On May 5, the Foundation of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhastan -Elbasy together with the Eurasian Academy of Television and Radio held an international presentation of the book “Panfilov Heroes: Our Pride, Our Glory” by member of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly, Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor of the Al-Farabi Kazakh National University Laila Akhmetova.
The conference was held in the online format.
The book "Panfilov Heroes: Our Pride, Our Glory” was published in Almaty with the support of the Foundation of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Elbasy in a circulation of 1000 copies. During 2020, the Foundation will transfer books to the Central archives, libraries, museums of the country, Defense Departments of the southern regions, where soldiers and commanders of the 316th Rifle Division were recruited from.
The book is 764 pages with photos, maps, and tables. As a result of archival searches, new materials were found, the history of regiments and other military units of the Panfilov Division were written, and the feats of soldiers and commanders were described. The main focus is on the first composition of the Division, which left Alma-Ata to the active army on August 18-19, 1941 in seven echelons.
The book will also be presented in 10 cities of Kazakhstan, Russia and Kyrgyzstan (Almaty, Nur-Sultan, Taldykorgan, Pavlodar, Karaganda, Bishkek, Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Volokolamsk, and Zelenograd). In these cities, copies will also be transferred to veterans ' councils, military institutions, including Defense departments, etc., archives, museums, regional and University libraries, and journalists.
Recall that in 2016, the Foundation of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan - Elbasy published a book by Professor Laila Akhmetova “1941. Brest Fortress. Kazakhstan”. The book was presented in Almaty, Astana, Semey, Ust-Kamenogorsk, Taldykorgan, Taraz, Minsk, Brest, Moscow and other cities, districts and villages. The author found 556 soldiers and commanders from Kazakhstan - defenders of the Brest Fortress and more than 200 Kazakh soldiers who fought in 1941 in the area of Brest.
The presentation on May 5 was attended by Assistant to the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan - Head of the Department for control over consideration of appeals of the Administration of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Aida Balayeva, Consul of the Russian Federation in Kazakhstan Irina Pereverzeva, Deputy Chairman of the Council of generals of the Republic of Kazakhstan Makhmut Telegusov, Deputy Head of the Petrovsky district of Samara (birthplace of I. V. Panfilov) Nikolai Larin (Russia), granddaughter of I. V. Panfilov Alua Baykadamova (Kazakhstan), representative of the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Kyrgyzstan Almat Toyokin, searcher Makka Karazhanova (Ukraine), associate Professor of Kazan Federal University Dmitry Lyukshin (Russia), First Deputy Secretary General – Head of the General Secretariat of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly Svetlana Smirnova (Russia), President of the International Bloggers Association Nazir Yevlovev and many others.
The presentation was moderated by Director of the Central State Archive Arnur Karymsakov and member of the General Council, Chairman of the Council for film and video visualization of the cultural and historical space of Eurasia of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly, President of the Eurasian Academy of Television and Radio Valery Ruzin.