The history museum stores the military uniform of the national soldier [PHOTO]
February 15, 2021 4:14 p.m. (UTC + 04:00)
By Laman Ismayilova
The military uniform of martyr Khudayar Yusifzade was handed over to the National History Museum. The uniform has been transferred to the Patriotic War Fund.
The museum accepts memorabilia from veterans, as well as personal effects of officers and soldiers martyred in the First and Second Karabakh Wars.
After his military service, Khudayar applied to the Azerbaijani State Border Service. He then began to serve as an ensign in Astara.
Khudayar Yusifzade went to fight voluntarily. He took part in the battles for the liberation of the Murovdag, Kalbajar, Fuzuli, Jabrayil and Zangilan mountain ranges. The brave soldier has always found a way to support his comrades in arms.
The 22-year-old martyr amazed everyone with his magnificent interpretation of the song “Vatan” (Homeland) during the Second Nagorno-Karabakh War. The video showing the Azerbaijani serviceman singing the song appeared on social media.
The 2020 Nagorno-Karabakh war ended with the peace agreement negotiated by Russia and signed on November 10 by the leaders of Azerbaijan, Russia and Armenia.
The trilateral peace agreement stipulated the return of the Azerbaijani regions occupied by Armenians from Kalbajar, Aghdam and Lachin.
Before the signing of the agreement, the Azerbaijani army liberated around 300 villages, settlements, city centers and the historic town of Shusha.
The signed agreement obliges Armenia to withdraw its troops from the Azerbaijani lands it has occupied since the early 1990s.
The National History Museum is one of the architectural pearls of the country, dating back to the 19th century.
The largest museum in the country was originally the private residence of Haji Zeynalabdin Taghiyev, who was the famous national oil baron known for his generous philanthropy.
More than 300,000 items are gathered in 10 museum collections, including a valuable library composed mainly of unique books.
The museum has several departments: Modern History, Department of Ethnography, Department of Ancient and Medieval History, Department of Scientific Excursions, Museum Restoration Laboratory, Numismatic Fund, etc.
The museum’s collections provide insight into Azerbaijani history from past to present.
The house-museum of Azerbaijani philanthropist, oil baron Haji Zeynalabdin Tagiyev was reopened on June 17 after restoration and reconstruction work.
The opening of the museum was part of the 100th anniversary of the National History Museum of Azerbaijan.
In addition, the museum presented new exhibits, stored in its fonds, including paintings, documents, photographs, commissions and books.
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