Voice of Karabakh # 56

ACTUAL QUOTATION

Abdulla GUL, President of Turkey:

“The political and humanitarian problems arisen from the occupation of Nagorno-Karabakh, and also such problems as terror, weapons of mass destruction, drug trafficking, human trafficking, threaten the regional and global world.”

From speech at summit of the Organization for Economic Cooperation, held in Tehran on 11 March 2009

Bernard FASIER, French co-chairmen of the Minsk Group of the OSCE:

“We did not talk that the Nagorno-Karabakh would take part in negotiation process as third party. We’ve talked that on certain phase in talks there can take part people living in territory of Nagorno-Karabakh before the beginning of conflict. It means people living there before the conflict – Azerbaijanis as well as Armenians. These people will take part in talks. But when – it is unknown. Yet it is unknown within what frames they will take part in talks.”

From press statement in Baku on 4 March 2009

Chuck HAGEL, Senator of the United States, Co-chairman of US-Russian Commission:

“The United States’ plans concerning the Caucasus remains unchangeable: Azerbaijani and Georgian nations, and also the whole of Caucasus is of great importance for the United States and this will be so further. For many reasons, this part of the world is important. There trade lines meet, there are energy resources in Caspian Sea and is bordered with Iran. That’s why the Americans do not intend to deviate from their national interests…The sovereignty and independency of neighbor countries are of great importance for us. Azerbaijan and Georgia are sovereign independent states and their sovereignty is fundamental issue. I believe that the United States will always support this. ”

From statement for American bureau of APA News-Agency in Washington, on 25 March 2009

Manuel Altava LAVALL, Member of Spanish Parliament, Senator:

“I know problems arisen from the Karabakh conflict for Azerbaijan. It is possible to talk much of this conflict. The occupation of Azerbaijani territories by Armenia is aggression. This aggression contradicts to international law and fundamental human rights. We cannot welcome such fact. We, Members of Spanish Parliament, know about the occupation fact and we are on the side of Azerbaijan. I know that during the occupation of Khojaly the Armenian military committed genocide. If Spanish Parliament receives a request concerning the recognition of Khojaly tragedy genocide, I will support this initiative. In our parliament many people adhere to such opinion. I believe that the majority of European countries will confirm that act of genocide has been committed in Khojaly.”

From statement for APA News-Agency in Baku on 19 March 2009

Jeffrey WERBACH, American kamancha-player:

“The holding international mugham festival in Azerbaijan is pleased. I am happy that I have been invited to this arrangement and re-arrived in Baku. I am sure that the international mugham festival will be for the benefit of Azerbaijan’s image. The guests participating in this festival will re-familiarize with rich Azerbaijani culture. I live in America and propagandize mugham there. I am glad that I’ve got a chance to listen outstanding music in masters’ performance. Let world be certain of how high-quality music Azerbaijan has.”

From statement for journalists in Baku on 18 March 2009

Armenians about Armenians

Robert Arakelov

Karabakh Diary

From the author

— Coast off! – the stentorian voice of the captain rose on the board with the loudspeaker and our ship slowly leaves “Zikh-2” port.
I stand on the stern and regretfully look at the lights of the city moving away from me. Tears freeze in my eyes. Wind strengthens gathering the heavy dark clouds and the winter waves move the tug stronger.
Everything around is covered with the dark night without the moon and stars being visible. It seems the morning will never come.
Captain gives order shouting and the ship takes the direction of Turkmen coast of the Caspian Sea.
On the native coast the last light disappears. Only very far away the weakening light of the light house is blinking. Goodbye Baku – I whisper with trembling lips – will we meet again?
This was how my odyssey started which brought me to Stepanakert. Stepanakert which was so much known to me and so much calm in the nearest past, but now unrecognizably worried and vigilant. As if some kind of disease spread among its dweller and they lost their peace and ability to think as before.
In order not to become embittered and wild I decided to start my “Karabakh Diary”. There I was pouring my soul and ideas. Sometimes it was prose, sometimes poems. Sometimes it was accurately written and sometimes just brief phrases or brainstorming thoughts for being rewritten later. That was what had composed my diary and now I share everything with readers (except very few moments) If somebody finds my notes phantasmagoric, then first of all I was free is the style and secondly this is the reality of Karabakh.
By the way there are people who live in this reality a year, three or five years. How more long?
I sincerely hope that this book, be it read, will let some of them, even if few, to understand how unreal and phantasmagoric is their existence. And I hope they can see how this is important to quit this type of existence for their own sake. Concluding I have to emphasize that this book was brought to light with the hard work of group of people of good heart. Especially the person of highest nobility and special soul, Elmira khanum Akhundova. I am grateful to her.

Karabakh etudes

Etudes presented to your attention are some kind of pictures of the Karabakh life during my stay there.
The plot and description always reflect the reality. These stories however are the not stenographic reports or a protocol. These are my vision of the “Karabakh” reality.
If events made me laugh resulted in etudes being consequently be funny, if they made me feel sad then the impressions were also sad.
Hope the reader has the same feelings while reading them.

At funerals

One can not prevent wondering who and how poisons minds of people here with primitive cave nationalism, absolutely ignoring honor. We are returning to from the funerals of the grandmother of one of my new acquaintances to mourn her in the house she left forever.
When we sit at the table the control during the meal and mourning ceremony is taken by a fit man with reddish cheeks. With his command we raise the first glasses for the soul of the lady. Immediately he raises another toast for prosperity of her children and grandchildren.
After these two shots of drinks in Gussar style, tamada (toast — master) offers the guests to start the meals. He eats fundamentally and does concentrating his attention on the food. After twenty minutes of eating tamada stops, unties his shirt at his neck and goes though the participants of the ceremony with a sight.
Then he stands up ordering to fill in the glasses and starts a speech. He makes a long and descriptive speech. He mentions things of thousands of years old, talks about how they destroyed enemies and emphasizes the wisdom of the leaders of the Karabakh movement. During his speech he also curses some people and perishes others.
He ends his speech loudly as if on demonstrations, by offering a toast for the common business. I slightly touch glass with my lips and put it on the table. However the tamada seems to control the drinks and say addressing me: “Hey, you, this you have to drink to the end!” He stares at me and does not take his eyes of me. I feel uncomfortable from his cold sight and decide to drink to the end. “Now it’s ok” he says and expresses his satisfaction by bowing his head.
It seems the tamada is not hungry anymore and his lunch break lasts more than five minutes. He commands to fill in the glasses!
(to be continued)

