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Akhsarbek Magometovich Abaev
Native name Æбати Мæхæмæти фурт Æхсарбег
Born 14 December 1923
Died 13 May 1982
Place of birth Khristianovskoye village, Mountain ASSR (present-day Digora)
Place of death Digora
Allegiance Soviet Union
Service/branch Red Army
Years of service 1942-1945
Rank Sergeant
Unit 2nd Guards Rifle Division
Battles/wars World War II
Awards

Hero of the Soviet Union Order of Lenin
Order of the Patriotic War 1st class

Order of the Red Star

Akhsarbek Magometovich Abaev (Ossetian: Æбати Мæхæмæти фурт Æхсарбег, Russian: Ахсарбек Магометович Абаев; 14 December 1923 – 13 May 1982) was an Ossetian Red Army Sergeant and Hero of the Soviet Union.[1][2][3]

Early life[edit | edit source]

Abaev was born in Khristianovskoye village, Mountain Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic.[1] After completing his education, Abaev worked on the farm.[1]

World War II[edit | edit source]

In August 1942, he was drafted into the Red Army.[1] For his actions in the North Caucasus, Abaev was awarded the Medal for Battle Merit and the Medal "For the Defence of the Caucasus". He was promoted to Sergeant in the 6th Guards Rifle Regiment of the 2nd Guards Rifle Division.[1] On 3 November 1943, during the Kerch–Eltigen Operation, Abaev allegedly killed 40 and captured six German soldiers during the creation of a bridgehead on the Kerch Strait.[1]

On 16 May 1944, he was awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union and the Order of Lenin for his actions in Kerch.[2]

Later life[edit | edit source]

In 1945, he was demobilized.[1] Abaev graduated from the Ordzhonikidze technical school in 1947.[1] He lived in Digora and died on 13 May 1982.[1]

References[edit | edit source]

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