August 25, at St. Petersburg, in the park on the Havana street., 18, the ceremony of laying flowers to the monument of the poet-hero M. Jalil took place. The event was organized by the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Tatarstan in St. Petersburg and Leningrad region.
The ceremony was attended by the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Tatarstan in St. Petersburg and Leningrad region Renat Valiullin, Chairman of the Inter-regional cultural and educational public organization “Tatar community of St. Petersburg and Leningrad region” Rashid Magdeyev, representative of the Spiritual
Administration of Muslims of St. Petersburg and North -West region of Russia Yulai hazrat, Chairman of the Tatar-Bashkir national-cultural center “Peter Buylary” Rustam Huchashev, daughter of Musa Jalil – Luciya Musaevna, poet Salavat Shamsutdinov, author of the monument – sculptor Akhnaf Ziyakaev and the general public Tatar city.
Monument to the Tatar poet and Hero of the Soviet Union Musa Jalil was opened in St. Petersburg May 19, 2011, and is a gift from the Republic of Tatarstan, St. Petersburg. The place was not chosen by chance: during the Great Patriotic War Musa Jalil near Leningrad at the Leningrad and Volkhov front in the rank of the senior political officer served as a war correspondent for the newspaper “Muzhestvo (Courage)” in 1942 was taken prisoner, and then to a concentration camp. Being a part of the Volga-Tatar Legion “Idel-Ural”, he became a member of the underground organization. After the underground arresting, he was executed on the guillotine August 25, 1944 in Ploetzensee in Berlin.