• 31 March – Day of Genocide of Azerbaijanis

    The Gulustan and Turkmenchay treaties, signed in 1813 and 1828 respectively, laid the foundation of the split of the Azerbaijani people and division of their historical lands, subsequently leading to expropriation of those lands. In a very short span of time, the mass resettlement of Armenians to Azerbaijani lands began.Although Armenians, who were resettled in the territories of Iravan, Nakhchivan and Karabakh khanates, were less in numbers than the Azerbaijanis living there, they managed, with support from their patrons, to establish an administrative unit called the “Armenian oblast”. This artificial division of state territories encouraged the displacement of the indigenous people of Azerbaijan from their lands as well as the…

  • 31 March Genocide of Azerbaijanis

    Vasif Huseynov PhD Student University of Göttingen Germany <p style="text-align: justify;"> <strong>March 31<sup>st </sup>– the Commemoration Day of Genocide of Azerbaijanis in March-April 1918, when more than 50 thousand Azerbaijanis were massacred</strong></p><p style="text-align: justify;">Each year, on the 31<sup>st</sup> of March the Azerbaijani people commemorate the Day of Genocide of Azerbaijanis. The history of this day dates back to March-April, 1918, when the forces of the Bolshevik party in Baku with support of the Armenian nationalist groups organized under the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (Dashnaksutyun Party) massacred more than 50 thousand[1] Azerbaijanis.</p><p style="text-align: justify;">Following World War I and the dissolution of the Russian Empire, Azerbaijan once part of the empire had acquired a chance…