Official opening of the jubilee exhibition of the National Museum in the city of st. Petersburg, Russian Federation

On January 26, 2024, an anniversary exhibition of the National Museum entitled “The Contribution of the Tajik People to the Defense and Liberation of the City of Leningrad from the “Fascist German Blockade” was held in the city of St. Petersburg of the Russian Federation to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the liberation of Leningrad . The exhibition was attended by the Director of the state institution “National Museum” of the Executive Office of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan Ibragimzade Zafarsho Safo, the Director General of the State Museum of Political History of Russia Sergey Evgenievich Rybakov, the Consul General of the Republic of Tajikistan in St. Petersburg Nazari Hamidzhon Temur, the representative of the Governor of St. Petersburg in the Legislative Assembly Konstantin Sukhenko, the Chairman of the Committee on Interethnic Relations and the Implementation of the Migration Policy of St. Petersburg Oleg Kapitanov, the Chairman of the Petrograd District Administration of St. Petersburg Vladimir Omelnitsky, the Director of the St. Petersburg Institute of Russian History, the Russian Academy of Sciences Alexey Sirenov and other officials of both countries.

          In their speeches, the speakers referred to the contribution of the Tajik people to the defense and liberation of the city of Leningrad. In the tragic moments, the Tajik people rushed to the aid of the besieged Leningrad in the shortest possible time and provided full support and assistance. From the first days of the war, thousands of applications from volunteers for immediate conscription into the army were received by the military commissariats of the cities and districts of the Tajik SSR. Since July 7, 1941, the military commissariat in Stalinabad (Dushanbe) received 2503 applications from volunteers, including 745 applications from women. During the terrible years of the Great Patriotic War, starting from the first months of fighting, more than 300,000 children of the Tajik SSR were mobilized to fight, and a third of them did not return from the battlefield.