The day Rakymzhan raised a flag in the Reichstag

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Exactly 79 years ago, on this day, Rakymzhan Koshkarbayev and Grigoriy Bulatov raised the flag at the Reichstag, the national portal "Adyrna" reported.

Russian Institute of Military History The historical event that Rakymzhan Koshkarbaev, a lieutenant of the 150th infantry division of the 1st Belorussian Front, planted the flag on the Reichstag on April 30, 1945, has not been confirmed for several years. Only on May 7, 2007, it was officially confirmed that he was a Kazakh hero who raised the flag at the Reichstag. It was an event in World War II when the German parliament raised the flag to the Reichstag, revealing to the world the kneeling of the fascist Hitlerite German government.

The famous batyr Rakymzhan Koshkarbayev was born in Tselinograd district of Akmola region. He joined the army in 1942. According to the data, from October 1944, he led the 150th platoon in the Idritsk Rifle Division of the 1st Belorussian Front, took part in battles in Poland and Germany, and stood out.

On April 30, 1945, Lieutenant Rakymzhan Koshkarbayev and soldier Grigoriy Bulatov were the first among the Soviet troops to plant the Victory Flag at the Reichstag in Berlin.

The statesman, writer Kakimzhan Kazybaev was the first to write about the heroism of the Kazakh hero to the world.