Liyah Babayan’s life story, covered a myriad of times by media outlets from the Times-News to Azbarez Armenian News, is an incredible, heartbreaking and inspirational tale of perseverance. But in Babayan’s new memoir she takes her story in her own hands. In her new book, she reflects on escaping the ethnic killings of Armenians in Baku, Azerbaijan, and moving to a new country. “Liminal: a refugee memoir” had a private launch in November and is scheduled for a public launch in early February. Babayan said that the Armenian Museum of America has reached out to have the book included in its library.
In July 1988 “The Guardian” published an article entitled “Nagorno-Karabakh is a test that perestroika might not survive”: “In February, after the first demands of Nagorno-Karabakh’s session were made, 26 Armenians were murdered in Sumgait by rampaging Azerbaijani crowds in a tribal orgy which shocked the country. Azerbaijani police did nothing to prevent it.” The resolution, adopted by XX Session of the Nagorno Karabakh Council of People’s Deputies on February 20, 1988, was in essence a constitutional claim to replace overwhelmingly Armenian-populated Nagorno-Karabakh from Soviet Azerbaijan into Soviet Armenia.
On May 6 a statement for the press was read in the Union Parliament made by the Chairman of the Supreme Council of Armenia, Levon Ter-Petrosyan: “The Soviet Union actually declared a war on Armenia. The Soviet Army continues its punitive operations in the territory of Armenia. The subdivision of the 4th army of the
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
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
BY BARONESS CAROLINE COX OF QUEENSBURY The ancient kingdom of Armenia was the first nation to embrace Christianity — in AD 301. Modern Armenia, formerly a Soviet republic, declared autonomy in September 1991 and today exists as a member of the Commonwealth of Independent States. There you find many of the oldest churches in
The website Karabakhrecords.info continues publishing evidence and documents concerning the Operation Ring in spring-summer of 1991 during which the population of about 30 Armenian villages of Artsakh underwent terrorist actions, violence and were deported from their native places by the Azerbaijani OMON. The materials of protocol of the interviews of the Operation Ring witnesses are
”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 there is a serious situation in Soviet Armenia because of the Azerbaijani blockade of the Armenian republic.
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