Baku, Azerbaijan, April 17
President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev has signed a decree “On encouragement of the participants of the World War II”, Uzbek UzReport information agency reported on April 17.
The decree on one-time 5 million soum (roughly $618) reward has been signed in order to materially support the participants and disabled veterans of the war. The decree has been established in connection with 9th May national holiday - the day of Memory and Honor as well as the celebration of the 73rd anniversary of the Victory over fascism in the World War II.
The decree of the president entrusts to ensure the payment of the reward in a festive and solemn atmosphere.
The amount of the monetary reward in 2017 constituted 2 million soums.