Shusha Today

French portal airs reportage on Azerbaijan’s city of Shusha

04.08.2023 [16:06]

Baku, August 4, AZERTAC

France-based “Musulmans en France” news portal has broadcast a reportage highlighting the Karabakh region of Azerbaijan as well as the city of Shusha – the cultural capital of the country.

The reportage, prepared by First Deputy Chairperson of the Russian Community of Azerbaijan, political analyst, CBC TV reporter Anastasia Lavrina together with world-famous photojournalist Reza Deghati, highlighted the massive destruction and looting committed by Armenians in the Karabakh region of Azerbaijan, including in Shusha after the first Karabakh war through eyewitness accounts.

The author noted that Shusha, which was liberated in the 44-day war in 2020, had been declared the cultural capital of Azerbaijan. “The liberation of Shusha was possible thanks to the successful battles by the Azerbaijani Army under the leadership of Commander-in-Chief, President Ilham Aliyev. With the liberation of Shusha, the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan was restored,” the author said.

The reportage featured memories about National Hero of Azerbaijan, founder of the Shusha Self-Defense Battalion, fighter of the First Karabakh War Ramiz Gambarov shared by his brother and other relatives.

The reportage also highlighted the historical and cultural monuments as well as mosques in the city of Shusha, which were subjected to Armenian vandalism during the three-decade-long occupation of Azerbaijani territories.