In addition to the award of the Great Patriotic War of the 2nddegree, Ismail has many other awards. In total, they are more than 10.
Ismail Izhayev returned from the army in 1947.
After returning from Central Asia the Izhayev family settled in Uchkeken. Ismail started working in sovkhoz "Uchkekensky". He is a veteran of labour. In 1972 Ismail retired and then, for more than 10 years, he worked as a shepherd. When his wound started bothering him, he went to work at “Elia” factory. He had been working very hard there for several years, earning only praise.
“‘Without having experienced hell, you won't value paradise.’ All of us should remember this saying,” says Ismail. “Those who have been through war, who know what it is, don’t even want to hear about it anymore. It is necessary to try to keep the peace by all means. If today you are hungry, tomorrow you will be full. There is nothing impossible for a healthy person. Let's pray together for peace and harmony around the world.”