February 26, 2011 - 17:14 AMT
Moscow to commemorate victims of Armenian massacres in Azerbaijan

On February 28, Moscow will commemorate victims of massacred in Sumgait, Baku, Kirovabad and other Azerbaijani cities.

As the Russia’s Armenians Union (RAU) told PanARMENIAN.Net, representatives of Armenian Apostolic Church, Armenian Embassy in Russia, RAU, as well as Russia’s Armenian community will gather in St. Harutyun Armenian church to lay wreath on the territory of the Armenian cemetery.

The 3-day rampage, carried out by Azerbaijani nationals in February 1988 left dozens of Armenians dead, a majority of whom were set on fire alive after being beaten and tortured. Hundreds of innocent people received injuries of different severity and became physically impaired. Women, among them minors, were abused. More than 200 apartments were robbed, dozens of cars were destroyed and burned, dozens of art and crafts studios, shops and kiosks were demolished, and thousands of people became refugees.