Family values are deep-rooted in Azerbaijan, and have been passed down from generation to generation since time immemorial. Care of youngsters, and respect for the elderly are cherished traditions in our country.
May 10th is the 96th anniversary of architect and builder of independent Azerbaijan, eminent state figure, great son of the Azerbaijani people and national leader Heydar Aliyev. On this occasion, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva, family members, relatives and friends of national leader Heydar Aliyev paid a visit to the grave of the National Leader at the Alley of Honour.
President Ilham Aliyev laid a wreath before the grave of national leader Heydar Aliyev, respectfully revering his memory.
The state anthem of the Republic of Azerbaijan was performed.
Then, the Head of the State and the family members put flowers onto the grave of academician Zarifa Aliyeva, the spouse of the National Leader, an eminent ophthalmologist-scholar, respectfully revering her memory.
Flowers were also put onto the graves of eminent state figure Aziz Aliyev and renowned physician-scholar Tamerlan Aliyev.