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​Defense Ministry officers honor memory of Great Patriotic War heroes

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On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Victory over fascism in the Great Patriotic War on May 9, a group of officers of the Ministry of Defense honored the bright memory of the heroic sons of our people who did incomparable feats during the Second World War.

During the commemoration ceremony held in Baku, the servicemen visited the monuments erected in honor of the Hero of the Soviet Union and the mass graves.

The events have been held in other garrisons and large cities as well.

Today, 75 years have passed since the victory over German fascism.

The Second World War claimed more than 60 million lives.

Azerbaijanis made great sacrifices both on the front line and the rear during the war. Baku oil has an essential role in ensuring victory. 420,000 out of 650,000 Azerbaijani citizens did not return from war. For their great courage, 43 Azerbaijanis were awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union. While 30 were awarded the Order of “Glory” in all three degrees. The names of Hero of the Soviet Union for twice Hazi Aslanov, Heroes of the Soviet Union Israfil Mammadov, Aslan Vezirov, Adil Guliyev, Ziya Bunyadov, Garay Asadov, Melik Maharramov, Mehdi Huseynzade and generals Mahmud Abilov, Akim Abbasov, Tarlan Aliyarbeyov, Hajibaba Zeynalov and many of others written in our people’s history with golden letters for their bravery.

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