Armenia: A Report from the Border

Felice D. Gaer and Scott Horton July 18, 1991 Issue To the Editors: When we were in Moscow in late May attending the First Andrei Sakharov Memorial Congress on Human Rights, we heard continuing reports of deportations of thousands of ethnic Armenian villagers from their villages in Azerbaijan and Nagorno-Karabakh, and received permission from President • Read More »

Aleksander Safarov: Ancient map published in press triggered pogroms of Armenians in Baku published Aleksander Safarov’s article “Black January” about the events he witnessed in Baku on 20 January 1991. In Azerbaijan, the day is called “Black January” and stories about “the Soviet Army’s atrocities over the Azerbaijani civilians” are told and flowers are put to monuments, the author writes. As the author describes, tanks “decorated” Baku • Read More »

Sumgait – a case of Azerbaijan’s KGB

Newspaper Golos Armenii published an issue by Marina Grigoryan. Follow the article here. Covering up a crime and criminals also constitutes a crime. One recalls this truth every time one familiarizes himself with the sophisticated tricks of Azerbaijan aimed at covering up their guilt for the monstrous acts of February27-29, 1988 in Sumgait. As new • Read More »

Indifference and silence can cause another genocide

AN OPEN LETTER TO INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC OPINION ON ANTI-ARMENIAN POGROMS IN THE SOVIET UNION An era which we all thought ended, the era of pogroms, has resurfaced. Once again this year, the Armenian community of Azerbaijan has been the victim of atrocious and intolerable premeditated massacres. As scholars, writers, scientists, political leaders and artists we • Read More »

Nationalism at its nastiest. New York Times, Jan 19.1990

Download pdf *** To the Editor: ”Nationalism at Its Nastiest” (editorial, Jan. 19), about the Azerbaijani-Armenian conflict, needs one important clarification. You write that ”After the 1988 earthquake that killed 25,000 Armenians, Azerbaijanis blocked railways to Armenia, holding up aid.” This is true, but this blockade has continued since the earthquake, at various levels of intensity, • Read More »