In the battle for the Dnieper, a native of the village of Tundrino (now the Surgut region of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug) distinguished himself by Ivan Vasilyevich Korolkov (1919-1984).
Ivan Vasilievich was born on October 4, 1919 into a peasant family. In the 1930s, together with his family, he was exiled to Obdorsk (now - Salekhard), where he graduated from high school and entered the history department at the Ural University.
In December 1942, he was called up to serve in the Workers 'and Peasants' Red Army and was sent to courses for junior lieutenants in Novosibirsk. In the summer of 1943, not having time to finish the courses, he was sent to the front in the Kursk Bulge area. Participated in the liberation of Orel, Orsha, Glukhov, Chernigov. By September 1943, the guard corporal Ivan Korolkov was the gunner of the heavy machine gun of the 221st Guards Rifle Regiment of the 77th Guards Rifle Division of the 61st Army of the Central Front. Together with a group of fighters, Korolkov was one of the first in his unit to cross to the western bank of the river. The unit where Korolkov served had an order to take the enemy's blow and distract him until the rest of the units crossed the Dnieper. In the battle, Korolkov was wounded, but did not leave the battlefield, and, firing machine-gun fire, destroyed about 100 enemy soldiers and officers. After the end of the battle, he was sent to the hospital. As a result of a serious injury, Korolkov's right arm practically stopped moving, so he was discharged from the army in April 1944.
By the decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of January 15, 1944, for "exemplary performance of command assignments and displayed courage and heroism in battles against the German invaders," corporal Ivan Korolkov was awarded the high title of Hero of the Soviet Union with the award of the Order of Lenin and the Gold Star medal for the number 7244.