Love PPE: what Abakumov was put in a GULAG daughter-in-law of Khrushchev

History 25/01/20 Love of PPE: what Abakumov was put in a GULAG daughter-in-law of Khrushchev

Love the PPE Illarionovna was born in Ukraine in 1912, and about such at all times said “the girl with a strong character.” By the age of 18 she was jumping with a parachute, know how to fly U-2 aircraft and worked as an instructor in flight school.There she met 20-year-old Leonid Khrushchev, son of the future head of the USSR.

the Young people liked each other and after a year after they met, in 1939, the couple got married. Luba, believing that a Soviet woman must be independent, did not take her husband’s name. In 1940 they had a daughter who was named Julia, and a year later the war began. Leonid Khrushchev, served as a bomber pilot and in the spring of 1943, was killed during air combat.

Foreign spy

in the Summer of 1943 Love studied in evacuated to Stavropol Moscow Institute of military interpreters during one of the events behind her came the investigators, reported the girl about the arrest. The student and the widow of a combat pilot was transferred to Kuibyshev, and later to Moscow to Lubyanka. Love PPE remembered that she was not beaten and put in solitary confinement and not allowed to sleep.

it Turned out, the reason for the arrest became friendship sister-in-law of Khrushchev with the wife of an employee of the French Embassy. The girl was the daughter of a General who led a military band performing in parades on red square. The family came under investigation, but employees of counterintelligence decided to check out and even Love Gray, whose father was an ethnic German, and did not recognize the Soviet government.

Khrushchev stood up for a relative, and it is unlikely he could affect her fate. In those days, even wives of Kalinin and Molotov received 10 years in the camps, although their spouses were much closer to Stalin than Khrushchev.

personally Interrogated Abakumov

In an interview, Siza said several times it personally interviewed the head of the Soviet counterintelligence “SMERSH” Victor Abakumov. Love Illarionovna said: “He (Washington) used to sit on the edge of the Desk and begins, “Well, Luba, you say? What a friend with the Frenchman asked you what you told them?”. — “Nothing, absolutely nothing.” — “If you Balk, we’ll put in a stricter jail, and there are not such conditions as we have. Your teeth will lose everything.”

No documentary evidence of the work of the Love of Illarionovna for foreign intelligence was not, but after 8 months in a cell at the Lubyanka, she still gave 5 years in the Mordovian camps. After release into the wild in 1948 and others that came to the will of prisoners, sent into perpetual exile. Love SIZ 7 years spent in Kazakhstan, where he worked in the group of explorers.

Life on the outside

When the link ended, the woman moved to Karaganda, and, having lived some time in the barracks, temporary shelters and damp basements, wrote a letter to Nikita Khrushchev in which he outlined his story. A few months later the Executive Committee proposed the love of PPE to choose from several apartments.

My daughter Love I. for the first time since his arrest saw in 1957. To meet required permission of Nina Petrovna, Khrushchev’s wife, which she considered a fair and right person. In 1958 the mother-in-law daughter-in-law invited to visit.

the Meeting took place in the mansion in the Lenin hills, where, as he recalled the Love Illarionovna, took it nice and warm. The next day the woman was frightened that she would have to tell about their life in the camps and left this morning. More Love PPE family of Khrushchev not seen him, but daughter connection is not lost. The last years of his life Love Illarionovna held in Kiev, where he died in 2014.

Alexander Brazhnik

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