KGB and Power

PHILIPP BOBKOV, the Army General

(beginning in previous flimsies)

After two-three months, I met Kirokosian, the former first deputy Chairman to the Council of Ministers of Armenia who arrived in Moscow. He was retired then. Kirokosian explained amply why the Karabakh problem should have been solved in favour of Armenians, and cited one of the main arguments:
— We need a land very much.
— Why? — I asked surprised.
— Because Armenians leave Armenia for they don’t have enough land.
— Where?
— To Stavropol Territory, Siberia, the Central Russia.
— Is it bad?
— Of course! The nation sets out. A land is needed to stop resettlement of Armenians in other territories of the Soviet Union.
As it coincided with the words of that woman in Sumgait! So, it means that a land is needed. The point is the unification of the Armenian land. So, dashnak idea has taken deep roots in the consciousness of people. And this knot, tightened as a burden of the two nations, has generated the memory of the 1915 genocide.
As soon as the Nagorno-Karabakh events started, we got reproached straight away: they said
The KGB blinked at the conflict and didn’t inform the CC of the CPSU in time.

Yuri POMPEYEV, Academician of RANS, Professor of St. Petersburg State University of Culture and Arts
RUINS

To the memory of unforgettable Zemfira Pashagizi, the spiritual heiress of ancient Karabakh families – the Rustambekovs and the Djavanshirs

“We must foreknow that the separators of Russia will try to implant their hostile and ridiculous experiment even in the post-Bolshevik chaos, fraudulently claiming it as the highest triumph of “freedom”, «democracy” and “ federalism”, for the perdition of Russian people and tribes, for the prosperity of adventurers avid for a political career, and for the triumph of Russia’s foes”. I.A. Ilyin, Russian philosopher, 1954

Why does it hurt for the Empire?

One can often come across the coerced confession in today’s patriotically oriented Russian press that the tragedy of the USSR, the collapse of the greatest state started in Karabakh and that the Armenian lobby surrounding Gorbachev blocked the efforts of Moscow to put down the Karabakh separatism. Furthermore, the subsequent politicians – from Ryzhkov and Bakatin to Yeltsin and Rutskoy – were also seized by that lobby, but the Russian Prime Minister V.S.Chernomirdin (Victor Stepanovich Chernomirdin – edition’s comment) blessed in 1990 the poaching supply of up-to-date weaponry to Armenia, and was not ludicrously nicknamed for that – Victor Stepanakertovich. In 1998, in the twilight of Yeltsin’s rule, Generals Rodionov, Samsonov and Rokhlin tried to catch red-handed the bilkers in stripes, but they heard from every quarter: stop it, you act anti-patriotically, Armenia is our friend; the Prime Minister himself decided that robbing Russia in favor of Armenia is beneficial for Russia. “None of the CIS countries has such a developed lobby in Moscow as Armenia”, — such an obvious conclusion was made by many pressmen. In addition, they reminded that the USA President was questioned in the Senate in the similar situation when the matter touched on the secret military supplies («Iran-countra» scandal). However in Moscow President of Russia, B.N.Eltsin fires the unmaskers in an ugly and loud form: both minister of defence Rodionov and chief to the General Staff Samsonov were fired simultaneously. By the way, they served together in the trans-Caucasian command in the first months of the Karabakh war.
The Duma General, Lev Rokhlin mentioned then in live broadcast of the NTV that after the information regarding supply of billion-worth up-to-date weaponry to Armenia was published, he felt like a self-killer more than in a Grozny cellar in January of 1995. Two months after that interview, fighting General Rokhlin was found dead in his bed. As every political assassination, it has no chances to be unraveled. In the meantime, the long-suffering General’s widow is again convicted. Nevertheless her participation in the assassination is proved by nothing and her testimony as regards three masked persons she noticed in their summer cottage in the evening before the death of her husband were not even handled by the investigation.

(to be continued)

«Armenia: secrets of terrorist «Christian» state

Samuel A.Weems

The great series of Armenian frauds
Vol. I

(beginning in previous flimsies)

Chapter three

ARMENIA WAS CREATED AS A DICTATOR COUNTRY

Armenia didn’t become a national vote based republic

The next goal of Armenians was the «identification of Armenian borders with Georgia and Azerbaijan based on ethnic principles accepted in all the democratic states as the only possible criteria” (from the book of Ovanisian, p. 43). Better to say Armenians wanted tear off the lands both from Georgia and Azerbaijan. Plus, Armenia is in no way a «democratic state» which is confirmed by Ovannisian repeatedly throughout his book. The truth is that this little group of people wanted the power and others’ lands and they could say and do anything to get both. The following chapters will contain the information about the state of war between these countries – Armenia always demands lands from someone else and always occupies another country.
As for Georgia and Azerbaijan, Armenians claim that their nationals live in certain parts of these states – so it means the claims based on «ethnic principles»! But in case of Turkey, Armenians demand the territories from see to see to provide their economic development. It is interesting to note the variable position of Armenians in view of these lands, because they would remain in minority among the general population. Their claims on «ethnic principles» cannot concern the Ottoman lands, because Armenians would be a minority wherever they would live. They were simply persistent in their demands of new and new lands and they lay their hands on anything to reach their ends. They used propaganda to secure Western help to lay claim to their neighbors` lands.
Another problem facing the Armenian government was the division among the politicians attempting to run the new state. Some complained that certain spheres of government activity were neglected. Another side complained that the government had failed in labour organization. The chair to the Social Democrats stated the government’s leadership compared «to that of the despised Czarist minister, Stolypin, who had attempted to hoodwink the masses by propounding «first peace then reforms». (p. 43)
Armenia was beset with many problems. As Ovannisian explains, «cholera reached epidemic proportions by the end of 1918. The meager supply of medication and disinfectants was exhausted and there was no hope of receiving a new shipment from abroad. It was impossible to quarantine the infected that lived among the populace in crowded, unsanitary hutches. The refugee masses, roaming the countryside in search of food spread the disease over the breadth of the land” (p. 44).

The Real Foundation of Armenia

Criminality was a grave problem in Armenia in 1918. «The government was exhausted by the insolence of bandit gangs who robbed and killed in broad daylight. The government could not establish law and order or wield real authority until the entire civilian population was disarmed and taught to respect discipline. In the authority’s opinion, the armed populace constituted an important military balance, but in fact it was a balance only for anarchy” (p. 45).
A small, but vocal group rejected the government’s proposal to «disarm the citizens»: «Citizens possessed weapons in many countries where anarchy was unknown. What was actually needed, they said, was to rid the land of corrupt officials who ignored and violated the government directives and brought discredit to it» (p. 45). Armenia is infamous for official corruption.

