Alley of Martyrs, Baku is a cemetery and memorial in Baku dedicated to those killed by the Soviet Army during Black January and later to those killed in Nagorno-Karabakh War.
At the morning I passed the square in front of Flame Towers and then entered the path in front of the Parliament building. The path is called “Alley of Martyrs.”
Black January: By the morning of 20 January 1990 the Soviet troops under the command of Minister of Defence Dmitriy Yazov (1924) and Minister of Internal Affairs Vadim Bakatin (1937) (both of them were in Baku on that night) had successfully executed the order, and dead bodies were lying all over the streets of Baku.
Later the same year general Yazov received marshal’s epaulets, and the supreme Commander-in-Chief Gorbachev received the Nobel Peace Prize.
By now we already know that more than 130 civilians including elderly, women and children were killed, and around 700 more were wounded on that night.
Dmitry Timofeyevich Yazov, the man who murdered many people and got many decorations, and became a general (marshal) of the army.
This boy’s father was killed by this man.