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12.04.2019 17:53:34

Russian Heroes Association delegation arrives in Mirzachul

Delegation of the Russian Heroes Association visited the city of Gagarin in the center of Mirzachul district of Jizzakh region on the occasion of April 12 – World Aviation and Cosmonautics Day.

Members of the delegation led by the Chairman of the Committee on Defense of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, President of the Russian Heroes Association, Hero of Russia Vladimir Shamanov in the city of Gagarin were met by the Minister for Emergency Situations, Advisor to the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Tursunkhon Khudoyberganov, Khokim of Jizzakh region Ergash Soliyev, Khokim of Mirzachul district Komil Kholmurodov, representatives of the general public.

The visit of the delegation began with laying flowers at the monument to Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin, the first in the history of mankind who flew into space.

Not without reason, the delegation of the Russian Heroes Association visited Uzbekistan on the occasion of this historic date. The role of Uzbekistan, which gave humanity an outstanding representative of world astronomical science, Mirzo Ulugbek, has historical significance. The deep meaning lies in the fact that the center of Mirzachul district is called “Gagarin” in memory of the man who first flew into space.

In 1974, the district center was granted city status and was named after Gagarin. The monument to the first cosmonaut erected in the city is considered the most majestic monument among the Central Asian countries.

Yuri Gagarin often visited Uzbekistan, and this is well remembered by representatives of the older generation. From 1961 to 1968, he visited the country six times.

Head of the delegation Vladimir Shamanov grew up in Mirzachul district. He graduated from secondary school No. 1 named after Gagarin in the district center. Currently, he is one of the famous Russian military and political figures.

Familiarization of the delegation members with the life of the city of Gagarin, their meetings with representatives of local authorities and the public continue.