Genocides of azerbaijanis

Address of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Heydar Aliyev to the Azerbaijani people on the occasion of the genocide committed against the Azerbaijanis on March 31 – March 27, 2002

Dear compatriots!

The thirty first of March in the present period of our history is commemorated with grief and sadness by our people all over the world. Since 1998, March 31 is commemorated as the day of the genocide of the Azerbaijani people, and the attention of the world community is focused on it.

1918 – 1920 Genocide


1905- 1907 Genocide

In those years, as a result of the massacres perpatrated by Armenian armed forces,  seven towns of the Southern Caucasus were destroyed, 252 villages in 12 districts were burnt, 100 thousands of families were driven out from the districts, and several thousand of people were driven out from their homes in the towns, 10 thousand people were annihilated (N.Mustafa. Ermənilərin 1905-1906-cı illərdə Cənubi Qafqazda törətdikləri qırğınlar.