Official Chronicle

Azerbaijan`s President attends Victory Day ceremony in Baku

09-05-2011 | 18:45        

  

A solemn ceremony on the occasion of the 66th anniversary of victory over the fascism in the Great Patriotic War was held in the Capital of Azerbaijan on May 9. President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev attended the event.66 years elapse since the glorious victory over the fascism in the Great Patriotic War. Mankind commemorates representatives of all the nations that withstood those terrific events and those who fell on the battle field. It should be noted that the people of Azerbaijan played an exceptional role in the historical victory of USSR in World War II over the fascism. 640 thousand Azerbaijanis, over 11 thousand of them women, were sent to the war and more than 300 thousand of them lost their lives during the battles. Approximately 130 Azerbaijani citizens were awarded with the titles of the “Hero of the Soviet Union” and more than 170 thousand Azerbaijani soldiers and officers were awarded with different orders and medals for their acts of bravery. The divisions of Azerbaijan took part in the furious fighting from the Caucasus to Berlin and hundreds of our compatriots joined the partisan parties. The Azerbaijani oil also played undeniable role in wining victory over the fascism, making up 23 million tons out of 33 million tons used in the years of war. The people of Azerbaijan sent over 7 tons of donor blood to the front. Historical valor of Azerbaijanis during the World War II will never be razed from memory and always become example patriotism for young generation. President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev greeted the veterans of the World War II, congratulated them on the occasion of the Victory Day and inquired about their problems and needs. The veterans remembered Nationwide Leader Heydar Aliyev’s all-round care and attention shown to our compatriots who offered their mite to gaining victory over the fascism and the Executive Order signed by President Ilham Aliyev on the eve of the Victory Day on allocation of a lump sum to participants of the World War II and their families demonstrates that the social situation of people under this category is always in the focus. The Head of State posed for photographs together with the veterans….. President of Ilham Aliyev laid a wreath on the monument of Twice Hero of the Soviet Union Hazi Aslanov and paid tribute to the memory of dignified warlords of Azerbaijan who acted bravely during the World War II…… The Guard of Honor further marched in review…President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev met with the family members of Twice Hero of the Soviet Union Hazi Aslanov and congratulated them on the occasion of the Victory Day……