I've reared a monument not built by human hands… Place of Eternal Memory toCourageous Heroines Aliya and Manshuk —museums review

  Sniper Aliya Moldagulova and machine gunner Manshuk Mametova, the World War II heroines, are bright stars of the East, shining in memory of their peopleforever. Monuments installed and streets named after them in honor of their courage, bravery and valor serve as a constant reminder of the feat of worthy daughters of the homeland.

Museums of Aliya and Manshuk are not just vintage exhibitions, but houses, opening doors to lead you to the brightest moments of their lives: photos, letters, awards, stories from the mouth of their relatives. Visiting these museums, one can touch their life, feel the spirit and soak up the atmosphere of those years.

 This year marks the 80th anniversary of the heroic death of Aliya Moldagulova, who was awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union.

The Memorial Museum of the Hero of the Soviet Union Aliya Moldagulova was inaugurated on April 22, 1985, on the eve of the 40th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War and the 60th anniversary of Aliya Moldagulova.This museum, with a history of almost 40 years, is full of memories of her. In particular, there are more than 8,000 exhibits and detailed official documents about the heroine’s school years and adolescence, front-line life and exploits.

 Manshuk Zhiengalievna Mametova— woman machine gunner of the 21st Rifle Division, Red Army volunteer.

The Manshuk Mametova Memorial House-Museum was opened in 1982 in the city of Uralsk. Valuable insights about the unforgettable courage of this brave girl, who became a hero of the Second World War, comprise the main relics of the collection.  The museum houses home furnishings from the time of residence of the Mametov family in 1932-1934. There are also unique, rare exhibits, donated by Amina Mametova, Manshuk’s mother, which literally tell the history of the war, showing the course of military operations in chronological order.

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