We pay tribute to the heroes who gave their lives for our happiness, we honor the memory of rear workers, -Gurbanguly Berdymuhamedov

- I cordially congratulate you on the Victory Day in the Great Patriotic war of 1941-1945, a significant date that has taken a special place in world history, - is told in the President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov's address to the people of Turkmenistan.

“Victory day expresses mankind's desire for peace, friendship, humanity, unity and cohesion of the peoples, and this is its deep meaning. Openness, peacefulness, patriotism, fearlessness, courage are the traits inherent in the national mentality of the Turkmen people, formed over the centuries. And during the Great Patriotic war our compatriots, Turkmen soldiers shoulder to shoulder with representatives of other nations showed examples of courage and heroism in fierce battles.

During the war, the entire people of Turkmenistan, which became a reliable pillar of the front, selflessly, tirelessly worked with faith in a bright future, growing rich crops of wheat and cotton, thus making a huge contribution to the Great Victory.

Turkmen women - devoted guardians of the family hearth – voluntarily transferred 7 thousand 392 kilograms of gold and silver jewelry to the defense Fund. Also in these years in our country was woven carpet-giant "Turkmenistan kalby", which became a work of art.

And although over time the ranks of our compatriots who have passed the roads of war and lived to advanced years will be reduced, suffering and losses will never be forgotten. Heroes who showed great courage and bravery will forever remain in our hearts! We bow our heads and pay tribute to the heroes who shed their blood and gave their lives for the happiness of their people! We remember and honor the memory of those who, by their selfless work in the rear, brought a Great Victory closer!

Victory day we celebrate with special actions and, remembering the heroes, we lay flowers to the memorial complex "Halk hakydasy" in Ashgabat, to monuments to the fallen veterans in the cities and villages of the country, we pay tribute to the memory of the compatriots who didn't come back from fields of battles and found eternal rest far from the native land”, - it is noted in the message.

- Guided by the motto " State-for man!" we are carrying out large-scale reforms aimed at improving the level of social and living conditions of our people, at strengthening the international image of sovereign Turkmenistan as a dynamically developing state.

We take great care of every citizen of the country and, in particular, war and labor veterans, who make a significant contribution to strengthening the unity and cohesion of society, education of the younger generation in the spirit of patriotism and humanism. The state is constantly concerned about improving their living conditions. Every year in honor of the Victory in the great Patriotic war of 1941-1945 veterans of the war and widows of veterans on behalf of the state in a solemn ceremony handed valuable gifts. In recreation centers, sanatoriums, hospitals for war and labor veterans provided numerous benefits.

We are proud of our elders, who bring up true patriots, who call on young people to be honest, fair, hardworking, to honor their parents, - the presidential address emphasizes.

Concluding his address speech, the Turkmen leader wished his compatriots good health, longevity, peaceful and prosperous life.

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