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In Azerbaijan there will take place actions in Heydar Aliyev's memory - RIA Novosti, 5/10/2017


Heydar Aliyev. Archival photo
BAKU, on May 10 – RIA Novosti, Vugar Gasanov. Residents of Azerbaijan celebrate the 94th anniversary since the birth of the ex-president of the country Heydar Aliyev, on Wednesday in the capital and regions of the republic there will take place the actions devoted to heritage of the national leader, the correspondent RIA Novosti reports. The president of the country Ilham Aliyev, members of the government will on Wednesday morning visit Heydar Aliyev's grave in the Avenue of honourable burial. The Azerbaijani diasporsky organizations operating in a number of the countries also hold commemorative events. Heydar Aliyev was born in 1923. During the Soviet period he held a number of high positions in the Azerbaijani and allied leaders. In particular, in the late sixties he headed Committee for State Security of the Azerbaijani SSR, then was the first secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Azerbaijan (the actual head of the republic). In the 1980th years Aliyev was a member of the Politburo of the Central Committee of the CPSU and the first deputy chairman of the board of Ministers of the USSR. In 1987 in disagreement with policy of the Soviet management of that time and personally Mikhail Gorbachev has retired and I have returned to Azerbaijan. There he at first has been elected the deputy of the Supreme Council of the republic, and then became its chairman. During the difficult period of an internal aggravation of a situation in the country in the summer of 1993 it has agreed to head Azerbaijan, and in the fall of the same year has won presidential elections. In 1998 Aliyev has again won elections and continued to direct the country. In 2003 the state of health of the politician has considerably worsened and he couldn't participate in new presidential elections which, however, have brought the top post in the country to his son Ilham Aliyev. Heydar Aliyev has died in December, 2003 in the American hospital. The international airport of Baku is called by his name, and in the capital of Azerbaijan his museum is open and the Fund of Heydar Aliyev who is engaged in projects in the field of education, cultures is created, sport, ecology and conducts vigorous international activity.

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