Kaza­khstan in the pe­riod of the Great Pa­tri­otic War of 1941-1945

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Mr. Bakhit­bek Shabar­bayev

K aza­khstan cit­i­zens were en­gaged in bat­tles on the min­utes of the Great Pa­tri­otic War and were among those who stormed the Re­ich­stag in Ber­lin. reg­i­ments and bat­tal­ions of var­i­ous types of troops were formed in Kaza­khstan. It also sup­plied food and ammunition. Kaza­khstan cit­i­zens fought for Liye­payu, Pere­myshl, the is­land of Saare­maa, Mur­mansk, Odessa and Sev­astopol. Among oth­ers, the Brest fortress was pro­tected by fron­tier guards K.Abrakhmanov, V.Lobanov, shooter K.Imankulov, ma­chine-gun­ner E.Kachanov, V.Fursov, ar­tillerist G. Zhu­ma­tov and other Kaza­khstan cit­i­zens. For the act of brav­ery in the Great Pa­tri­otic War, over 11600 peo­ple were awarded as He­roes of the Soviet Union, in­clud­ing 528 Kaza­khstan cit­i­zens. The com­man­der of the 19th tank di­vi­sion, ma­jor gen­eral K.A.Se­menchenko was a Hero of the Soviet Union on July 22, 1941. Twice Hero of the Soviet Union were: pi­lot T.Y.Begeldinov, Es­pe­cially fa­mous He­roes of the Soviet were: ma­chine­gun­ner M.Zh.Mame­tova, sniper A.N.Moldag­ulova, shoot­ers S.Bay­magam­be­tov, S.Mutkenov, I.K.Novikova, M.M.Katayev, mine clear­ance spe­cial­ist P.I.Gon­chara, com­man­der of the tor­pedo boat B.P.Usheva, as well as B.Momyshuly posthu­mously awarded with the ti­tle of Hero of the Soviet Union. was among sol­ders that raised the Soviet Flag over the Re­ich­stag in Ber­lin, on April 30, 1945. The price of the victory in the Great Pa­tri­otic War was a huge amount of vic­tims. The USSR lost over 27 mil­lion peo­ple, where 410 thou­sand were Kaza­khstan cit­i­zens. In to­tal, 1,2 mil­lions Kaza­khstan cit­i­zens par­tic­i­pated in this War. Ev­ery year Kaza­khstan holds com­mem­o­ra­tive events in honor of the victory in the Great Pa­tri­otic War. Spe­cial at­ten­tion dur­ing th­ese hol­i­days is given to vet­er­ans. and die on the front lines of this War. In re­spect to th­ese vic­tims lessons from his­tory shall never be forgotten.

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