70 years have passed since the end of the Great Patriotic War. But the younger generation of that time still remembers all the horrors they experienced. And when they talk about that grievous period, their eyes well up with tears.
The number of veterans dwindles with every passing year. Of course, this upsets all of us so much. In a very difficult time for our homeland, they rushed into the flames of war, unafraid. The awards and medals received during the war decorate their breast today, proving their heroism. And after the war, their life wasn't easy. While our fighters shed blood for the country, the elderly, women, and children who stayed behind were forcibly relocated to Central Asia and Kazakhstan.
Today we want to tell in our magazine about one of the veterans – Magomet Elkanov, a renowned teacher, known for his conscientious work.
He was born in 1922 in the village of Ak Kala to the large family of Kaziy Elkanov where there were 9 children. In 1940 Magomet graduated from pedagogical college in Mikoyan-Shakhar. In October of the same year, he was drafted into the army. Not even a single year passed until the Great Patriotic War began. By a twist of fate Magomet was in Leningrad.
It is likely that there is not a single person who has not heard about the Siege of Leningrad. Magomet Elkanov, not sparing his own life, fought in Leningrad for 999 days. After the war began, the military wanted to send Magomet to a military college. But he refused, citing the fact that he had already had a pedagogical education. He was appointed the radio operator of a platoon of an artillery regiment. After a while, however, Magomet was sent to college. After completing his courses, the staff sergeant and mortar man Elkanov went to the frontline again.