A ceremony devoted to the 90th jubilee of great statesman, national leader of the Azerbaijani people Heydar Aliyev took place in the Hall of Columns of the Unions’ House in Moscow, May 6.
Organized by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, the Embassy of Azerbaijan in Russia and the All-Russian Azerbaijan Congress (ARAC), the evening was attended by Vice-president of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Leyla Aliyeva, Azerbaijan’s Ambassador to Russia Polad Bulbuloglu, Chairman of the Russian State Duma Sergey Naryshkin, representatives of diplomatic missions accredited in Moscow and members of the Azerbaijani Diaspora.
Leyla Aliyeva addressed the ceremony.
After the speech by Chairman of the Russian State Duma Sergey Naryshkin, a ceremony of presenting the award named after Heydar Aliyev and instituted by the All-Russian Azerbaijan Congress was held. Editor-in-chief of the magazine “Rossiyskaya Gazeta” Vladislav Fronin for his contribution to delivering the true facts about Azerbaijan and creating the image of a new Azerbaijan, Rector of the Moscow State Linguistics University (MSLU) Irina Khaleyeva for development and strengthening of bilateral relations in the sphere of education, contribution to training of Russian specialists in Azerbaijani language and literature, organization of trainings for Azerbaijani journalists for improvement of professional skill and for assistance in establishment of the Azerbaijani Language and Culture Centre at MSLU, Director of the Multimedia Art Museum Olga Sviblova for development and strengthening of bilateral relations in the cultural sphere and assistance for holding the “Flight to Baku” exhibition in Moscow and movie director Andrey Konchalovski for the documentary-biographic film “Burden of Power. Heydar Aliyev” were honoured with the award.
Awards were presented by Azerbaijan’s Ambassador in Russia Polad Bulbuloglu, Director of the Heydar Aliyev Centre Anar Alakbarov, Executive Director of ARAC Ilgar Hajiyev and member of ARAC Presidium Farid Hagverdiyev.
The program of the artistic part of the evening was called “Heydar Aliyev’s favourite works”. People’s Artist of USSR and Azerbaijan Farhad Badalbayli, accompanied by the P.Chaykovski Large Symphonic Orchestra led by People’s Artist V.Fedoseyev, People’s Artists of Azerbaijan Samir Jafarov, Murad Adigozalzadeh and Honoured Artist of the republic Aygun Zeynalova performed in the artistic part. Works by U.Hajibayli, G.Garayev and F.Amirov and, at the end, the song “Azerbaijan” by M.Magomayev was performed by Elcin Azizov.
A photo-exhibition was organized in the foyer of the Hall of Columns of the Unions’ House. Participants of the event were distributed the “Baku” magazine devoted to the national leader of the Azerbaijani people.