Georgia to commemarate 20 January victims
Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan.18 / Trend , S.Agayeva /
Twenty years have passed since the bloody January events in Baku, when the Soviet troops about 60,000 people in number were brought into the city on Jan. 20, 1990. 134 people were killed, 700 people injured, among whom were women, old people and children of different nationalities as a result of cruelty and inhumanity committed against the peaceful population by the totalitarian Soviet regime.
In this connection, Georgia like all Azerbaijan's friendly countries will hold events devoted to this day, during which along with the victims of Bloody January 1990, Georgia's heroes - suffered on Apr. 9, 1989 in Tbilisi will also be commemorated, said the statement of the Embassy.
Brotherly Georgian and Azerbaijani peoples have passed the heroic path to freedom together, and together combated against cruelty of totalitarianism, said the statement.
Office of the Governor of Kvemo Kartli, the Embassy of Azerbaijan to Georgia together with the Georgia's Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure and the Ministry of Reintegration will hold an event dedicated to events of January 20 and April 9 in Marneuli on Jan. 18, 2010.
Azerbaijani Ambassador to Georgia, minister of reintegration, and minister of infrastructure and regional development, the governor of Kvemo Kartli, members of the Georgian Parliament and many senior officials of the country will participate in this event. The official part of the event will be continued by theatrical scenes, prepared by the Heydar Aliyev Tbilisi Azerbaijan State Theater troupe.
A traditional wreath-laying ceremony at Azerbaijani people's national leader Heydar Aliyev's bust will be held on Jan. 19. Heydar Aliyev despite the danger to his life, had visited the Permanent Mission of Azerbaijan to Moscow on Jan. 21, 1990, and organized a press conference to express his strong protest to the USSR's leadership for inhuman attitude towards Azerbaijani people. After laying flowers at the Azerbaijan Cultural Center Varlig in Tbilisi a roundtable will be held with participation of Azerbaijani and Georgian intelligentsia's representatives. After a film about January 20, 1990 events of will be demonstrated.