The memory of the people of Turkmenistan who died during the Great Patriotic War will be commemorated on May 9 at the Halk hakydasy (People’s Memory) memorial complex. Public organizations of the country will participate in the flower-laying ceremony.
The head of Turkmenistan gave a corresponding instruction at a government meeting, reports the State News Agency of Turkmenistan.
The courage and heroism of the Turkmen people during the Great Patriotic War were awarded the highest awards. 104 Turkmen citizens were awarded the title of “Hero of the Soviet Union”. In total, more than 300 thousand Turkmen soldiers participated in the battles of 1941-45.
As Serdar Berdimuhamedov noted, the upcoming holiday – Victory Day in the Great Patriotic War is of great political importance in the life of the Fatherland, therefore it should be organized at a high level.
The memorial complex opened on October 6, 2014 is located in the southwestern part of Ashgabat. Halk hakydasy covers an area of 650 000 square meters. On its territory there are three monuments erected in honor of the fallen on the fields of the Great Patriotic War – Baky şöhrat, the Geoktepe battle – Milletiň ogullary, and also the victims of the Ashgabat earthquake – Ruhy tagzym.
Let us note that on the eve of the 77th anniversary of the Great Victory, thematic exhibitions, dedicated to the immortal feat of the Turkmen warriors were launched in all velayats of Turkmenistan.