(to be continued)

National Heroes of Azerbaijan
The brave pilot

This man had an interesting and tragic destiny. He was born in the Georgian Republic, lived for some years in Kharkov, but served and died in Azerbaijan…
Victor Vasilyevich Seryogin was born 65 years ago, on 23 March, 1944 in Tbilisi city. His family moved to Kharkov when Victor was only two years old.
In 1964 after he graduated from the Kremenchug civil flight school, V.Seryogin was assigned to the Zabrat united special squadron of Azerbaijan and appointed a Mi-2 helicopter pilot. He made a significant contribution to the organization and establishment of the Azerbaijan air force and worked here till his tragic death. During his career he transported civil freights, actively helped to lay a gas pipeline in Siberia, participated in elimination of the earthquake consequences in Armenia, not once did he rescue oilmen of the Caspian Sea and put out fires on the “Oil Rocks”. Even once, crew commander, V.Seryogin masterly landed his Mi-8 on a lurched oil platform to rescue people in an emergency situation. It is not accidental that Victor Vasilyevich was awarded with a “Labour Veteran” medal and conferred the “Best pilot” title.
When the undeclared war of Armenia against Azerbaijan started, V.Seryogin, appointed the crew commander of a Mi-8 helicopter, entirely dedicated himself to the protection of interests of the country which became his second motherland. Under risk of constant shelling by Armenian fighters, he transported the military of Special Task Forces to a frontal line and rescued the civil Azerbaijani population from the settlements which appeared to be in blockade. The helicopter commanded by Seryogin – an active participant of military actions in the territories of Agdam, Shusha and Agdere regions, was seriously damaged by constant Armenian shelling, but this in no way scared the brave pilot. In some cases the courageous crew repaired the battle machine even under the enemy’s fire and successfully continued to carry out task.
On 28 January, 1992 … During another and, at the same time, the last flight to a field ground near Shusha – a large Azerbaijani city in Nagorno-Karabakh – the Mi-8 T “USSR – 24137” helicopter was shot down by a portable anti-aircraft missile system (appearingly by «Strela»-2 or «Stinger»). The helicopter was commanded by V.Seryogin – a skilled pilot having 12.500 hours of accident- free flight. The eyewitnesses, who remembered this awful picture for a long time, narrated: “During the takeoff of three helicopters at once a line of black smoke stretched from the Armenian side towards the closing machine. The afterhatch spontaneously opened after a blow and the people started to fall down as peas from about a kilometer height”.
44 passengers, basically old men, children and women together with the crewmen – Victor Seryogin, Safar Akhundov and Arastun Mahmudov died as a result of this terrorist act. The crew made all efforts to take the machine as further away as possible to avoid more victims. And they succeeded to do that …
He is buried in the Alley of Martyrs in Baku. He was married and left two daughters. Now the Seryogins family lives in Kharkov, Galina Mikhayilovna, the widow of V.Seryogin is an Honorary member of the “Dostlug” (“Friendship”) society and takes an active part in its actions and the hero’s grand daughter, Vlada Dumenko is a member of the «Karabakh» ensemble.
On 25 November, 1992 Seryogin Victor Vasilyevich was awarded posthumously with an honorary title of National Hero of Azerbaijan by a decree of the President of Azerbaijan.
A memorial plate in honor of the hero is attached on the house in Student Str. of Kharkov city where V.Seryogin lived.

Gadir NASIROV
“Voice of Karabakh”

Genocide of Azerbaijanis by Armenians
Bloody March of 1919

Armenian propaganda under the sign of made-up story of “Armenian genocide in 1915” is being imposed on world community with growing cynicism. In addition to other numerous unsavory objectives, this propaganda is also aimed at covering up traces of all inhuman actions committed by Armenians over many years. However it is impossible to suppress historical reality, thus their bloody acts, independent from the time of commitment, can not be disregarded by succeeding generations. On the threshold of 31st of March – day of Genocide declared by the Decree of the President of Azerbaijan Republic dated to March 26 1998 on the genocide of Azerbaijanis, we will make a cursory digression to the events happened 90 years ago, i.e. in March of 1919.
Upon the instructions of terrorist organization “Dashnaksutyun”, Armenian gangs attacked Khankandy city of Azerbaijan on 22nd of March 1919 – in the day of national holiday Novruz Bayram (Here and afterwards facts are used from the Encyclopedia of the Institute of Human Rights of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences – edit.). Simultaneously mass killings and massacre of Azerbaijanis in Qazakh, Gandja and Karabakh uyezds (regions) of Azerbaijan has begun. Mainly, victims of Armenian terrorist organizations and gangs were civilians, mostly women, elders and children. For unknown reasons shortly before March slaughter, mobilization of Azerbaijani men was declared. As a result of “successfully” carried out mobilization, majority of villages of above-mentioned uyezds became absolutely defenseless…
During the spring of 1919 ruthless slaughter of azerbaijani, tat, talish, lezgi, avar population were carried out by armenians taught by terrorist organization “Dashnaksutyun” and this massacre was propagandized as a struggle against anti-soviet and anti-communist manifestations. On March 23 1919 Armed Armenian gangs upon the instruction of mentioned terrorist organization intruded into Shusha city of Azerbaijan, where also Armenians resided. These gangs annihilated Armenian population of the city, because they refused to be member of Armenian terrorist organizations or financially support them.
“Contumacious” Armenians were called “Albanians” and killed by the members of terrorist organization “Dashnaksutyun”. During this period dashnaks destroyed 34 armenian villages, calling them “Albanians” and plenty of Moslem villages. Notion of “Albanians” – is the name of old Turkish ethnic group, whose history and culture is encroached on by Armenian ideologists.
In the previous century Armenian researchers themselves repeatedly pointed out strange capability of own nation to assimilate other ethnic groups. Armenian journal “Murch” in 1897 published an article titled “Armenians from Gipsys”, where the author logically confirms relationship between Armenian nation and gypsys, indicating that they have the same origin. In the article the author gives the names of Armenians with Gypsy origin, as well as geographical routes of Armenian – Gypsy camps, elucidating by this the geographical area of a “country from sea to sea”.
Another version exists, stating that “Armenia” – is the name geographic zone, but not the nation. Original name of Armenians — “hayk” proves that Armenia is not their historical motherland. It is the opinion of researcher I.Karst that, the tribe called “hayk” moved to the territory Euphrates from Balkans. According to the famous Russian researcher I.M. Diakonov “we can draw a conclusion that initial native speaker of old Armenian language came to Armenia as moving cattlemen”.
On March 24 1919 armenian gangs attacked to Sheshiki Dag village and slaughtered all countrymen under the name of new authority – communists. On March 29 1919 in the Azerbaijani populated Yenibayazid uyezd an appeal addressed to the Moslem world was adopted in connection with the massacre of ethnic Azerbaijanis by organized terrorist organization “Dashnaksutyun”. In their appeal, signed by the residents of last 26 villages of Yenibayazid uyezd out of 270 destroyed Azerbaijani villages in Iravan province, hopeless people despairingly wrote: “This is the last time we apply to you dear Moslem brothers! Please take into account our stalemate and help us. Do not let 60 000 people to be killed by the hands of dashnaks, who aimed at to annihilate poor rest of Moslems in Irevan province. Helps us in this unequal battle to save our families. We notify you that we are ready to expend all our possessions for saving the lives of poor children and women and gathered foodstuff in the expectation of your help. Please try to be in time, the situation is terrible, we are dying”.
Azerbaijani villages Karakhach, Kadili, Karabakhlar, Agasibayli, Dakhnaz and Shaganli of Irevan province once again were subject to massacre committed by Armenian terrorist groups and gangs in March 1919. Brutalities were taking place against Moslem civilians. After dealing with men, Armenian thrillers take women as prisoners.
In March 1919 Armenian gangs and terrorist groups attacked to Nakhchevan province of Azerbaijan Democratic Republic. On their ways fascists razed to the ground several Azerbaijani inhabited villages. In the surroundings of Ordubad Ashot Mosesian’s gang committed outrages, calling himself “governor of the uyezd”. According to the archive documents every day 5-10 persons became victims of Armenian blood-thirstiness.

