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In 2013, with the support of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation and the Heydar Aliyev Center, the book “Guba, April-May 1918. Documented Pogroms of the Muslim” from the series of “Files of the Ad Hoc Investigation Commission of the Democratic Republic of Azerbaijan” was published in the Azerbaijani, English and Russian languages. The book is a shortened version of the collection of records entitled “Guba, April-May 1918. Documented Pogroms of the Muslim” (Baku 552p.) published in 2010 with the support of the Ministry of National Security of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
The book contains records of the AIC (Ad Hoc Investigation Committee) on The Devastation of the Town of Guba and Villages of Guba Uyezd Case” describing the tragic events that took place in April-May 1918 in Guba Uyezd.
The records reflects the tragic events that took place within a matter of a few days in Guba Uyezd when more than 4 thousand civilians, women, children and elderly ones among them, were brutally massacred, hundreds of villages, households, mosques and public facilities levelled and plundered, assets of the Muslim population of the Azerbaijani, Lezghin, Tat, Avar and other origins looted and destroyed.
Revealing the details of criminal offences committed by the Armenian militants, the records hereby clearly indicate that the 1918 events in Guba were a part and parcel of the large-scale action plans and operations by the Armenian nationalists aiming at maximum possible decrease of the indigenous Muslim population in all Azerbaijani regions viewed as potential territories for their desired “Great Armenian” state.
The Collection also includes the historic essay re-edited by Solmaz Rustamova – Tohidi with detailed reference information and photographs, the map of Guba Uyezd as of 1918, with special comments enclosed.