Kazakhstan marks 74th anniversary of Victory in Great Patriotic War

Kazakhstan marks the 74th anniversary of the victory in the Great Patriotic War on May 9th to honor the bravery of Kazakh soldiers.

In four years, about 1.8 million people were mobilized to the front of the republic and half of them never returned home.

During the years, 12 rifle divisions, four cavalries, seven brigades and nearly 50 separate regiments and battalions were formed in the republic.

In honor of the Kazakh soldiers’ bravery, more than 500 Kazakhs were awarded the Hero of the Soviet Union title and 110 were awarded the Order of Glory of three degrees.

In honor of the Victory Day, schoolchildren in Almaty carry a Guard of Honor at the eternal flame at 28 Panfilov Guardsmen Park.

“We want to show our children that peace, friendship and tolerance are sacred. Kazakhstan can prosper and progress only through peace. These children will lead our country in 10 to 15 years.”

“They have to understand the tragedy of any war. They should do everything to ensure that there is always a peaceful sky over Kazakhstan,” Chairperson of Coordinating Council of Veterans in Afghanistan, Murat Abdushkurov said.