Article on expansion of Armenian separatism in Azerbaijan published
Baku/27.01.22/Turan: Russian monthly magazine "Voprosy Istorii" ("Questions of History") published an article by head of the general history department of the History, Economy and Law Research Institute (RF) Eldar Abbasov about the history of Armenian nationalism in Azerbaijan. The article titled "Origin and formation of Armenian irredentist nationalism and history of one of its provocations in Azerbaijan" deals with the historical process of origin and formation of Armenian nationalism which aimed to join the Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Region and the Nakhchivan ASSR that were parts of the Azerbaijan SSR to the Armenian SSR.
It should be remembered that Abbasov discloses the ideology of the "Armenian genocide" directly linking it to the anti-NATO policy of the USSR. "Moscow continued to view Turkey, a NATO member, as a source of threat on the southern borders of the USSR and actively sought to discredit it in the eyes of the world community. It was during this period that the term "Armenian genocide" was introduced into scientific usage in the Armenian Soviet historiography. The first publication on this topic in Soviet Armenia appeared in 1963, and just 4 articles were published on the topic from 1963 to 1965".
The article details about the history of the creation of the NKAO with the abandonment of this region in the Azerbaijani SSR.
First ever in the Russian historical science Abbasov introduced archival facts about cases of militant separatism of Armenians in Azerbaijan. The story of liquidation of the illegal monument to Armenian Dashnaks in Dashkesan is cited from the book of Professor Jamil Hasanly.
One of the irredentist provocations was played in July 1969 in Dashkesan region of Azerbaijan during the installation of a nationalist monument.
This construction, created in Yerevan, was declared as a monument to the inhabitants of the Armenian village Bayan who died in WWII in 1941-1945. It was a 14-meter obelisk of gray basalt with a three-meter high monumental figure of an eagle with wings down on the main facade and a bas-relief of a weeping woman on one of the side facades. The two sides of the side facades also contained texts in Armenian, explaining the purpose of the monument. "It should be noted that the eagle with wings down is one of the symbols of Armenians which was reflected on the coat of arms of the first Republic declared on May 28, 1918, and is the dominant feature of the coat of arms of the current Republic of Armenia," - says the author.
Through the efforts of the Dashkesan leadership the Armenian monument was destroyed. After that a wave of Armenian complaints about Azerbaijanis "destroying the monument of fallen soldiers from Bayan village" was sent to Moscow.
Of interest is the fact that knowing about the Armenian SSR's treacherous plans for Azerbaijan, Heydar Aliyev did not accuse the Armenian party organization and its leadership of this incident. On the contrary, the Azerbaijani party leadership sought to localize the situation and tried its best not to give it an ethnic connotation.-0-