ANALYTICAL ANALYSIS OF THE TRAGEDY
The illegal deployment of Soviet troops in the capital and some regions of the Republic of Azerbaijan on January 20, 1990, extirpation of peaceful people became an extremely bloody act, perpetrated by a totalitarian regime, which was an outrage against humanity. Investigation of the similar crimes, revelation of their reasons, outcomes, promulgation of their initiators' names haven't a statute of limitations and all these actions ought to be a caution against the recurrence of vandalism and genocide.
BLACK JANUARY IN AZERBAIJAN
Late at night on January 19, 1990, Soviet troops stormed Baku. They acted pursuant to a state of emergency declared by the USSR Supreme Soviet Presidium, signed by President Gorbachev and disclosed to the Azerbaijani public only after many citizens lay wounded or dead in the streets, hospitals and morgues of Baku.
BLACK JANUARY : THE BLOODY BIRTH OF THE AZERBAIJANI NATION
Salakhadin Ragimov, 41, came to Martyr’s Lane Wednesday as he has every year to pay his respects to victims of “Black January,” Azerbaijan’s anniversary of a bloody Soviet crackdown in 1990.
Clutching some red carnations in one hand and his young son in the other, he filed past the black granite gravestones of the victims buried here, the most hallowed spot on Azerbaijani soil.
Black January - Crime against humanity
23 years have passed since the January events of 1990 which went down in the history of Azerbaijan as Black January. Azerbaijani people still remember the tragic day of January 20 as if it happened yesterday.
Hundreds of civilians were crushed or injured by the Soviet troops in Baku on January 20, 1990, on an order from the USSR leadership that was trying to maintain the Communist regime in Azerbaijan and strangle the national liberation movement.