In February 1965, the Komsomol Central Committee, on the initiative of the Tyumen Regional Komsomol Committee, declared the Tyumen Region an All-Union Komsomol shock construction site. This was how not one single large object was determined, but all the construction sites of the future fuel and energy complex of Western Siberia. The resolution of the Komsomol Central Committee of February 12, 1965 "On the participation of Komsomol organizations in the development of oil and gas fields in Western Siberia and the Mangyshlak Peninsula" stated that among geophysicists, drillers, geologists, builders, drivers of the region, "the overwhelming majority are Komsomol members and young people."
To coordinate the work in Tyumen, the headquarters of the Komsomol Central Committee was created. This is an unprecedented case, there was nothing like this in Russia. In total, in the period from 1965 to 1986, there were 39 All-Union Komsomol shock construction projects on the territory of the region – the laying of the Tyumen - Surgut - Urengoy - Yamburg railway, the construction of the Samotlor oil field, the construction of the Surgut GRES, the Tobolsk Petrochemical Plant, the Shaim- Tyumen oil pipeline, the Tyumen-Megion - Surgut-Urengoy - Nadym power line-500, the complex of geological exploration works in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug and others. In addition to the All-Union ones, there were regional Komsomol shock construction sites in the region: Tyumen House-building Plant, Yalutorovsky meat and Bone Flour plant, Tyumen CHP-2 and others. The whole region as a whole was declared the Komsomol shock construction site No. 1.
The scale of the work carried out in those years is simply hard to imagine today. It took Baku a century to achieve an annual production of 23.5 million tons of oil, in Tyumen this milestone was taken in just five years! The volume of investments in the West Siberian fuel and energy complex was equal to the costs of BAM, KAMAZ and Atommash!