Baku, November 15, AZERTAC
A monument to the national hero of Azerbaijan Albert Agarunov has been unveiled in the Narimanov district, Baku.
The monument was designed by sculptors Rahib Garayev and Zamik Rzayev.
State and government officials, MPs, representatives of foreign embassies accredited in Azerbaijan, as well as representatives of the general public attended the ceremony.
Addressing the event, Head of the Department of Interethnic Relations, Multiculturalism and Religious Affairs of the Presidential Administration Etibar Najafov said that the Azerbaijani national hero Albert Agarunov’s life served as an example.
Deputy Minister of Defense Karim Valiyev said that Albert Agarunov lived a short but glorious and heroic life.
Rantik Agarunov, brother of the national hero, who arrived in Baku from Israel, thanked the government and people of Azerbaijan for keeping his brother’s memory alive.
Albert Agarunov was born on April 25, 1969, in the settlement of Amirjan in the Surakhani District of Baku. He was martyred on May 8, 1992, in the battle for Shusha. Agarunov was 23 when he died. He was posthumously awarded the title of National Hero of Azerbaijan and buried at Martyr’s Avenue in Baku in May 1992.
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