12:08, 27 January 2017, Bishkek – 24.kg, Suyunbek Shamshiev
A requiem rally dedicated to the anniversary of the liberation of Leningrad from the Nazi blockade was held in the Daiyr Asanov Park in Bishkek.
“In the battles for the liberation of Leningrad, 4,500 Kyrgyzstanis died,” read Almazbek Atambayev’s congratulations, read by the First Deputy Secretary of the Defense Council Kubanychbek Orozbaev. “In 1942, in less than two weeks, 48 wagons of food aid and warm clothes were assembled and sent from the republic.”
The text of the congratulation notes that until 1941 there were 18 orphanages in Kyrgyzstan, where 2 thousand 657 orphans were brought up, and from 1941 to 1942 41 orphanages with 3 thousand 438 children were evacuated from the western regions of the Soviet Union. Osh resident Imanakhun Akhmedov adopted 15 children, while Toktogon Altybasarova, a resident of Issyk-Kul region, replaced the mother of 150 children evacuated from Leningrad.
At the requiem rally, on behalf of the president, a certificate for 100 thousand soms was handed over to Anna Kutanova, chairman of the Kyrgyz society of the blockade of Leningrad.
In total, 42 people who survived the blockade live in Bishkek today. They are allocated 1 thousand soms from the city budget every month. In addition, the city provides them with funds for travel to visit the hero-city of Leningrad (St. Petersburg). By the decree of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic, they are equated with the participants of the Great Patriotic War, and in return for benefits they are paid monetary compensation of 7 thousand soms.