“We will definitely return to our lands!”

The Armenian aggression against Azerbaijan caused many deprivations and problems to it, the main part of which is related to an army of million people, forcibly driven out their native homes. State Committee on Deals of Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons of Azerbaijan Republic, established in late 80s of the previous century, works on these people’s problems. What work does the government implement to improve the living conditions of people in the given category? What problems exist in the field? We addressed these questions to Sanan Huseynov, the head of the department of International Relations, Information and Press of the State Committee.

— Sanan Eldar oglhu, after the collapse of the former USSR and Azerbaijan’s sovereignty, the country encountered big political-economic problems, deepened further more by an army of million refugees and IDPs as a result of undeclared war by Armenia. Nevertheless, it found the strength to gradually regulate the state of people of the given category. Tell us, please, about measures taken in the recent years by the government of Azerbaijan in order to improve refugees’ and IDPs’ humanitarian and social conditions.

— First of all, it must be mentioned that, as you have correctly noticed, the process of Armenia’s occupation of Azerbaijan’s territory and formation of an army of refugees (R) and IDPs took place during a hardest transition period to independence. Nevertheless, the government of Azerbaijan has carried out enormous work in the field of gradual improvement of Rs’ and IDPs’ living conditions. I would like to point out mainly the work carried out only in the last five years.
With the purpose of improving Rs’ and IDPs’ social welfare, in the last five years, the President of Azerbaijan signed 19 decrees and resolutions; ‘the State program for the improvement of living conditions of refugees and IDPs and the increase of employment among them’ as well as its addendum were adopted; 65 resolutions by the Cabinet of Ministers were issued, legislative body of the state adopted a law. Only for the last year, the head of the state signed a decree and two resolutions, while the government adopted eight resolutions and orders. For this period, several international and domestic conferences and meetings were held, whereas questions regarding Rs’ and IDPs’ conditions and ways of their improvement were discussed.
For the past five years, tent camps were finally liquidated and settlements built for people who lived there: one for 500 families from Khodjali, and one close to Mehtiabad settlement, Absheron, for 148 internally displaced families. In 2007, the president of the state personally took part in the opening ceremony of five settlements for 1858 displaced families in Bilasuvar region. Last year he took part in the opening of Olympic center in the settlement of Guzanli, Agdam region, 5 settlements for 2104 families in the area of ‘Zobudjuk,’ settlements for 300 families in the area of Horadiz, Fizuli region, and for 500 families in Beylagan region. In 2008, five new settlements were built for 1000 displaced families (4500 individuals). In addition to apartment buildings with the area of 52,000 sq meters, 5 elementary-high schools, 2 nursery schools, 2 medical facilities, 2 communications offices, 2 community clubs, 5 administrative buildings, 2 fire stations were put into operation. A 59 km road was built, 70 km water pipes and 110 km current lines were constructed. Six artesian wells were drilled, 10 reservoirs were constructed and 33 transformers were installed.
In 2008, 336.9 million AZN was allocated from the State budget, the State Oil Fund and other sources for the solution of Rs’ and IDPs’ social problems. Of this amount only 27 million AzN, or 0.8 percent, came from international humanitarian organizations. I will also note that the amount allocated for the State Committee in 2008 (163.1 million AzN) is thrice as much as the budget amount allocated in 2003 (53.4 million).
Last year in 38 facilities of temporary settlement of internally displaced, routine and major repairs were carried out for the amount of 820 thousand AZN, and preparation was made for repairs in 130 settlement facilities.

— What work is implemented in the field of social welfare of the internally displaced?

— The mentioned range of activities is quite broad, but I would like to note only a part of it. By 2008, at the expense of budget resources, 140 thousand IDPs were monthly provided with food assistance. Since the UN World Food Program stopped its activity, the government took upon food assistance for another 130 thousand IDPs. In other words, every month the government provides food assistance to 270 thousand IDPs. Last year 66.7 million AZN were allocated from the state budget for subsistence of IDPs. Moreover, assistance of 2.7 million AZN was provided for IDPs by different ministries, committees, companies, joint stock companies and other organizations. As it is known, based on the corresponding order by the President of the Republic, up till now students at higher education institutions who come from IDP families are freed from tuition fees. In 2008, in a centralized manner, 70 million AZN was transferred to the accounts of utility service enterprises for corresponding services (electricity, gas, water, telephone and so on).
Last year IDPs sent 1289 petitions to the State Committee regarding their dislodgement from the places of their settlements. As you know, there is a Presidential resolution on inadmissibility of dislodging IDPs from their places of settlement till the liberation of the occupied lands. The representatives of the State Committee took part in 115 court procedures on the given issue and their dislodgment was stopped. We have carried out many other measures in the field of social welfare of IDPs.

