By the beginning of the war, to be exact, by 1941, Mamedbekova was already an aviation major, having trained hundreds of pilots, two of whom - Adil Guliyev and Nikolai Sheverdyaev - became heroes of the Soviet Union. But, as mothers of four underage children, the youngest of whom was a baby, she was rejected to go to the front. But she didn't sit idly, especially when you live such a powerful lifestory.
In 1780 khan’s little daughter was born in mountainous Shusha. She was of noble birth from both parents. The girl’s name was Agha Beyim Agha and at age of 18, namely, she started like water, wearing stumbling blocks between two countries.
As far as I remember myself, I dance. It seems to me, even in the cradle! I was not allowed to completely leave the ballet, but ballet was everywhere, in all countries of the world,the same canon. And folklore is the mirror showing the soul of the nation.
The young heroine learned to play by ear on her own. One day a writer and a playwright Mirza Ibrahimov called to the luminary Uzeyir Hajibayov and told him about the girl, thereafter Shafiga was sent to meed him. He accepted her straightway.
She heard of him previously, but that was their first meeting. Was that destiny or accident? He sat behind her. Her dense, abundant, long hair in thick tresses would turn out to be darts of love: while unleashing her hair back, it touched his face - the heart of the poet surrendered without any struggle.
She was born in 1898, and parents began to raise it in the spirit of enlightenment. Maryam could speak Russian, Farsi and Arabic, could read the Koran. At the age of 8 she went to the Baku Muslim School for Girls, the one founded by Haji Zeynalabdin Tagiyev. Having received "excellent" in all exams, she entered the school of "Saint Nina." Having earned a gold medal here, she also kept her way to the Moscow Medical Institute. By the way, Murtuza Mukhtarov took the charge, who repeatedly committed such actions. Unfortunately, the October Revolution broke all the plans of the girl, and she had to go back. But still she was able to achieve her dream. Not surprisingly, in 1931 she graduated from the BSU law faculty with a red diploma and even went to graduate school.
May 30, 1920 in Baku, the Women's Club named after Ali Bayramov-who had declared it as the main women`s center- was opened. It set a role model for the following organizations of that kind. After two years the club moved to the Palace of Happiness, which was then on Persian Street. After two more years, Clara Zetkin visited Baku and, in particular, the club. But let's start over in order.
In the period of a disorderly change of power, when parties, individuals and leaders were replaced, Azerbaijan lost many reputable representatives. Those who could, in order to avoid tragic events, urgently emigrated from the country.
"Flying in the sky - is this a woman's business?" Our heroine`s mother asked anxiously in the heart, who could expect everything from her restless daughter, but not that. Women in Azerbaijan, except Leila Mamedbekova- who wouldn’t be allowed to the front, did not used to fly, let alone ... female participation in aviation was newly appearing in the entire Soviet Union.