Mikhail Georgievich Fomichyov – the Commander of the 63rd Armored Brigade of the 10th Tank Corps, double Hero of the Soviet Union. Mikhail Georgievich was born in the village of Sloboda of the Belyov Region of Tula Oblast on the 25th of September, 1911.
In 1933, Mikhail Georgievich joined the Workers' and Peasants' Red Army. Later he was sent to the Oryol Armor School, and in 1938 lieutenant Fomichyov went to the Military Academy of Mechanization and Motorization, from which he graduated in the rank of senior lieutenant just before the Great Patriotic War.
He was given the title of Hero of the Soviet Union for the Liberation of Lviv of German-fascist invaders.
The second “Gold Star” medal Mikhail Georgievich got for successful fighting during the Liberation of Prague and special contribution to the Capture of Berlin. The armored brigade led by Mikhail Georgievich was one of the first brigades which broke in the capital of Czechoslovakia early in the morning of 9th May,1945, and already at 10:00 the city was liberated from enemy troops.
Fomichyov Mikhail Georgievich died on the 18th of November, 1987, in the rank of lieutenant-general of armored troops.
The monument is a bronze bust on the granite-coated pedestal.