9th May-The Victory Day

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Mr. Dash­gin Shikarov

O n May 9, Azer­bai­jan marks the Day of Victory in the Great Pa­tri­otic War. Years of the World War II in the 20th cen­tury were the Dur­ing the war, Azer­bai­ja­nis showed courage and hero­ism not only on the front­line, but in the back front as well. A were cre­ated in the coun­try in a very short pe­riod of time. More than 600,000 Azer­bai­ja­nis were sent to the front be­tween 1941 and 1945. Half of them didn’t re­turn home, they fell in the bat­tles. Di­vi­sions from Azer­bai­jan have walked from the Cau­ca­sus to Ber­lin. About 130 Azer­bai­ja­nis earned the name of “Hero of the Soviet Union”, 30 more de­served the “Or­der of Honor”. awarded var­i­ous USSR or­ders and medals. Such peo­ple as gen­eral Hazi As­lanov (twice the Hero of the Soviet Union), other He­roes of the Soviet Union Bun­y­a­tov, Garay Asadov, Me­lik Ma­har­ramov and Me­hdi Huseyn­zadeh, gen­er­als Mah­mud Abilov, Akim Abbasov, Tar­lan Ali­yarbe­yov and Ha­jibala Zeynalov and many oth­ers brought honor to the his­tory of the Azer­bai­jani peo­ple. Much has been done in the coun­try, to di­rect the econ­omy to­wards the front­line. Light and food in­dus­tries started work­ing for the front. In a short pe­riod of time Baku turned into a real ar­se­nal of a work­ers worked hard to sup­ply the front and the in­dus­try with fuel. The oil pro­duc­tion in Azer­bai­jan reached its peak in 1941 - when 144 mil­lion bar­rels of oil was pro­duced, mak­ing up 71.4 per­cent of all the oil pro­duced in the USSR. In to­tal, Azer­bai­jani oil work­ers gave the coun­try 460 mil­lion bar­rels of oil and 22 mil­lion tons of petrol, dur­ing the years of war. main fac­tors in gain­ing victory in the Great Pa­tri­otic War. cars, worked on Baku’s fuel. Azer­bai­ja­nis made an in­cred­i­ble con­tri­bu­tion to med­i­cal were treated in Baku hos­pi­tals be­tween 1941-45. On the 9th day of May we com­mem­o­rate the peo­ple who saved the mankind from fas­cism. Their hero­ism of those will never be forgotten. By the de­cree of the Pres­i­dent of Azer­bai­jan Il­ham Aliyev the vet­er­ans of the Great Pa­tri­otic War were awarded the medals ded­i­cated to the 70th an­niver­sary of the Great Victory.

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