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16 May 2024, 16:17

Lukashenko lays wreath at tomb of Heydar Aliyev, fallen heroes in Baku

BAKU, 16 May (BelTA) – During his official visit to Azerbaijan, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko laid a wreath at the tomb of National Leader Heydar Aliyev on the Alley of Honors in Baku on 16 May, BelTA has learned.

Aleksandr Lukashenko also laid flowers at the grave of the wife of Heydar Aliyev and the mother of Ilham Aliyev.

Prominent political figures and other notable people of Azerbaijan were laid to rest in the Alley of Honors. Heydar Aliyev was buried here in December 2003. On the first anniversary of his death, a monument was unveiled at his tomb. The monument was made in the form of a hill to symbolize the politician’s mountainous homeland, the city of Nakhchivan. The monument to the former president stands on a granite pedestal at the foot of the hill.

In line with a tradition, all foreign delegations coming to Azerbaijan visit the tomb of Heydar Aliyev.

Aleksandr Lukashenko also laid a wreath at the Eternal Flame monument on the Alley of Martyrs (‘fallen heroes’). Members of the Belarusian official delegation took part in the ceremony.

The Alley of Martyrs was laid to immortalize those killed during the events of 20 January 1990 and during the Karabakh war. The monument was unveiled in 1998 at the highest point of the city. The memorial is a tomb standing on an eight-pointed star, topped with a glass dome. Currently, the alley commemorates all people who died for the independence and prosperity of modern Azerbaijan. 
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