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Monument of Lucian Emelev.

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The monument to the revolutionary Lukian Emelev was erected in the park on Dostyk Street, below Gogol Street, now lost. Built in 1967. Sculptor E.T. Mergenov, architect Sh. I. Valikhanov. A cast iron bust monument was mounted on a tetrahedral pedestal made in strict rectangular shape, lined with gray polished granite.
The height of the monument was 3 meters. In the early 2000s, demolished. It was built in honor of Emelev Lukian Potapovich, an active participant in the Civil War, the struggle for the establishment of Soviet power in Semirechye, the city of Verny.
Emelev Lukian (Luke) Potapovich (1894 - 09.29.1919). Born in the village of Tash-Karasu, now the Uyghur district of the Alma-Ata region. From the peasants. He graduated from high school in the city of Jarkent. Member of the Communist Party since 1917.
After high school, he worked as a scribe, a typesetter in a printing house in Verny. Since 1914 - drafted into the tsarist army, served in Tashkent. He worked as a telegraph operator, a civilian official of the 6th category
postal and telegraph office, Tashkent. Since October 14, 1917 - a civilian employee of the 6th category of the postal and telegraph office, Verny. At the end of 1917-March 1918, he was one of the leaders of the Vernensky Social Democratic Group, which held positions close to the Bolsheviks and
attempts by an insignificant group of Bolsheviks (February 16, 1918) to seize power in Verny, but the Cossack units did not support them. Hiding underground. He organized and headed an underground Bolshevik group in the 2nd Semirechensky Cossack Regiment, he printed leaflets on his chirograph, a reward was awarded for his capture, he lived in Verny and the surrounding villages.
Since March 25, 1918 - elected commander of the 1st Semirechensky Socialist Regiment of the Red Army. In April-May 1918 - the commander of the so-called. "Vernensky detachment" (which included the regiment) while suppressing the White Cossack uprising around the city of Verny.
From May? 1918 - Member of the Semirechensk regional council and regional executive committee. Member of the Semirechensk Regional Military Revolutionary Committee. Since June 2, 1918 - an elected Military Commissioner of the Semirechensk Region and Commander of the region’s troops.
At the same time - the head of the garrison of Verny (07 - 09.11. - 12.1918). July 3, 1918 - issued an order to abolish the Semirechensk Cossack army. In December 1918 - commander of the troops during the liquidation of the Belovodsky uprising of peasants in the south of the region.
At the same time he went to agitate the peasants in the villages still occupied by the rebels. In June-August 1919 - commander of the troops of the Northern Semirechensky front. August 24, 1919 - tried to organize an offensive with the aim of breaking through the blockade of the so-called "Cherkasy defense", the troops of the front were defeated, severely wounded in the stomach by fragments of a shell in the battle for the village of Aksu - personally went into the attacking chain.
Married. Wife - Lidia Naumovna. He died of wounds in a hospital in the village. Gavrilovka (now - the city of Taldy-Kurgan).

Monuments of history and culture of Almaty. Catalog of documents of the Office of Archives and Documentation and TsGA of Almaty.
Almaty, Oner Publishing House, 2003, p. 160 - 161

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