Azerbaijan celebrates National Salvation Day
On June 15, Azerbaijan celebrates one of its most important state holidays - the Day of National Salvation. On June 15, 1993, National leader of Azerbaijan Heydar Aliyev was elected Chairman of the Supreme Soviet of the Republic of Azerbaijan. This was his return to the leadership of Azerbaijan, which had only recently regained its independence. With the insistence of the people, in June 1997 Azerbaijani Parliament declared June 15 a national holiday.