Peacekeepers congratulated the veteran of the Great Patriotic War on Victory Day

On May 9th, the military personnel of the Peacekeeping Operations Center of the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Kazakhstan visited war veteran Anatoly Nazarovich Popov.

The Deputy head of the Peacekeeping Operations Center, Lieutenant Colonel Valikhan Baykenov and Major Anuar Aryngaziev congratulated the front-line soldier on the Great Victory Day.

They handed him a congratulatory letter from the Minister of Defense and presented him with a small gift from the military personnel of the center. The peacekeepers thanked the veteran for his courage, loyalty to duty and wished him good health, good spirits and longevity.

"Today, when wars are still going on in the world around us, it is especially important not to forget what a terrible price our people paid for victory in the bloodiest and most merciless war in the history of mankind," said Lieutenant Colonel Valikhan Baykenov. – It is the duty of our generation to preserve peace and tranquility in our home. I bow low to the veterans, home front workers and all those who, sparing no effort and their lives, won this war.

Anatoly Popov was born on January 13, 1926 in Kaskelen, Almaty region. In 1941, he entered the tenth grade. He did not have time to study for a month, as he was taken into the army. But the young man went to the front only in 1943.

Having trained as a military signalman, Anatoly Popov fought as part of the Second Baltic Front. After the final defeat of the fascist invaders, Anatoly Nazarovich continued to serve in the army.

In 1952, he entered the Saratov Military Medical School. After training, he was sent to serve in Germany. In 1955, he returned to his homeland and worked for more than 30 years at the city sanitary station. In 1986, he went on a well-deserved vacation.

With his wife Tamara Vasilyevna, he raised two daughters. Today, the veteran is being cared for by his children. Daughter Natalia takes care of and helps her father in everyday life. Anatoly Nazarovich considers himself a grandfather with a capital letter, because he has six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.