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The Russian ambassador visited the oldest veteran in Tajikistan

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The Russian Ambassador visited a 110-year-old veteran from Tajikistan, a participant in the Battle of Stalingrad.

Russian Ambassador to In Tajikistan, Semyon Grigoriev visited Rashid Karimov, a 110-year-old veteran of the Great Patriotic War from Tajikistan, who participated in the Battle of Stalingrad. The meeting took place on Monday in the village of Shokhambari, Gissar district (30 km from Dushanbe), where the veteran lives, the Russian diplomatic mission reports.

"Semyon Grigoriev congratulated the veteran on the 80th anniversary of the defeat of the Nazi invaders by Soviet troops in the Battle of Stalingrad and handed him material assistance," the telegram channel said. The Ambassador stressed that Tajikistan carefully treats the pages of joint history, passing this memory on to their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

The veteran shared with the guests memories of the military past, about the victory he met in Berlin. "I remember that after the end of the war, all people greeted us joyfully and brought us, the soldiers, everything they could — pies, cooked everything with their own hands," Rashidov shared. He also thanked the Ambassador for his visit and congratulations, saying warm words about the presidents of Russia and Tajikistan, adding that the authorities of both countries support veterans and remember them.

The Russian diplomat, in turn, thanked the leadership of Tajikistan and the Republican Council of War and Labor Veterans, local authorities for paying due attention to war veterans and home front workers.

Rashid Karimov was born on June 1, 1912 in the village of Shokhambari in the Gissar district of the Tajik SSR and in September 1942 was drafted into the Red Army. From that time until January 27, 1943, he took part in the fighting on the Stalingrad Front. From April 1944 he fought on the second Ukrainian front, and from April 1945 to May 9 of the same year — on the first Ukrainian front. For his participation in the fighting, Karimov was awarded more than 40 orders and medals.

80 years ago, the Soviet army defeated German troops in the Battle of Stalingrad, which became the turning point of the Great Patriotic War. Tajikistan sent more than 300 thousand residents of the republic to war, more than 92 thousand of them died and more than 60 people were awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union.

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