1990

Aleksander Safarov: Ancient map published in press triggered pogroms of Armenians in Baku

Karabakhrecords.info 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 »


RESOLUTION on the situation in Armenia

Document 7 (g) Doc. B3-556/90 Thursday, 15 March 1990 RESOLUTION on the situation in Armenia The European Parliament, A.    having regard to the serious humanitarian and economic situation in Armenia following the earthquake in 1988, B.   concerned at information from Soviet opposition groups showing that 500 000 people in Armenia are homeless and some 100 000 Armenians • Read More »



US Senators letter to Mikhail Gorbachev

U.S. Senate, Washington, DC, January 18, 1990. His Excellency Mikhail S. Gorbachev, President of the Soviet Union, The Kremlin, Moscow, U.S.S.R. Dear Mr. President: We are deeply concerned about the murders, tortures, and property destruction that the Armenian community of Baku has suffered over the past six days as a result of attacks by organized • 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 »


Azerbaijani Blockade Imperils Armenians

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, and today • 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 »