While greeting for all with 74-th anniversary of Victory over Nazism in WWII (1939-1945)! It’s impossible to forget the deeds of our veterans. It's sad, but every year there are less and less participants of the Second World War and every Ukrainian is obliged to thank them and respect their courage and the efforts made during the terrible years of the war.
Thanks to the heroic deeds of these veterans we have the opportunity to live today.
It is pleasant that the team of our institute organized a visit to veterans– the children of the war - former employees of the Institute.
Unfortunately, there are only five of these veterans remained today alive but there is a need to tell briefly about everyone.
Vasyl Pavlovych Volod’ko – the first who was congratulated with upcoming holiday. He was a prisoner of Dachau concentration camp. Vasyl Pavlovych, who is 94 years old now, started his scientific work at the Kazakhstan branch of SoyuzdorNDI. 1968-1999 - worked at "DerzhdorNDI" State Enterprise as a Senior Researcher, the Head of the laboratory, Head of the Department of Road Construction from Industrial Wastes, the Leading Researcher. During this time he made a great contribution in solving the problem of using the industrial wastes in road construction.
The next was Liya Viktorivna Kovalevych, who was forcibly transported to Germany at the age of 10. Liya Viktorivna was born on December 27, 1932 in Kyiv. Since 1969 she worked at DerzhdorNDI" State Enterprise firstly as a Younger, and then – as a Senior Researcher, later became a Scientific Secretary till 1985. She was engaged in the research of bitumen emulsions in road construction.
The third was Yuriy Petrovych Pylypenko who participated in WWII fighting and who turned 98 this year. Yuriy Petrovych worked at "Ukrdortekhnologiya" USPTE - Ukrainian State Production and Technology Enterprise, the successor of which is “DerzhdorNDI” State Enterprise, as a Chief Specialist and Head of Standardization and Metrology Department from 1970 to 1982.
Also, our team visited Oleksiy Volodymyrovych Hryhorovych - military operations participant. Volodymyr Hryhorovych was born on June 11, 1925, worked at "Ukrdortekhnologiya" USPTE as a Chief Specialist in Mechanization and Automation Department, Technical Department and Standardization Department from 1971 to 1986.
And finally, we visited Olha Andriyivna Lins’ka, a participant of the war on the labor front who will be 84 years old this year. She also worked at "Ukrdortekhnologiya" USPTE an Engineer, Senior Engineer, the Head of the Scientific and Technical Information Department from 1977 to 1990.
The veterans were sincerely grateful for the greetings, but the main thing for them was not so much gifts, but the fact of attention.
The Institute will always adhere to the old good traditions of visiting the veterans - former employees of road science.
We would like to wish happiness, health and peaceful sky for all of our colleagues!