This cross-stones doesn't exist anymore, because of CULTURAL GENOCIDE

This cross-stones doesn't exist anymore, because of CULTURAL GENOCIDE

Friday, February 25, 2011

Armenian Genocide Museum launches website about Azerbaijani capital

The Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute has launched a unique website featuring the history and cultural life of the Armenian community in the Azeri capital.

The new website available in three languages -Armenian, Russian and English- can be accessed at

It contains numerous photos and postcards portraying the Armenian families of Baku and several buildings belonging to Armenians, as well as the local Armenian newspapers and the one-time Armenian cultural representation in Baku. 

An article on the history of the Armenian population of Baku is also posted on the website.

Introducing the website contents at a Wednesday news conference, Hayk Demoyan, the director of the museum, referred to a special document shedding light on renowned Armenians who once lived in the town. He particularly spoke of the Armenians' notable role in the town's oil industry.

"The initiative to create the website is a special tribute to the Armenians killed in mass pogroms," he said. 

"Our objective is to provide the Azerbaijani youth with alternative information about the history of their capital. After getting familiarized with this website, many Azeris will change their attitude to the town; they will feel the Armenians' presence when passing by every single building."

Demoyan characterized the website

is a modern and civilized tool introducing the true history of Baku in an academic language. 

The website also contains documents and photos on the 1905, 1918 and 1990 Armenian pogroms in Baku, as well as the history of the Armenians deported from the country.

It informs visitors of renowned Armenian architects who designed some of the town's grandiose buildings, including the big oil complex. 

Information about the Armenian theatres and actors who played in Baku, as well as the first Armenian book which was published in the town in 1872 is also available on the website.

"The European-style buildings designed by Armenian architects and built by the donations of Armenian businessmen continue decorating the Azerbaijani capital to the present," Demoyan said.


No comments:

Post a Comment