"It was Kuskov's first organized partisan unit. Volodya was in charge of getting food supplies. However, he wanted to go into action. After all, his comrades who stayed in the villages waited for him to set up their own partisan unit. After staying with Kuskov's partisan unit for some time, Volodya started preparing for combat activities."
Excerpt from the Iskra journal, Razgrom Brigade, Issue No. 1, October 1943