Delegation of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly, the Assembly of Peoples’ of Russia and the Assembly of Peoples of Kyrgyzstan headed by the Secretary General of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly Andrey Belyaninov, Chairperson of the Council the Assembly of Peoples’ of Russia, First Deputy Secretary General – Head of the General Secretariat of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly Svetlana Smirnova and Deputy Chairman of the Council of the Assembly of Peoples of Kyrgyzstan Zukhra Shidakova arrived in Uzbekistan to participate in the Tashkent SCO People's Diplomacy Forum. The visit began with the laying of flowers at the Brotherly Graves Memorial Complex.
The memorial complex "Common Graves" is located in Tashkent. It was created by sculptors L. Ryabtsev, V. Lunev and architects L. Adamov, Y. Afanasyev.
The complex was installed on the site of a hospital that existed during the Great Patriotic War. From 1941-1945, many wounded soldiers were brought to Tashkent, as in a front-line hospital, and some of them remained forever in Uzbekistan. According to some information, more than 1,200 war veterans are buried here and marble slabs with names and years of life are installed on their graves.
The memorial complex occupies a large area. Wide steps form an alley, on the sides of which there are marble pedestals, and hero cities are marked on them. The alley leads to the memorial of the military cemetery "Grieving Mother" and the eternal flame, and next to it there are memorial walls in honor of the Heroes of the Soviet Union. After the war, heroes of the Soviet Union, natives of Uzbekistan, continued to be buried in this cemetery. Some graves have bronze busts.
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) People's Diplomacy Forum will be held under the motto "People's Diplomacy - Mutual Understanding for Development". The event will be held on 11 to 12 May in Tashkent (Uzbekistan).
The Forum will be attended by representatives of the parliaments of the SCO member States, international organizations, NGOs and research and analytical centers. The number of participants will exceed 120 people.