An unusual exhibition “Salute of Victory” was organized in Salekhard on the 24th of June. The event was timed to the 75th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War.
The exhibition is presenting a complete list of the Red Army soldiers from Salekhard, who were awarded with medals and orders during the war. Residents of Salekhard have the opportunity to remember the participants of the war.
Yamal made the worthy contribution: thousands of soldiers, who went to the war, thousands of tonnes of fish supplied to the battlefront, money deposited in the defense fund. The population of the region suffered the heavy fate.
Many people think that Yamal was far from the battle front line and was in the deep home front, but it is not so.
2282 people did not return from battle fronts of the Great Patriotic War: 1881 were killed, 173 were missing and 228 died of wounds. Nenets, Khanty, Komi and Selkoup people fought on battle fronts together with Russians and other peoples of the USSR. More than 3 thousand were awarded with orders and medals, including 570 residents of indigenous ethnic minorities of the North. Photos can be found here.