Gasret Aliev

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Gasret Aliev
Personal details
Born (1922-12-14)14 December 1922
village Khnov, Samur district, Dagestan, USSR
Died 28 February 1981(1981-02-28) (aged 58)
Makhachkala, Dagestan ASSR, USSR[1]
Nationality Rutul
Awards Hero of the Soviet Union Order of Lenin
Military service
Service/branch Red Army
Years of service 1942-1946
Rank Lieutenant
Battles/wars Great Patriotic War

Gasret Agaevich Aliev (14 December 1922 – 28 February 1981)[2] was a Soviet Soldier who participated in the Great Patriotic War and a Hero of the Soviet Union. Aliev was awarded the title for his actions during the Battle of the Dnieper, where he reportedly killed 80 German soldiers. He held various ranks in different government organizations during his life, most notably he was the 1st secretary of the CPSU in Rutul 1957-1961, while residing in the village Hin.


File:Bundesarchiv Bild 183-L20392, Kiew, Pioniere errichten Pontonbrücke.jpg
German troops crossing the Dnepr River on pontoons after Russian troops destroyed all the bridge crossings

Aliev was born in the village of Khnov in the Samursky Okrug of the Dagestan Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic on 14 December 1922 to a peasant family of Rutul ethnic background. [2] He did not complete his high school education and instead worked on a collective farm.

In 1942 Aliev was drafted into the Red Army. That same year he was sent to fight on the frontlines of the Great Patriotic War.

On the night of 26 September 1943, Scout G. A. Aliev was in a reconnaissance group of 19 soldiers under the command of lieutenant Sergey Shpakovsky (made a Hero of the Soviet Union by the same decree as Aliev) which crossed the Dnepr River around the village of Soshinovka (Dnepropetrovsk area). Through that night and the next day, the group repulsed counterattacks by German troops. Aliev killed more than 80 German soldiers in hand-to-hand combat and by fire from his machine gun. In later battles for the expansion of the bridgehead, Aliev provided important military intelligence about the German forces.

The decree Presidium of the High Committee of the USSR from 1 November 1943"for the successful speeding up of the river Dnepr offensive, by strongly fastening the base on the western coast of the river Dnepr both the courage shown thus and heroism[3]" to Red Army man Aliev Gazret Agaevich the rank of Hero of Soviet Union with delivery of the Order of Lenin and a medal «Gold Star» is appropriated.

In 1944 G. A. Aliev graduated from courses for junior lieutenants. He retired in 1946 and lived and worked in Makhachkala. He died on 28 February 1981.



  • G. A. Aliev is buried in a city Makhachkala.

Further reading

  • "The Heroes of Soviet Union" (Герои Советского Союза in Russian).
  • "Rutuls" (19th and beginning of the 20th centuries). Historic-ethnographic research. 1997
  • "We Name by name". The book of memory. (Назовем поименно. Книга памяти in Russian). 2002
  • "Sketches of history of Dagestan" (Очерки истории Дагестана in Russian). 1957

See also

External links


  1. Nowadays Dagestan, Russia.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Герой из Хнова" [Hero of Khnov] (in Russian). Dagestankaya Pravda. 11 May 2010. Archived from the original on 5 May 2016. Retrieved 2010-04-26.CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. the "Izvestia" ("Известия" on russian) Newspaper № 259 from November, 2nd, 1943 with the published Decree about assignment of a rank of the Hero of Soviet Union, Accessed 4 September 2010