Azerbaijan’s City of Shusha Has Already Transformed into a Dead City and There are not any Signs of Life There: Azerbaijani Intellectual (video)
Azerbaijan, Baku /corr. Trend S.Ilhamgizi / Azerbaijani Professor, Rector of Baku Slavic University, Kamal Abdulla, who has recently returned from Nagorno-Karabakh and Armenia, said on 29 June that Azerbaijan's city of Shusha has already transformed into a dead city and there are not any signs of life there.
On 28 June, the OSCE organized the visit of the Azerbaijani and Armenian intellectuals, headed by the ambassadors of Azerbaijan and Armenia to Russia, to Khankendy and Shusha. From there, they left for Armenia and met with the Armenian President, Robert Kocharyan.
Kamal Abdulla said that arriving in Shusha, they found all Azerbaijani heritages destroyed. The bust of Azerbaijan's great art worker, Bulbul, has been destroyed and only its walls have remained available. "We wished to go to Cidir Duzu, but faced refusal. We understood that the monument of Azerbaijan's great poet, Vagif, has been destroyed. We could go to Shusha via Agdam, but we were not allowed to walk in Agdam because it has been destroyed. No signs of life have remained available in Shusha," Abdulla said.
According to him, the Armenian intellectuals had an opportunity to become familiarized with the Armenian churches in Baku. "They were surprised how we have kept the churches and Armenian books. They saw difference in maintaining Armenian churches in Baku and Azerbaijani mosques which has been destroyed by the Armenians. They regretfully looked at Baku and understood unsuccessful Armenian policy," Abdulla stressed.