Transneft Siberia Donates Copies of Fedyuninsky Book to School No. 69 in Tyumen

Date of publication: 16 July 2020

Transneft Siberia has donated copies of the book titled Fedyuninsky to the library stock of Secondary School No. 69 in Tyumen. The book was published for the 75th anniversary of the Great Victory as part of the famous Life of Outstanding People series by Molodaya Gvardiya, the oldest Russian publishing house, and is dedicated to General Ivan Fedyuninsky, a Hero of the Soviet Union and a Hero of the Mongolian People's Republic born in Tyumen Region.

The book was published with the support of the Government of Tyumen Region, the Tyumen Regional Duma and Transneft Siberia.

Victor Bronnikov, Director General of Transneft Siberia; Dmitry Osipov, Deputy Chairman of the Tyumen City Duma; Elvira Amirova, Headmaster of School No. 69 (which is named after  Fedyuninsky) and the school students, as well as Tyumen residents, took part in the event, which was held at the monument to the legendary commander.

Ivan Fedyuninsky, who can be called a Victory General if one draws an analogy with “Victory Marshal” Zhukov, went from a soldier to a general of the army. During the war years, he played a key role in the defense of Leningrad and the breakthrough of its siege, as well as in the liberation of Baltic and East Prussia.

The biographical novel was written by the famous historical novelist Sergey Mikheyenkov. He wrote other books in the Life of Outstanding People series, such as Rokossovsky, Zhukov and Konev. Mikheyenkov repeatedly came to Tyumen over the two years he worked on the novel, met with people who knew the commander, visited the Fedyuninsky Museum in his home village of Gilevo, got acquainted with the correspondence and documents preserved in the museum and personal archives. The book’s circulation was over three thousand copies.

As part of Transneft Siberia’s charitable project, most of the book's circulation was donated to schools and libraries in the territory of operation of the company in Tyumen, Sverdlovsk, Kurgan and Tomsk Regions, the Yamalo-Nenets and Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Districts. Some of the copies have already been delivered to the Ladny patrol ship of the Black Sea Fleet, supported by Tyumen Region.