On May 6, was held presentation of the book “Forgotten Heroes” of the head of the Scientific and Methodological Center “Archive-2025” of the National Archive of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the main researcher of the Kazakhstan Institute for Strategic Studies under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Berik Abdygaliuly in the capital. https://24.kz/kz/zha-aly-tar/zha-aly-tar-toptamasy/item/313224-6-mamyr-2019-zhyl-13-00-zha-aly-tar-toptamasy
Maulen Ashimbaev, First Deputy Chairman of the “NurOtan” party, made a welcoming speech at the presentation.
The presented edition is a continuation of the collection “Forgotten Heroes. Heroes of the Soviet Union”, released in 2015. In it were published materials and documents about ten Kazakhstanis, presented to this high rank. The names of the characters, which are described in the collection, few people know. As noted by Berik Abdygaliuly, together with the “NurOtan” party, large-scale work was carried out aimed at searching and collecting data on soldiers – people from Kazakhstan, who at various times appeared to be the Hero of the Soviet Union, but for various reasons were not awarded this well-deserved award. He said that, “Four years ago we published the book “Forgotten Heroes”, and then we had only 10 Kazakhstanis, presented for the title of Hero, but did not receive it for reasons unknown to us. Based on the research of our colleagues from Kazakhstan and Russia, we managed to restore 133 of our compatriots. We will publish their premium sheets. Our task is to preserve the memory of them. By the 75th anniversary of the Victory, we want to find their relatives, descendants and perpetuate their memory, calling them the names of the school and the street”. The authors of the project aimed to pay tribute to the exploits of Kazakhstanis in World War II and to restore the names of undeservedly forgotten front-line soldiers in people's memory. Of the 133 participants in the Second World War, presented for the title of Hero of the Soviet Union and included in the book, the majority are infantrymen. In addition, were represented 26 artillerymen, 14 machine-gunners, 8 sappers, 5 snipers and tank men, 4 nurses, 3 paratroopers and a signalman, 2 cavalrymen and a pilot. Each of them made a heroic feat and contributed to the Great Victory. The book is published in an edition of 1,000 copies.