​ Shusha's Quarter of a Century - long Devastation

On May 8, 1992, exactly 25 years ago, Armenian forces occupied the center of Azerbaijani community and the cultural icon of Karabakh, the town of Shusha. For quarter of a century, Shusha, just like the rest of Azerbaijan's occupied lands is mostly ruined and its cultural heritage devastated and silent. This is because by attacking Shusha and expanding its policy of thorough and total ethnic cleansing, Armenia has ended the rich diversity of Karabakh's culture. Instead, Armenia violently pursued a destructive and single ethnicity - driven agenda undermining the region's future for decades to come.

Today, we once again re-post Ambassador Suleymanov's article on the occupation of Shusha written in 2003

Shusha: The Broken Heart of Karabakh

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Ambassador Elin Suleymanov speaks at the Azerbaijan Republic Day and Armed Forces day celebration

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Under Secretary of State Thomas Shannon delivers remarks on U.S.- Azerbaijan partnership

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