"He takes out his receiver, gets the latest news from the front and distributes it among Minsk residents. Living close to POW camps, he contacts former soldiers, commanders, political officers of the Red Army and helps many of them to escape. He works hard to provide Soviet patriots with proper identification papers.
An excerpt from Partisan Fight journal of the M.I. Kalinin partisan unit, Pravda Newspaper Brigade, Issue No.1, October 1943