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SHAUMIAN WAS NOT SHOT, DIRECTOR OF HISTORY INSTITUTE

Posted on: Mon, 01 Feb 2010 00:38:14 EST

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Baku, Jan 30, 2010 (Asia Pulse Data Source via COMTEX) --

Stepan Shaumian was not among 26 Baku commissars when they were shot.
We found a telegram confirming this fact, Director of the Institute of
History Yagub Mahmudov told a news conference on Friday at the
headquarters of the New Azerbaijan Party.

Mahmudov noted that there was only one body over the age of 40 instead
of three, which should have included Meshadi Azizbeyov, Stepan
Shaumian and Tatevos Amirian. This body belongs to Meshadi Azizbeyov.
The remains of Shaumian, Amirian and Arsen Avakian were not found.

According to Mahmudov, facts confirming that Stepan Shaumian was not
shot were found in the archives of Turkmenistan. All these facts were
included in the first volume of the book titled March genocide of 1918
against the people of Azerbaijan

The Institute of History also published a book Irevan khanate: Russian
occupation and resettlement of Armenians to the lands of Northern
Azerbaijan, which narrates on the historical monuments of the city of
Irevan, mosques, cemeteries destroyed after Armenians settled there.

Mahmudov noted presentation of the book is scheduled to be held shortly.

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