As the portal Minval.az reports, the MP in his speech has highlighted that the deterioration of cultural atmosphere of Baku is directly connected with the arrival of Azerbaijani refugees from Karabakh.
The PM said that after the Armenians, the Russians, and the Jews left the city, Baku became a void city. Then, when culturally backward Azerbaijani refugees arrived from Karabakh urban environment in Baku became completely distorted.
Note that on January 13, 1990 in Baku, where there were left less than 35,000 Armenians, a massive pogrom of Armenian population started. Lists of apartments where Armenians lived were prepared beforehand; the rioters were walking with these lists in their hands, in some places they were being supported by the Azerbaijani Interior Ministry officers. Hundreds of people were killed. At the same time, as General Lebed wrote, the Azerbaijani nationalists killed not only Armenians but also Lezghins, Ossetians and Georgians. Moreover, a wave of violence against the Russian population of the country started. Soviet special squad soldier found even a well that was full of corpses of Russians and Armenians.
On January 20 night, 1990, after a week of riots, Soviet troops were introduced to Baku. The Azerbaijani militants fired at the troops, as a result of which 28 Soviet soldiers were killed, another 100 Soviet militants were wounded. The leadership of Azerbaijan declared the Azerbaijani thugs who were killed during the self-defense operation of Armenians as “martyrs.” According to official figures of Azerbaijan, 131 civilians were killed during the events held on the “20th of January.”
All the Armenians who lived in Azerbaijan became refugees-more than 400 thousand people. The number of Russian population of Azerbaijan decreased dramatically- from 392 thousand according the census of 1989 to 119 thousand according to the 2009 census.