Sergei Zhunin was a third-class intendant of a tank regiment of the Western Front when the war broke out. In July 1941, he took the lead of a group of soldiers who stayed in the enemy rear in Mogilev Oblast. Within a year, the group turned into "Sergei’s" unit. Later, he was also put in charge of the Krugloye military-operational unit that incorporated partisan units from the whole district.
“Partisan Chronicles: Hero of the Soviet Union Sergei Zhunin” is a new page of the joint project of BelTA and the Belarusian State Museum of the Great Patriotic War History.
The project is based on a unique collection of handwritten partisan journals provided by the Belarusian State Museum of the Great Patriotic War History. The collection was assigned the status of historical and cultural value of international importance (Class 1). Every week BelTA brings these chronicles to light and posts their digital copies. Each of them sheds light on various aspects of partisans’ life, gives a glimpse into thoughts and feelings of people who risked their lives to fight a battle behind enemy lines.
Till 3 July 2019 BelTA will publish digests of these chronicles and upload their digital versions complementing the unique content with photos from its own archives.