Our Veterans



Nina Karpachyova was born on 19 September 1931 in Batmanovka village of Peshkov region, Kustanai oblast. She attended Batmanovka School, and during the Great Patriotic War at the age of ten she began to work at the collective farm, where she did such auxiliary works as hay transportation, calf feeding, snow cleaning, and went on errands of adults. Together with others she knitted socks for soldiers, and collected parcels to send to the front. Later she worked on the tractor and the harvester.

In 1954, she married and together with her husband went to Yessenkul to develop virgin lands. In 1959, she with her husband left for Chelyabinsk oblast of the Russian SFSR. There she worked as an auxiliary worker at the construction of concrete road. Later she worked in a cement factory in Korkino village. In 1964, she with her husband moved to Rudny town, where she worked in Sokolovsk-Sarbaisk ore mining and processing plant as distribution network operator. In 1974, she joined the Sarbaisk RES (utility company) where she had been working at 500 kV Sokol substation till 1997.

At the celebration of the 60th Anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War, Nina Karpachyova was awarded an anniversary medal. She was also awarded a medal for Valorous Labour during the Great Patriotic War.





Vasiliy Kuznetsov was born on 29 July 1925 in Luzgarino village, Shatur region in Moscow oblast.

In June 1943, he was called up to join the Soviet Army, the Moscow machine gun and mortar school.

In June 1944, he graduated from the Moscow machine gun and mortar school in the rank of junior lieutenant and was sent to the Belorussian front.

When the war started, Vasiliy Kuznetsov was in Brest city and had the rank of mortar platoon commander, later became the commander of a submachine gun platoon.

On 28 January 1945 he was seriously wounded and contused in an action near the Konigsberg city. By 25 May 1945, he was under medical treatment in a hospital.

For his participation in actions during the Great Patriotic War Vasiliy Kuznetsov was awarded:

- Order of the Patriotic War of the 1st class,

- Order of the Patriotic War of the 2nd class,

- Medal for Valour and Bravery and many other medals.

In 1947, he started his labour activity in Moscow with union installation trust TsentroEnergoMontazh. Starting as the assistant to the foreman, he further promoted to foreman, senior foreman and supervisor.

From 8 January 1952 to 27 April 1987 he worked in KaragandaEnergo, in the Central Dispatch Service at the following positions: dispatcher, senior dispatcher, and chief dispatcher. The Central Dispatch Service in Karaganda city was established with his direct participation and under his management.

From 5 April 1987 and till his retirement on 22 July 1996, he worked as an instructor in the training centre of KaragandaEnergo.

During his labour activity he got different awards:

- Medal for Labour Valour

- Medal for Dedicated Work

- Badge of Honour

- Medal ‘Labour Veteran’

- Anniversary Medal ‘60th Anniversary of State Committee for Electrification of Russia’

- Award pin ‘Best worker in power and electrification industry of USSR’, 22 December 1976

- Badge of Honour ‘40th Anniversary of Unified Power System’, 20 August 1996

- Title of an Honoured Power Engineer of CIS, in 2006

- On 29 April 2009, for his merit for the Motherland during the Great Patriotic War and great contribution to the development of power industry of Karaganda city, he was awarded the title of an Honorary Freeman of Karaganda city.



Gennadiy Shaimukhametov was born on 20 October 1923 in a large family (with eight children) of a railroad man (his father was a track walker) in Kyshtyma town, Chelyabinsk oblast. In 1939, when he was 16 years old, he began to work at the Kyshtymskiye RES in ChelyabEnergo company as wireman trainee.


