75 years have passed since the historic victory over fascist Germany, ONA reports.
The victory over fascism is marked as an official national holiday in Azerbaijan too. May 9 is a non-working day in the country. Events are held on the occasion of the Victory Day in various regions and the capital of the country.
Note that World War II, the bloodiest war of mankind, broke out as Nazi Germany invaded Poland on September 1, 1939. On June 22, 1941, Germany attacked the USSR, which also then included Azerbaijan. The war finished on May 9, 1945, the flag of the USSR was hoisted over the building of Reichstag in Berlin.
660 000 people from Azerbaijan participated in the war. Divisions from Azerbaijan marched from the Caucasus to Berlin. About 130 of our compatriots deserved the name of the Hero of the Soviet Union, 30 deserved the order of Honour, 170, 000 Azerbaijani soldiers and officers were awarded various orders and medals of the USSR. Hazi Aslanov-twice Hero of the Soviet Union, the Heroes of the Soviet Union- Israfil Mammadov, Aslan Vazirov, Adil Guliyev, Ziya Bunyadov, Garay Asadov, Huseynbala Aliyev, Gafur Mammadov, Malik Maharramov and Mehdi Huseynzadeh, generals Mahmud Abilov, Akim Abbasov, Tarlan Aliyarbayov, and Hajibaba Zeynalov and many others brought honor to the history of our people.
Azerbaijan’s oil was one of the decisive factors in World War II. The oil production in Azerbaijan reached its peak in 1941 when 23.5 million tons of oil was produced, making up 71.4 percent of all the oil produced in the USSR. Azerbaijani oil workers gave 75 million tons of oil and 22 million tons of petrol and other oil products to the country during the war years.
Note that because of the COVID-19 pandemic, many countries including Russia have postponed parades and commemorative events dedicated to the 75th anniversary of Victory.