Olga Silvestrovna
Olga Silvestrovna Shikunets was born on April 21, 1937 in the village of Berezhnoe, Stolinsky district, into a peasant family. In addition to Olga, there were seven more children in the family of Sylvester Andreevich and Matryona Andreevna Tsur.
During the Great Patriotic War, her two brothers Oles and Leonid died at the front. My father did not return from the war either. From the age of seven, Olga Silvestrovna helped her mother in running the household, who had to do both men’s and women’s work. Sister Raisa was taken to work in Germany.
Olga loved to study, but the difficult post-war times did not provide such an opportunity. Her childhood ended very early. After finishing 5th grade, Olga went to work on a collective farm to feed her family; at that time she was 13 years old. Olga was responsible beyond her age and brought what she started to completion. At the age of 16, she received the first calling of her work - a bronze medal at the All-Union Agricultural Exhibition. She married Alexander Shikunts. In 1957, daughter Raisa was born, in 1958 - Nina, in 1962 - son Mikhail.
Since 1956, she worked on the Lenin collective farm as a field farmer, from 1959 to 1961 she worked as a milkmaid, and from 1962 to 1991 she worked as a calf shepherd. The title of Hero of Socialist Labor was awarded in 1966 for achievements in increasing productivity and procurement of meat, milk and other agricultural products. A high rank added more responsibility for one's work.
She was repeatedly elected as a deputy of the Brest Regional and Stolin District Council of Deputies. She was awarded the Order of Lenin and medals. She was a winner of socialist labor and was elected as a delegate to the 25th Congress of the CPSU.
At house No. 41 on Sovetskaya Street in the agricultural town of Lyadets, where Olga Silvestrovna Shikunets lived, a memorial plaque was unveiled in 2012.
At the Lyadetskaya secondary school, the information board contains the information “Our Zamnaya Vigil: Hero of the Satsyyalistychna Pratsa Volga Silvestrana Shykunets.”
She died on July 30, 2000. She was buried in cemeteries in the agricultural town of Lyadets.

Nadezhda Ivanovna
Nadezhda Ivanovna Kovalets was born on May 20, 1927 in the village of Khilchitsy, Zhitkovichi district, Gomel region. In her childhood there was war, the most terrible years of devastation and suffering. The war ended and people returned to peaceful life. In the summer of 1947, Nadezhda Belko became a student at the Pinsk Teachers' Institute. After graduating in 1949, Nadezhda Ivanovna was sent as a teacher to the city of David-Gorodok. In 1950, she was transferred as a teacher of Russian language and literature to Bolshemaleshevskaya Secondary School. In 1961 she entered the correspondence department of the Brest Pedagogical Institute. A.S. Pushkin. Nadezhda Ivanovna Kovalets is a teacher by vocation. Love for children, knowledge of child psychology, the ability to see the grain of goodness and beauty in the soul of every student - this is what inspires respect for her from those around her, and was awarded high state awards. For merits in pedagogical work and education of students Kovalets N.I. in 1976 she was awarded the Order of the Red Banner of Labor, in 1978 - the Order of Lenin. In 1978, as a delegate to the All-Union Congress of Teachers, Nadezhda Ivanovna Kovalets received the gold star of the Hero of Socialist Labor in the Kremlin. The only Hero of Socialist Labor in the republic is a teacher. She shared her rich teaching experience not only with colleagues in Belarus. She was listened to in Moscow, Kaliningrad, Tashkent. Nadezhda Ivanovna Kovalets spoke to the astronauts in Star City. Nadezhda Ivanovna has prepared a worthy replacement. More than 40 teachers continue her work in educational institutions. Children and grandchildren Kovalets N.I. also connected their lives with pedagogy. Nadezhda Ivanovna - Honored Teacher of the Byelorussian SSR, Excellent Student in Public Education
By the decision of the Stolin District Council of Deputies in 2009, for many years of labor merits and great personal contribution to the education sector of the region, he was awarded the title “Honorary Citizen of the Stolin District”.

She died on February 1, 2020. She was buried in cemeteries in the agricultural town of Bolshoye Maleshevo.

