LIVING LEADER FOREVER
The greatest person who dedicated his rare talent and bright genius to the progress, development and recognition of his native people and his homeland is a peak.
The place and role of each nation in the historical scene is determined by the extraordinary mission of the geniuses who assumed responsibility in some complex political conditions and played an essential role in its destiny, and formed stable traditions of statehood with progressive ideas and unusual management qualities. There have been a lot of historical figures, prominent politicians and statesmen who had exceptional service in the history of the Azerbaijani people and in solving fateful issues. They were remembered and not forgotten by their great work. Heydar Aliyev, an outstanding statesman and world-class politician who got the title of the National Leader of the Azerbaijani people, has a special role among such historical figures.
The combination of national leadership and political leadership qualities in one statesman is a rare and unique case in human history. Along with these two qualities, the Great leader confirmed himself as the first person in all other areas of his activity.
Such selected personalities, gifted by God, create an optimal state model and political succession traditions based on the state mentality, political worldview, and national values that have been refined over the centuries. God also gives such personalities a mission of salvation.
The process of formation of each nation as a nation, establishment of a state and confirmation of itself in history, as well as the direction of its progress takes place in the context of the existence of a certain heritage. Human history shows that this political heritage is mainly formed by the activities of the leaders, commanders, and outstanding personalities of the nations.
If for the Russians this personality is Peter I, who ensured the modern traditions of the Russian state, for the Americans George Washington, for the British Winston Churchill, for the French Charles de Gaulle, for the Turks Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, for us Azerbaijanis, it is undoubtedly Heydar Aliyev!
Heydar Aliyev was a rare and unique politician of the world. He was a leader who had the power to influence world politics. There are leaders who are recognized after many years of work in the field of political activity and state administration, and there are people who have this instinct, coded in their genes, in short, it is a divine gift. Heydar Aliyev is one of the latter. Another important point is the question of authority. Heydar Aliyev was a leader whose words were true not only at the level of Azerbaijan, but also at the level of the former union, and even at the level of the West. He was able to think and analyze internationally. These two points are among the professional traits that significantly distinguish him from his colleagues.
A great leader is called a charismatic leader, a phenomenal personality. In modern political technologies, the question of charisma is considered a very important condition for a leader. Heydar Aliyev was a strong charismatic personality, a phenomenal politician and statesman. His greatest strength was in his deep and universal knowledge, determination, business acumen, judgment, extraordinary memory, the greatest qualities of a politician, skillful diplomat, and ability to influence his interlocutor. Kindness and generosity, trust and confidence, restraint and sincerity, intelligence, attention and other aspects were the original shades of Heydar Aliyev"s individual nature.
Even the world"s most prominent politicians and statesmen have repeatedly admitted that they consulted Heydar Aliyev and learned from him. The strength of his policy lies in his political such as innate talent, wisdom, determination, political will, deep intelligence, encyclopedic knowledge, broad worldview, national interests ,right handling of historical circumstances, his personal qualities were phenomenal.
During his leadership of Azerbaijan, Heydar Aliyev increased the prestige of the country with his visionary domestic and foreign policy, achieved comprehensive development. Thanks to Heydar Aliyev"s successful policy, a small country has become a world-renowned state. Heydar Aliyev, who was elected as the president of the independent Republic of Azerbaijan in 1993, created a great turn thanks to his foreign policy as a very strong, competent and experienced wise statesman in a short period of time. The world"s leading states, developed countries, and international organizations began to pay attention to Azerbaijan. Even in the most difficult moments, he showed invincible political will, the construction of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil and Baku-Tbilisi-Erzurum gas pipelines was the result of the decisive position and foresight of this great man. became a reality.
The determined statesman conducted domestic and foreign policy in a purposeful and balanced manner in accordance with international legal norms. It is because of these features that our people accept, respect and love him as a great Azerbaijani of the century, a savior of the people, an architect of the independent state of Azerbaijan .
Although Azerbaijan is a geographically small country, it never prevented Heydar Aliyev from asserting himself on the international scale as a great politician. The fact that Heydar Aliyev"s name was among the first in the international surveys conducted to determine the rating of the most famous and well-known politicians, in the research of political institutions and sociological centers, was the confirmation of his success in politics, life, and experience of statehood.
The awarding of Heydar Aliyev with the Ataturk international Peace Prize was an appreciation for his peace policy in the world. He was able to speak the "language of peace" with all the countries of the world and their leaders, even with our insidious enemies. The advantages that are not unique to every statesman were the highest qualities given to Heydar Aliyev by God.
Heydar Aliyev"s deeply logical speech, oratorical skill, ability to choose words, to communicate with the audience fascinated those who listened to him. His speech was deep and specific, he had the ability to summarize the discussed issue at a high level. In the speeches of the great leader, there are no more words and expressions, inaccurate facts and figures, he expressed his thoughts accurately .
An objective analysis of the national leader Heydar Aliyev"s socio-political activity shows that he was a politician with extraordinary intelligence, great energy, highly analytical thinking and indomitable will, different from others. The saying "When those born for politics give up politics, politics does not give up on them" can be fully attributed to Heydar Aliyev. Therefore, in a number of cases, Heydar Aliyev was characterized as a "political giant", "political grandmaster", "political patriarch" and a phenomenon.
People usually follow the times. Only geniuses are ahead of time. He was a personality capable of ahead of time. In a short period of time, he united the interests of the giant countries of the world in Azerbaijan. He established a state, strengthened statehood, and formed a civil society. He created the union of Azerbaijanis of the world. In the end, death did not spare. December 12, 2003... On that day, no one wanted to believe the sad news, it was impossible to accept and digest this pain. Every time the Great Leader returned from a trip, the eyes staring at the roads of the airport were filled with sadness. It was the last welcome ceremony at the airport. Red carnations were lined up along the path of the funeral procession. Thousands of people accompanied the mourning caravan with angry tears. No one forced these people to go to the streets and roads. It was the human feelings that brought them here, the desire to pay their last debt to the Great Leader. With this move, he fell into the heart of every Azerbaijani forever.
President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev is successfully continuing the political course of a genius today. The Great Leader, while handing over his baton to the new leader of Azerbaijan, his successor, President Ilham Aliyev, said: "I believe in him as much as myself and have great hopes for his future." The works that he could not complete are successfully carried out today. Now Azerbaijan is an influential state with a voice in the world.
Today, our country feels the success of this policy, lives with it and benefits from it. The executor of this policy is the worthy successor of our Great Leader, Mr. Ilham Aliyev, who is the shining embodiment of personnel policy. With his leadership, the policy of Heydar Aliyev lives and is successfully continued. Heydar Aliyev"s policy is the future-oriented basis of Azerbaijan"s success. His political course has been tested in difficult and fateful issues such as preserving and strengthening our state independence, raising the international image of Azerbaijan, and achieving socio-economic progress.
The successful reforms carried out in all fields in our country under the leadership of President Ilham Aliyev, the achieved results have greatly increased the people"s confidence in the future, created a strong confidence
The head of state, Ilham Aliyev, who confidently continues this political course, not only kept alive the glorious history created by Heydar Aliyev, but also became the founder of a new school of statehood and laid the foundation of a new historical era.
Docent Elmar Khalilov
Vice-rector for Social affairs and public relations of
Sumgayit State University