Azerbaijan Celebrates Armed Forces Day

Baku/26.06.20/Turan: Azerbaijan celebrates June 26 as a holiday - the Day of the Armed Forces.

On that day 102 a year ago, by the decision of the Council of Ministers of the People"s Republic of Azerbaijan (1918-1920), the first regular military unit, the Special Corps, was created.

After the restoration of independence of Azerbaijan in 1991, the army holiday was celebrated on October 9 - when the first battalion of the future national army was created. This was until 1998, when, by decree of President Heydar Aliyev, June 26 was declared the Day of the Armed Forces. -06D-

 

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