1913
Died February 29, 1948(1948-02-29) (aged 34)
Place of birth Echeda village, Dagestan Oblast, Russian Empire
Place of death Agua village, Dagestan ASSR, Soviet Union
Allegiance  Soviet Union
Service/branch Red Army
Years of service 1942–1945
Rank Sergeant
Unit 301st Rifle Division

World War II

Awards Hero of the Soviet Union Order of Lenin
Order of the Red Banner
Medal "For Courage" (2)

Kadi Abakarovich Abakarov (Russian: Кади Абакарович Абакаров) (9 May 1913 – 29 February 1948) was an Avar Red Army sergeant who fought during World War II. Abakarov was awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union for actions in the Battle of the Seelow Heights.[1]

Early life

Kadi Abakarov was born on 9 May 1913 in the village of Echeda in Dagestan Oblast to a family of peasants. Abakarov received primary education.[1] His father died when he was young. After the end of his education, Abakarov worked on a collective farm.[2][3]

World War II

In February 1942, Abakarov was drafted into the Red Army. His first combat action was on the Terek River in the North Caucasian Front.[2] In 1944, he joined the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. During the crossing of the Dniester in the First Jassy–Kishinev Offensive, Abakarov was reportedly among the first to help create the bridgehead.[2] On 14 August, he was awarded the Medal "For Courage". Abakarov was awarded the Medal "For Courage" again on 28 October 1944. He was awarded the Order of the Red Banner on 31 March 1945 for actions in the Vistula–Oder Offensive.[2] He was a squad leader in the 8th Rifle Company of the 301st Rifle Division's 1054th Rifle Regiment by April. On 17 April 1945, he fought in the Battle of the Seelow Heights. During an attempt to capture the Verbig railway station, Abakarov organized resistance to German counterattacks. His squad reportedly destroyed seven tanks and two assault guns. He is said to have personally destroyed five tanks and an assault gun. On 15 May 1946, Abakarov was awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union and the Order of Lenin for his actions during the battle of the Seelow Heights.[1][4]


At the end of 1945, Abakarov was demobilized. He initially worked in the Agua village high school in the Tsumadinsky District, but later was in charge of the regional sales department of the local savings bank. Abakarov fell ill with tuberculosis and died on 29 February 1948.[1][5]


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