Solemn events in Saint Petersburg continue
Solemn event in Saint Petersburg dedicated to Victory Day over Fascism and the sacred memory of our compatriots who were killed in the battle for defense of Leningrad, people of Uzbekistan and Leningrad, evacuated to Uzbekistan during the war continues.
A book exhibition “From Uzbekistan Fund of National Literature Library” was held on May 7.
Speakers at the presentation noted the invaluable contribution of Uzbekistan people to the defense of Leningrad and overall victory over fascism during the Second World War. About 7 thousand Uzbekistan people were buried in Piskarevsky cemetery in Saint Petersburg. Tens of thousands of residents of besieged Leningrad were evacuated to Uzbekistan, where they were welcomed with warmth, shared homes and last bread.
Participants of the event were shown a feature film “Apples of the 41st year”, shot by Ravil Batirov in 1969.
In addition, the National Library of Saint Petersburg hosted a photo exhibition “The memory of people is sacred”. Archival photos and documentary materials provided by Uzarchive Agency were presented at the exhibition. The Consulate General of Uzbekistan in Saint Petersburg and Madad Legal Support Center provided great assistance in organization and holding of the exhibition.
The solemn events continue.