Today, January 11, in Moscow at the Troekurov Cemetery, a commemorative event was held on the occasion of the anniversary of the death of an outstanding figure of Civil Defence of the USSR and Russia, Lieutenant General Dmitry Ivanovich Mikhailik.
The event was attended by the Head of the Department Yevgeny Zinichev, Deputy Minister of Emergencies of Russia Alexander Chupriyan, Pavel Baryshev, Alexey Serko, Nikolai Grechushkin, Ilya Denisov, Viktor Yatsutsenko, as well as personnel of the Department. Relatives, friends and colleagues, members of the Central Council of veterans of the EMERCOM of Russia remembered Dmitry Ivanovich as a great teacher. By his example, he inspired employees of the EMERCOM of Russia to serve. The participants paid tribute to the legend with a minute of silence and laid flowers at the Hero's grave.
According to the Minister, Dmitry Mikhailik went through the war, coped with the difficult post-war time, actively participated in the life of the Ministry until his last days and left the life as a real man, a General, the owner of a huge baggage of knowledge. "Dmitry Ivanovich was ready to help everyone giving an advice and business, did not look down on people, was modest and truly wise. He was a man of great will and vitality. For each of us, he is the best example of what a person should be. I think he had a huge impact on our lives. A man with a capital letter, a soldier of Victory, a legend of Russia and the Ministry of emergency situations. He was a person of light, the bright memory of him," said Eugene Zimichev.
His dedication, professionalism, perseverance and optimism are still an inspiring example for every employee of the Department.
Dmitry Mikhailik was born on November 5, 1920 in Nagornovka Region of the Sumy Region of the Ukrainian SSR. During the great Patriotic war, he went from platoon commander to rifle battalion commander, participated in the defense of Leningrad, breaking the blockade, the liberation of the Leningrad region from the Nazi occupiers and other combat operations. Three times wounded.
Dmitry Mikhailik was the Chief of Civil Defence of the USSR, member of the Collegium of the Ministry of emergency measures of Russia and Military Council of rescue military units of the Ministry and Chairman of the Central Council of Veterans of the EMERCOM of Russia. He put a lot of effort and energy into investing in the cause of assistance and social support for veterans.
He was awarded 13 orders of the USSR and the Russian Federation, as well as more than 40 military, state, departmental and public awards.