Martyrs' Lane, Baku

Pay tribute to victims of Caucasus conflicts at Martyrs' Lane, an alley of black granite tombstones and a memorial to those killed by the Soviet Army and Armenian police in January 1990. Set in a large, hilly cemetery close to the parliament building, the site features a stone memorial with a flame, plus a wide observation deck with a sweeping view of Baku and the Caspian Sea. You'll also see graves from the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict (1988-1994), a memorial to Turkish troops who opposed the Bolsheviks during the 1918 Battle of Baku, and a plaque with the names of 47 British soldiers killed from 1918-1919. Make Martyrs' Lane part of your personalized Baku itinerary using our Baku trip planner.
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  • One evening I climbed to this place on a wonderful cable car (1.5 manats per ascent and descent) to admire Baku from a magnificent observation deck. Almost alone wandered through the memorial, where a large number of people, mostly civilians, are buried. As read in one of the reviews in the Yu: "The Alley of Shahidov - the cemetery where the victims of "Black January" and those who died during the Karabakh war are buried. Black January" is called January 1990, or rather the events of the night from the 19th to the 20th, when Soviet troops were introduced in Baku. The political opposition held rallies and escalated the situation, all against the background of the Karabakh conflict and the Armenian pogroms. The situation is heated...
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  • This cemetery and memorial is dedicated by those murdered by the Soviet Army during the violent crackdown (black January, now seen as the rebirth of Azerbaijan) as the Soviet Union was dissolving in 1...  more »
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