In 1941, he was called up for service in the Red Soviet Army and in January was sent to the front with a separate ski regiment. He served for the 4th reconnaissance troop. On 11 April 1942, he was seriously wounded and was under medical treatment in four cities: Tula, Ryazan, Saratov, and in Kokyanchak city of Jalalabad oblast (Kyrgyz SSR). In the end of August 1942, after medical examination (where he was pronounced unfit for general service) he was declared disable with the 3rd disability category for six months, and was sent home. After declaration of his disability he was refused to be hired for the job, because the work was not easy that time;the former employer did not want to hire him as well.Military commissar assisted in his employment at the Kyshtym refractory plant where he worked as a tool-worker in the carpenter shop. This happened in February 1942. The plant had a garage and few old engines which were rejected from the front line and two drivers who were also out of health. His thirst for engines leaded him to the work in the garage where one month later he became a driver without a driving license.

In 1944, he got his driving license without any examination. In 1947, the garage and all its personnel were transferred to the balance of Mechanical Department. Thus, he returned to his former job with ChelyabEnergo as a driver. There he worked at the tankette T-7 ‘Amfibiya’. In 1948, he got the new engine ZIS-5, which he transported from Miass machine engineering plant. At the same time he underwent training and became driver-engineer. In 1951, he was sent to the town of Verkhny Ufaley where he worked at the same position for ten years. In 1961, he was invited to join Sarbaiskiye RES,a newely established organisation headed by B. Nesterov in Kostanai oblast.There he worked on ZIL-157 engine, sometimes as a wireman, he had category 4 and access to all types of works. In the last few years before his retirement he drove platform trucks to Omsk city to work at the construction of 500 kV OHTL Omsk-Petropavlovsk. In 1983, he retired.

For 45 years of service in the power industry Gennadiy Shaimekhametov was awarded:

1. Award pin ‘Shock worker of the Xth five year plan’ – 1980;

2. Award pin ‘Expert of the SSSR power industry and electrification’ – 1985;

3. Award pin ‘50th Anniversary of State Committee for Electrification of Russia’;

4. Medal ‘Labour Veteran’– 1983;

5. Certificate of Honour from the Ministry of power industry and electrification of Kazakh SSR;

6. ‘Labour Veteran of Northern Electrical Networks KustanaiEnergo’, 1976;

7. Title of ‘Shock Worker of Communist Labour’, 1964 and 1971;

8.   Honoured power engineer of CIS – 2005, and also 15 certificates of merit,
11 rewards, and 8 acknowledgements.


Zinaida Klimenko was born on 26 October 1922 in Nizhniy Shkaft village in Penza oblast.

In 1940, she entered the Industrial Institute of Samara. When the War began, the dormitory she lived in was reequipped for hospital, and two days later the first wounded were admitted. There in the hospital she nursed the wounded and soon afterwards she left for home.

In 1943, the Government arranged for admission to the Energy Institute of Moscow, and Zinaida was sent to it by the District Committee of Communist Youth Union. Upon her arrival, the study did not start, and she with other students was sent to Shterovskaya GRES, where she joined the design bureau for two months. Later she and other students came back to the institute and began their study.

When a request was received from Kazakhstan, she and her huzband were sent to work at the power plant in Leninogorsk city. Later she worked at the power plant in Tekeli town. Zinaida Klimenko visited all power plants existing at the territory of Kazakhstan at that time.

From 1962 she and her husband moved to Alma-Ata, there she worked for the Mistry of Energy within the fuel and transport department as a deputy head. In 1980 she took a well-deserved retirement.


Ismail Bayazitov was born on 20 December 1926 in Kogaly village in the former Taldy-Korgan oblast. In 1943, at the age of 17 he went off to war.



He served for a separate signal regiment. For a long time his regiment was deployed at the territory of Poland. In 1951 he came back home. Having finished eight years of school he decided to complete his education after the war. While working he finished ten years of school.

In 1953 – 1958 he studied in Alma-Ata in agricultural college as an electrical engineer.

He worked at the bief and dairy factory in the Lepsi state farm as an electrical engineer, later in SredAzEnergoRemont in Alma-Ata city as chief foreman, after that he changed for a design institute, worked for EnergoSet Proyekt and KazEnergoNaladka as a chief engineer. In 1964-1987 he worked in the Ministry of Energy and Electrification of Kazakh SSR as a chief engineer. There, in the Ministry of Energy, Ismail Bayazitov worked till his retirement.



