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20 November 2010 [12:25] - Today.Az

19 years passed since Armenian terrorists’ shot down military helicopter MI-8 with Azerbaijani political elite on board near Garakend village of Khojavand region on November 20 in 1991. Today, is the anniversary of this tragedy, one of the most tragic events of the independent Azerbaijani history.

As a result of the tragedy 22 people - parliamentarian, State Secretary Tofig Ismayilov, Deputy Prime Minister Zulfu Hajiyev, parliamentarian Mahammad Asadov, Prosecutor General Ismat Gayibov, parliamentarians Vagif Jafarov and Vali Mammadov, Department Chief of the President’s Office Osman Mirzayev, First Deputy Minister of Melioration and Water Supply Gurban Namazaliyev, Prosecutor of Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Region I. Plavsky, head of Administration department of MNS over NKAR S. Vanov, a head of department of Internal Affairs of NKAO V. Kovalev, commandant of the region of state of emergency in NKAR N. Jinkin, Assistant to State Secretary R. Mammadov, employees of Azerbaijan State TV and Radio Ali Mustafayev, Arif Guseynzade and Fakhreddin Shakhbazov, observers from Russian Federation Major-General M. Lukashov and Lieutenant Colonel V.Kocharov, First Deputy Minister of International Affairs of Kazakhstan S. Serikov and three crew members were killed in the helicopter crash in Garakand village, Khojavand.

We remind the names of victims, who died in that crash, on November 20, 1991:

Tofig Ismailov Kazim oglu, Secretary of State, Azerbaijan

Ismat Gayibov Ismayil oglu, Public Prosecutor General, Azerbaijan

Mahammad Asadov Nabi oglu, State Advisor, Azerbaijan

Zulfi Hajiyev Saleh oglu, Deputy Prime Minister, Azerbaijan

Vagif Jafarov Jafar oglu, Member of Parliament, Azerbaijan

Vali Mammadov Huseyn oglu, Member of Parliament, Azerbaijan

Osman Mirzayev Mirza Huseyn oglu Head of Presidential Administration, Azerbaijan

Gurban Namazaliyev Huseyn oglu, Deputy Prime Minister of --Amelioration and Water Management, Azerbaijan

Igor Aleksandrovich Plavski, Public Prosecutor of Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Oblast (NKAO), Azerbaijan

Vladimir Vladimirovich Kovalyov, Head of Ministry of Internal Affairs of NKAO, Azerbaijan

Sergey Semyonovich Ivanov, Head of department of National Security Ministry, NKAO, Azerbaijan

Nikolay Vladimirovich Jinkin, Commandant for Emergency Situations of NKAO, Azerbaijan

Sanlal Dasumovich Serikov, Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs, Kazakhstan

Mikhail Dmitriyevich Lukashov, MVD, Major General, Russia

Oleg Nikolayevich Kocherev, MVD, Lieutenant Colonel, Russia

Rafig Mammadov Mammad oglu, Aide to Secretary of State, Azerbaijan

Ali Mustafayev Mustafa oglu, Journalist, Azerbaijani State TV[9]

Arif Huseynzadeh Ismail oglu, Lights technician, Azerbaijani State TV

Fakhraddin Shahbazov Ibrahim oglu, Cameraman, Azerbaijani State TV

Vyacheslav Vladimirovich Kotov, Commander of helicopter crew

Gennadiy Vladimirovich Domov, Member of the helicopter crew

Dmitry Borisovich Yarovenko, Member of the helicopter crew


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