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Azhimov Tulebai Khadzhibrayevich

Hero of the Soviet Union (1921-1988) Born in the Astrakhan region. His childhood and adolescence were spent in the village of Black Cape, Surgut region. He graduated from elementary school, worked in a fishing artel.
Combat path: In 1942 he was drafted into the Red Army. When the Polish town of Krasnoostav was liberated on July 24, 1944, corporal of the 862th rifle regiment of the 197-1 rifle division, Tulebay Azhimov, killed 15 Nazis. On the night of July 31, under enemy fire, he crossed the Vistula River north of Sandomierz and took part in the battle. He continued to fight, even being badly wounded.
Awards: In September 1944 he was awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union. T.Kh. Azhimov was awarded the Orders of Lenin and the Patriotic War I degree, Glory III degree, medals.
After the war, the hero lived in Kazakhstan, in the city of Alma-Ata. He served as the commander of an independent paramilitary fire department. He died on February 14, 1988. He was buried in the central cemetery of the capital of Kazakhstan.
May 9, 2005 bust of T.H. Azhimovu opened in Surgut and Khanty-Mansiysk.