Avgust Kozhanov was born on 5 May 1927 in Tula.

When the Great Patriotic War began, at the age of 14 years old, he went to work for military electromechanical plant. Learning and working in parallel, he finished  the evening school.

In 1946, he went to army in Ashgabat.

In 1954, he entered the part-time department at the Moscow Politechnical Institute and worked in parallel. He graduated from the Institute as Mechanical Engineer.

In 60-70-s, he was a distrcit committee secretary of the party in Lenin District, Alma-Ata. Further he worked for OblSovProf; in the mid 70-s, he was Chairman of KazTurSovet.

His work as Chairman of power engineer trade union made a very significant contribution. Further he worked for the Ministry of Energy. In 1992, he went to well-deserved retirement.



Seitkul Makeyev was born on 7 November 1937 in the village of Yenbekshi, Taldykorgan Oblast. In 1961, he graduated from the Kazakh Agricultural Institue as Electrical Engineer.

From 1961 to 1969, he worked as foreman, chief foreman, head of substation service, and deputy head of electrcal department at Tekeli power complex. In 1969-1970, he held a position of head of substation service at Taldykorgan grid enterprice.  

In 1970-1972, he worked as secretary of the party committee at Tekeli power complex; from 1972 to 1974, he worked as chief of industry and transport division, in 1974-1981, he was head of Taldykorgan Oblast Electricty Supply Department; in 1981-1992, he was a collegium member, head of personnel management under the Minister of Energy in Kazakh SSR. In 1992-1993, he was head of personnel management at NPG KazakhstanEnergo. In 1993-1998, he worked as head of Personnel, Labour Payment and Social Issue Management at KEGOC JSC before he retired.

He was awarded the Peoples' Friendship decoration, Medal For Valorous Labour in honour of 100th anniversary of V. Lenin, Labour Veteran Medal and other award pins. He was awarded a title of Deserved Power Engineer in the CIS. Hewasaparticipantoflabourfront.



Lidia Nikitina was born on 17 January 1934 in St. Petersburg (Leningrad).

Father of Lidia Nikitina participated in the Soviet-Finnish War.

In the years of the Great Patriotic War, her mother defended the city from the Germans, was a victim of siege of Leningrad, dug trenches, and helped the wounded. LidiaNikitinacouldnotstayonthesidelines. Despite her young age, Lidia Nikitina together with other neighbour’s children and her sister, after bombing the city by the fascists, extinguished flame bombs with sand.  

Because of the War, Lidia Nikitina went to school at the age of 11. After school she entered the Leningrad Technical School. She studied at the Leningrad Technical School in gas and fuel department majoring in Instrumentation and Automation.

Having moved to Kazakhstan, Lidia Nikitina was employed by KazEnergoNaladka and worked there before she moved on to the next employment – the Ministry of Energy and Electrification in KazSSR. First she worked as librarian, and later – engineer, from which she went to well-deserved retirement.










Sovetkhan Nurpeissov was born on 20 July 1936 in the village of Georgiyevka, Zharminsk Region, Semipalatinsk Oblast.


In 1960, Sovetkhan Nurpeissov graduated from the Central Asian Polytechnic Institute (Tashkent), energy department majoring in Electric Networks, Systems and Substations and got qualification of Electrical Engineer.

From 1960 to 1967, he worked as head of equipment repair division in group of substations of 35-220 kV high voltage network area at Semipalatinsk Electric Networks Office, AltayEnergo REB (regional electricity board).  

In 1967-1970, he held the positions of head of Relay Automation and Teleautomatics Service,  Almaty Electric Networks Office, AlmatyEnergo REB, senior specialist for electric networks operation, General Energy Office under the Ministry of Energy and Electrification in Kazakh SSR.

