The first monument in our district appeared already in 1945 in Surgut. The memorial obelisk to the people of Surgut who went to the front in 1941-45 is a gratitude to fellow countrymen for their feat of arms. The initiator of the project is Ivan Prokopyevich Zakharov, a journalist and ethnographer from Surgut. The words are carved on the monument: “2615 of our fellow countrymen went to the
front during the Great Patriotic War from the Surgut pier during the Great Patriotic War, and 1240 of them did not return. Eternal glory to them! "
A significant part of the monuments in the towns and villages of the district were erected for the 30th and 40th anniversary of the Victory (1975). It is important to note that the first monuments were created at the expense of the population itself, and often it was fellow villagers, fellow countrymen who initiated the creation of monuments to perished countrymen.
For the 75th anniversary of the Victory of the Soviet people in the Great Patriotic War, two monuments were uncovered in the district. In June 2020, a monument to the nurses of the Great Patriotic War was unveiled on the territory of the Nyagan District Hospital. A girl in a military uniform with a medical bag is captured on the pedestal. The monument is dedicated to a resident of Nyagan, nurse Maria Alexandrovna Ezhemenskikh. She is in Shadrinsk, after studying at the nursing school in 1943 she went to the front. In the Belarusian city of Gomel, she treated children released from captivity, worked in front-line hospitals. Passed Belarus and Poland. After the war, Maria Alexandrovna worked as a nurse until her 70th birthday. The veteran passed away on February 26, 2020 at the age of 95.
In September 2020, a monument to the legendary Margelov paratroopers was unveiled in Khanty-Mansiysk. The memorial was dedicated to the legendary officers of the airborne troops - the father and son of the Margelovs. Vasily Filippovich Margelov was the first commander of the Airborne Forces. And his son Alexander became the first fighter in the world who landed from an airplane inside a BMD-1 combat vehicle. Nobody dared to take such a step before him. For this feat he was awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union.