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Pogroms of the native Armenian population of Baku, the capital city of Azerbaijan, had begun on January 13, 1990, exactly 26 years ago on this day.

Several thousand power-striving savage supporters of the Azerbaijani National Front had organized the mass killings of the Armenians in the city.

When the pogroms had started, the leadership of Azerbaijan SSR had almost completely lost control of the situation. And the Soviet military units in Baku were locked in their barracks

The leadership of Soviet Azerbaijan had officially accepted the fact that these pogroms were carried out on ethnic grounds. 

The logic of these tragic events in Baku, however, does not fit in the “logic” of modern-day Azerbaijan’s state propaganda machine, which the country’s ruling Aliyev clan has taken under its supervision.  

On this day, Armenia mourns for the fallen and the maimed of these pogroms. Azerbaijan, on the other hand, either does not remember them, or disseminates respective cynical and apparent falsehood, especially through its state-subject media.

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