Extinguished hearths

Head of the Azerbaijani Presidential Administration has issued an order approving the plan of events on the occasion of the 26th anniversary of the Khojaly genocide. According to this order the event “Extinguished hearths” was held in Azerbaijan Museum of Independence on February 22, 2018.
Khojaly tragedy is one of the most terrible and tragic page of Azerbaijan history. Over the night from 25 to 26 February Armenian military units attacked Khojaly town. Khojaly was raized to the ground. 613 innocent people were killed, 487 became invalid, 1275 Khojaly inhabitants taken as hostages were subject to inconceivable tortures. On March 1, 1994 National Leader Heydar Aliev signed a special decree. The date of 26 February was proclaimed as Day of Khojaly Genocide and National Mourning by a decision of the Milli Majlis of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
About 50 works of the students of Azerbaijan University of Architecture and Construction were presented at the exhibition in the Museum.
Farida Shamsi, director of Azerbaijan Museum of Independence; Salatin Asgerova, the chairman of Women’s Council; Gulay Ramazanova, scientific researcher in Azerbaijan Museum of Independence spoke, the composition “Don’t forget Khojaly” was performed by the members of Child Youth Development Center at the event.
The witnesses of Khojaly tragedy, the employees of the Cultural Workers’ Qualification Center of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the students of Azerbaijan University of Architecture and Construction, the representatives of Cultural Workers’ Qualification Center of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, personal staff of Frontier Troops participated at the event.

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