Born on October 17, 1924 in the village Bazyany of the Samarovsky region (now the Khanty-Mansiysk region of the Tyumen region). In 1927 he moved to the village Repolovo of the Samarovsky district. In 1937 V. Ya. Bashmakov graduated from the Repolovskaya seven-year school, then studied at the feldsher-obstetric courses in Tobolsk. Upon returning to the village Repolovo, got a job as a tractor driver. In July 1942 V. Ya. Bashmakov was called up for military service on the 3rd Ukrainian, 1st Belorussian fronts. Received baptism of fire in October 1943 at the river. Dnepr, being the commander of the anti-aircraft machine gun crew. Before V.Ya. Bashmakovs had the task of preserving the floating ferry across the Dnieper at all costs. “The most terrible thing in the war,” recalls V. Ya Bashmakov, “is the bombing, you see how the bombs fly, but you don’t see where they will fall. And there is no time to think, you need to fire. " On April 19, 1945, the ISU-152 self-propelled gun, driven by V.Ya. Bashmakov was hit by a German Tiger tank 60 km from Berlin, at the Seelow Heights. As a result, V.Ya. Bashmakov was seriously wounded (the arm was amputated, the leg did not move well). Even in the hospital, I decided to go in for sports to restore my health. With the motto: "Health is in order - thanks to exercise", he overcame the consequences of injury. Awards: three orders of the Patriotic War, 1st degree; medals "For the victory over Germany in the Great Patriotic War 1941-1945", "Veteran of Labor", jubilee medals; commemorative badge of the Central Committee of the Komsomol. In 1953 V. Ya. Bashmakov moved to Khanty-Mansiysk. For 4 years he worked as the head of the department of culture. 7 years as a people's judge, 30 years was a member of the district court. And also: a deputy of the city council; Participant of the Victory Parade on May 9, 2000; Honorary Veteran of Russia; Honorary Citizen of the city of Khanty-Mansiysk; Honored Worker of Physical Culture and Sports of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug. All his life Viktor Yakovlevich went in for sports - athletics and skiing. In 1953 he made a single passage from the village of Repolovo to Khanty-Mansiysk. Multiple winner and prize-winner of International, All-Union, Russian, regional, district, city competitions. In 2005, at the World Cup among veterans in the group of 80 and older, he took 3rd place for 20 kilometers. One of the founders of mass sports in Ugra. For an invaluable contribution to the development of physical culture and high sporting achievements, the titles were awarded: "Legend of Ugra sports", "Honored worker of physical culture and sports of the Autonomous Okrug", "Veteran of Sports of the RSFSR, DSO" Spartak ". On November 23, 2017, by the Decree of the Duma of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug - Ugra, he was awarded the title "Honorary Citizen of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug - Ugra". Passed away on January 27, 2018.