In 1970-1979, he worked as director of Taldykorgan Lead Battery Plant, Ministry of Electrical Engineering Industry in the USSR; from 1979 to 1983, he was first secretary of Taldykorgan party committee; in 1983-1987s, he was second secretary of Tselinograd party committee; in 1987- 1989, he worked as secretary of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet in Kazakh SSR.

From 1989, he was Deputy Minister of Energy and Electrcification in Kazakh SSR.  

From 1995, Sovetkhan Nurpeissov was a representative of Kazakhstan Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry in CIS Energy Council.

Currently, he is a chairman of Council of veteran power engineers in Kazakhstan. Sovetkhan Nurpeissov was elected deputy of the Supreme Soviet in Kazakh SSR of two (9th -10th) callings. He was awarded the Order of the Red Banner of Labour, Certificate of Merit from the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of Kazakh SSR, and many other medals. He was awarded a title of Deserved Power Engineer in the CIS. He is a honorary citizen in Taldykorgan (2006).

He was a participant of labour front equated with participant of the Great Patriotic War.




Anastasia Generalova was born on 13 October 1923 in the village of Malaya Malyshka, Sokolovsk region, near Petropavlovsk. When she was at the age of four, her parents died and she was placed in  Petropavlovsk orphan asylum. Upto1942, shelivedinKokshetauorphan asylum.


Being an asylum child (in summer, asylum children were sent to do agricultural work) and being a pupil of the 7th class at that momemt, in March 1943, Anastasia Generalova was sent to industrial works school under military plant No. 621 in Kokshetau.

Upon completion of the six month training programme/practical training, Anastasia Generalova obtained a post of a grinder and proceeded with self-guided work at plant No. 621, up to November 1946. (Military plant No. 621 was evacuated from Podolsk, Moscow Oblast).

Anastasia Generalova was awarded the Medal For Valorous and Selfless Labour during the Great Patriotic War (No. 139973).

Work schedule at the military plant at that time:

08-00 a.m. – 12-00 a.m. – half of a month (day shift)

08-00 p.m. – 08-00 a.m. – the second half of a month (night shift)

One day off – on the 1st day of new month

Dinner: 01-00 p.m. – 02-00 p.m.




On 1 June 1964, she was appointed as engineer at Kazakh branch of Institute Gidroproyekt; on 22 July 1966, she was appointed to the position of typist at Kazakh branch of Institute EnergoSetProyekt; on 27 January 1969, she was promoted to the position of senior typist; on 13 July 1976, she was employed as electrician in the plumbing equipment operation service of Interregional Dispatching Office for power systems in Kazakhstan; on 10 March 1982, she retired.

Awards and Achievements

On 6 June 1945, she was awarded the Medal For Valorous and Selfless Labour during the Great Patriotic War. On 20 October 1956, she was awarded the Medal For Development of Virgin Lands. On 25 April 1975, she was awarded the Medal commemorating the 30th Anniversary of Victory in the 1941-1945 Great Patriotic War. On 12 September 1980, she was awarded the Medal ‘Veteran of Labour’, on 12 April 1985, she was awarded the Medal commemorating the 40th Anniversary of Victory in the 1941-1945 Great Patriotic War. On 21 March 1995, she was awarded the Medal commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Victory in the 1941-1945 Great Patriotic War. On 8 October 1999, she was presented the award pin ‘Veteran of the 1941-1945 Great Patriotic War’ in honour of the 55th Anniversary of Victory in the 1941-1945 Great Patriotic War. On 14 September 2004, she was awarded the Medal commemorating the 60th Anniversary of Victory in the 1941-1945 Great Patriotic War. On 19 March 2010,  she was awarded the Medal commemorating the 65th Anniversary of Victory in the 1941-1945 Great Patriotic War.




Nikolay Perevyazko was born on 11 January 1929 in the village of Voznessenskoye, Altai Territory. From June 1942 to December 1945, he was a direct participant of the labour front being a worker in collective farm Krasnoye Utro. In the post-war period, at the age of 18, Nikolay Perevyazko went to army and did military service in Mongolia, and later he was transferred to the North to Igarka harbour. In 1951, after military service Nikolay Perevyazko came to Almaty where his parents moved to when he was in the army.