— What is the state of employment of IDPs?

— We may say that it is our raw. The problematical character of the given issue, not only in regard to IDPs, but in general, is clear to everybody. But nevertheless, the state administration constantly keeps this issue in the focus of attention. As we have already mentioned, there is a State program, one of the major points of which is the question of IDPs’ employment; and the State Committee, in cooperation with relevant bodies, makes efforts to carry out its goals in the given field. By the way, there is Social Fund for Development of IDPs (SFDIDP), which deals with such issues.
Solving social problems of Rs, IDPs and vulnerable families, as well as their employment, is the purpose of 115 humanitarian organizations, 60 out of which are international, 40 locals, and 15 organizations, founded by them on issuing non-bank credits. Based on the relevant resolution by the President of Azerbaijan, the activity of these organizations is coordinated by the republic commission on international humanitarian assistance. In 2008, these organizations implemented various projects in the overall amount of $30 million. Last year international and local humanitarian organizations in urban and rural areas of the republic provided Rs and IDPs with micro credit within the overall amount of $50 million.
Moreover, in compliance with the contract with the World Bank (‘Internally Displaced Persons Economic Development Support Project’), 61 micro-projects of 3,781.3 thousand USD were carried out. The projects covered around 45 thousand IDPs. Eight micro-projects of 708 thousand USD, which have been organized by SFDIDP and which benefit 3 thousand IDPs, are being completed. For employment in agricultural production in the line of OJC ‘Agrolizing,’ seven regions were allocated 368 farming machines. National Foundation for Support to Entrepreneurship of the Ministry of Economic Development allocated preferential credits for the amount of 241 thousand AZN and the Ministry of Agriculture allocated them for the amount of 161.1 thousand AZN to internally displaced families. In 2008, International Development Association (IDA) and the government of Azerbaijan concluded an agreement for implementation of ‘additional financing to the Internally Displaced Persons’ Economic Development Support Project’ in 2009-2011 with the amount of $24.2 million. For the employment of IDPs, settled in an IDP settlement in Aghdam region, in agricultural production, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations allocated $300,000.
Last year 11263 IDPs were employed, 7598 out of them – due to the domiciliary allocation of land territories, 126 in the structure of housing — operational department of the State Committee, 150 in a beekeeping sector, 340 in the processing plant of the company ‘Azersun-Holding,’ 1752 in construction, 1297 were employed in the result of interrelated activity of the State Committee and Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare of Population.
More attention is paid to the issue of employment of youth among IDPs. With this purpose, within the framework of the agreement between Azerbaijan and IDA, ‘Azerbaijan: Internally Displaced Youth Support Project,’ signed in October 2007, the Fund of Social Development of Japan will allocate 2 million USD for establishing health-improving, cultural, and computer centers.
However, as I have mentioned above, the issue of employment of IDPs has not yet been completely solved. The problem shows itself both in urban and rural conditions.

— An army of million IDPs is rather a large number of people and solution of all problems related to them is not an easy task, especially when they are scattered throughout the country. Despite your mentioned work, undoubtedly, there are shortcomings…

— Undoubtedly, there are many problems. Every displaced person, every displaced family has individual problems. These are people deprived of all the amassed for centuries. There are many problems, the solution of which is not even within the government’s power. However, the most global national issue is liberation of the territories occupied by Armenians. And the only way to ‘cure’ these ailments is the liberation of the territories and people’s return to their homes, to their ancestors’ homes. As you know, the negotiation process on regulating the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict within the framework of intermediation of OSCE’s Minsk Group is continued. From the beginning of the conflict up to now, several documents have been adopted in the UN, CE, PACE, OSCE; many meetings between the presidents, as well as other officials, of Azerbaijan and Armenia have been held. Unfortunately, there has been no shift in the problem yet. However, there will be. By any means. We are a peace-loving nation and do not want war; we have already lost many people. We want the conflict to be solved peacefully. Yet, if the Armenian side does not come to reason, we will have to liberate our lands from the Armenian occupation by force.
We shall definitely return to our lands!

Azerbaijani women were imposed to violence by Armenia

In the eve of the International Women’s Day and the 95 anniversary of its celebration of this date, Secretary General of UN, Mr. Ban Ki-Moon addressed the world community.
In his speech the General Secretary called to unite to End Violence against Women,”a multi-year effort aimed at preventing and eliminating violence against women and girls in all parts of the world: “In some countries, as many as one in three women are beaten, forced into sex or otherwise abused. Violence against women is an abomination. It stands against everything in the United Nations Charter. The consequences of violence go beyond the visible and immediate. Death, injury, medical costs and lost employment are but the tip of an iceberg. The impact on women and girls, their families, their communities and their societies in terms of shattered lives and livelihoods is beyond calculation”
The Secretary General emphasized the fact of physical violence against women remaining unpunished: “Far too often, these crimes go unpunished. Perpetrators walk free. No country, no culture, no woman, young or old, is immune”. Mr. Ki-Moon also stated: “We must unite. Violence against women cannot be tolerated, in any form, in any context, in any circumstance, by any political leader or by any government”.
Yes, everything is correct and concerns of the Secretary General deserve attention. The questions however is if these concerns are equally perceived and respected by the humanity as a whole. Unfortunately the answer is No. The message carries no meaning for terrorists, separatists, criminals and fascists.
In different parts of the world women, along with the representatives of the opposite sex go though terrible sufferings. In countries like Iraq, Afghanistan, Gaza strip and Caucasus women and girls are raped, killed, deprived of shelter and other means of living, they are uprooted and their basic rights are violated. Azerbaijan is not exclusion in this sense.
Starting from 1988 women of this country faced serious danger resulted by the Armenian aggression towards Azerbaijan.
During the Armenian policy of ethnic cleansing of Azerbaijanis from their homelands in Armenia, Karabakh and seven adjacent to that regions and during military operations, thousands of women and girls died, hundreds were handicapped, half a million were uprooted and continue living as displaced persons until now.
There are 47 children, of which 16 are minor girls, 408 women, of which 152 are elderly women, of 4354 war hostages and missing people. Of 1393 people released from hostage there are 452 women of which 112 are elderly, 168 children (65 of them are young girls). According to the results of the research of the official authorities 104 Azerbaijani women were killed in Nagorno Karabakh. More than 200 women were brutally killed during the Khojaly genocide against Azerbaijanis on the February 25-26, 1992.
Armenians were imposing Azerbaijani women to unbearable tortures without differentiating on their age.
Here are brief facts of violence against captive Azerbaijani women reveled by the State Committee on Affairs of war hostages, captives and missing people, as well testimonies of some of the survivors of those tortures. They burnt alive elderly Sariya Zeynalova born in 1910 and Yegana Madatova born in 1920, hostage from Qushchular village of Shusha region; brutally killed Yegana Ibishova born in 1967 and taken hostage during the occupation of Lachin, shot Afat Mirzayeva with her 7 years old son Babek Ilyasov in her arms. Father of 15 years old Nazakat Mamedova was tortured in front of her eyes, his ears were cut and mother went insane failing to bear the tortures. 16 teeth of a woman captive from Aghdam district, Kaklik Hasanova were pulled out with pincers. Sahrgiya Shirinova from Aghdam, 65 years old Binish Mammadova, 69 years old Sara Ismayilova from Gubadli were tortured the same way. Two female Azerbaijani hostages named Shahsanam and Asli died being unable to bear the tortures. There are records in the Committee of numerous rapes of elderly women and three years old child by Armenian beasts.
These are the deeds of bloody creatures? They do not have drop of values such as humanism, justice, decency, culture, and respect to a human being. Of course they would not care about the concerns of the Secretary General of UN or other international organizations.
Armenians shall be pushed back to their places with force and punished under the full strictness of law!

