Stephan Shaumyan’s name is associated with the march genocide of 1918


Stepan Shaumyan’s name is associated with one of the most tragic periods in the history of the Azerbaijani people in the 20th century. Acting under the banner of the Bolshevik regime, Shaumyan in fact embodied the programme of the Dashnaktsutyun party, whose strategic goal was to create an Armenian state on a considerable expanse of Azerbaijani and Turkish territory. It was possible to achieve this goal only by means of exterminating the Azerbaijani and Turkish population, and the Armenian leaders did not fail to use those means.

Azerbaijani historians about the genocides of Azerbaijani people


Musa Gasimli:…The peak of the genocide committed against Azerbaijanis took place in March 1918 in Baku. The genocide was later continued in other regions. Within a few days, civilian people were brutally killed by the Bolsheviks and Armenian Dashnaks just because they were Turkic Muslims. Although our archive documents claim that 8,000-15,000 people were massacred, according to the foreign sources, 20,000-25,000 people were killed only in Baku. For instance, the contemporary English documents note that a quarter of the Azerbaijani population was killed in Baku during those events. Out of 280,000-300,000 people residing in Baku at that time, 80,000-100,000 were Azerbaijanis. 20,000-25,000 people make up a quarter of the Azerbaijani population…


 The Genocide of Armenian Dashnak forces against Turkish-Moslem population in 1915-1918 For a long span of time, Armenian ideologist and their stooges are seeking to prove worldwide that an act of genocide had been committed against the “long-suf­fering” Armenian people on the territory of Ottoman Empire in 1915.

Armenians about themselves

soyqirim tehlil armyane o sebe

“I became more pacified as I saw Shusha again. In that Turkish quarter of the city, nothing but ruins was left. All the houses were burned, their owners killed. The same was committed in the Turkish quarter of Khankendi… With the help of the English, the Armenians occupied Baku, an important oil city, and killed 25,000 Turkish people”

The events of 1918-1920, the genocide of March


In 1918 the leader of the Russian Bolsheviks Vladimir Lenin appointed Stephan Shaumyan the extraordinary Commissar of the Caucasus and sent him to Baku. The Bolsheviks seized power in Baku and created conditions for the Armenian armed formations to realize their secret purposes.