The head of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov laid in the 70-th anniversary of the end of the great Patriotic war flowers to the monument " Grieving mother ", which is installed on the Memory square in Tashkent. In Uzbekistan, may 9, 1999 is celebrated as the Day of Memory and honor.
in the great Patriotic war involved more than 1, 4 million inhabitants of Uzbekistan, including more than 400 thousand have lost their lives, 130 thousand disappeared without a trace. Within the Republic was formed fifteen divisions and brigades. During the war, 120 thousand of Uzbeks have become the order bearer, and were awarded medals, 338 people awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union, 82 officers and soldiers became full Cavaliers of the order of Glory.
during the war of Uzbekistan was rescued from starvation and the deaths of more than 1, 5 million people evacuated. Among them - almost 300 thousand orphaned children brought from the siege of St. Petersburg, Belarus, Poland and Ukraine.
in an unusually short period of time Uzbekistan has become one of the centers of war industry. By the beginning of the Second half of the first half of 1942 was transferred to the Republic more than 100 plants operated at full capacity, supplying the front of military equipment, ammunition, equipment, clothing. The country has a fresh industrial city of Chirchik, Angren, Bekabad, Yangiyul. In connection with military time was changed the peaceful orientation of scientific work. Scientists have developed here during the war fresh varieties of cotton, worked on the problem of local coking coal and other fuels, increase the production of medicines and medical equipment.
Today in the Republic there are more than 3 thousand participants of the war and about 70 thousand employees labor front.
"Today, in Day of Memory and honor, our nation is widely emphasizes the 70th anniversary of the Victory over fascism in the Second world war," said Karimov on measures of laying. He said that Today " is Very important, Is to extract the lessons of this war - the carnage, how many victims, how many losses He suffered in this brutal war, the suffering and hardship endured thousands of orphans and disadvantaged ".
Uzbek leader said " the dedication and generosity of the people of Uzbekistan, who, overcoming all the trials and tribulations of the war years, told the shelter and the last piece of bread with evacuated from the occupied territories more than a million people, and Among them, about two hundred thousand orphans, children and adolescents."
The names of those killed on the fronts of the Uzbek people included in the 34-volume the symbolic Memory Book that can be read on a granite stele, located on either side of the walk of Fame and Memory, which is part of the architectural composition in the center of Tashkent. Citizens come here these days to show their children and grandchildren a unique testimony to the heroism of their fellow countrymen.
were started the ceremony in the capital of Uzbekistan in the early morning, when tens of thousands of people came to the memorial complex "mass graves" to lay flowers to the monument "Grieving mother" and Eternal fire, and also to congratulate the Veterans.
The memorial complex was erected in 1975 on the site of a military hospital deployed in Tashkent in 1941-1945. Within the complex are buried fifteen thousand Soviet soldiers and officers who died in the hospital during the war from injuries received.
"People think this holiday is not only state but also national, for this reason so many people on 9 may this memorial site," said Fins news the head of the Republican international cultural center Nasreddin Muhammad. To commemorate the victims of the Second world war the memorial came as heads of diplomatic missions accredited in Uzbekistan.
The ninth of may for Veterans in Tashkent and in many cities of the Republic organized the ceremony and the concert program "melodies of military years", with the participation of pupils of children's schools of music and art. Evening in the capital, thousands of people take to the streets to see the fireworks in honor of Victory day.
on the eve of may 9, more than 6 thousand Veterans of war and labor front in a solemn ceremony were awarded the jubilee medal " 70 years of Victory in world war II and a one-time monetary reward in the amount of 700 thousand soums (about $ 285), established by presidential decree. It is provided by a program celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Victory over fascism under the motto " Feat, duty, fortitude, approved in April.
Veterans are also expected launched TVs and mobile cell phones Russian production, as well as many benefits in the field of medical service.
A large number of events may 9, are part adopted in February, the state program " Year of attention and care for the older generation ".