The 21st anniversary of Armenians’ massacre in Baku is marked today. On 13-19 January, 1990, Armenians in Baku were brutally massacred and the exact number of people murdered there is still unknown. According to some unverified data, about 300 Armenians were assassinated in a week and another 30 thousand displaced.
According to “Radio Liberty” aired information on 13 January of 1990, rivers of blood were flowing in the Lenin Street of Baku. Russians living in Azerbaijan’s capital were shocked to see those bloody scenes of revenge against Armenians. They witnessed thousands of Armenians being murdered and thrown from balconies, many were burnt alive. The eye-witnesses say men and women, young and old were attacked because they were Armenians.
In the aftermath of January massacres of 1990, the economic rights of Armenians were violated, they were robbed and deprived of their homes. Armenians left their properties that cost hundred million dollars and are still left without any compensations.
Russian “dpni.org” web site writes that after January 19, the criminal groups of Neymat Panakhov (Panakhli) were walking in the streets of Baku. All the international information sources reported about ethnic massacre but the crime was done.
The massacre stopped only after the occupation of the Baku by Soviet troops, which, if considered the fierce resistance they faced, could not but be accompanied with numerous victims on both sides.

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