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Fascism is defeated due to the joint efforts of many peoples of the world. Thanks to the actions of the anti-Hitler coalition, which included 58 countries. President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev said today in Bishkek at a rally-requiem dedicated to the 72nd
anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War.
According to him, the victory was, of course, was reached «thanks to the courage and heroism of the peoples of the 15 republics of the Soviet Union, their cohesion and military brotherhood.»
«With the beginning of the treacherous attack of enemy hordes on the Soviet Union, Kyrgyzstan didn’t stand aside. From the first days of the war the slogan «Everything for the front, everything for Victory!» has become an integral part of the life of our people. Our republic supplied the front with ammunition, food and clothing, and the defense industry — the most important strategic raw materials. The Frunze Infantry School prepared officer cadres.
The natives of Kyrgyzstan formed the backbone of the 316th Infantry Division, which for its courage and heroism in battles near Moscow was transformed into the 8th Ivan Panfilov Guards Rifle Division," Almazbek Atambayev said.
For the fortitude, courage, heroism and bravery shown in the battles against the invaders, over 150,000 fighters and commanders from Kyrgyzstan were awarded orders and medals, 74th was awarded the high title of Hero of the Soviet Union, and 22 of our countrymen became full knights of the Order of Glory.
The head of Kyrgyzstan added that during the Great Patriotic War almost every adult Kyrgyz man was summoned to the front.
«More than a third of them didn’t return from the war, defending Russian cities and villages, freeing the territories of Russia, Ukraine and Belarus captured by the fascists, they remained forever on the fields of war," Almazbek Atambayev said.