This is the name of the poem of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov based on one of the most famous and favorite songs related to the theme of the war.
And although this song was performed by many pop and opera stars, in the memory and consciousness of entire generations it sounds exactly with the voice of Mark Bernes.
The melody of the song seems to be spilled in the words of the poem, in which Berdimuhamedov put both his thoughts and a call to the younger generation to remember and honor the feat of fathers and grandfathers, to peace the world they had earned with their lives.
Among those who fought for the Victory was the grandfather of the President of Turkmenistan – Berdimuhamed Annaev. Today, his name is given to the Specialized Military School No. 1 of the Ministry of Defense of Turkmenistan.
The bust of Berdimuhamed Annayev, installed in this school, has an honor guard among the best students of this school.
Along with the performer of the song “Cranes” M. Bernes, the author of the poem mentions the composer J. Frenkel and the poet R. Gamzatov.
Fond memories of this song and archival footage of the war awakened in the soul of the Turkmen leader the lines that formed the poem – sad but bright as the memory itself of those who did not return from the war.
And, most likely, the Victory Parade, held in Ashgabat on May 9th, 2020, left its mark, too. After all, the author of the text at the end made a postscript: