Russian Public Foundations Award Leader of Caucasus Muslims for His Services to Establishing Peace and Tolerance
Azerbaijan, Baku / corr. Trend S.Agayeva / For his services to establishing peace and tolerance in the Caucasus, the Chairman of the Caucasus Muslim Clerical Board, Sheikh Ul Islam Haji Allahshukur Pashazade, has been awarded a medal established by Russian public foundations. The representative of the Organizational Committee of the Award, Eugenie Kurachkov, said on 24 April in presenting the medal that Sheikh Ul Islam was the first laureate of the award. The medal was established by the International Association of World Funds, World Federation of Veterans and International Fund of Veterans 'Memory of People'. The medal was established on the eve of 62nd anniversary of the victory over fascism and the list of future laureates includes outstanding public, political and religious figures and representatives of science and culture, Kurchakov added.
"Out nations are historically connected by the closest relations, and it is important to support historical relations. Our nations fought against fascism together during World War II," said Pashazade. At that time, nobody divided the Soviet people into various nations. "Various nations came together in the trenches, but our fathers were unified by a single spirit of fight for our common land. Nobody and nothing can break this spirit of unity," Sheikh Ul Islam underlined.