Monument Mother’s Cry dedicated to the Khojaly genocide
The monument “Ana Harayı” (Mother’s Cry) in Baku was created by a family sculptors Aslan, Mahmud and Teymur Rustamov.
The monument Mother’s Cry is located in the Khatinsky district of Baku, not far from the Shah Ismail Khatai metro station. Every year, on the anniversary of the tragedy, thousands of city residents march to the monument to honor the memory of the victims of the Khojaly genocide.
After the tragedy in Khojaly, a small sculpture of a mother with a dead child in her arms was installed in this place. Later it was decided to increase the size of the sculpture. Photo banners reflecting the Khojaly tragedy are placed on the facades of residential buildings and administrative facilities surrounding the park with a total area of 1200 square meters. Prosperity work was carried out around the park in order to ensure comfortable movement of people in connection with the memorial day.
Note that the conflict between the two South Caucasian countries arose in 1988 due to the territorial claims of Armenia to Azerbaijan. Nagorno-Karabakh and seven adjacent regions 20 percent of the territory of Azerbaijan are under the occupation of the armed forces of Armenia.
In May 1994, the parties reached a ceasefire, and so far unsuccessful peace talks are being held under the auspices of the OSCE Minsk Group and co-chaired by Russia, France and the United States.