Young years of the Komsomol. Eighteen All-Union shock-work construction projects were started from the North
15:38 16 марта 2020
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In the year of the 90th anniversary of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug the first governor of Yamal Yuriy Neyolov met with colleagues and presented commemorative medals dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Tyumen Komsomol. The team of friends and associates includes well-known politicians and public figures in the region.
The meeting was held in the personal museum of Yuriy Neyolov. Its participants got acquainted with exhibits, stood at the showcase, which told about the various stages of the Komsomol — personal documents, photos, commemorative medals and badges belonging to the former governor. With special warmth the guests spoke about their young years of the Komsomol, great victories and deeds that would live in the memory of more than one generation of Russians. Among them there is development of Yamal: development of oil and gas fields, construction of northern towns, roads and the special rhythm of life that the Komsomol members set. Each of the participants recalled their own special history of meeting and working with Neyolov. (The note: Komsomol is a syllabic abbreviation of Kommunisticheskiy Soyuz Molodyozhi, the All-Union Leninist Young Communist League).
“They are very modest people, not covered with orders and medals, but they did a lot for the country. Eighteen All-Union shock-work construction projects started from the North — Urengoy, development of Medvezhye, the railroad line and many others. These young people worked selflessly. No matter what anyone says, we did a lot: we built towns such as Surgut, Nizhnevartovsk and Nadym. By the way, the town Nadym was called “the Komsomol membership card”, because the average age of its residents was 22 years old”, Yuriy Neyolov explained.
The history of the Komsomol will always attract attention of researchers of the country’s Soviet past. For those, who had the Komsomol membership card, it was construction of major factories, development of extractive fields, appearing of new towns on the map, the famous Komsomol construction sites and the big life. As the chairman of the Legislative Assembly of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug Sergey Yamkin underlines, for many people the movement became the school of courage, friendship and patriotism, and many deputies of the Yamal Parliament passed the Komsomol School. As reported in the press service of the regional Parliament, the speaker presented the personal museum of Neyolov with the book dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the Yamal Parliament with the dedicatory inscription: “To the First Governor of Yamal with gratitude from deputies of the Legislative Assembly of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug”.