On 23 May 1979, he was transferred to the Dispatching Office for Power Systems in Kazakhstan. On 24 May 1979, he was assigned electricican of Category V to teleautomatics and communications service. On 1 April 1980, he was assigned electricican of Category VI. On 1 August 1988, he confirmed his Category VI of electrician due to reclassification. On 1 September 1997, he was employed as electricican of Category VI in Dispatch and technical control service. On 1 June 1998, as electricican of Category VI he was transferred to Networks Swithching Division, Basic Switching Services Office, Information Technology Department, Executive Administration of KEGOC JSC.

Awards and Achievements

On 5 November 1987, he was awarded the Labour Veteran Medal. On 11 January 1989, he was awarded the Certificate of Merit For Sucsesses in Labour and Socialist Competition in honur of his 50th anniversary.







Nikolai Miroshnichenko was born on 27 August 1930 in Repenka village, Ermolov rural soviet, Molotov region, Omsk oblast.

miroshnichenko.jpgIn the first days of the Great Patriotic War his father was taken to the war. At the age of 11, as participant of the labour front, became the worker of 'Bolshevik' collective farm.

Working life in Kazakhstan Energy Systems Interregional Dispatching Office:

7 August 1973 - assigned as foreman of computing technology service;

1 March 1974 - promoted to mechanic of ECM operation department;

1 June 1974 - promoted to senior engineer of ECM operation department;

1 May 1976 - promoted to head of electromechanical devices department;

17 December 1997 - retired.

Awards and achievements

20 October 1956 - awarded the medal 'For development of virgin lands'.

12 April 1985 - awarded the medal '40th Anniversary of Victory in the 1941-1945 Great Patriotic War'.





From May 1943 to September 1944 Saida Shakhmuratova together with her mother, Fatima Fazylzhanova, worked at fields of VASKhNIL branch (Lenin All-Union Academy of Agricultural Sciences) (her mother raised four children alone, father passed away in 1940). She and her younger brother helped their mother as best they could. Many crops were grown at experimental fields; they pulled, watered and in autumn harvested them. They used to live in a hut all day, because they had to look after the plantings. It was very hard time, they were overtired, but despite their young age, they understood that they had to endure, the war went on.

shahmuratova.jpgIn 1956, she graduated from school. After graduation she was admitted to Teaching Institute to study physical and mathematical sciences. In June 1961, she completed her studies. For two years she worked in the North Kazakhstan, after that she returned to Almaty because her mother remained alone and needed attendance.

Working life

23 April 1963 – Ministry of Power and Electrification of Kazakh SSR. She was assigned to the position of an engineer in Labour and Wages Department. On 1 April 1970 she was promoted to senior engineer of the same department. On 16 December 1971 she was promoted to senior engineer of production planning in Interregional Dispatching Office. On 1 January 1972 she was promoted to senior engineer for economics in Interregional Dispatching Office. (On 1 July 1973 according to decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR dated 22 June 1973, Kazakhstan Interregional Dispatching Office was transferred to the balance of the Central Dispatch Administration (CDA) of the Unified Power System of USSR of the Ministry of Energy of USSR). On 1 August 1988 due to reclassification she became the second labour category economist. On 1 February 1989 she was conferred qualification of first labour category economist. On 15 December 1997 she was retired.

Awards and achievements

24 June 1985 - awarded the 'Labour Veteran' medal.

27 April 2010 - awarded the medal '65th Anniversary of Victory in the 1941-1945 Great Patriotic War'.

16 December 2012 - awarded the medal 'For contribution in socio-economic development of Medeu district', which coincided with 75th anniversary of Medeu district.




