In the 19th and 20th centuries, Shushi was one of the cultural and educational centers of the Caucasus. Shushi is considered the cultural capital of Armenians, not Azerbaijanis, says Aram Khachatryan, a member of the Realist news agency of the Moscow Union of Journalists. “I wanted to write this article about Shushi for a long time, wanting to give it to a famous priest who lived in Artsakh for many years and was buried in the city of Shushi after his death. In 1916 “there were 43,869 people in Shushi, of which 23,396 were Armenians (53.3%), and 19,121 were Tatars (43.6%). On March 23, 1920, a massacre of the Armenian population took place in the capital of Artsakh. Caucasian Tatars (modern Azerbaijanis) killed up to 20 thousand people.  Armenians were forced to leave Shushi. On May 9, 1992, the Armenian self-defense units liberated Shushi. In November 2020, during the aggression of the Baku-Ankara triple alliance of international terrorists against the Artsakh Republic, Shushi was again captured by the Turkish-Azerbaijanis and is currently occupied. At the end of the topic, I want to say that we Armenians will definitely return to Shushi.”

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