Сitizen of Baikonur celebrated her 100th birthday as a Great Patriotic War veteran


On May 15, Lydia Gromova, a resident of Baikonur city and a veteran of the Great Patriotic War, celebrated her 100th birthday. The city leaders congratulated the rear worker on this significant anniversary, as reported by Kazinform agency.

Lidia Nikolaevna came to Baikonur almost thirty years ago, in 1995, after retiring. Her native daughter lives and works in the city.

According to the veteran’s relatives, since the early days of the Great Patriotic War, 17-year-old Lida Gromova worked at the textile factory «Krasnaya Vetka» in the city of Kineshma, Ivanovo region, which sent its products to the front. As part of the construction teams, the young girl participated in the construction of defensive structures (anti-tank ditches, trenches, bunkers) on the front lines, took care of wounded soldiers in the hospital. After the war, Lydia Nikolaevna returned to the textile factory, where she worked until retirement.

The head of the Baikonur city administration Konstantin Busygin, his deputy Nikolay Adasyov, the chairman of the Public Council of Self-Government Viktor Novikov personally came to congratulate Lydia Nikolaevna on her birthday, wishing her good health, care of loved ones.

— A good person lives a lifetime. I wish there were more people like you. With the support of veterans, the younger generation will not be afraid of difficulties. And we, in turn, will make every effort to improve the living standards of the older generation, — said the head of the administration.

In turn, the birthday girl, holder of honorary titles «Veteran of the Great Patriotic War — rear worker» and «Labor Veteran,» thanked the distinguished guests for their caring attitude and sincere attention to the older generation.