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Azerbaijan’s National Hero Albert Agarunov’s memory eternalized

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The memory of Azerbaijan’s National Hero Albert Agarunov has been eternalized.

Head of Baku City Executive power Hajibala Abutalibov has signed an order in this regard, Defence.az reported.

Thus, a positive response was given to the request addressed by Azerbaijan-based Religious Community of Mountain Jews to Baku City Executive Power, said Jewish expert in international relations Arye Gut.

According to the order, one of the streets in the capital was named after him.

Albert Agarunov was born in a Baku suburb to Mountain Jewish parents. He served in the Soviet Army from 1987 to 1989 in Georgia. Agarunov was a tank coomander during his military service.

In 1991, Albert Agarunov voluntarily enlisted in the Azerbaijani Army in the war against Armenia to defend the Nagorno-Karabakh region.

Agarunov fought in a battalion, led by Elchin Mammadov to retake the town of Shusha from Armenian control. He became a tank commander in the defence of Shusha in May 1992.

Agarunov took part in the war with his famous tank engagement against a T-72, commanded by Gagik Avsharian, disabling the T-72 outside of the town of Shusha. On December 8, 1991, Agarunov along with driver, Agababa Huseynov, managed to disable nine Armenian tanks and two armored trucks. During another skirmish, Agarunov managed to disable two tanks by a method called, the "Jewish sandwich" by his comrades.

Armenians offered 5 million rubles for his head.

Agaruno, while leaving his vehicle to remove the bodies of the dead soldiers lying on the streets, was hit by sniper fire. He was killed on the road connecting Shusha to Lachin on 8 May, 1992.

Under the presidential order No.833 dated 7 June 1992, Albert Agarunov, was posthumously awarded the title of National Hero of Azerbaijan and was buried at the Alley of Martyrs in Baku.

The school No.154 in Baku where he studied, was named after him.

Banu Salmanli
Sabina Hasanova

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