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Monument to Petrikov district native, USSR Hero Fedor Malyshev placed in Minsk

A monument to Hero of the Soviet Union, native of the village of Komarovichi (former Zapolye, Petrikov district, Gomel region) has been placed at his grave in the Vostochnoye cemetery in Minsk, BelTA learnt from Galina Veraksa, head of the ideology department of Petrikov district executive committee. Fedor Malyshev was awarded the title for active participation in the partisan movement in Polesse region. During the Great Patriotic War 19 trains were derailed by a subversive group under his command and another 18 trains he blew up personally. Fedor Malyshev was a courageous partisan and a prominent scientist. He dedicated his entire life after the war to studying soils and peat fields of Polesse. The idea to erect a monument was put forward by veteran organisations and supported by Petrikov district administration, compatriots, Minsk authorities and the National Science Academy. On the even of the monument unveiling Fedor Malyshev’s relatives visited Petrikov. They thanked district residents for financial assistance in creating the monument. Let us remind you a memorial tablet was unveiled in 51 Pobeditelei Avenue, Minsk, where Fedor Malyshev once lived. A school museum in his name was opened in his homeland.