On July 28, 1942, at a meeting of the executive committee of the Council of Workers' Deputies of the Khanty-Mansiysk National Okrug, a decision on lodging of evacuated children arriving to the okrug from Leningrad was made.
In autumn, 1942, 10 Leningrad orphanages with 782 school-age children and 162 preschool-age children were evacuated to the Khanty-Mansiysk National Okrug.
"Open 12 orphanages in the Khanty-Mansiysk National Okrug: for 90 people in Surgut district, Yamskoy villagefor 90 people in Peschany village, for 70 people in Cherny Mys village; for 85 people in Mikoyanovsky district, village Peregrebniy, for 85 people in Bolshoy Kamen village, for 80 people in the village Zarechnyy; Samarovsky district - village Urmannyy - 125 people, village Gorny - 125 people; Kondinskiy region, village Bolchary - 50 people, village Listvenichny - 90 people, village Yagodny - 60 people; village Khanty-Mansiysk - 50 people. To oblige the Okrug's Board of Education and the executive committees of the district councils to find buildings suitable for housing children urgently, to prepare equipment, to select personnel, to prepare firewood and food. To conduct mass explanatory work among workers about the adoption of children."