Today, the Central Officer Club of the Ministry of Defence hosted the solemn ceremony on occasion of handover of the Medal of Honour awarded, according to the Decree of the Head of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, to B.Annayev, the grandfather of President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov on the father’s side, to specialized military school No.1 named after Berdimuhamed Annayev.
As the participant of the ceremony Roman Polyanovsky, Military Attaché, Colonel of the Embassy of the Russian Federation to Turkmenistan, noted this high award conferred to Berdimuhamed Annayev symbolizes his personal courage as well as is a sign of strategic partnership between Turkmenistan and Russia.
“In this connection, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu also ordered to prepare a memorable collection of relevant documents about the combat service of Berdimuhamed Annayev and about the regiment in which he served during the Great Patriotic War,” Polyanyovsky said. “As it follows from the documents, the regiment was at the forefront and suffer losses a lot. Only that person who participated in the warfare can understand the worth of the medal, which was awarded to Berdimuhamed Annayev.”
In addition, the Military Attaché of the Embassy of the Russian Federation to Turkmenistan highlighted that the decision of President Berdimuhamedov to hand over the relicts to the military school named after the hero was the wise one, since the feat of arms of B.Annayev would become an example for all present and future generations of Turkmen soldiers and would inspire young soldiers for great success to ensure the freedom and independence of their Fatherland.
The solemn ceremony on occasion of handover of the Medal of Honour and the collection of the documents from the military archives was continued by the concert with the participation of military art bands. Young soldiers performed patriotic songs, as well as glorified the great war path of the forefathers, which was reflected in the selection of their uniforms.
A story revived on the scene. Here you could see both Turkmen soldiers from ancient times in national clothes, as well as brave soldiers with a rifle behind their shoulders, who took part in the Great Patriotic War. Young cadets in snow-white uniform enthusiastically repeated the actions of their older comrades.
Having received the medal of the grandfather of the President of Turkmenistan as well as the documents of his service in solemn atmosphere, young cadets and the participants of the event went to specialized military school No.1 named after Berdimuhamed Annayev. The soldiers lined up along the way of the procession forming live corridor.
A car with convertible top delivered the cadets to the destination point. The students of the school received the relicts in the hall in front of the monument of Berdimuhamed Annayev and organized the post of the guard of honour.
The cadets carefully put the relics on a specially installed white platform, right in front of the monument, where they will be kept.
The participants of the event, including heads and personnel of military and law enforcement agencies, cadets of military academies, students of specialized schools, and military attaches of diplomatic missions accredited in our country paid tribute to light memory of the hero of the war Berdimuhamed Annayev.