We have printed many stories of hostages in Armenian captivity in our previous issue or articles about those people who suffered tortures, inhumane treatment, Armenian fascism and brutalities. No articles however can deliver the real scale of violence of Armenian barbarities and moreover the pain and feelings of people gone though the hell of captivity.
Below is another story of Nadir Mahmudov, former hostage (the text was taken from http://myazerbaijan.org/forum/lofiversion/index.php )

Story of a hostage

I fell hostage unexpectedly and in a silly manner. I was returning from a duty assignment to my family in Imishli. My parents and spouse with my kid were settled there in the IDP camp. My family is an IDP family. When Jebrail was occupied by Armenians we settled in Imishli where some of our relatives used to live before.
The assignment I was sent was kind of a duty service in the military zone. I used to work in the police of the railways station and starting from the end of 80’s were sent to the areas bordering with Armenia on duty with service gun in order to protect the civil population against the sudden attacks and infiltration of Armenians. Later when Armenian attacks intensified, we were sent on three months duty assignments to the frontline. After one of such duties I was coming home with a feeling of the covered obligation and happiness to see my son born a week ago.
There were four of us in the old “Moskvich” car – driver of the car with his ten years old nephew, my maternal uncle who had brought me the news about my son and myself. We were driving on the road that was passing along the grape plantations and turning to the highway at the only hill covered with dried autumn grass. As the road was empty the car turned around the hill without slowing the speed and there we saw three dozens of soldiers in the same military uniform as mine in the military car and some of them sitting around the fire.
Three soldiers standing on the road prepared their machine guns and pointed at us to stop. Our driver stopped the car and one of the solders signed to leave the car with the movement of the gun. I was sitting on the front seat and left the car first to see what was going on.
— Machine gun, shortly told the soldier
— What’s going on, guys? – I asked in Azerbaijani — We are going to Imishli
— Machine gun – the soldier repeated aggressively pushing with his gun on my chest. Two other soldiers prepared their guns. I gave my gun to the soldier.
— What’s going on? Are crazy? – I asked again – We are Azerbaijanis
— Pistols – shouted the first soldier loudly
At that point my heart shrunk. Be it an Azerbaijani soldier he would say “tapancha” instead of “pistol”. He would speak Azerbaijani, not Russian. This meant they were Armenians. My blood freezed understanding that we were in trouble.
The first solder asked for the knife on my belt.
I gave it to him. Other solders pushed out everybody from the car and started searching the car trying to find arms. But there were no arms in the car. Shortly we were surrendered by other solders. We were approached by a higher ranking officer. He took the knife and went though the razor with this finger.
— So, turkes, did you kill many Armenians?
— No, I did not participate in battles – I replied, but apparently I did not sound believable.
He suddenly attacked by neck with the knife. I was lucky to react on time and bent aside. But the knife cut my neck and I started bleeding. Solders attacked me from all sides and I fell down. They were beating me with boots and I was trying to protect my head and face with my arms. I was feeling how the blood from my neck was spreading all over my body and was not sure if I would survive the blood loss.

I was hearing my uncle’s voice asking them not to beat me and the crying boy. The officer ordered the soldiers to stop beating me, but they were not stopping. There was a car approaching and a soldier on the check point informed them about the approaching car. It was possible to hear the noise of the engine. We were taken aside. There was half a dozen other hostages under the tree including a young man with his wife and newborn child. The woman was trying to push down her crying, but the child was crying bitterly.
I was beaten but could feel that bones were not broken and the bleeding on my neck would stop. A hope rose in my mind that we could survive. In the evening Armenians put us in a car and took to the centre of the district – Khojavend – Armenians were calling this place Martuni.

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Armenia’s army is in a sad condition
It is Armenian soldiers-deserters who say it

