TSKHINVAL, June 16 - Sputnik. Fatima Plieva. A resident of Tskhinvali Murat Yenaldiev devoted 60 years of his life to work at a South Ossetian timber processing plant and is now worried that the once glorious enterprise has now fallen into disrepair. Talking about his work, Murat recalls with great regret that the timber processing plant in the then South Ossetian Autonomous Region was the most profitable enterprise.
Only a few of the old residents of Tskhinvali do not know who Murat Yenaldiev is. Once, almost every house had pieces of furniture made by his hands - beds, wardrobes, tables and chairs. Even furniture bought abroad was brought to him for restoration and repair.
"Today, what they do not bring from abroad, but then all of South Ossetia was supplied by the timber processing plant. Our assortment had more than a hundred types of products, the enterprise worked in such a way that we did not have enough local wood. All the furniture in my house was made by my own hands - parquet, beds, wardrobe, chairs, "says Murat.
He still remembers his colleagues and says that they would have succeeded a lot if not for the transitional period and the collapse of the Soviet Union.
"There were more than five hundred jobs at the timber processing plant, but many of my colleagues are no longer alive," Murat regrets.
His many years of work were also appreciated by the leadership of the republic, Murat was marked with more than one diploma and medals, and he himself considers human gratitude to be the main award.
Murata at his 87 years old can be considered an example for young people - his every day begins with a walk around the city at five in the morning. After that, he gets acquainted with what local newspapers write, in his hands you can see the "Fidiuag" magazine and the "Khurzarin" newspaper
In addition to the decline of the timber processing plant, Murat is also worried about the fate of his native village Mziugom. According to him, the village has become depopulated, and there is not even a path to the sanctuary for a long time.
"I have not been to this gorge for a long time. On religious holidays we offer prayers to our saints, we have not been to the sanctuary for a long time. Life in the village has always been difficult, and before the village could only be reached by horse, we had to drag everything on ourselves," - Murat recalls rural life.
Despite the difficulties, he recalls with a smile his difficult, but happy childhood and youth. A large housing family lived poorly, but amicably. Brought up in the mountains, Murat became a hardworking, hardy and kind person.
"I was 11 years old when the Great Patriotic War began. There were 12 of us, and I was the eldest, I was considered the support of the family, I looked after small livestock. As soon as the sun rose and the cattle went out to the pasture, I had time for that. to mow the grass and do other household chores, "he says.
By the end of the war, Murat moved to the city, got a job at a timber processing plant, first as an apprentice, and then became a full-fledged member of a large team. At the same time, he met his future wife Rimma Dparova.
"I got to the Dzaparovs' house when I was young. The Ossetians always held a guest in high esteem, the rules demanded that the owners clean his clothes and shoes. I looked at the girl after she cleaned my clothes and shoes. He said that she would become a good housewife." - Murat laughs.
Despite the fact that his beloved work and life in a once crowded and prosperous village remained only in his memories, Murat is satisfied with his life. Now he is pleased with the success of his children and grandchildren.