The RSSC honored the memory of the victims of the tragedy of January 20
On January 19, an event dedicated to the memory of the victims of the tragedy of January 20, 1990 was held at the Republican Seismic Survey Center of the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences. First, the participants of the event observed a minute of silence in memory of the martyrs and victims of the war who died for the independence and territorial integrity of Azerbaijan.
General director of the RSSC ANAS, corresponding member of ANAS, Professor Gurban Yetirmishli said that there are days in the history of every nation that should never be forgotten. “The massacre committed by former Soviet troops in Baku on the night of January 19-20, 1990 is one of those dates. In those days, Soviet troops committed inhuman reprisals against the civilian population in Baku. Among these innocent people were babies and old people. Of course, by committing such massacres, the leadership of the former Soviet Union wanted to break the will of the people and intimidate them. But our people are a fighting people. Fighting to the end, we gained independence, and today Azerbaijan is not only an independent state, but also a strong country that has written Victory Day in its history and liberated its occupied lands. Azerbaijan is the leading country in the region politically, militarily and economically. Of course, all this became possible thanks to the wise policy pursued by our President Ilham Aliyev, the strong will and unity of our people.” The general director also said that today the Azerbaijani people remember their martyrs with pride and respect.
In her speech, the head of the “Information” department of the RSSC, Vusala Rafiggizi, spoke about the tragedy of January 20, 1990 in the history of modern Azerbaijan. “Throughout history, our people have been repeatedly invaded and exterminated. The massacres committed in Baku in 1990 were a continuation of the massacres committed against our people in 1905, 1918 and 1920 of the last century. Having committed the tragedy on January 20, 1990, the leadership of the former Soviet empire believed that they could break the will of the people, who had been in occupation for 70 years. On the contrary, such massacres of the peoples he invaded, including Azerbaijan, ended the former Soviet empire itself. In 1991, the Soviet empire collapsed. Today we honor the memory of the victims of the January 20 tragedy. Because this history is our history of honor, which will forever remain in our memory,” said the head of the department. During the 44-day Patriotic War under the leadership of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief Ilham Aliyev, Azerbaijani soldiers not only put an end to the 30-year occupation of the enemy, but also avenged our martyrs.
Then a film was shown dedicated to the memory of the victims of the tragedy of January 20, 1990, prepared by the "Information" department of the RSSC.
Information Department of RSSC ANAS