In St. Petersburg, the memory of the poet-hero Musa Jalil to be honored
August 20, 2018
The Permanent Mission of the Republic of Tatarstan in St. Petersburg and the Leningrad oblast holds a Memorial Day for the legendary Tatar poet, Hero of the Soviet Union Musa Jalil.
August 23, at the monument to Musa Jalil (at the address: St. Petersburg, Gavanskaya St., house 18) a solemn event, reading poems and laying flowers will bne held. The beginning at 12 o’clock.
Everyone is invited to take part in the event and honor the memory of the legendary poet-hero.
Monument to the Tatar poet and Hero of the Soviet Union Musa Jalil was opened in St. Petersburg on May 19, 2011 and is a gift of the Republic of Tatarstan to St. Petersburg. The place was not chosen by chance: during the Great Patriotic War, Musa Jalil, near Leningrad on the Leningrad and Volkhov Front, served as a military correspondent for the newspaper “Otvaga” in the rank of senior political instructor, in 1942, he was taken prisoner, and then sent to the concentration camp. Having been found himself in the Volgo-Tatar Legion “Idel-Ural”, became a member of an underground organization.