The commander of the 4th Guards Cavalry Division Major-General Kondrat Semenovich Melnyk. The Western Front. Moscow region.
From the first days of the Great Patriotic War and until February 28, 1942, the brigade commander Melnik (major general since November 1941) commanded the 53rd separate cavalry division (from October 1941 – the 4th Guards Division) on the Soviet Western Front, the division defended Moscow.
Date: January 30, 1942
Author: Mikhail Savin