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Victims of March 31 genocide remembered in Almaty

31 March 2014 [11:10] - TODAY.AZ
Azerbaijan`s embassy to Kazakhstan and “Ozan” Soceity of Azerbaijanis have co-organized a roundtable on the occasion of 31 March- Day of Genocide of Azerbaijanis in Almaty.

The event was joined by Azerbaijanis living in Almaty, as well as representatives of diaspora organizations of other peoples. The event participants observed a minute`s silence for the victims of the genocide.

The embassy`s official said in accordance with President Heydar Aliyev`s decree, March 26, 1998, the 31st of March was announced the Day of Azerbaijanis Genocide.

Every year, the 31st of March is marked as a day of genocide committed by Armenians against Azerbaijani Turks over last 200 years.

Thousands of Azerbaijani Turks were killed just for their ethnic identity, houses were set on fire, and the people were burnt alive. Architectural monuments, schools, hospitals, mosques and other buildings were destroyed, most of Baku turned into ruins. Genocide of Azerbaijanis was carried out in Baku, Shamakhi, Guba, Karabakh, Zangazur, Nakhchivan, Lankaran and other places with medieval barbarity. In February and March 1918, Armenians killed about 50,000 people in Baku, Shamakhi, Guba, Mugan, Lankaran and other cities of Azerbaijan.

Inspired by the idea of the establishment of the Great Armenia, Armenian invaders started to openly implement on a wide scale their evil actions against the nation of Azerbaijan during 1905-1907. Armenians started their brutal acts in Baku and further spread them through the rest of Azerbaijan and Azerbaijani villages in the current territory of Armenia. Hundreds of settlements were razed to the ground and thousands of Azerbaijanis were savagely killed.

The event was culminated with a demonstration of the film about Armenians` genocide against Azerbaijanis.


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