Shusha, 2018, 26 years after the Armenian \”liberation\”, that is, after the occupation and ethnic cleansing
Today, on May 9, when we traditionally celebrate Victory Day in WW II, Armenians, as they write and say, simultaneously celebrate the “Liberation Day of Shushi”. The point is not how it is done, but the cynicism of the Armenian version goes beyond all borders. As it is known, Shusha is the historical, cultural and political capital of the Karabakh Khanate (Azerbaijani state institution in the territory of Karabakh) was founded by the Turkic Panahali khan in the 18th century. Only after the capture and annexation of Karabakh khanate Russian Empire began to move Armenians to the South Caucasus, particularly Karabakh. But even after that, a scanty number of Armenians were in Shusha, the Armenians didn`t settle their willingly, so the city remained Azerbaijani and Muslim.
Ethnic composition of the population in Nagorno-Karabakh, according to the census of the USSR in 1989
In 1989 at the time of the last census in the USSR, the overwhelming majority of the city’s population were Azerbaijanis. At the time of the capture of Shusha, in May 1992 the city\’s population of over 17 thousand residents, 98 percent of the population was Azerbaijanis. Now Armenians are celebrating the “Day of Shushi Liberation” and many media, mostly Russian, replicate this peculiar holiday of marasmus and cynicism. Therefore, when you hear, you will see how once again Armenians present the seizure, occupation of the purely Azerbaijani-populated city of Shusha as a liberation, do not hesitate to ask, and from whom the Armenians liberated the city of Shusha in 1992 Whether not from 17 thousand Azerbaijanis residents of the city?! It\’s probably the most blatant and cynical and highly immoral justification of ethnic cleansing, which they committed in Karabakh. It is strange that this happens on May 9, when the world celebrates victory over Nazism and fascism.