In his message, Russian Ambassador A.V. Blokhin noted that in Russia June 22 is Memorial and Mourning Day. That day has divided the lives of millions of people into "before" and "after," leaving an indelible mark on everyone's fate.
The diplomat told one of the many stories that come to life in our imagination on this day. Mikhail Ptushenko, a 20-year-old lieutenant from Ashkhabad - one of the war heroes who went to the front in April 1943. Having earned the medal "For Valor" and the Order of the Red Star, the young fighter was killed on February 12, 1944. But his memory is preserved in his poems, which were written in a notebook titled "Through Fire and Water". "I firmly believe in victory" were the words from Lieutenant Ptushenko's poem three months before he was gone...
A musical project was implemented in memory of the Ashgabat hero - The front poems received a musical setting thanks to the composer of the St. Petersburg State Conservatory named after N.A. Rimsky-Korsakov, S.V. Ekimov.
Guests of the concertThe song on verses by Ptushenko was heard for the first time at the Makhtumkuli National Musical Drama Theater of Turkmenistan on June 20 on the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the beginning of the Great Patriotic War.