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FEAT OF MILITARY AND LABOR
It was a sunny day off. In the most beautiful corners of nature there was a favorite national holiday Sabantuy. Wrestlers measured their strength. The children frolicked carelessly. Rural youth had fun, sang, danced. Hookahs and harmonicas were being sung loudly. And suddenly, as if black clouds descended to the ground. The terrifying news shocked everyone: war!
In the first week, 311 people left the Aznakaevsky and Tumutuk district military commissariats to defend the Motherland. During four long bloody years, 10523 of our countrymen were called up. 6438 of them did not return from the battlefields: they died a brave death defending the freedom and independence of the Motherland.
Akram Iskandarovich Valiev, Pyotr Zakharovich Manakov, Ivan Moiseevich Nikitin and Fayzulla Khazievich Agletdinov were awarded the high title of Hero of the Soviet Union for their courage and heroism in the battles. Their names are immortalized on the Alley of Heroes of the city of Aznakaevo.
"My combat friend from the village of Verkhneye Styarle, K.H. Khabibullin, does not have the title of Hero, but he is a real hero," V.E. Genin, a fellow soldier of our countryman from Saratov, wrote in the Ogonek magazine. —He fought against 30 enemy tanks, rammed three times, crushed 2 self-propelled guns with the tracks of his tank, more than 10 vehicles with fascist soldiers."
When victory was only a few days away, a 22-year-old pilot, a native of the village of Chally, Aglyam Nizamov, heroically died over the Baltic Sea, ramming a fascist plane.
A division under the command of a native of the village of Nizhny Sukhoyash, General Fatih Bulatov, made a great contribution to the defeat of the fascist hordes. Stories about our fellow veterans can be continued endlessly.
Currently, 211 veterans of the Great Patriotic War live in the district. All of them are awarded with military orders and medals. Order of the Red Banner — 3 people, Orders of Glory - 63, Red Star -161, Patriotic War - 523 people.
...While all men capable of holding weapons fought against the Fascist invaders, women, old men and children fought on the second front — in the rear. Without sparing themselves, they worked day and night under the motto "Everything for the front, everything for Victory!" Endured both hunger and cold in order to end the bloody war sooner, so that fathers, husbands, sons returned alive and healthy. During the war, the aznakaevites collected and handed over 2 million 354 thousand rubles to the Victory Fund. Valenki, sheepskin coats, hats, mittens, wool socks, honey, cereals, meat, butter, milk, eggs, tobacco, chakchak, carcasses of geese and chickens, medicinal plants, patriotic letters - all this was sent to the front in a continuous stream. Many have contributed money to the aircraft and tank construction fund.
So, Hassan Hamidullin from Aznakayev donated 12 thousand rubles for this good cause, and Zaripova from the village of Oktyabr-Bulyak - 120 pounds of grain. 66-year-old beekeeper Mirgali Mustakimov from the village of Zirekle-Elga took 5 sons and husbands of all 4 daughters to the war. Earning 600 workdays a year, he contributed 7 thousand rubles to the construction of the tank column "Collective Farmer of Tatarstan", another 3 thousand rubles to the construction of an aircraft squadron. Two government telegrams signed by I. Stalin are still kept in the Mustakimov family as an expensive relic.
Selfless work and fervent faith in Victory helped the Aznakaevites overcome the incredible hardships to which the war doomed them. Let us bow low to all those who brought the Great Victory closer in the rear!
The originally agricultural Aznakaevsky region in the 50s became oil. For half a century, the economy of the district has been based on two "whales— - the cultivation of bread and the extraction of oil and gas. Front-line soldiers with the same heroism and dedication fought for the Motherland, and then in difficult conditions extracted oil, built houses, grew bread, taught children. Many, along with military awards, received labor awards. It is about them that the poetic lines are written:
"From one metal they pour
a medal for battle, a medal for labor."
The ranks of veterans are thinning every year. New generations of people are being replaced, for whom the echo of war is becoming more distant and muffled. But the voice of the Great Patriotic War, the voice of Memory will be lived