The 95th Anniversary of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Azerbaijan stamp

The 95th Anniversary of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Azerbaijan stamp

Azerbaijan post issued a souvenir sheet with one stamp commemorating the 95th Anniversary of the Armed Forces of the Republic.

Much done in the country despite that Azerbaijan Democratic Republic established in May 28, 1928 including the sphere of army creation. It is a very complicated process.

The ADR had no national army when established. It is the fact that no state may live without and army. In addition to all the above mentioned the condition was difficult.

Bordering countries clearly expressed their wish to occupy young Azerbaijan Democratic Republic.

Under decision of the government of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic in June 26, 1918 established the first military unit- separate corpus. This decision gave legal opportunity to the first democratic government of the Moslem East to establish its own army. Then the state decree about the military obligation-call to the army followed. The measures taken by the Azerbaijan government in the establishment on the national army showed its results very soon.

On Oct. 9, 1991, the Supreme Council of the Republic of Azerbaijan adopted the decision on the establishment of the Army.

June 26 was declared the Day of the Armed Forces according to Azerbaijani President's decree dated May 22, 1998.

The military parade is planned to be held in connection with the 95th anniversary of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces in Azadliq Square in Baku.

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