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Sagadat Kozhakhmetovich Nurmagambetov

Hero of the Soviet Union,  People’s Hero of Kazakhstan, General of the army of the Republic of Kazakhstan (1993), the first Minister of defense of the Republic of Kazakhstan (1992-1995)

 

 

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IN SERVICE TO THE FATHERLAND…

Hero of the Soviet Union,  people’s Hero of Kazakhstan,  General of the army of the Republic of Kazakhstan (1993) and the first Minister of defense of the Republic of Kazakhstan (1992-1995). Nurmagambetov was born on 25 May 1924 in the village of Trudovoye, of Akmola  uyezd  (now Akkol district,  Akmola Region ). He joined the Red Army in 1942 and received accelerated machine gun officer’s training at the first Turkestan Machine Gun School in Kushka, Turkmen SSR.

 In April 1943 Sagadat Kozhakhmetovich was sent to the Eastern Front. He led a machine gun platoon, a machine gun company, and infantry battalion, he was awarded the honorary title of Hero of the Soviet Union with the Gold Star of the Hero of the Soviet Union  and the Order of Lenin by the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR on 27 February 1945. He fought in the Battle of Berlin and led his battalion’s troops in the storming of Berlin’s Reich Chancellery in April 1945. Nurmagambetov graduated from the Frunze Military Academy after the Great Patriotic War.  He served in various staff and command positions such as:

– A senior operations section officer for the Turkestan Military District staff;

– A motorized rifle division’s commanding officer and chief of staff;

– Civil Defense Forces of the Kazakh SSR chief of staff;

– A deputy commanding officer of the Central Asian Military District;

– The first deputy commander of the Soviet Union’s Southern Group of Forces in Hungary;

He was elected to serve as a deputy of Kazakhstan’s Supreme Soviet from 1971 until 1994, and chosen to lead its committee on the disabled and military veterans’ affairs in 1989.He was appointed to head Kazakhstan’s State Defense Committee by Nursultan Nazarbayev in October 1991.  He was named Kazakhstan’s first Defence Minister following the State Defense Committee’s reorganization as the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Kazakhstan in May 1992 and remained as Defense Minister in Nazarbayev’s cabinet until retiring from the armed forces as an army general in November 1995.

In 1999,  the Republican school “Zhas Ulan” in Astana was named after General Nurmagambetov.

Sagadat  Kozhakhmetovich Nurmagambetov died  on 24th  September  of  2013  and was buried at the Kensai cemetery in Almaty.

USSR

The Title “Hero of the Soviet Union”

The Order of Lenin

The Order of the October Revolution.

The Order of the Red Banner.

The Order of the Patriotic war, 1st class.

The Order of the Patriotic war, 2nd class.

Two Orders of the Red Banner of Labour

Two Orders of the Red Star.

The Order for Service to the Homeland in the Armed Forces of the USSR, 3rd class

The Order “Badge of Honor”

The Medal “For Battle Merit”

The Jubilee Medal “For Military Valour – In Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the Birth of V. I. Lenin”

The Medal “For Distinction in Guarding the State Border of the USSR”

The Medal “For the Defence of the Caucasus”

The Medal “For the Victory over Germany in the Great Patriotic War 1941–1945”

The Jubilee Medal “Twenty Years of Victory in the Great Patriotic War 1941–1945”

The Jubilee Medal “Thirty Years of Victory in the Great Patriotic War 1941–1945”

The Jubilee Medal “Forty Years of Victory in the Great Patriotic War 1941–1945”

The Medal “For the Capture of Berlin”

The Medal “For the Liberation of Warsaw”

The Medal “Veteran of the Armed Forces of the USSR”

The Medal “For Strengthening Military Cooperation”

The Medal “For the Development of Virgin Lands”

The Jubilee Medal “30 Years of the Armed Forces of the USSR”

The Jubilee Medal “40 Years of the Armed Forces of the USSR”

The Jubilee Medal “50 Years of the Armed Forces of the USSR”

The Jubilee Medal “60 Years of the Armed Forces of the USSR”

The Medal “For Impeccable Service”, 1st, 2nd and 3rd classes

 

Kazakhstan

The Title “People’s Hero of Kazakhstan”

The Order “Otan”.

The Medal “Astana”.

The Medal “10 Years of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Kazakhstan”

The Medal “10 years of independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan”

The Jubilee Medal “50 Years of Victory in the Great Patriotic War 1941–1945”

The Jubilee Medal “60 Years of Victory in the Great Patriotic War 1941–1945”

The Jubilee Medal “20 years of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Kazakhstan”

 

Russia

The Order of Friendship(24 August, 1995)

The Medal of Zhukov

 

Ukraine

The Order of Merit, 3rd class (5 May, 2010)

The Order of Bohdan Khmelnytsky, 3rd class (20 May, 2004)

The Honorary decoration of the President of Ukraine(23 August, 1994)

The Medal “Defender of the Motherland”

The Jubilee medal “60 years of Ukraine’s liberation from Nazi invaders”

 

Other foreign awards

The Order “September 9, 1944”, 1st class with swords(Bulgaria)

The Golden Cross of Merit (Poland)

The Pro Memoria Medal(Poland)

The Medal “30 Years of Victory over Japan’s militarists”(Mongolia)

 

Honorary titles

Honorary citizen of Nur-Sultan, Almaty, Donetsk.

 

 

 

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