Pavel Sverbyagin was one of the last soldiers of the Surgut who have survived to this day. In 2018, he celebrated Victory Day on Red Square in Moscow. In February 2021, he celebrated his 95th anniversary. Congratulations came from all over Ugra. On his birthday, he received a telegram from the President of Russia: “We are sincerely proud of your generation - the generation of courageous, strong-minded people,” said Vladimir Putin.
Pavel Fomich was distinguished by his optimism, he never lost courage. His youth was spent in Kazakhstan. At the age of 14, he worked in a warehouse, at 15 - in an exploration party. In 1942, a young conscript began military training. The gunner-gunner Pavel Sverbyagin was sent to the area of the Oryol-Kursk Bulge. Subsequently, the front-line soldier liberated Ukraine, Belarus, Poland from the invaders and stormed the Reichstag.
After the war, he moved to live in the North. He worked in the Surgut UTT-2 as a coppersmith. In retirement, he became one of those who were actively involved in the patriotic education of the younger generation. Farewell to the veteran will take place on Tuesday 26 October.