Gasret Aliev

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Gasret Aliev
Personal details
Born (1922-12-14)14 December 1922
village Khnov, Samursky Okrug, Dagestan ASSR, RSFSR
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

World War II

Gasret Agaevich Aliev (Russian: Газре́т Ага́евич Али́ев; 14 December 1922 – 28 February 1981)[2] was a Soviet soldier and a Hero of the Soviet Union during World War II. 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.


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.[3]

In 1942 Aliev was drafted into the Red Army. That same year he was sent to fight on the frontlines of World War II. He became a scout in the 496th Separate Reconnaissance Company of the 236th Rifle Division.[3] He fought in the Battle of the Caucasus. [4]

Aliev fought in the Battle of the Dnieper. He received the Order of the Red Star on 10 September.[5] On the night of 26 September 1943, 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 Dnieper River around the village of Soshinovka (Dnepropetrovsk area). Through that night and the next day, the group repulsed eleven counterattacks by German troops. [3]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.[6]

Gasret Aliev was given the title of Hero of Soviet Union along with the Order of Lenin and the Gold Star medal by the decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of 1 November 1943 "For the successful Dnieper River crossing, strong securing of a foothold on the western bank of the Dnieper River, and both the heroism and courage shown".[7][6]

In 1944 Gasret Aliev graduated from courses for junior lieutenants and returned to the front. He retired in 1946 with the rank of lieutenant and lived and worked in Makhachkala. He died on 28 February 1981 in Makhachkala and was buried there.[3]


Aliev was received the following awards.[3]

Further reading[edit]

  • "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


  1. ^ Nowadays Dagestan, Russia.
  2. ^ a b "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. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "Gasret Aliev". Герои страны ("Heroes of the Country") (in Russian). 
  4. ^ a b Order No. 2317 Dagestan ASSR Military Commissariat, available online at
  5. ^ Order No. 15 236th Rifle Division, available online at
  6. ^ a b Hero of the Soviet Union citation, available online at
  7. ^ the "Izvestia" ("Известия" on russian) Newspaper № 259 from November, 2nd, 1943 with the published Decree about assignment of a title of the Hero of Soviet Union, Accessed 4 September 2010

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