President Emomali Rahmon has signed a decree on providing one-off aids to veterans of the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945. 

940,000 somonis have been allocated from the President Reserve 940Fund to provide one-off aids to the war veterans.  

The one-off aid will provided on the occasion of the 76th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War.  

According to data from the Ministry of Health and Social Protection of the Population, only 94 veterans of the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945 are estimated to be still alive in Tajikistan.

By president’s decree they will receive 10,000 somonis each.

Just a month ago, there were 102 veterans of the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945 in the country, while last year, 162 veterans of the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945 celebrated Victory Day.

More than 270,000 residents of Tajikistan reportedly took part in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945 and more than 100,000 of them died in battle.

55 of residents of Tajikistan were given the title of Hero of the Soviet Union.  Besides, 15 other Tajikistan’s residents were Full Holders of the Order of Glory.

Victory Day marks the end of World War II in Europe, specifically the capitulation of Nazi forces to the Allies (the Soviet Union, United Kingdom, France, the United States and other principal Allied nations) on May 8, 1945.

In Russia and other countries of former Soviet Union, the day of Victory over Nazi Germany is celebrated on May 9, because when the German Instrument of Surrender actually entered into force (May 8, 1945 at 23:01 CET), it was already May 9 by Moscow time.  Post-Soviet countries have continued the tradition.