The Director of «28 Panfilov» received the award «For fidelity to the historical truth»

The Director of «28 Panfilov» received the award «For fidelity to the historical truth»© Photo: courtesy of the organizers of the project «28 Panfilov»

The film «28 Panfilov» Andrew Shalopa awarded the prize of the Russian military historical society (RVIA), said in his microblog on Twitter Minister of culture Vladimir Medinsky.

The Director of «28 Panfilov» A. Shalopa received a Soldier’s Story — award RVIO «fidelity to historical truth» pic.twitter.com/GhhxqRQzDK

— Vladimir Medinsky (@medinskiy_vr) 8 Dec 2016

The film «28 Panfilov» was released in Russian cinemas on November 24.

Panfilov soldiers of the 316th rifle division that took an active part in the defense of Moscow from the Wehrmacht in the autumn of 1941 under the command of major General Ivan Panfilov. In October, on the Volokolamsk highway division was able to temporarily stop 40-mile front offensive of superior forces of the 2nd Panzer division of the Wehrmacht, which was of great importance for the defense of the capital of the USSR. It was during this battle 316th division received the title of guards.

The most famous soldiers of the 316th infantry division received thanks to the journalist of the newspaper «Krasnaya Zvezda» Alexander Krivitsky wrote about the heroism of 28 Panfilov heroes in battle at the junction Dubosekovo in November 1941. According to his version, all 28 soldiers were killed, after destroying 18 German tanks.

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