9th May-The Victory Day
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.