On the eve of the 77th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945, a flower-laying ceremony was held at the Eternal Flame of Glory Memorial in the Fraternal Garden of Astrakhan, the STRBC (State TV and Radio Broadcasting Company) Lotos informs.
The event was attended by Consul General of Iran Mehdi Akuchakian, Consul General of Kazakhstan Tauboldy Umbetbayev, Consul of Turkmenistan Guych Garayev, as well as Acting Representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry in Astrakhan Mergen Dzhevakov.
The diplomats honored the memory of the heroes of the Great Patriotic War with a minute of silence, and after the ceremony congratulated the people of Astrakhan on the upcoming Victory Day.
“More than 300,000 Turkmen citizens went to war, tens of thousands did not return. As it is known, according to the latest data, more than 130 thousand were awarded medals and orders, 104 Turkmen citizens became Heroes of the Soviet Union, 15 - holders of orders. During the war years, Turkmen women and girls donated 7,222 kilograms of gold and silver jewelry to the Defense Fund - this is a good goal and great humanism. I would wish the people of Astrakhan a bright sky, peace and prosperity, so that there would never be any war,” Guych Garayev said.
On May 9, Russia celebrates the 77th anniversary of the end of the Great Patriotic War.