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Kolkhoz Woman who Donated 100 Thousand Rubles for Soviet Army Monumentalized
21.06.2012 09:26
Kolkhoz Woman who Donated 100 Thousand Rubles for Soviet Army Monumentalized

A monument to the Russian peasant woman Matrona Yakovleva has been opened in the Bub Village of the Sivinsky District of the Perm Territory.
      During the Great Patriotic War (1941-1945) the she donated 100 thousand Soviet rubles for construction of an aircraft for the Red Army.
      The monument has been financed by dwellers of the Perm Territory.
      Collective farmer Matrona and her husband Sergey, the collective-farm foreman, kept seven heads of livestock: a cow with a calf, sheep, and pigs. When the war started, the husband went to the frontline as a soldier.
      In winter 1943, when radio and newspapers every day reported about the course of the cruel battle of Stalingrad, Matrona Ivanovna sold all her livestock and products - butter, honey, and flour. Matrona brought the returns - 100 thousand Soviet rubles - in a linen sack to Sivinsky office of the State Bank and said to amazed bank workers: "Please, here, is 100 thousand rubles. It will be enough for a plane, I was told".
      Thus, a common peasant woman bought a warplane for the Soviet army.
      Matrona Ivanovna made another great deed - she adopted an orphaned Ukrainian boy and brought him up.
Author: Vera Ivanova

Tags: Perm Territory Monuments to People Great Patriotic War   

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