70 years have passed since the victory over German fascism.
SIA informs that the victory over fascism is marked as an official national holiday in Azerbaijan. In various region of Azerbaijan a number of events are held on occasion of the Victory Day
681 thousand people from the total population of 3.4 million people were conscripted to the front from the Azerbaijan and 10,000 women, 300,000 citizens of the USSR conscripted from Azerbaijan perished in the battlefields. As well 15,000 nurses and sanitary activists, 750 operators and 3,000 drivers were trained for military units. Azerbaijani women also participated in the war.
The names of Hero of the Soviet Union for twice Hazi Aslanov, Heroes of the Soviet Union Israfil Mammadov, Aslan Vezirov, Adil Guliyev, Ziya Bunyadov, Garay Asadov, Melik Maharramov, Mehdi Huseynzade and generals Mahmud Abilov, Akim Abbasov, Tarlan Aliyarbekov, Hajibaba Zeynalov and many of others were written in our people's history with golden letters for their bravery.
Azerbaijan’s oil was one of the decisive factors in the Great Patriotic War. Oil production in Azerbaijan reached its peak in 1941 that made 23.5 million tons. That figure comprised 71.4% of all the oil produced in the USSR. Azerbaijani oil workers gave 75 million tons of oil and 22 million tons of petrol to the country during war years.