President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin presents the “Pushkin” Medal to Leyla Aliyeva
Memorial evening of prominent figure of state and politics, national leader of our people Heydar Aliyev was held at Moscow State International Relations Institute (University) of Russian Foreign Ministry. The event was organized by Leila Aliyeva, representative of Heydar Aliyev Foundation to the Russian Federation, due to support of Azeri Embassy to Russia.
The event attended by Russian and Azeri public started with show of the documentary on life and actions of Heydar Aliyev.
Noting the symbolic sense of realization of the event just in this higher school vice-rector of the University Ivan Tyulin said while working in Moscow Heydar Aliyev used to pay big attention to development of the University. He recalled considering services of great statesman Heydar Aliyev he was in due time granted the title of Honor Doctor of the University. ‘President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has graduated from the University and granddaughter of Heydar Aliyev Leila Aliyeva studies here at present. I have to mention that for the moment over 100 youth from Azerbaijan study at the University that has become native home to them’, the vice-rector mentioned.
Then, floor was given to spokeswoman of Heydar Aliyev Foundation Leila Aliyeva. L.Aliyeva talked of life and activities of her grandfather, his role in contemporary history of Azerbaijan and big importance for her personally. ‘While being President of independent Azerbaijan this great Person created base for current modern, strong and economically developed country. Today Heydar Aliyev is not with us but his work to which he dedicated all his life lives’ Leila Aliyeva said. Talking of actions of Heydar Aliyev Foundation she noted for 3 years the Foundation has possessed support and confidence of all sections of population of the country. Heydar Aliyev Foundation has already office in Moscow and it will render every kind of help to strengthening of friendship between Azeris and Russians.
Leila Aliyeva said: ‘It is a bit difficult to me to speak about Heydar Aliyev as only political figure and public leader because he was native, close and lovely Person to me. A Person to whom I could open my heart. He used to always support me, give me advice, explain and calm me. Despite very hard working agenda he used to always have a time for family. He was my grandfather, friend and support. I will always feel his absence. Sometimes they say there is no one irreplaceable. But I do not agree with this opinion, he was irreplaceable person’.
L.Aliyeva summarized her speech with a poem she has dedicated to her grandfather.
Then, a film on large-scale actions of Heydar Aliyev Foundation was shown.
Addressing the evening chairperson of International Aviation Committee Tatyana Anodina, historian and researcher, author of book ‘Zigzags of fate. Heydar Aliyev’ Nikolay Zenkevich, chairman of Commission of Russian Federation to UNESCO, senator Alexander Dzasokhov, chairman of Culture Committee of Russian State Duma Iosif Kobzon, Azeri Ambassador to Russia Polad Bulbuloglu talked of scale of Heydar Aliyev personality and his unique role in the newest history of our countries.
Then a concert was given. Iosif Kobzon, laureate of international contests Elchin Azizov, People’s artist of Azerbaijan Murad Adygozalov performed in the concert.
Photo exhibition reflecting various eras of life and actions of Heydar Aliyev was arranged in the lobby of the University.