Nina Fedorovna
Kolbik (Bakunets) Nina Fedorovna was born on January 3, 1945 in the village of Tura, Stolin district, Brest region.
She graduated from 7-year school and, as a 14-year-old girl, came to work at the local collective farm “September 17” (June 1959). First Kolbik N.F. worked in field cultivation, and in 1961-1968. - calf and pig farm. She worked from the heart. Already in 1962, she was awarded a challenge red pennant “Best Livestock Breeder in the Region.” Based on the results of the work of collective farm livestock breeders in 1965, Komsomol member Nina Fedorovna Bakunets received 22 piglets from each sow assigned to her, which was a very high figure at that time. By decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of March 22, 1966, the pig farm of the collective farm “September 17” Bakunets N.F. the first in the region to be awarded the title of Hero of Socialist Labor. This title is given to N.F. Bakunets (Kolbik). awarded for achievements in the development of livestock farming, increasing production and procurement of meat, milk and other agricultural products. In 1966, Kolbik (Bakunets) N.F. visited the capital twice more: Nina Bakunets was delegated to the VII Congress of Cooperators and to a youth rally dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the defeat of the Nazis near Moscow.
From 1973 until her retirement, Nina Fedorovna Kolbik worked as a milk receiver on her native farm. She was awarded the Order of Lenin (1966), and in 1970 - the medal “For Valiant Labor” in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of V.I. Lenin.
Currently, Kolbik (Bakunets) Nina Fedorovna is retired and lives in her native village of Tura. She and her husband raised three children (two sons and a daughter), who also live in the village of Tura.
Kolbik Nina Fedorovna always takes an active part in the public life of her native village, the village council. She is invited to school, to meetings with young people, Nina Fedorovna is a shining example of a responsible attitude to the assigned work, determination and patriotism.

Mikhail Vasilievich
Mikhail Vasilyevich Sedlyar was born on October 13, 1920 in the village of Remel. From the first days of the war he was a member of an underground organization. After the liberation of the Stolin region, Mikhail Sedlyar carried out orders from the David-Gorodok military registration and enlistment office and at the same time studied to become a military commander. In October 1944 he was sent to study at the Moscow Automobile Regiment, and in the spring of 1945 he received a driver's license. He served in an old ZIL as part of the 3rd Belorussian Front in the Baltic States. He took part in the 222nd Red Banner Automobile Brigade in the war with Japan. For exemplary performance of combat missions he was awarded the medals “For Courage” and “For Combat Services.”
After demobilization, Mikhail Vasilyevich got married, built a house, and together with his wife raised a son and two daughters. Since 1948 he has been working on the collective farm “Zavety Lenin” in the Stolin district. At first he worked as a driver, from 1957 - foreman of a field crew, from 1969 - deputy chairman of the collective farm "Zavety Lenin". In 1970, he graduated in absentia from the Pruzhany State Farm Technical School with a degree in agronomy. 1980-1986 - Chairman of the collective farm trade union committee. Three times he was a participant in VDNKh in Moscow. The title of Hero of Socialist Labor was awarded in 1966 for success in increasing the production and procurement of grain and feed crops. He was a delegate to the XXVI Congress of the Communist Party of Belarus (March 1966) and the XXIII Congress of the CPSU (March-April 1966). In 1969, Mikhail Vasilyevich was a delegate at the III Congress of Collective Farmers of the Belarusian SSR. In June 1975, he was elected as a deputy of the Stolin District Council of Workers' Deputies. Awarded: Order of the Great Patriotic War II degree, medals “For victory over Germany in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945”, “For victory over Japan”, Order of Lenin (1966), “for valiant work in celebration of the 100th anniversary of birthday of V.I. Lenin" (1970).
Died on February 4, 2008, buried in his native village.
Leonid Romanenko wrote about Mikhail Vasilyevich in the book “Z glybinki Palessya” (Pinsk 2005), article “Praz dzve vainy”.
From 2015 to 2018, the innovative project “Implementation of a model of oral history research of the native land as a means of developing students’ social and civic competencies” was implemented at the Remelsky secondary school. As a result of the project, a disk was created and in the materials on the topic “History of the creation and development of the collective farm “Testaments of Lenin from 1946 to 1992” there is information about Mikhail Vasilyevich Sedlyar.

Ivan Dmitrievich
Born on September 9, 1924 into a peasant family in the village of Zaboyenye, Lepel district, Vitebsk region. Participated in the Great Patriotic War. Since December 1942, he was a partisan of detachment No. 39 of the Zhelaznyak brigade. After the war he held various economic and party positions. In 1955, he was appointed chairman of the collective farm “17 September” in the David-Gorodok district of the Brest region and in 1959 - chairman of the collective farm “40 Years of October” in the Stolin district of the Brest region.
In 1966, he was awarded the title of Hero of Socialist Labor for his achievements in increasing the production of potatoes, vegetables and fruits in agriculture.
In 1981 he graduated from the Grodno Agricultural Institute.
He was elected as a deputy of the Supreme Council of the BSSR of the 9th convocation (1975-1980).
Awarded the Orders of Lenin (1958, 1966), the October Revolution (1976), the “Badge of Honor” (1973), and the Order of the Patriotic War, 1st degree (1985)
Medals “For Courage”, “For Victory over Germany in the Great Patriotic War of 1941 - 1945.”
Two Certificates of Honor from the Supreme Council of the BSSR.
Died March 26, 2009.


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