Documentary to Elucidate Mehdi Huseynzade’s Life
Austria, Vienna, 26 June / Trend corr A. Alaskarov/ Obscure life moments of the Soviet Hero Mehdi Huseynzade will be elucidated in a new documentary film. "The film is being shot in a state-owned documentary studio Salnamə of Azerbaijan's Ministry of Culture & Tourism due to the 90th anniversary of Mehdi Huseynzade, a guerrilla and scout. The film will show the childhood and youth of Mehdi Huseynzade and will open many unknown pages of his life," Advisor of Azerbaijani Embassy in Austria Garay Muradov, who is organizer of the official meeting program for shooting of the film in Slovakia, Italy and Austria, said to Trend .
Main shooting will be made in Slovenian towns Novo Goritsa, Shonpas, Vitovle and Chepovan, as well as Italian Trieste city and Austrian Mathausen till 27 June. Huseynzade was at war in those places.
Documents were collected from Russian state archives specially for documentary shots of the film.
Lieutenant Mehdi Huseynzade was born in Baku on 22 December 1919 and died in Vitovle nearby of Trieste on 2 November 1944.
On 2 April 1944, Huseynzade and his friend Mirdamat Seyidov set a delayed-action bomb in the Opchina Cinema in Trieste. The explosion killed 120 German servicemen and 220 sustained injuries. At the end of April 1944, Huseynzade, Hans Fritz and Ali Tagiyev exploded a bridge nearby railway station Postayno which destroyed a train consisting of 24 carriages. In May 1944, Huseynzade and Seyidov exploded a casino which killed about 150 German officers and injured 350.
Mehdi Huseynzade received posthumous Soviet Union Hero title on 11 April 1957.
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