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Monument to famous Azerbaijan singer Muslim Magomayev inaugurated in Moscow - PHOTOS

16 September 2011 [09:52] - TODAY.AZ
The inauguration of the monument to Muslim Magomayev, an iconic Soviet and Azerbaijani baritone operatic and pop singer of the 1960s and 1970s, was held in Moscow, at the public garden located on the crossroads of Voznesenski and Yeliseevski alleyways, not far from the late singer`s home.

The monument was created by Aleksey Rukavishnikov, People`s Artist of Russia. Hundreds of Magomayev`s fans took part in the inauguration. The Azerbaijani delegation led by the minister of culture and tourism of Azerbaijan Abulfas Garayev, was also present.

The construction of the monument was sponsored by the Muslim Magomayev`s Cultural and Musical Heritage Foundation, founded by the President of Crocus International CJSC Aras Agalarov.

Among the participants of the inauguration were prominent Russian celebrities and culture industry workers. Addressing the event, minister of culture and tourism of Azerbaijan Abulfas Garayev on behalf of the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and his family expressed gratitude to the creators of the monument. On behalf of the Azerbaijan government, the minister also thanked the government of Moscow.

Vice-President of Heydar Aliyev Foundation Leyla Aliyeva, composer and singer Emin Agalarov, President of Crocus International CJSC Aras Agalarov and others attended the inauguration.
Muslim Magomayev died on October 25, 2008 in Moscow, in his flat, from a heart attack. He was buried in the Alley of Honors in his native city of Baku, next to his grandfather, on October 29.


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