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Zanin Alexander Nikolaevich

Born December 4, 1917 in the village. Keys, now the Irbitsky district of the Sverdlovsk region. In 1932, the family of Alexander Nikolaevich moved to Surgut. Here he graduated from eight classes of school. In 1938 he was drafted into the ranks of the Red Army by the Surgut RVK. He served as a carpenter-artilleryman of the anti-aircraft division of the 172nd separate construction battalion. In 1940-1941. was a cadet of the Chkalovsk anti-aircraft artillery school, after which he received a military specialty - "radiotelegraph operator". In 1942 A.N. Zanin was sent to serve in the 469th Guards Artillery Regiment. Combat path: fought on the North-Western Front, took part in the defense of the city of Staraya Russa. In 1943 he took part in the famous combat operation on the Kursk Bulge as part of the 7th Guards Airborne Artillery Regiment, 9th Guards Airborne Division of Voronezh, Stepnoy, and from October 10, 1943, the 2nd Ukrainian fronts near the village Prokhorovka. In one of the battles he got a shell shock. In 1944, he fought as part of the 1st Ukrainian Front, and in 1945, as part of the 5th Guards Army of the 1st Ukrainian Front, on the border of the Oder River in Poland and Germany, he ended the war. Alexander Nikolaevich Zanin returned to his native Surgut after demobilization in 1946 and got a job in the Surgut regional office as the head of the regional road transport communications center. A year later, he was assigned to the district communications office. On September 18, 1947, he was enrolled in the Kondinskaya district office as the head of the radio center. He worked there until he was transferred to the post of supervisor of the Khanty-Mansiysk regional communications office in 1952. In 1966, fate again brought him to Surgut, where he began to work as an electrician in the Surgut communications center. Nine years later, in 1975, he retired. He passed away on March 23, 2009. He was buried at the Surgut cemetery.