The 9th of May 2015 is a day when all progressive humanity celebrates the 70th anniversary of the Victory of the Soviet people over Hitler's fascism in the Great Patriotic War.
The number of feats, large and small, performed by warriors of the Red Army and Navy cannot be counted. We bow our heads before the courage of fighters, partisans, and clandestine warriors fighting for every village, every nameless height while fulfilling the order of the Motherland "Not one step back!" There is no counting all that was created by the bright minds and gifted hands of engineers, technicians, workers and kolkhoz members who proved by their deeds what it means to live by rule "Everything for the battle front! Everything for Victory!"
The main duty for subsequent generations of the country — a debt to the generation of the victors — is to preserve the historic memory of the Great Patriotic War; to pay tribute to the heroic feats of living veterans of the war and labour fronts of the Great Patriotic War; to never forget a single dead soldier and consign them to oblivion.
In this regard, the staff of the State National Library of the KChR (Karachay-Cherkess Republic) named after Kh. B. Bairamukova set the goal — to prepare a book "The Gold Stars of Karachay-Cherkess" and collect short bibliographic facts about our countrymen — Heroes of the Soviet Union, the Russian Federation, full holders of the Order of Glory, three degrees, Heroes of the Socialist Labour and full holders of the Labour Glory of all degrees — and tell about each of them while providing their stories with portraits.
The book publishes a history of establishing the title of Hero of the Soviet Union and the Russian federation, presents interesting facts about the lives of people marked with such high degree of decoration and about those who were given this high title more than once.
Soldiers, Heroes of War and Labour, who sacrificed their blood for the Great Victory, who rose from the ruins the Motherland are passing away. With them, the living history and chronicles of heroic battles, war fortitude, courage and self-sacrifice also die.
It is supposed that to stop this one more step connected with the publishing of this book has been made.
This is a small price to pay for all that they have done for us.