Dear citizens of Georgia,
As known, the night from 25 to 26 February 1992 went down in the history of the Azerbaijani people as the Khojali tragedy. Contrary to all norms of international law, the Armenian armed forces aided by the 366th infantry regiment of the former Soviet army stationed in Khankandi attacked the sleeping city and committed an act of genocide against the Azerbaijanis.
In the course of that military aggression, Khojali was destroyed by a massive fire of heavy military equipment. A merciless massacre was committed against its civilian population. In a matter of a few hours 613 of our compatriots, including 106 women, 63 children and 70 elderly, were brutally killed. As a result of this carnage, eight families were completely annihilated, 25 children lost both parents and 130 lost one, 487 civilians were seriously injured and 1,275 taken hostage. The whereabouts of 150 hostages are still unknown.
The Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan in Georgia announces a drawing competition on the 31st anniversary of the Khojaly Genocide among the citizens of Georgia under 18 years of age and over 18 years of age. Those who have the most creative work on the mentioned topic will be awarded by the Embassy in both age groups (those who take the first three places).
According to the results of the competition, the winners will be awarded by the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador Faig Guliyev at the Azerbaijan Culture Museum named after Mirza Fatali Akhundov located in Tbilisi on February 24.
Those who will participate in the competition are requested to submit their works of art on the topic to the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan in Georgia (address: 4 Vakhtang Gorgasali Street, Tbilisi) by February 20, 2023.
Those who wish to receive detailed information about the competition are requested to contact the following phone number of the Embassy: