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Oleg Vasil’evich Koshevoi

Partisan

Oleg Koshevoi, USSR Partisan.

Background

Koshevoi, Oleg was born on June 8, 1926 in Priliki, Chernigov Oblast’.

Education

Educated in Krasnodon, Voroshilovgrad Oblast’.

Career

During World War II, organized an underground resistance group of teenagers, July 1942-January 1943, becoming the commissar of the group. Arrested trying to cross the front line at the railway station at Kortushino. Tortured and shot by the Germans.

His ‘Molodaia Gvardiia’ group became cult figures in the Stalinist propaganda-machine, described in many literary, journalistic, artistic and cinematic works. Since Stalin’s death, the factual details of such works have been called into question.