Recently, Armenian military men’s voluntary transition to Azerbaijani territory has become more frequent. What is the reason? What makes Armenian soldiers desert from ‘own’ army and flee to the ‘enemy’s’ side? Below, Armenian soldiers, who have crossed to the Azerbaijani side, will answer these questions themselves. But first, a little information — let us remind you that in 2008, six Armenians, captured by the Azerbaijani side for violating the state borders, were handed over to the opposite side. Not too long ago, because of unbearable conditions, soldiers, Paruyr Simonyan, before him, Ambartsum Asaturyan, and before him, Armenian citizens Artur Apresyan and Roman Taryan, ‘honored’ us with their coming. The four have already been returned to Armenia or, upon their request, resettled to a third country.
The last incident is related to three military servants of Armenia. Let us remind you that, at night from February 27 to 28 of the current year, Zumrud Aliyeva, IDP from Khojaly, whose family temporarily settled in Ergi duzu, Aghdam, coming out into the yard saw three young men in military uniforms. It appeared that these are soldiers from Armenia, who served in the army in Nagorniy Karabakh (NK): Grant Markosyan, Alik Tevosyan, Artush Sarkisyan.
Consequently, reporters from the TVC ANS met with the deserters and asked about the reasons for taking such steps, which are, frankly speaking, risky. Here is what the Armenian soldiers said.
G.Markosyan, from Armavir, Armenia: “my complaints about pains in back were ignored by the commander. My fellows and I were not treated, instead we were beaten. Therefore, I decided that I cannot serve under such conditions any longer. I went to the commander of the company and complained to him. And only after this, I was hospitalized. What was the use? We spent there only a week. In this period, we did not receive any treatment. I suffered from cough and pains in the back, I asked for medicine – they did not give any, moreover, they made fun of me. But the soldiers from Karabakh were given everything. All the commanders here are from Karabakh and their treatment of ‘theirs’ completely differed from the treatment of soldiers from Armenia. Each Saturday they are discharged to go home. They are treated respectfully. But we were beaten mercilessly. And only Armenians are sent to posts.”
A.Tevosyan was born in 1989 in Khanlar (present Goygol), Azerbaijan, and therefore, did not have residence permit in Armenia and had been avoiding military service for a year and a half: “I am not the only one who avoids military service. In the village, where I live, more than 200 people evaded army. In the military unit, we were treated awfully. When we received money, officers immediately took it away from us, Armenians. They did not take money from those from Karabakh. Old-timers (‘dedovshina’ — violators against younger conscripts in the army — tr.) were constantly beating us, looked at us as if their slaves. I complained to the commander about my sore kidneys, but he only made fun of me. Afterwards, my condition worsened. But even in the hospital, where I was sent in, I did not receive any treatment.”
A. Sarkisyan from Syunik, Armenia: “I was unfit for military service, had serious disease. When I was called to a military registration and enlistment office I informed them about it. But they requested large bribe. Actually, in order not to serve in NK, one must give bribe in the amount of 10000-15000USD. But we did not have that money. Many families of conscripts do not have that money. Therefore, military registration and enlistment offices send people with serious diseases to the army with no examination. Moreover, they beat them. Once, major Musailyan beat me so much that I was all in bruises…”
The defector soldiers said much more about the sad condition of the Armenian army. According to them, tortures, violence and brute treatment of soldiers, bribery, and outrage are a serious problem of the Armed Forces of Armenia. According to the member of Helsinki Association on human rights in Armenia, Mikhail Danelyan, in the Armenian army, 800 soldiers die every year, in other words, two soldiers per day. According to the human rights advocate, its main reasons are outrage and tortures to military servants. Another fact which draws attention is that there is a serious conflict between soldiers from Karabakh and Armenia, and despite a small number of the former (among 400 soldiers, only 20 are from Karabakh), they rule over the latter. It is no mere chance that the number of evaders from military service is increasing. According to the information by the ministry of defense of Armenia, just in 2006, this number was 831 individuals.
It appears that the condition of the Armenian army is really sad. Is it only in the army? According to the Armenian deserters, the situation in Armenia itself is even worse and more insecure than in the army. Pay attention to P.Simonyan’s statement, who gained weight of 26 kg, in the capture by the Azerbaijani side and who has already been resettled to a third country: “There I was offended, humiliated, beaten, I could not bear it any longer, therefore, I have decided to cross to the Azerbaijani side. In Armenia, there is no life for a human being. There they think only of the war and Karabakh. Karabakh is Armenia’s cancer tumor, which sooner or later will destroy the country. And it does not matter if it will be through the strength of Azerbaijani army or through a revolution. I think it would be better if it happens through revolution. Then, people will understand that Karabakh is an unnecessary burden for them. All the budget of Armenia goes to the army. I don’t understand why they keep this army? I call upon all Armenian youth to leave Armenia and come to Azerbaijan or to other countries because they will forcibly be sent to Karabakh. In Karabakh, Armenians from Armenia are killed, destroyed because on the top of Armenia is an Armenian from Karabakh… People must think of their lives. They must throw away machine guns and give the land to its actual owner – Azerbaijan…”
The incident of Armenian military servants coming to Azerbaijani side clarifies some questions. Firstly, one more time they confirmed that in NK, it is the army of Armenia, not of Karabakh, that is placed there and fights, which is constantly denied by the Armenian government. Secondly, its army is not so ‘valiant’ and ‘powerful,’ as they want to show. Thirdly, not all Armenian nation yearns for Karabakh.
Therefore, it is better if Armenia comes to reason and understands all these reality before it is too late.

Again these co-chairmen…

Fasier “opened the America”, Bryza and Merzlyakov chatter as usual

The co-chairmen of the Minsk Group of the OSCE returned themselves to the agenda again. Actually, they resort quiet often to different intricate methods in order to make semblance of their active activity within negotiation process for the settlement of Armenian-Azerbaijanian conflict.
And the essence of these methods is that some time later one of them or all three make some nonordinary statements, actually not implying something new, rational, constructive contributing to the process advancement, and they are just old opinions in new interpretation. Sometimes in order to get one of the parties’ favor they make statements in its’ favor, and when another party attacks on them, they begin to deny their words, complaining of “wrong interpretation of journalists’ opinions”. Furthermore, all three co-chairmen in turn use of this method. Many cases concerning each of these co-chairmen can be recollected as example, but we do not want to take readers’ time.
For this time Mr. Bernard Fasier, French co-chairman was remarkable who at “round table” entitled “Nagorno-Karabakh conflict: challenges and opportunities for community confidence-building”, hosted by British NGO “International Alert” on 24 March, told: “The recognition of Nagorno-Karabakh (NK) independent state as well as attempted unconditional return of this territory to Azerbaijan can cause new war”. Then diplomat added: “Certainly, Madrid principles are not ideal but non-ideal compromise is better than ideal war. The more real currently is return of controlled by Armenian armed forces territories to Azerbaijan, framing of NK’s temporary status taking into consideration the security guarantees, acceptable for Baku and Yerevan. Another part of the problem is non-regulated currently and only 5-10 or 15 years later, after return of Azerbaijani community the issue related self-determination for population can be realized.”
If I am not mistaken, Mr. Fasier expressed first such logical opinion of reality of return of controlled Azerbaijani territories by Armenian armed forces, and then already some years later after return of Azerbaijani nationals to NK, the NK’s status can be solved. But hence as it should be expected, his said statements embittered badly Armenian party. As if he “opened the America”. What is the new there? Do anybody doubt in the fact of top-priority importance of return of occupied Azerbaijani territories? For the justice it is appropriate mention that at the arrangement Fasier reacted sharply to the words of Armenian delegation’s member Masis Mailian who stated that Nagorno-Karabakh is “actually existing state and any agreement can be reached with its participation and taking into consideration the realities.” Fasier answered: “Armenian expert should take into consideration the realities and understand that “NKR” has not independency and the notion itself implies nothing else words.” At the same time Fasier was not frank till the end, comparing the issue related recognition of NKR with unconditional return of this to Azerbaijan. Basically this conflict is based mainly on illegal and groundless dispute raised by Armenia concerning the belonging of NK. The Nagorno-Karabakh is true Azerbaijani land and its unconditional return to legal owner is beyond doubts.
Meanwhile American co-chairman Matthew Bryza, advising Presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia to lead their peoples to peace, expressing his understanding concerning fears of Nagorno-Karabakh’s Armenians who do not want to return to controlled territories from their security considerations (?! – G.J.) and soothed them that “it will be happened under international guarantees, not only for Azerbaijan”, as if the latter virtually is the source of danger for anybody. By the way, in what international regulations has been it written that somebody can occupy or keep under control the alien territories for some considerations of their security?
Russian co-chairman Yuriy Merzlyakov said that the complexity of the problem is that status-quo is fully convenient for one of the parties, and another party is ready to do all in order to change it. If to talk clearly, the existing situation is convenient for Armenia but Azerbaijani tries to change this. Mr. Merzlyakov says this in that tone of voice as if Azerbaijan should not try to change the existing situation. He also noted that today only one methods for confidence-building between Azerbaijani and Armenian communities is effective – they are monitorings on cease-fire line, recollecting that one of the latest monitorings failed. Furthermore, neither co-chairmen, no personal representative of the OSCE Chairmen-in-Office Andrzej Kasprzyk did not make bold to say that monitoring had been broken next time because of Armenian party.
In short, apparently the co-chairmen’s mission for the settlement of Azerbaijan-Armenian conflict lost its importance that it becomes stronger gradually opinion saying that major powers-mediators deliberately delay the issue related the Karabakh conflict regulation in order to snatch favorable moment and solve the issue in their favor and it is no vain to expect from them some just for Azerbaijan.

