Ilham Aliyev paid tribute to 20 January martyrs

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and first lady Mehriban Aliyeva have paid tribute to the victims of the bloody January tragedy on the National Mourning Day, Azertac reported. …

Russia marks Defender of the Fatherland Day

Today Russia celebrates February 23rd – Defender of the Fatherland Day. The history of the holiday begins in 1918 with the Red Army.  The holiday marks the date in 1918 during the Russian Civil War when the first mass draft …

Moscow commemorates victims of 'Black January'

Today, the Azerbaijani Embassy in Moscow held a mourning event dedicated to the memory of victims of the tragedy of January 20, 1990 in Baku. Ambassador of the Republic of Azerbaijan in Russia, Polad Bulbuloglu, addressing …

Black January: The day of USSR's suicide

As years go by, many memorable events in people's mind turn to history. The bloody tragedy perpetrated against the people of Azerbaijan on January 20, 1990 is forever etched in memories. Though it is painful to return to those days, …

25 years since USSR collapse

Today marks 25 years since the signing of the Belavezha Accords, which declared the Soviet Union effectively dissolved and established the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). A quarter of a century ago, on December 8, 1991, the …

 USSR and CIS: life "before" and "after"

The majority of residents of 9 out of 11 surveyed former Soviet countries aged over 35 believe that believe life in the USSR was better than it has been since the breakup of the Soviet Union. Two-thirds of respondents in Russia who …