January 20 (monument)

January 20 (Azerbaijani: 20 Yanvar) is a monument complex located in the city of Baku, Azerbaijan. İt was built in memory of the victims of January 20, 1990. The monument was erected on the territory of the Yasamal district, near the "January 20" ring road.[1][2]

January 20 monument

HistoryEdit

The construction of the January 20 memorial complex began in October 2009. The opening of the monument took place on January 20, 2010. The president, Ilham Aliyev; the head of the presidential administration, Ramiz Mehdiyev; deputies of the National Assembly of Azerbaijan; and the head of the executive power of the Yasamal district, Ibrahim Mehdiyev, as well as families of victims of the tragedy attended the ceremony.[1]

ArchitectureEdit

The wall of the complex is covered with granite. The creators of the monument were the sculptors Javanshir Dadashov and Azad Aliyev and the architect Adalat Mamedov. The total area of the complex is 1,500 square metres (16,000 sq ft). The height of the monument, along with its pedestal, is 8 metres (26 ft). Names of 147 victims of the tragedy were carved on the granite pedestal of the monument with gold letters. Also, the words of Heydar Aliyev were written on the pedestal:[1][3]

The day of January 20, 1990, entered the history of Azerbaijan as one of the most tragic days, and became a page of heroism of our people.[2][3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "PREZİDENT İLHAM ƏLİYEV BAKININ "20 YANVAR" DAİRƏSİNDƏ ŞƏHİDLƏRİN XATİRƏSİNƏ UCALDILMIŞ ABİDƏ KOMPLEKSİNİN AÇILIŞINDA İŞTİRAK ETMİŞDİR". azertag.az (in Azerbaijani). Retrieved 2019-01-29.
  2. ^ a b "President Ilham Aliyev attended at the opening ceremony of Memorial Complex". National Library of Azerbaijan.
  3. ^ a b President Ilham Aliyev attended at the opening ceremony of Memorial Complex. "Azərbaycan Respublikası Prezidentinin İşlər İdarəsinin PREZİDENT KİTABXANASI / Presidential Library of Azerbaijan" (PDF).

Coordinates: 40°24′13″N 49°48′25″E / 40.40374°N 49.80695°E / 40.40374; 49.80695