The “Bright future” of Armenia and Karabakh

Recently, the facts of revelations by Armenians and negative circumstances relating to them have become more frequent. And this is natural. After all, it is impossible to lie and to hide endlessly the existing reality.
The revelation about the true Russian-Armenian relations, as was informed by the ANS TV Company, has recently followed from the lips of Paruir Ayrikian, the leader of opposition party – the Block of “National self-determination” (BNS): “The echelons of power in Armenia have scores of “Russian agents” doing everything to have Armenia not establish friendship relations with Europe. Armenia has become the concubine of Russia”. Commenting on the Armenian-Russian relations, the BNS leader specified the presence of two types of intergovernmental relations: the relations based on interests and based on the system of values: “If cooperation is built merely on interests, it is not necessarily state interest – it can be the interest of an individual. Armenia is forced to play the games of Russian imperialism, because Russia doesn’t need a strong Armenia”. Speaking about the deal “property in exchange for debt”, according to which, Armenia has handed over to Russia some of its largest enterprises in exchange for the debt repayment, P.Ayrikian said: “Russia has seized 80% of our national patrimony for $100 million”. Ayrikian stated that there is the official statistics, according to which, at least 3 Armenians die in Russia every day, and not less than a thousand of them every year: “We became the concubine of Russia, and it is the worst kind of slavery. Armenians are killed there, but we extol Russians, we speak Russian. We don’t have enough dignity, but it is not our fault, it is the fault of agents’ network”.
According to the APA news agency, the report prepared by the “Armenian Reporter” website from Gadrut region says: “The population of some villages of Gadrut — one of the administrative regions of former Nagorno-Karabakh autonomous region – still hasn’t returned to their homes. Resettlement of the region inhabitants to other places is today one of the urgent regional problems”. Noting that 12 thousand people live today in the region, the report author informs that the population growth is very low there. According to the national statistical service of the separatist regime, the region’s population has grown only by 12 persons in the past year. Head of the local regional administration, Valery Gevorkian also acknowledges that the growth was very low, although decrease of the population hasn’t been fixed either in the last five years.
The author emphasizes that a reason for the population decrease is not only the war consequences. The young people, who don’t have their own houses, cannot get married and support a family; besides, the able-bodied population leaves Armenia and Hankendi for foreign countries. The majority of these people make all efforts not to come ever back. Today only one percent of the population has the opportunity to build or to buy a house. According to the report author, Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh remind of a boastful, but a sick child on thin legs.
There is no doubt that the aforesaid facts concern not only Gadrut region of Nagorno-Karabakh, they also concern the whole Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh which is confirmed by the conclusion of the Armenian author of the above-stated article. It is also clear that the situation will gradually get even worse.
If you remember, the main pretext of the “Armenian movement” for tearing away Nagorno- Karabakh from Azerbaijan was “extremely difficult economic situation in this region”. As though Armenia will bring Nagorno-Karabakh to the “bright future”. Now it is visible what a “bright future” it is. It slowly steps towards the death itself. As it is said: “Here’s a fine how d’ye do!”…

Unusual Armenian confession

Hypocrisy, chauvinism, pathological hostility to other nations, incomparable lies, dissimulation… It is impossible to count all the negative and specific features of Armenians. But it is worth saying that there are also such peculiarities as insincerity, the utmost egoism, ambitiousness and partiality among the others. Armenians never admit their sins and crimes; besides, they are dodgers of falsification, forgery, appropriation of somebody else’s and so on and on. For instance, let’s take one of the numerous examples as introducing the victims of Khojaly genocide as Armenians killed by Azerbaijanis, which was written and talked about a lot, including in our newspaper. But recently, we have come across a very unusual and uncommon case for Armenians, which, to tell the truth, utterly surprised us.
It turned out that the “Noev Kovcheq” independent international information- analytical Armenian newspaper published the “Khojaly – the most terrible tragedy of the past century” article in its № 07 (118) of July 2007 (http://www.noev-kovcheg.ru/mag/2007-07/783.html). The point is that the article, which I am the true author of, and which was published in our «Voice of Karabakh» — «Голос Карабаха» newspaper in № 02 (11) of February 2005, was published in an Armenian newspaper without any change, as the saying goes, without touching even semicolons and commas. Leaving apart traditional Armenian plagiary I would emphasize that the “Noev Kovcheq” added the “ARMENIAN FASCIZM and Chronics of the Tragedy” subtitle to the headline of aforesaid article.
In this case the most important fact is that if an Armenian newspaper published the given article in its pages without any objections and comments, it means that they acknowledge the historical fact of the genocide commitment in February 1992 by Armenians in Azerbaijani Khojaly town. In other words, this is an unbelievable and uncommon for Armenians confession of Armenian fascism and savagery.
Now to clear up a matter and refresh the memory of reader