Kirsan Ilyumzhinov expresses his condolences to the family of Alexander Darbakov

On September 2, Alexander Darbakov passed away. Kirsan Ilyumzhinov expressed his condolences on his death.

“While in Beirut, I heard the sad news - the first director of my native plant “Zvezda” (Star) Alexander Savelyevich Darbakov, a prominent representative of our older generation, who revived our republic after Siberian exile, died,” Ilyumzhinov told us by phone. “In July of this year, Alexander Savelyevich celebrated his 95th anniversary. He lived a hard but wonderful life, brought up students and left a good memory of himself in the hearts of his compatriots,” added Kirsan Nikolaevich.


“Alexander Darbakov was a real worker, a creator. Before the war, he mastered the profession of a machine operator. They plowed, sowed and harvested. The large family of Darbakovs lived in the village of Burulskaya in Rostov region. The exiled boy ended up at a factory in Siberia. Therefore, he went all the way of a working person - from a locksmith's apprentice to a production manager.

He worked at one of the largest Russian enterprise, Sibmashzavod. He studied in absentia at the Moscow Power Engineering Institute. And after returning to Kalmykia, he participated in the construction of factories such as the Caspian Machine-Building, Silicate, Reinforced Concrete Products, the Zvezda plant and others. He was Chevalier of the Order of the Badge of Honour and received numerous medals. Alexander Darbakov was an honorary citizen of the Republic of Kalmykia.
My deepest condolences to his family and friends,” said Ilyumzhinov.