Fighter "hurricane" Sergeant Lazarev, of the Karelian front was shot down in aerial combat on 21 February, 1943 by German pilot ACE Ober-Feldwebel Rudolf Muller from 6 squadron "Expertinstall".
The plane with the remains of the pilot was hoisted out of the swamp in 1998, the St. Petersburg search group "Height". swamp, gasoline and oil from the engine fighter did not let the body of the deceased pilot to decompose. Only the pilot's face was smashed on the dashboard, and his feet were torn off. In the cockpit were found flying goggles and a homemade knife with the inscription "Friend Bors in the second year of the war" on the waist belt pilot hung TT pistol in the pockets of overalls were found red army book, Komsomol card, two letters and bullets from the pistol.
Sergeant Lazarev with rightful honors he was buried at the memorial military cemetery in the village of Chupa (Karelia). Relatives of the victim are still not found.