Azerbaijan, Baku, June 3 / Trend, E.Ostapenko /
Premiere of the documentary film "His name was Mikhailo" on Azerbaijan and the Soviet Union's hero Mehdi Huseynzade was held June 2-3 in Slovenia, Azerbaijan's chargé d'affaires in Slovenia Geray Muradov told Trend.
June 2, the premiere took place in the Slovenian city of Nova Gorica, June 3 - in Shempas settlement, where earlier the Azerbaijani Government has constructed Mehdi Huseynzade's monument.
The documentary film "His name was Mikhailo" was shot in summer of 2008 in Slovenia, Austria and Italy. It is based on interviews with people who knew personally Mehdi Huseynzade and fought together with him, Muradov said. There as citizens of Azerbaijan and Slovenia, as well as Italy among them.
The decision to make this film was taken during the Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev's visit to Slovenia in August 2006.
Mehdi Huseynzade, whose friends called him Mikhailo, was a Soviet lieutenant, a partisan and intelligence agent, became famous for daring operations against the German and Italian invaders during the Second World War in Yugoslavia and Italy. He became the hero of the three countries - Italy, Yugoslavia and the Soviet Union posthumously.
The event dedicated to the presentation was attended by Tahir Aliyev, director of the film, working in the studio "Salname" under the Azerbaijani Ministry of Culture.
Public figures of Slovenia, members of Parliament, the diplomatic corps, residents of Nova Gorica and Shempas, as well as representatives of Slovenia's partisan movement, Mehdi Huseynzade's former comrades also were invited to the event.
Azerbaijan's chargé d'affaires in Slovenia Geray Muradov, who is also consultant of this film and mayor of the city of Nova Gorica, addressed with opening speech at the event.