21 октября 2015 г.



Huseynov Rizvan Najaf oglu – historian, member of staff a research Institute of Human Rights of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences (ANAS), Associate professor of the Branch of UNESCO Chair on comparative Studies of Spiritual Traditions, their Specific Cultures and Interreligious Dialogue in the Northern Caucasus

The monograph "Azerbaijan and the Armenian question in the Caucasus" has been published by the Institute for Human Rights of the National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan.

This work is the result of seven years of research and study of many foreign sources, carried out at the Institute of Science by the Director of the Center for History of the Caucasus Rizvan Huseynov. The study carried out including on the basis of ancient manuscripts and sources from different countries, allows to completely refute the postulates of the Armenian propaganda and expose falsification.  

The book contains little-known materials on the Armenian falsification of history of Caucasian Albania - the ancient state in the territory of Azerbaijan. The book deals with the armenization of Albanian church, the peoples living in Albania, as well as its rich spiritual and architectural heritage. According to Rizvan Huseynov, primarily the book is addressed to the internet users. "And of course I am going to put online version, an electronic version of the book on the Internet," he said. Huseynov said that there is also an intention to translate the book into English and Azerbaijani as well. 

This research is created on the basis of the ancient manuscripts and sources, and it’s also dedicated to the Azerbaijan’s historical territories in the North Caucasus that they attempted to consign to oblivion by any efforts for a period of 200 years. The author made use of near 300 ancient, medieval, and late sources describing the Azerbaijan’s territories in the North Caucasus. There cited the quotations from the ancient Syrian, Persian, ancient, Georgian, Armenian, Arabian and Moslem, Ottomanian, Russian, European, American sources, archives papers, and correspondence.

It is necessary to emphasize that Azerbaijan Republic is a spiritual legatee of the great medieval oriental empires established by Azerbaijani rulers of states and khanates that settled in the Caucasus, Asia Minor, Middle East, Central Asia in the different periods. The historical Azerbaijan kept the territory from the Caucasian mountain ridge in the North (down to Derbent) to the Central Iran in the South, from the Geycha Lake (now Sevan Lake in the Armenian Republic) and Urmia (Iran north-west) in the West and to Caspian Sea in the East.

The international juridical papers that had been signed by Russian emperors, Ottomanian sultans, and Persian shahs recognized Azerbaijan with its territories as the political and territorial subject in the Caucasus, Persia and Asia Minor. Thus, the Azerbaijani territories were stated within this vast space from the ancient period and Middle Ages to XVIII-XIX centuries i.e. to the beginning of The Caucasus conquest by Russian autocracy. And the concept “Armenian lands” were fabricated much later for the purpose of consigning to oblivion the real history of region and Azerbaijan’s important role there.

The author adduces the critical essays of scientists, who study the history of Caucasus and Armenia, concerning the provenance and authenticity of Armenian medieval sources. Thus, readers begin to take a clear view of the fact that overwhelming majority of Armenian sources can’t be grave scientific supplies for studying history because their authenticity raises valid doubts of leading experts and scientists. These sources are filled with numerous late insertions and even obvious falsifications of different copyists and interpreters. However, certain part of Armenian and even foreign scientists, research centers, and educational supplies on the history of our region are going on basing themselves upon these counterfeited sources.

The author exposes the secret machinery of centuries-old technology that is made use of Armenian propaganda, ideological and historical sciences for misappropriating culture, spiritual and historical heritage of other nations. The produced evidences and facts allow disproving the Armenian propagandistic conception about Azerbaijan history with confidence, unmasking numerous falsifications of medieval authors and sources that Armenian parts use in struggle against Azerbaijan.