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Korolkov Ivan Vasilyevich
Ivan Vasilyevich was born on October 5, 1919 in the village of Tundrino, now Surgut district, Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug in a peasant family. In the 30s, the Korolkov family was dekulakized and exiled to Obdorsk (now Salekhard) as "enemies of the people". The battle path of Korolkov passed through Orel, Orsha, Glukhov, Chernigov. He was awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union (15.01.1944) for bravery during the crossing of the Dnieper: machine gunner Ivan Vasilyevich repulsed 10 enemy counterattacks. Seriously wounded in the arm and leg in March 1944, he was demobilized and later worked as an investigator (April 1944), assistant prosecutor, prosecutor (1945 – 1947) in the city of Zheleznovodsk, Stavropol Territory. After graduating from the Pyatigorsk Pedagogical Institute in 1949, he was an assistant, graduate student, head of the Department of General History, dean of the Faculty of History and Philology of the same university. From July 1964 to December 1983, he worked at the Smolensk Pedagogical Institute as an associate professor, head of the Department of General History, Dean of the Faculty of History. As a specialist of higher education, he was sent to work in the People's Republic of China.
Ivan Vasilyevich Korolkov died at the age of 65 on January 1, 1984, and was buried in the city of Smolensk.