Babai Amrenov was born in 1928. Among those who honourably bore the burden of war, hastened the Victory with their own unexampled and selfless labour, was our employee Babai Amrenov. For honourable service during the 1941-1945 Great Patriotic War he was awarded a title of Labour Front Veteran (certificate C No. 060205). Based on Decision of Council of CIS State Leaders dated 8 October 1999, Babai Amrenov was awarded '1941-1945 War Veteran' pin. In peacetime Babai Amrenov participated in reinstatement of national economy. He discovered his life's calling in electric-power industry. Babai Amrenov was one of active builders of electric energy facilities in Ekibastuz. For many years he worked in Ekibastuz high voltage network enterprise, where he completed his work career and went to well-deserved rest. He brought up children who became dignified citizens and followed in his footsteps. He is registered in Severnye MES branch of KEGOC as a pensioner. Nowadays, Babai Amrenov lives in Ekibastuz. Despite his respectable age he leads an active lifestyle by educating the younger generation. Frequently, he appears before pupils of Ekibastuz schools. He is always a welcome guest in Severnye MES branch of KEGOC and other employees look up to him.



With his family.                                                        On 9 May.




Mikhail Skrepalev was born in 1934. Mikhail Skrepalev born in rural family with many children in Berezovka village, 'Gornyi pakhar' collective farm in East Kazakhstan oblast. When the Great Patriotic War started he was 7 years old, in the same year he started school. His father was called up for service in Labour Army. A year later his mother passed away. From this time he started to help elders with housework, together with his classmates performed doable work in collective farm at non-study time: gathered corn spikelets left after harvesting, helped his elder brother to pasture farm's livestock, participated in ploughing and haymaking. After finishing the mechanical school Mikhail Skrepalev got the profession of a car driver. In 1959, after service with the Soviet Army, he got a komsomol voucher and left for Pavlodar region to develop virgin lands. Starting from 1973, he engaged himself with 'large-scale' power engineering, when he joined the Yermakovsk electrical networks enterprise as a driver. In 1980, he was transferred to Ekibastuz high voltage network enterprise, and in 1997 he retired. For the years of his work, he was many times awarded with Certificates of Honour, insignia of distinction and acknowledgements for fruitful and conscientious work. In 1984, he was awarded a 'Labour Veteran' medal. Mikhail Skrepalev brought up two children who continue family's labour traditions, has three grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Awards and insignias of Mikhail Skrepalev





Pyotr Trofimov was born on 12 April 1927 in Voronezh oblast, in rural family, and lived in Russia till 14. Before the war, in 1940, his parents moved to Krivoi Rog, Ukraine. In 1941 the war started, which brought destruction, famine and sorrow. In 1944, Krivoi Rog was liberated by the Soviet Army. Pyotr Trofimov participated in reinstatement of mines destroyed by the Germans and followers of Stepan Bandera. The mines in Kramatorsk, Dnepropetrovsk, Zaporozhye and Krivoi Rog were reinstated. In 1952, he finished technical school and was sent to East Kazakhstan oblast to work at electric power plant (Bukhtarminsk HPP). In 1958, he got a komsomol voucher and was sent to construction of 'KarMetkombinat' as mechanic at concrete works. From 1963 to 1988 he worked at 'KarEnergo' till his retirement from the position of a senior dispatcher. At the same time Pyotr Trofimov was invited to Uchkombinat to conduct advance training courses for stations and substations engineers. Many times he was awarded Certificates of Honour for efficient performance. He has anniversary medals as participant of the Great Patriotic War.


Vostochnye MES

Ivan Tyumentsev and Aleksandra Prokhodova - Participants of the labour front.

Marina Borisova, Tamara Trashkova, Aleksandr Haustov, Anna Litvinova, Zinaida Dubovaya, Yelena Saukina, Yekaterina Markova, Valentina Korina, Lyubov Burmaga, Galina Zavgorodneva, Nadezhda Osmushkina, Tatyana Ilina, Vera Shcherbakova -homefront workers.

Severnye MES

Mariya Zasorina, Faizarakhman Farkhutdinov - homefront workers.