A monument to Nizami was desecrated  fourth time in Derbent

Baku / 21.09.18 / Turan: Vandalism against the monument to the great Azerbaijani poet and thinker Nizami Ganjavi was again committed in the city of Derbent in Dagestan. All the fingers of the right hand of the sculpture have been broken. The crime was committed on September 20, vandals are not detained.

The previous act of vandalism was committed in November 2017, when the unknown people broke thumb on the monument and pulled out of the ground with roots green spruce.

On January 8, 2015, unknown people tried to set fire to the monument to the poet, after which, on instructions from the ex-head of Dagestan, Ramazan Abdulatipov, the monument was restored, and the area around it was ennobled.

In April 2013, fingers were also broken on a sculpture located in a park bearing the name of the poet. Damages were inflicted in other parts of the sculpture, criminals used iron bars. A journalist from Derbent, Telman Tairli, reported that the vandals poured red color on the face of female sculptures of the "Seven Beauties" complex in a single ensemble with a monument to Ganjavi. Then a group of old residents of Derbent tried to appeal to the head of the district administration, but the city's leadership did not listen to the delegation.

The monument to Nizami Ganjavi in ​​Derbent was installed in the park named after him in 1992. There are also Nizami monuments in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Cheboksary, Tashkent, Chisinau, Beijing, Rome, Ganja, Sumgayit, and Baku. Vandalism against the monument of Ganjavi occurs only in Derbent.

Abu Muhammad Ilyas ibn Yusuf, known under the pseudonym Nizami Ganjavi, was born approximately in 1141 in the city of Ganja, the state of the Ildegizids, now the Azerbaijan Republic is in the north of the historical territory of the state. N. Ganjavi died in 1209 in the same place. He is One of the largest poets of the medieval East, the author of the poem Leili and Majnun, Khosrov and Shirin, Iskander and others. -0--

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