The official bodies of Armenia under the support of the Armenian lobby try to impose lie on the world about alleged destroying of Armenian cemetery at the territory of the Julfa region, the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic (AR), a news release spread by the Azerbaijani embassy in Georgia on Monday says, Trend reports.
Azerbaijan officially states about non-existence of Armenian cemetery or other Armenian religious and unreligious monuments at the territory of the Julfa region, the Nakhchivan AR in this regard. Taking into consideration geographic closeness to Armenia, most of the Armenians, settled in the Nakhichivan AR, preferred to be buried at the cemeteries of neighbor country. Only insignificant part of Armenians and other people of Christian religion were buried at the common cemeteries in the Nakhchivan AR. As to the stone crosses at
the territory of the Jugin cemetery in the Jugin region, they belong to Albanian state, where Christianity was the state religion and Albans - ancestor of Azerbaijanis. This cemetery belongs to the Azerbaijans cultural heritage and is preserved by the state, the message underlined.
Besides, it should be mentioned that Armenians committed vandalism in regard to the mosques, cemeteries, religious and historical monuments in the Armenian territories, densely lived by Azerbaijanis till the forced deportation. The same fate overtook Moslem and Azerbaijani historic monuments, located in Nagorno-Karabakh and other Azerbaijani territories, occupied by Armenian aggressors. The damage caused to the Azerbaijani cultural heritage by Armenians is incalculable. 180 mosques were destroyed in Armenia, former Iravan khanate. 500 cemeteries, 969 libraries, 850 musical schools, 4 theatres, 4 concert halls and other achritectural and cultural monuments were subjected to vandalism, Kavkaz Press reports.