“We are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Baikal-Amur Mainline these days. Everyone knows well that your father played a significant role in the implementation of this project,” said President of Russia Vladimir Putin during a one-on-one meeting with President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev.

President Vladimir Putin recalled that Great Leader Heydar Aliyev chaired the permanent commission on BAM construction issues, saying: “It can be said that he was the leader of one of the largest projects, the BAM, which was a very important project for the entire Soviet Union. We are very grateful to him for this, and we remember his dear memory.”