In Yamal 2015 is announced the Year of Defenders of the Fatherland
14:21 20 ноября 2014
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As it is declared in Salekhard by the governor of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug within the annual report, in Yamal 2015 is announced the Year of Defenders of the Fatherland as the tribute to unbreakable spirit of inhabitants of Russia.
As the head of the region notes, next year Russia will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War. «Our parents and grandparents defended the native land, liberated Europe from fascism, gave freedom, peace and hope to other peoples. Heroes not only restored the destroyed country but also brought it to the world leaders», as he says.
Dmitriy Kobylkin underlines that today many people would like to bury events of those years to oblivion or completely to cancel a role of Soviet soldiers and our country in elimination of Nazism, in protection of peace: «We must protect this unfading memory, to protect Russia, its glorious history! This is our duty before veterans! This is our duty before the future!»
The project «Kara Sea Expeditions» was started before the jubilee of the Victory in Yamal. Its basic aim to immortalize memory of people of Yamal, who died on battle fronts of the Great Patriotic War and workers of the home front. Setting of the memorial bell chamber «The Bell of the Memory» on the chapel of Beliy Island became one of the activities.
The ships of the arctic convoy «White Sea – Dikson 5» and the legendary icebreaking steamship «Alexander Sibiryakov», which had overcome the Northern Sea Route for the first time within one voyage, were found in September during the maritime search operation near Beliy Island. Heroic resistance of the crew of «Sibiryakov» against the heavy cruiser of the German army – the famous «Admiral Scheer», which was not equal by power, allowed avoiding death of 14 ships and not letting the enemy reach for secret documents. Next year the maritime scientific and historical expedition will be sent to the place of death of the ships. The expedition will help to add one more heroic page to the chronicles of Russian history. As the governor says, he knows that the project «Kara Sea Expeditions» found big response among people of Yamal. One more time it speaks about high patriotic spirit.
As Dmitriy Kobylkin notes, search patriotic movement become more active in the region during the latest years. At that, nobody gave commands on these ideas. It is a purely public initiative. Today 12 search groups work in Yamal. Number of patriotic centers and clubs increased from 132 to 221 during three years. Remains of 803 soldiers of the Red Army were found and re-buried with ceremonies, 13 death medallions were found, personalities of 7 soldiers were defined at participation of people from Yamal. This is very important work; the region will actively support and develop it, as the governor underlines.