Presentation of book "Armenian Issue" in Caucasus. 1724-1914. Based upon the Materials of Russian Archives and Editions" held in Baku (PHOTO)
Azerbaijan, Baku, April 22/Trend, M. Aliyev
The presentation of book "Armenian Issue" in the Caucasus. 1724-1914. Based upon the Materials of Russian Archives and Editions" prepared by the Europe-Azerbaijan Society was held in Baku on Thursday.
Speaking at the book's presentation ceremony, the Society's Chairman Tale Heydarov said the Society implements several projects to propagandize Azerbaijan's history and culture. He noted that the previous editions by the Europe-Azerbaijan Society also touched upon the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and the Khojaly genocide. "The book "Armenian Issue" in the Caucasus" is based upon materials of the St-Petersburg-based State History Archive of Russia and Moscow-based State Military History Archive of Russia, which had been kept as classified information and top classified information for a long period of time," said Heydarov. The Chairman of the Society said that the book aims at spreading the truth about the Armenians.
Speaking at the book's presentation ceremony, the head of the department on social and political issues of the Azerbaijani Presidential Administration Ali Hasanov said Azerbaijan faces very important tasks in the 21st century. "We must notify the international community of the objective, essence and truth about the Armenians who had been conducting ethnical genocide against the Azerbaijani nation for 200 years", said Hasanov. The world should know the truth about the 1905-1906, 1915-1920, 1948-1953, and 1988-1991 events, he noted.
In his speech, Hasanov urged the Azerbaijani youth to follow the example of the Europe-Azerbaijan Society and study the history of Azerbaijan in references kept at foreign countries' libraries.
Yagub Mahmudov, Director of the History Institute of the National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan, told the event that the book "Armenian Issue" in the Caucasus. 1724-1914. Based upon the Materials of Russian Archives and Editions" has an important historic meaning. "After Azerbaijan was divided into two parts, the Tsarist Russia moved the new ethos toward the Caucasus - the Armenians - who found shelter at the indigenous territories of Azerbaijan. And now these Armenians want to establish a second Armenian state in the territory of Azerbaijan", said Mahmudov. He noted the book gives clear proofs of Armenians' intentions. "The book informs of facts proving that the creators of ethnical conflicts in the Caucasus were the Armenians", the History Institute's Director reported.
Speaking at the book's presentation ceremony, Ian Pert, chief editor of journal Vision of Azerbaijan, voiced a hope that scientists of the whole world will speak with real facts and that in such case politicians would have also arranged debates on the basis of real facts. "I am convinced that this book will serve as a trustworthy source in world libraries", said Pert.