Armenian historical reality of Shushi is falsificated

After the occupation of Shushi, Azerbaijan launched a state-level campaign against the city’s Armenian cultural values. In particular, the ethnic origin of historical and cultural monuments is falsified. For example, the Ghazanchetsots Church is presented as Udi, and the Kanach Zham or St. John the Baptist Church is presented as Russian Orthodox, while the same Russian archival documents suggest otherwise.The Russian church, the plan of which has been preserved, was located in a completely different place in Russian sources, was demolished by the Azerbaijanis in 1966, and a house of culture was built on the site. The article presents facts […]

There were not mosques in Kashatagh and Karvachar regions

Recently, while in Shoushi, the President of Azerbaijan, the country’s chief forger I. Aliev, on whose instructions false rumors have been spread in the past that Armenians allegedly destroyed Azerbaijani cultural monuments by stopping at one of the local mosques, once publicly boasted that Armenians had destroyed 64 of 67 mosques in Nagorno-Karabakh. The news, which has absolutely nothing to do with reality, has also appeared in other publications that encourage the false propaganda of the Azerbaijanis.In view of the above, we have to answer the liar who turns the reality upside down, based only on the real facts. Thus, […]

Pan-Turkism and the politics of culturocide

Recently, a number of publications have appeared aimed at forming in the Russian political public consciousness the attitude that the strategic priority for Russia is an alliance with Turkey. It is argued that the ideology and policy of pan-Turkism adopted by Erdogan’s Turkey does not pose any danger to Russia, but, on the contrary, corresponds to the interests of Moscow, which should actively use it. It is also argued that pan-Turkism is a Russian invention, invented in the General Staff of the Tsarist army purely in the interests of Russia, and the Bolsheviks became the successors of this policy of […]

Gilles Deleuze on Artsakh and the rights of Armenians for life

Source: https://medium.com/sev-bibar/gilles-deleuze-on-artsakh-and-the-rights-of-armenians-for-life-abb26fccfa79 We present you an excerpt from French television program called “L’Abécédaire de Gilles Deleuze” (“Gilles Deleuze’s alphabet book”), produced by Pierre-André Boutang in 1988–1989, consisting of an eight-hour series of interviews between Gilles Deleuze and Claire Parnet. In one of the interviews the French philosopher talks about Artsakh events and the rights of Armenians for life. “Take, the example of recent contemporary unrest in Armenia. What is the situation there to the best of my understanding? There is an enclave in another Soviet Republic. There is an Armenian enclave, and there is the Republic of Armenia…There is a […]

Cultural cleansing in occupied Artsakh

Source: Lillian Avedian, Armenian Weekly, 31.03.2021 The BBC has documented the total destruction of a 19th-century Armenian church in the latest recorded incident of a systematic pattern of cultural genocide perpetrated by the Azerbaijani government against Armenian cultural heritage in the South Caucasus.  BBC correspondent Jonah Fisher traveled to the region of Jabrayil, an outlying territory of Artsakh that came under Azerbaijani control under the November 9 ceasefire agreement, to investigate the disappearance of Zoravor Surp Astvatsatsin Church (Armenian Holy Mother of God Church) in the village of Mekhakavan. Video footage from November proves that the church was intact immediately following the […]

Foreign Ministry Spokesperson’s comment on the destruction of Zoravor Surb Astvatsatsin Church

Source: Official website of MFA RA Today, the BBC released a video documenting the demolition of the Zoravor Surb Astvatsatsin Church near the town of Mekhakavan (Jebrail), which took place after the region fell under the Azerbaijani control. The same church had already been desecrated during the recent Azerbaijani aggression against Artsakh. We strongly condemn this yet another case of a crime committed by Azerbaijan on the grounds of religious hatred. At the same time, the attempts of the Azerbaijani leadership to justify this barbarism are even more concerning, as it shows that this manifestation of vandalism was intentional in […]

Two petitions on the web site of White House against Azerbaijan and Turkey

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/petitions-sept-2020/ After joint Azerbaijani, Turkish and Middle East terrorist groups agression started on September 27, 2020 against Republics of Artsakh and Armenia two different Petitions were issued on the web site of the White House.

Crimes committed by Azerbaijan against the Armenian people and humanity after 1990

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/crimes-after-1990/ A partial List of crimes committed by Azerbaijan after 1990. Some were noted in the Statement of the group of organizations of January 12, 2020. List of crimes before the end of 1990 – here. 1991-1994 – large-scale aggression against the NKR and the border regions of the Republic of Armenia (RA). February 1992 — the killing of their own citizens and Meskhetian Turks near city Agdam when they left Khojaly along a humanitarian corridor made by Armenians.  April 1992 — atrocities and crime of genocide of Armenians in Maraga village  2004 — the heroization of Ramil […]

Crimes committed by Azerbaijan before the end of 1990

in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/crimes-till-1990/ A partial List of crimes committed by Azerbaijan before the end of 1990. Some were noted in the Statement of the group of organizations of January 12, 2020. List of crimes after 1990 – here. 1905-1906 – participation in riots against Armenians in the Caucasus, the persecution and murder of Armenians, the seizure of their property. July 1918 – massacre and exile of Armenians in Nukhi, Aresh, Geokchay regions September 1918 – participation in the massacre of Armenians in Baku by Turkish troops, theft of their property. 1919-1920 – massacre of Armenians of Nukhi and Aresh regions 1918-1921 – armed attacks and violence […]

“Los Angeles Times” on the barbaric crime of cultural genocide by Azerbaijan

Below is the article By Catherine Womack from “Los Angeles Times”, Nov 7, 2019.   For centuries the sacred khachkars of Djulfa stood tall along the banks of the River Aras — hulking and ornately carved 16th-century headstones, an army 10,000 strong, steadfastly guarding the world’s largest medieval Armenian cemetery. Earthquakes, war and vandalism diminished their ranks, but by the middle of the 20th century, thousands of khachkars still remained. Today, however, not a single statuesque sandstone sculpture stands at Djulfa, in the remote Nakhichevan region of Azerbaijan. Despite a 2000 UNESCO order demanding their protection, evidence published in the art journal Hyperallergic this year indicated that the monuments […]

About genocidal policy and crimes of Azerbaijan in the Statement addressed to UN

(in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/wa_7-8-2019_/) On August 7, 2019, the Republic of Western Armenia sent a large and unprecedented Statement to the UN “On the demarcation of the border between the state of Armenia and the Republic of Azerbaijan”. In particular, it contained information on the genocidal crimes by Azerbaijan against the Armenian people. Below are some fragments from the Appeal.

Azerbaijan and greatest cultural genocide of 21st century

(in Russian – https://aga-tribunal.info/guardian_2-3-2019/) The Guardian on Armenian cross-stones Source in The Guardian – here. There is a photo of Armenian art researcher Argam Ayvazyan in 1981, next to a 14th-century khachkar in Nors, near his birthplace. Source of the article below – https://news.am/eng/news/499138.html   The 21st century’s most extensive campaign of cultural cleansing to date may not have happened in Syria, but in largely ignored part of the Transcaucasian plateau, The Guardian reported. According to a report published in the art journal Hyperallergic in February, the Azerbaijani government has, over the past 30 years, been engaging in a systematic erasure of the country’s historic […]