Boris Aleksandrovich Yarogov

Order of the Red Star nr. 341528 was awarded by Order of the 53rd Army of September 6, 1943 to 30-year-old Captain Boris Aleksandrovich Yarogov, editor of the divisional newspaper Sibirsky strelok ("Siberian Rifleman") of the 116th Rifle Division, 53rd Army, Steppe Front.



Political Officer


Senior Political Officer



November 6, 1942


August 12, 1944

Record card

Order booklet nr. A-398562

1. Last name: Yarogov
2. First name and patronymic: Boris Aleksandrovich
3. Military rank: Major
4. Sex: Male
5. Year of birth: 1913
6. Place of birth: City of Molotov
7. Party membership (since which year): Member of the Communist Party since 1941
8. Education: Secondary
9. Nationality: Russian
10. Since which year in the Red Army: From July 1941 through September 1946
11. Place of service (name of the unit) and position occupied at the time of the award: Editor of the divisional newspaper of the 116th Kharkov Red Banner Order of Kutuzov Rifle Division
12. Current place of service and position: Staff correspondent in the Sverdlovsk Oblast for the Komsomolskaya pravda newspaper
13. Home address of the awardee: 8/10 Belinsky Street, apartment 5, city of Sverdlovsk

14. Record of all awards received:

Name of the order or medal

Serial number

Number of the document

Ground of award

Medal for Combat Merit


Temporary certificate nr. 411893

Order of the Don Front nr. 98/N of January 25, 1943

Order of the Red Star [citation]


Temporary certificate nr. A-210285

Order of the 53rd Army nr. 551 of September 6, 1943

Order of the Patriotic War, 2nd Class


Temporary certificate nr. I-231988

Order of the 52nd Army nr. 194/N of June 15, 1945

Medal for the Defense of Stalingrad



Decree of December 22, 1942

Medal for the Victory over Germany



Decree of May 9, 1945

Signature of the awardee: [signed]

I confirm the correctness of the data and the signature of the awardee (position and signature):

Head of the Exchange Bureau
Captain of the Administrative Service [signed] /Sukharyov/
December 9, 1946

Award sheet

1. Last name, first name and patronymic: Yarogov, Boris Aleksandrovich
2. Rank: Captain
3. Position and unit: Editor of the divisional newspaper Sibirsky strelok ["Siberian Rifleman"] of the 116th Kharkov Rifle Division

Nominated for: Order of the Red Star

4. Year of birth: 1913
5. Nationality: Russian
6. Party affiliation: Member of the Communist Party since 1941
7. Participation in the Civil War, the subsequent combat actions to defend the USSR, and the Patriotic War (where and when): In the Patriotic War since February 1942, serving on the Western, Stalingrad, Don, and Steppe Fronts
8. Wounds and contusions received during the Patriotic War: No
9. Since when in the Red Army: Since 1941
10. Drafted by which military commissariat: Military Commissariat of the city of Sverdlovsk
11. Previous awards (for which accomplishments): Medal for Combat Merit and the Medal for the Defense of Stalingrad for fulfilling his tasks in an excellent manner
12. Permanent home address of the prospective awardee and his family's address: _______________

Short, concrete description of his feat of arms or accomplishments:

During the fighting for Belgorod and Kharkov, which started on August 3, comrade Yarogov properly arranged for combat experiences to be covered in his newspaper and popularized the heroic deeds performed by soldiers and officers who had distinguished themselves in battle. Comrade Yarogov is closely connected to the rank and file and frequently spends time in the units. Both personally and through his newspaper he was able to rouse the men and inspire them to carry out their combat missions in an exemplary manner, imparting courage and bravery and a great offensive spirit.

Through his personal efforts and with his newspaper he helped the division successfully execute its combat missions.

He deserves to be awarded the Order of the Red Star.

Deputy chief of the Political Section of the 116th Kharkov Rifle Division
Major [signed] /Dyshva/
August 25, 1943

Order of the Red Star nr. 341528, obverse and reverse

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