Laman Ismailova

The Azerbaijani National Theater of Young Spectators staged a play dedicated to the victims of January 20, reports Azernews.

The theater presented the play “My White Dove” based on the novel of the same name by Tamara Valiyeva.

A minute of silence was observed in memory of the Azerbaijani martyrs who died for the freedom of Azerbaijan.

Speakers at the event noted that January 20, 1990 is a heroic page in the history of the struggle for independence and territorial integrity of Azerbaijan.

Thirty-three years have passed since the January 20 tragedy, a symbol of the struggle for sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of the Azerbaijani people.

On the night of January 19, 1990, the Soviet army attacked Baku and several districts of the country, using heavy weapons, tanks and prohibited bullets, punishing civilian protesters who called for an end to separatism in Karabakh.

As a result, 147 civilians were killed, 800 people were injured and five people went missing. Hundreds of buildings were destroyed and citizens suffered huge material losses as well as psychological trauma.

Honored Artists Nasiba Eldarova, Ilham Asadov, actors Ilgara Tosova, Gunel Mammadova, Mirzaaga Mirzayev, Ramig Nasirov, Karam Hadizada, Anar Safiyev, Zulfiya Alhuseynova, Khalida Sharifova, Rashad Safarov, Adalat Abdulsamad, Husniyya Ahmadova, Yasaman Malik, Rovshan Abbasov and others starred in the lyrical drama about pure love between young Agil and Turan. Documentary newsreels were also broadcast during the performance.

People’s Artist Jannat Salimova (director), Georgian Theater Chief Artist Tumanishvili Shota Glurjidze (production designer), Vladimir Neverov (composer) and Vusal Mehraliyev (choreographer) worked on the theater production.

The event’s media partners are Azernews.Az, Trend.Az, Day.Az and Milli.Az.

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