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Victory Park in Tashkent

Tashkent Victory Park

Victory Park also known as the Victory Park Memorial Complex. A visit to the park will give you a lot of knowledge about the history of Uzbekistan, and parents and kids will love the monuments and many different sculptures.

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Victory Park was planned in honor of the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War. The project was announced by President Shavkat Mirziyoyev in a holiday address on Victory Day in 2019. When describing the park, he said that it will be the "practical embodiment of our admiration for the people's feat in that cruel war."

Buildings such as the "Museum of Glory" were erected on the territory of the park, such structures as the entrance arch were installed. Historical memorabilia such as coats of arms, military banners and maps have been added to the architectural ensemble of the park.

The monument "Ode to Fortitude" was erected in memory of Zulfiya Zakirova, an Uzbek mother who lost five sons during the war. The monument is located in the center of the park.

The Museum of Glory or the State Museum of Shon-Sharaf in the park was erected in the form of a man-made mound, inside which the main pavilion of the park is located - an exposition dedicated to the history of Uzbekistan's participation in the World War. II. The museum consists of six departments. All accompanying information about the exhibits is presented in Uzbek, Russian and English. The museum has more than 12.5 thousand exhibits. Separate sections dedicated to the ministries and departments of the Armed Forces have been organized. It is part of the Victory Park memorial complex, which is managed by the Advisor to the Minister of Defense for Culture.

In September 2020, the Decree of the President “On measures to organize the activities of the Victory Park Memorial Complex” was adopted, according to which the activities of the Victory Park Memorial Complex are organized under the Ministry of Defense. At the same time, the complex is classified as a state institution and as a legal entity. Thus, he has his own development fund. The head of the complex, who is a special adviser to the Minister of Defense, is appointed and dismissed by the Minister of Defense in consultation with the Minister of Culture. On the territory of the Complex there are the Spiritual and Educational Center, the Department of Information and Mass Communications, the Military Band Service and the Central Song and Dance Ensemble of the Armed Forces.

The Peace Tree (Quercus robur) was planted in the park on March 15, 2021 as the first foreign tree in the park. Peace Tree is an international project that originated in Slovakia in 2018 and organized by the non-governmental association Servare et Manere with the support of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic. The landing was jointly attended by Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Slovakia to Uzbekistan Jan Bori and Chairman of the Committee for Friendship and International Relations with Foreign Countries under the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan Rustambek Gurbanov.

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