Russian-Azerbaijani Youth Union together with Aleph Jewish Youth Organization held an international conference dedicated to the memory of Khojaly and Holocaust victims at the Jewish Museum and Center for Tolerance of Moscow, APA’s Moscow correspondent reports.
Conference held on the subject “Lessons of history and the role of modern youth in the timely prevention of crimes against humanity" was organized by the support of Representation of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation in Russia and Embassy of Azerbaijan to Russia.
Delivering a speech at the conference, Azerbaijani Ambassador to Russia Polad Bulbuloglu said that today the Azerbaijani people commemorate the Khojaly genocide as a victorious nation: "Azerbaijan has won a long-awaited victory under the leadership of a strong and wise Supreme Commander-in-Chief, thanks to a brave army."
In her speech, the Head of the Humanitarian Programmes Department of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation’s Russian Office Tamilla Ahmadova called the Khojaly genocide one of the most painful pages in the history of Azerbaijan.
T. Ahmadova stressed that the 29th anniversary of the memory of Khojaly victims is special: "The brave Azerbaijani Army returned our ancient lands and gave freedom to Karabakh."
Speaking at the event, Director General of the Russian Institute for Political Studies, prominent political scientist Sergei Markov said that the perpetrators of the Khojaly genocide must be brought to justice.
Video appeals of State Duma deputy, head of the Russia-Azerbaijan interparliamentary friendship group Dmitry Savelyev, chairman of the Azerbaijani community of the Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan, MP Tural Ganjaliyev and witness of the Khojaly tragedy Valeh Huseynov have been demonstrated in the event.
Lectures in the subjects of “Khojaly genocide: a tragedy of 20th”, “Holocaust, memory and warning”, Role of youth: protection of historical memory, work in the direction of cultivating the spirit of patriotism and the culture of international communication. etc have been heard.
Well-known political and public figures from Azerbaijan, Russia, Israel and Germany joined the event through the Zoom platform.