President pays tribute to Azerbaijanis killed in Great Patriotic War


President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and first lady Mehriban Aliyeva visited the grave of twice Hero of the Soviet Union Hazi Aslanov, put flowers at his statue and paid tribute to all Azerbaijanis killed during the war.

May 9 marks the 75th anniversary of historic victory over fascism in World War Two.

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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