• Michael Laxer

Daily LIFT #648


Hero of the Soviet Union Guards Major Malik Gabdulin at his home near Alma- Ata , capital of Kazakhstan, USSR February 1944. Major Gabdulin is shown with the Kazakh people's poet Djambul and his grandson , and Kazakh writer S. Mukanov. -- Daily LIFT #648


Malik Gabdulin was a newspaper editor, journalist and academic prior to the war. During the battles of early 1942 he performed with outstanding bravery and was made a Hero of the Soviet Union. After the war he went on to be an acclaimed academic in both science and pedagogy as well as being elected as a deputy to the Supreme Soviet of the USSR. He died in 1973.

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