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President Aliyev visits memorial of Azerbaijan Democratic Republic

27 May 2016 11:43 (UTC+04:00)
President Aliyev visits memorial of Azerbaijan Democratic Republic

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev visited on May 27 the monument, which was erected as the tribute to the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic, on the occasion of the Republic Day.

The guard of honor was arranged around the memorial, Azertac reports.

The head of state laid a wreath at the memorial, and the country's national anthem was performed.

May 28, 1918, marks the establishment of the ADR, the first independent republic and democratic state on the East. Although it existed for only 23 months, it brought about great progress in foreign policy, and introduced Azerbaijan to the international community.

Azerbaijan, which gained its independence in 1991 after the collapse of the Soviet Union, celebrates May 28 annually as the Republic Day.

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