Agadadash Samedov should have received these awards during the war, but one of the orders got lost and he did not receive the other award because he was presumed dead.
Agadadash Samedov liberated the North Caucasus, Ukraine and European countries from the fascists. In 1942, on Ukrainian territory near Dubno he remained alone after his squadron retreated, defending against the approaching forces. For this feat he received the Order of Glory 3rd degree. Agadadash Samedov also participated in the Vislo-Oderskoy operation and the capture of Berlin.
In an order dated June 6, 1945 Agadadash Samedov was awarded another Order of Glory (2nd degree) for courage and bravery displayed in the Great Patriotic War.
In December 1945 he returned to his native village where he worked as an agronomist before retiring in 1980. He has 13 children, 44 grandchildren and 36 grandchildren. Today Mr Samedov is 84 years old.
In addition to the orders of glory which were presented to him by the President of Russia, Agadadash Samedov was awarded a Great Patriotic War Order 1st degree and has more than 10 medals and honorary titles.
More than 700 thousand Soviet citizens born in Azerbaijan fought on the fronts of the Great Patriotic War and more than half of them died.