In the Russian capital, on February 26, a commemorative event on the 31st anniversary of the Khojaly genocide was traditionally held at the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center.

According to APA's Moscow correspondent, the event organized by the Embassy of Azerbaijan in Russia and the Russian representative office of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation was attended by representatives of the diplomatic corps and the Russian public, activists of the Azerbaijani Youth Union of Russia (AMOR), members of the diaspora, and Azerbaijani students studying in Moscow.

Ambassador Polad Bulbuloglu, who opened the event with an opening speech, noted that today we honor the memory of hundreds of innocent civilians who died as a result of the Khojaly genocide: "This memory has become a symbol of the unity of the Azerbaijani people. Despite the years that have passed, the crimes committed against the civilian

population "It is very difficult to come to terms with its brutality. Tragedies on such a scale cannot be allowed to be forgotten. We must put an end to impunity and silence, and restore justice to the innocent victims of Khojaly."

The diplomat said that the political and legal assessment of this bloody crime against humanity was given only after the return to power of the national leader Heydar Aliyev: "

The course launched by the national leader in order to convey the truth about the Khojaly tragedy to the international world and to recognize it as a genocide at the world level, the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and the First Vice-President Mehriban Aliyeva, as well as the "Justice to Khojaly" international information campaign, initiated by the Vice-President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, Leyla Aliyeva, and actively participated in by young people both in Azerbaijan and abroad. plays an important role".

Addressing the representatives of the young generation who participated in the event, he reminded them that it is their sacred duty to convey reliable information about the Khojaly genocide to the next generation and the international community.

"In 2020, as a result of the 44-day Patriotic War, the brave army and brave sons of Azerbaijan, led by the strong, determined and wise Commander-in-Chief, liberated our historical lands from occupation. How powerful and modern our army is, how high the fighting spirit of our soldiers and officers is. , was convinced of how strong and unshakable the will of the people of Azerbaijan is and their faith in their President.

Despite the heavy consequences of the occupation, today Azerbaijan expressed its commitment to the peaceful settlement of the post-conflict period and the normalization of Azerbaijan-Armenia relations in order to stabilize the situation in the region. At

present, the establishment of long-term peace and security , a historical opportunity has arisen for the establishment of civil interstate relations between Azerbaijan and Armenia".

In the end, the Ambassador of Azerbaijan emphasized that the Khojaly tragedy, as a crime committed against the civilian population, is on the same level as the Holocaust, which is the bloodiest page in the history of mankind.

He also said that he is proud of the fact that there have never been any anti-Semitic manifestations in Azerbaijan and that all peoples living here enjoy equal rights to develop and protect the national cultural heritage.

The event was attended by Igor Korotchenko, editor-in-chief of "National Defense" magazine, public figure, diplomat, political scientist and general director of the "Institute of Political Studies" Sergey Markov, chairman of the expert council of the "Eurasian Ideas Center" Scientific Research Support Fund, political scientist Grigory Trofimchuk, head of the "ALEF" Jewish movement. chairman Abram Ixiilov, RAGB activists Fatima Kahramanli and Tarlan Hamzayev also spoke.

Igor Korotchenko noted that the parliaments of modern countries, including the State Duma of Russia, need to achieve a legal assessment of the events that took place in Khojaly: "Today, the Russian people also share the Khojaly tragedy of the Azerbaijani people."

Speaking about the tragedy, Sergei Markov emphasized the importance of punishing the guilty.

Grigoriy Trofimchuk noted that the date of February 26 will never be forgotten despite the passing of years and emphasized that the culprits must be punished.

In their speeches, the speakers emphasized that February 26 is the most tragic page in the history of Azerbaijan, and emphasized the importance of conducting consistent objective work within the "Justice to Khojaly" campaign to draw the attention of the world community to this genocide.

It was also emphasized that the Khojaly genocide left a deep mark on world history as a mass killing of civilians.

The words of national leader Heydar Aliyev that the Khojaly genocide directed against the people of Azerbaijan is a historical crime against all humanity with its unimaginable cruelty and inhuman methods of torture.

Today, a stand dedicated to the memory of those killed in the Khojaly tragedy was installed in front of the Embassy building.

Ambassador Polad Bulbuloglu and employees of the Embassy, ​​representatives of the state institutions of the Republic of Azerbaijan in Russia, including our compatriots in Moscow, diaspora activists, Azerbaijani students studying in Russia came to the diplomatic mission during the day and laid flowers in front of the stand.