Victory Day over Fascism
Much done with the purpose to direct the activity of the republic economy to the front. Light and food industries started to work for front. In small period of time Baku turned into an important arsenal of fighting army. Despite of all the difficulties, oil workers worked hard and managed to supply the front and the economy with fuel.
Under the leadership of the academician Yusif Mammadaliyev established new technology that produced aviation petrol. With the hard work of our oil men oil production in Azerbaijan reached its peak in 1941 that made 23.5 million tons. That figure comprised 71.4% of all the oil produced in the USSR. Azerbaijani oil workers gave 75 million tons of oil and 22 million tons of petrol to the country during war years. It is possible to say that Baku oil was one of the main factors in the victory over the fascism. Four of each 5 plains, tanks and motor cars worked with Baku petrol. The II World War was the next prove of heroism and courage of the Azerbaijanis.