Sniper of the 54th separate rifle brigade of the 22nd Army of the 2nd Baltic Front, Corporal. Hero of the Soviet Union.


Aliya Moldagulova was born on October 25, 1925 in the village of Bulak, Khobdinsky district, Aktobe region. I lost my parents as a child. From the age of eight, Aliya lived in Alma-Ata in the family of uncle Aubakir Moldagulov.

In 1935, Uncle Aubakir entered the Military Transport Academy. The Moldagulov family moved to Moscow with Aliya. A few years later they moved to Leningrad, where the academy was transferred. In the autumn of 1939, my uncle, for family reasons, arranged for 14-year-old Aliya to go to the orphanage No. 46. All the pupils of this orphanage studied at Leningrad school No. 9 (now No. 140)

In June 1941, with the outbreak of the Great Patriotic War, the uncle's family evacuated, and Aliya remained in Leningrad. On September 8, 1941, the siege of Leningrad began.

In March 1942, together with the orphanage, she was taken from besieged Leningrad to the village of Vyatskoye in the Yaroslavl region. After graduating from the 7th grade of Vyatka Secondary School, Aliya entered the Rybinsk Aviation College on October 1, 1942, but three months later she applied to the Red Army with a request to send her to the front. On December 21, 1942, Aliya Moldagulova was officially expelled from the college due to her departure to the front.

In May 1943, the Central Women's Sniper Training School was established in Moscow. Aliya Moldagulova was assigned to the first set. On February 23, 1943, the female cadets took the military oath. In July 1943, Aliya, along with several of her fellow student friends, was sent as a sniper to the 54th Rifle Brigade (22nd Army, 2nd Baltic Front).

On her official account, 78 enemy soldiers and officers were killed. She was mortally wounded and died in battle on January 14, 1944, north of the city of Novosokolniki; being wounded in the arm by a mine fragment, she participated in hand-to-hand combat with German soldiers, was wounded a second time by a German officer, whom she also destroyed, the second wound turned out to be fatal. Before her death, Aliya wrote a letter to her sister Sapura.

On June 4, 1944, Aliya Nurmukhambetovna Moldagulova was posthumously awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union. She was also awarded the Order of Lenin.



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