An article of Permanent Mission of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva, Ambassador Murad Najafbayli titled “Shusha: Temple of Azerbaijani culture” was published in the edition # 718 of the UN Special magazine (www.unspecial.org) in June, 2012, which was accredited near the sections of the UN and other international organizations in Geneva with monthly print-run of 10,000 copies in English and French.
The press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs told APA that the author of the article informs about the historical monuments of Shusa, which immediately became the political and economic centre of Azerbaijan’s Karabakh khanate founded in 50s of the XVIII century, including “Gara Boyukhanum” castle, Upper and Lower Govharagha mosques, as well as the wall fortress - Gandja Gates and Garden of the Khan.
The article also shows the significant role of Shusha city in the political, economic and political life of the Azerbaijani people and its important role as the traditional music centre. It was also noted that this city was named as “Conservatory of the Caucasus”.
The author notes that Shusha is famous not only rare historical and cultural monuments, but also its poets, composers and musicians and underlines the special role of this city in the political and spiritual life of the people of Azerbaijan, while acting as a cradle of culture and art of the Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan.