July 16, 1971 held a solemn meeting on the 30th anniversary of the creation of the 8th Guards Division, famous for the name of Major-General Ivan Vasilyevich Panfilov.
The secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Kazakhstan Sattar Imashev, the veteran of the 8th division Dmitry Snegin and others spoke.
Imashev SN - Soviet state and party leader, chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Kazakh SSR (1979-1984). Snegin D.F. - Soviet writer, screenwriter, translator, People's writer of the Kazakh SSR, veteran of the Second World War.