senior sergeant, a participant in World War II, Full holder of the Order of Glory (November 26, 1958)

He was born on October 10, 1923 in the village of Nizhnekarish, Baltachevsky district, Republic of Bashkortostan, in a family of servants. Tatar. In 1929 he lived in Andijan and studied at the Bukhara Institute.
She worked as a Russian language teacher at the 13th secondary school in Denov district of Surkhandarya region.
In June 1942 he was drafted into the Red Army from the Denau Military Commissariat, in February 1943 he graduated from the Moscow Infantry Academy, but was sent to the front as a sergeant.
From December 1943 he fought as a group commander in the 379th Infantry Division of the 1257th Infantry Regiment.
At that time, the unit was fighting in the Nevelsky district of Kaliningrad region. On December 19, 1943, in the village of Turki-Perevoz, in the battle of Agi, he was the first to destroy the enemy unit and enter the enemy trench. He personally destroys 9 enemy soldiers and is awarded the Medal of Courage.
He was soon transferred to the infantry reconnaissance detachment of the reconnaissance regiment. In the Pustoshka area, Sergeant Tukaev leads an intelligence group and enters the enemy’s rear with 7 soldiers.
On March 18, 1944, by order of the 379th Artillery Division, Sergeant Tukaev Rifkat Galimzyanovich was awarded the Order of Glory III degree.
In July 1944, the 379th Infantry Division took part in Operation Rezhisko-Dvinsk. On July 10, 1944, a reconnaissance team led by Tukaev was sent to reconnoiter the retreating enemy as it broke through the enemy’s defenses in the village of Kharitonovo.
On July 12, the reconnaissance team crossed the Veliky River in the village of Lugi and returned to the village, where the intelligence killed 18 Nazis and saved the village from burning.
On August 22, 1944, by order of the 3rd Armored Army, Sergeant Tukaev was awarded the Order of Glory of the II degree.
In October 1944, the division took part in Operation “Reisk” and besieged an enemy group on the Courland Peninsula. On the night of November 24, 1944, a reconnaissance team led by Tukaev destroyed two enemy machine gun points, carried out the task of capturing the captive, and the reconnaissance group acted.
He was awarded the Order of the Red Star for his services in the war. There was no mention on his award sheet that he had been awarded the Order of Glory II, and the division commander changed the name of the award.
On December 5, 1944, by order of the Commander of the 3rd Infantry Division, he was re-awarded the Order of Glory II.
In the second half of April 1945, Senior Sergeant Tukaev was again awarded the Order of the Red Star and a medal for his participation in the capture of prisoners of war.
In the last years of the war, he was nominated for the Order of the Red Banner, but the commander of the 43rd Cavalry Corps changed the form of the award to the Order of Glory of the 1st degree, but the order was limited to awarding medals. During the war years he captured 23 officers of the enemy.
Released in 1945.
By the Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of November 26, 1958, the order of December 5, 1944 was revoked and he was re-awarded the Order of Glory of the I degree.
In 1962 he graduated from the Tashkent Pedagogical Institute.
He worked as a deputy director for academic affairs at the 1st secondary school in Andijan. He retired in 1987, lived in Andijan and died on June 19, 1995.