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Geroi Leninogorska

Respublika Tatarstan


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My homeland is a small, rather young city, Leninogorsk is the birthplace of twelve Heroes of the Soviet Union and three full holders of the Order of Glory of three degrees – Soldiers ' Heroes of the Soviet Union. Only about twelve thousand of our countrymen fought on the fronts of the Great Patriotic War. Almost six thousand people died defending their homeland, including my great-grandfather. Bright memory to them! In 1970, a monument to a Soviet Soldier was opened in our city and an Eternal Flame was lit in memory of those who did not return from the battlefields of the Great Patriotic War. The Eternal Flame was lit by the Hero of the Soviet Union Sadriev Samat Salakhovich, who on the night of 24-25 September 1943 led an assault group to cross the Dnieper. Architect-Sokolov, sculptors-Gugorov and Bondarenko Behind the Eternal Flame, the Alley of Heroes was located and together with it merged into a majestic memorial complex. On the Alley of Heroes there are busts of twelve Heroes of the Soviet Union – our fellow countrymen. The Alley of Heroes is headed by two steles. The first one is dedicated to three knights of the Order of Glory of 3 degrees-Mikhail Konstantinovich Alaev, Gadbulla Mutygullovich Matygullin, and Yakov Ivanovich Nikolayev. The second stele is dedicated to the home front workers. The busts of the Heroes-countrymen were made of marble by the famous Kazan sculptor Rogozhin in 1998. The feat of the Soviet people during the Second World War will forever remain in the memory of the peoples of all countries, especially the Russians. Residents of Leninogorsk will also always remember this!