Makhmut Gareyev belongs to the generation that snatched the victory from fascism with its own hands, the Mayor of Kazan noted.
A street named after Makhmut Gareyev, the Soviet and Russian military commander, Army General, a WWII participant, will appear in Kazan.
“General Makhmut Gareyev – a patriot, intellectual, soldier of his Homeland -belongs to the generation that snatched victory from fascism with its own hands. Makhmut Akhmetovich is a man of legend. He survived few wars, but all his efforts were aimed at preserving peace. Therefore, it was decided to name a new street in his honor. It’s the least we can do in memory of the legendary General”, - said Ilsur Metshin, the Mayor of Kazan.
Makhmut Gareyev participated in six wars and armed conflicts. Over the course of quarter century, until his death, he held the position of head of the Academy of Military Sciences of the Russian Federation. He was actively engaged in military scientific work. He is the author of more than 100 scientific theses, more than 300 articles and publications in collections of research papers, magazines and newspapers.
The General was an active participant in events organized under the auspices of the Tatarstan plenipotentiary in Moscow, including meetings of the Officers ' Club. Makhmut Gareyev has repeatedly visited Kazan, participated in the sessions of the World Congress of Tatars, and spoke at the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Tatarstan. He was the oldest General in the history of the USSR.