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70th anniversary of the Great Victory

20 May 2015

Book about Kazakhs who fought in Belarus during WWII presented in Minsk

MINSK, 20 May (BelTA) – The Kazakhstani Embassy in Belarus held a presentation of the book Victory – One For All. Kazakhstan-Belarus at the Great Patriotic War History Museum, BelTA has learned.

The book about Kazakhs who fought in Belarus during the Great Patriotic War was issued by the publishing house Petrus Brovka Belarusian Encyclopedia to mark the 70th anniversary of the Victory.

The book features biographies and portrait photographs of 83 Heroes of the Soviet Union who were born in Kazakhstan and fought on the territory of Belarus. It tells about the participation of Kazakhs in the partisan movement, about the selflessness and courage they demonstrated during the liberation of Belarus in 1943-1944. The book also includes photos of memorials, obelisks, communal graves and cemeteries that commemorate the Kazakh soldiers who defended Belarus.

In the foreword to the book, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Kazakhstan to Belarus Ergali Bulegenov said: “Both Belarusian and Kazakhstani peoples made an invaluable contribution to the Victory against the Nazis. From the very first days of the war, Kazakhs were fulfilling their sacred duty by joining the Soviet army. Our country carried out mobilization within a record short time. Over 1,700,000 Kazakhs participated in the battles against the Nazi Germany. More than 20 divisions and rifle brigades, around 50 regiments and battalions were formed during the years of the war. Over 500 Kazakhstani soldiers were honored with the title of the Hero of the Soviet Union, 83 of them fought on the territory of Belarus. Thousands of soldiers were honored with orders and medals, and more than a hundred became full cavaliers of the Order of Glory.”

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