OJSC “Il” veterans participate in the event “Everything for the front! Everything for the victory!” at Poklonnaya GoraOn June 22, Memorial day, OJSC “Il” veterans participated in the event held at Poklonnaya Gora in the Museum of the Great Patriotic War. As part of the event there was the formal evening, dedicated to honouring the heroes of home front work.
The big cinema hall of the Museum of the Great Patriotic War held the concert of variety artists, laureates of Russian and international contests and amateur artists. Each variety turn was preceded by honouring of war and home front veterans of Moscow enterprises, who made an invaluable contribution to the Victory over fascism.
OJSC “Il” veterans received congratulations, certificates and presents: Nikolay Nilov – a legend, witness and participant of the most important historic events, glorious stages of the Russian aviation development, and Genrikh Novozhilov – an outstanding aircraft designer, member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, General Designer of Ilyushin Bureau (1970–2005).
In the end of the event the participants laid floral baskets to the Eternal light. The evening was crowned by exhibition performance of Moscow security agencies, police and EMERCOM orchestras.
Ilyushin Design Bureau made a strong contribution to the Victory by creating the legendary ground-attack aircraft Il-2 and Il-10. Production of these aircraft amounted to more than 30% of the total number of aircraft, manufactured during the Great Patriotic War.