Tyumen residents honour Ivan Fedyuninsky, Soviet Union Hero and Army General

Date of publication: 31 July 2018 Print
On 30 July 2018, flowers were laid during a solemn ceremony in Tyumen at the monument to the Hero of the Soviet Union, the Hero of the Mongolian People's Republic and Army General Ivan Fedyuninsky to honour his 118th anniversary. This monument was installed in the regional centre last year with the financial support of Transneft Siberia. Among the participants of this event were Andrei Artyukhov, First Deputy Chairman of the Tyumen Regional Duma, Ruslan Kukharuk, Acting Head of Administration of Tyumen, as well as representatives of the veterans' organisations and students of the school No. 69, which bears the name of Fedyuninsky, and other residents of Tyumen. Transneft Siberia conducts systematic work to perpetuate the memory of Ivan Fedyuninsky. The Company helped create the documentary titled Tri Zvezdy Generala Fedyuninskogo (Three stars of General Fedyuninsky) and sponsored its screening on the region’s television. The film later won the festival of military and patriotic films called Shchit Rossii (Russia's Shield). 500 copies of the film were sent to the schools of Tyumen Region to be used during lessons in valour. Together with Tyumen Regional Council of Veterans and Sergei Mikheyenkov, a writer and a historian, Transneft Siberia implements a project to publish a biographical book about the life and feat of Ivan Fedyuninsky in the Zhizn Zamechatelnykh Lyudey (Life of Prominient People) series. After the solemn laying of flowers at the monument and a gun salute, a bike ride in memory of Fedyuninsky started. Since 2011, Tyumen Regional Cycling Federation and the political party United Russia have been organising the Tyumen Residents: Along the Roads Of Victory patriotic expedition. Every year, the participants of the bike ride visit memorable places where soldiers and officers who took part in the Great Patriotic War were born and spent years of peaceful life. The column of cyclists with flags, posters and portraits of Ivan Fedyuninsky proceeded to his memorial house in the village of Gilevа of Sverdlovsk Region. They laid flowers at his bust installed in his small homeland, got acquainted with the museum's exhibition and met with the fellow villagers of the commander.