A nation is known, recognized and distinguished among the world nations by certain characteristic features. The highest and the greatest of these features is culture.

HEYDAR ALIYEV
1859

Staff of the Ministry of Culture commemorates the victims of the Khojaly genocide

The Khojaly genocide, a bloody tragedy that earned a place in human history as one of the darkest events of the 20th century, is commemorated today on its 31st anniversary. On this occasion, the staff of the Ministry of Culture visited the Khojaly genocide monument on February 26, and laid flowers in front of it, paying homage to the victims of the tragedy.

During the night of February 25–26, 1992, Armenian armed groups committed yet another massacre against the Azerbaijani people, destroying Khojaly entirely. 613 people lost their lives, 1275 civilians were taken captive, and the fate of 150 individuals remains unknown. Additionally, 8 families were wiped out, 25 children were left orphaned, and 130 children lost one parent in this genocidal act.

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