All Armenian churches of Nakhichevan destroyed by the Azerbaijani authorities

During the period of the USSR, there were 128 Armenian Apostolic Churches on the territory of the Nakhichevan Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic.

127 of them were completely destroyed, and 1, according to Ilham Aliyev, was turned into a mosque.

The oldest churches belonged to the 1st-4th centuries, the “newest” – to the beginning of the 17th century (before the Great Surgun).

In addition, in the Nakhichevan Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic there was the sacred valley of Julfa (Jugha), where more than 15 thousand unique khachkars (cross stone) were erected from the 5th-7th centuries.

In ancient Armenian Nakhichevan, which is located in the south of the Ararat valley, there are no Armenians left today.

After the collapse of the USSR, Ilham Aliyev’s by decree destroyed the entire historical and cultural heritage of the Armenians.

Ashkhen Vardanyan Translation Art-A-Tsolum


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