A new square named after Heydar Aliyev has been opened in Ulyanovsk province of Russia, ITAR-TASS reported the city administration as saying. The square named after the national leader of Azerbaijan has been laid out in Zasviyajsk district of the city at the intersection of Jugulievskaya and Fruktivaya streets by the enthusiast of the Azerbaijani Diaspora.
The construction of the monument to Heydar Aliyev is being completed. The author of the monument is the well-known sculptor Sergey Bobrakov who is also one of the authors of the monument to Yuri Gagarin in Moscow. The mayor of the Ulyanovsk city Sergey Yermakov decreed to build the monument in February 2008. The monument will be officially inaugurated within next few days.
The monument and square are tribute to the leader of Azerbaijan Heydar Aliyev by the Ulyansk people. According to the governor of Uklyanovsk Sergey Morozov, 'perpetuation of Heydar Aliyev's memory will contribute to strengthening, maintaining and developing friendship and cooperation between Russian and Azerbaijani nations".
Heydar Aliyev visited Ulyanovsk more than once as a chairman of the State Commission on Liquidation of the Consequences of Alexander Suvorov motor ship Crash in 1983. At that time Heydar Aliyev, the first deputy chairman of the Council of Ministers of USSR and member of the Politburo of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union took immediate measures to address problems caused by this tragedy.