Ceremony to commemorate national leader Heydar Aliyev`s memory was held in Russian Federation`s Astrakhan city. The event brought together the Governor of the Astrakhan region Sergey Morozov, head of the city administration Radik Harisov, representative of the State Committee for Diaspora Affairs Heydar Atayev, representatives of the Azerbaijani diaspora, as well as diaspora representatives of other nations. Ceremony began with laying wreath and flowers at the monument to national leader Heydar Aliyev. The event was continued at the School named after Heydar Aliyev. The ceremony participants laid flowers at the bust of the great leader, got acquainted with the exhibition of photographs and books about the life and activity of the great personality. At the ongoing event at the roundtable participants observed a minute of silence in the memory of the great leader. Then a film reflecting life and activity of nationwide leader was demonstrated and pupils read poems about Heydar Aliyev.. Speakers dealt on the life and activities of Heydar Aliyev and the importance attached by him to the Azerbaijani-Russian relations. The irreplaceable role of the great leader in organizing the Azerbaijanis in Russia, especially Astrakhan province was also mentioned.