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Fought for victory

This year Mogilev region celebrates the 75th anniversary of the city's defense from fascists. Only few people having defended the city are alive now.

Lubov Pavlovna Latypova was born on July 25, 1923 at Rubtsovshchina village, Vendrizhsky village council of Mogilev district. 

My father Pavel Smorigo and brother Anatoly Smorigo perished at the very beginning of the War. After completing school I entered Mogilev pedagogical college. From the first days of the war I took part in digging antitank ditches around Mogilev. Our house was near the forest; about 30-35 partisans passed the night at our house - they had to sleep on the floor. That winter was very cold. My mother and I made meals, did washing, and sometimes were on guard duty. When fascists went on the offensive, we had to hide at the forest, because they sot all elderly people and children, while youngsters were taken to Germany as slaves. My future husband Ravil Nalimovich was made to work for fascists, but he managed to escape from the camp. Then he served at the 274th specialised motorized division of the Ist Belarusian Front. 

- What event of the wartime is the most memorable?

- I remember partisans to have shot down a German scout plane.  The handsome elderly pilot was tied and interrogated for a long time. I was forbidden to feed him, and I still remember his hungry eyes.  I felt very pity for him. Three days later he was shot.   Now only 2 of us - me and Lora - are alive in the village. And I still remember feeling dreadful when I had to deliver messages to Semukachi, Miloe or Susha villages.  And I was a young slim girl. Then followed difficult post-war years.  

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