Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 27
A commemorative event to mark the 22nd anniversary of the Khojaly genocide has today been organized at the AZIMUT Moscow Olympic Hotel in the Russian capital.
Vice-President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, head of the Foundation's representative office in Russia Leyla Aliyeva attended the event, AzerTAc reported.
Drawings by children at orphanages in Baku were demonstrated in the foyer of the hotel, and photos of destroyed monuments and buildings in Karabakh were displayed on the monitor.
The event started with a minute`s silence in memory of the Khojaly victims.
Addressing the event, Leyla Aliyeva said this tragedy was the most horrifying and bloodiest page of Azerbaijan`s history.
Other speakers included Azerbaijan`s Ambassador to Russia Polad Bulbuloghlu, President of All-Russia Azerbaijani Congress Mammad Aliyev, Secretary General of the Youth Forum of the Organization of Islamic Conference Elshad Isgandarov, Vice-President of the Congress of Jewish Religious Communities and Organizations of Russia Zinovy Kogan, participant of the Karabakh war, main character of "The Pilot who saw Hell" film, Major Leonid Kravets noted the Khojaly tragedy was the most bloodiest massacre in the world history.
"The Pilot who saw Hell" film was screened at the event.
The event brought together Russian public figures, politicians, representatives of diplomatic corps in Moscow, employees of the Azerbaijani Embassy, as well as representatives of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation's Russia office, All-Russia Azerbaijani Congress, and Azerbaijani Youth Organization of Russia.