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The Story of One Genocide2012-04-02 14:04
The Day of Genocide in Azerbaijan is being marked on March 31. This day the country is mourning the victims of the events of 1918. In March-April 1918, the Armenian armed forces of the Nationalist Party "Armenian Revolutionary Federation" with the support of the Bolshevik leadership of the Baku Council headed by Stepan Shaumyan committed mass murder and massacre of Azerbaijani civilians.
By the decree of Azerbaijani President Heydar Aliyev on March 26, 1998, March 31 was declared the Day of Genocide of Azerbaijanis. As reported by the Caucasian Knot, on the eve of the 94th anniversary of the March events, different activities to commemorate the victims of the collision were held in government, academic and research institutions.
This day, the representatives of the government and the public of the Nakhichevan Autonomous Republic visited the memorial complex in the city of Nakhichevan and laid flowers at the monument erected in honor of the victims of the events of 1918. Events to commemorate the 94th anniversary of genocide of Azerbaijanis were held in other cities of Azerbaijan, including its capital, Baku.
Remembrance Ceremony on the Day of Genocide of Azerbaijanis was also held in the Interior Ministry. Interior Minister Ramil Usubov stressed the importance of the reports to the international community on the facts of genocide.
In commemoration of the victims of genocide of Azerbaijanis on March 31, at the Embassy of Azerbaijan in Georgia there were held a series of events involving the Georgian and Azerbaijani intellectuals of Georgia in Tbilisi and Marneuli.
As reported by the Day.az, at the Azerbaijani Embassy in Georgia, at the commemoration meeting, held in Tbilisi by the Congress of Azerbaijanis in Georgia with participation of the Georgian and Azerbaijani youth, there was presented historical-biographical novel, "The mountains are calling for us", written by Major-General of the Azerbaijan Army, Military Adviser to the Embassy, Elbrus Orujov.
The book tells the story of the Karabakh war, the brave sons of the fatherland, who have risen to fight for the liberation of the motherland in response to the atrocities committed by Armenian armed forces. It was noted that the book was the first real historical work written by the participant of the war.