Today, Azerbaijan marks the 31st anniversary of the 20 January tragedy.
The Azerbaijani public is honoring the blessed memory of the victims of the 20 January tragedy.
On the night of January 19-20, 1990, without a preliminary declaration of a state of emergency, the Soviet army launched an operation against Azerbaijan. That night, 147 civilians were brutally killed, 744 innocent civilians were wounded, many of them were disabled for life, 841 people were illegally arrested. The Soviet troops brought into Baku destroyed 200 apartments and houses, 80 cars, including ambulances, many private and state properties.
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