Azerbaijan creates blog on 20 January tragedy
Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan.19 / Trend M. Aliyev /
The Center for Information Technologies of Azerbaijani Public Union Irali has created a blog dedicated to 20 January tragedy, the organization said. The blog includes information in Azerbaijani, Russian and English, reflecting the history of the tragedy, as well as photos and video materials.
Tasks such as meeting observance of Azerbaijan's interests in the virtual space and creating a database containing information about the historical realities of Azerbaijan are always in the spotlight of Irali.
The Soviet Army commenced military operations against Azerbaijan early morning Jan. 20, 1990, before declaring a state of emergency. The tragedy claimed the lives of 131 people, including 117 Azerbaijanis, six Russians, three Jews and three Tatars. Some 744 people were severely injured. Four went missing and 400 were arrested. Twenty-one people were killed after a state of emergency was declared on Jan. 20. Twenty-six people were killed in the Neftchala and Lankaran regions.