During the years of World War II 1,196,164 people from Kazakhstan took part in battles. 497 of them were awarded the honorable title of the Hero of the Soviet Union. 700,000 people from Kazakhstan participated in labor armies. The war claimed lives of 27 million soviet people, including around 1 million Kazakhstanies. Eternal memory and gratitude to all who brought peace and victory on this spring day – May 9th!