December 12 marked the 17th anniversary of the death of the national leader of Azerbaijan, Heydar Aliyev, one of whose most important precepts was the liberation from the occupation of Azerbaijani lands and the restoration of the territorial integrity of the state. At one time, Heydar Aliyev laid the foundations for the construction of the Azerbaijani army, its recruitment with professional personnel, and equipment with modern weapons. As a result, this army won a victory in the second Karabakh war.
One of the factors of Armenia's defeat in the fall of 2020 was that it was actually left alone with the powerful Azerbaijani army. It is no secret that during the first Karabakh war, mercenaries fought on the side of Armenia. The main merit in the conquest of seven regions around Nagorno-Karabakh by the Armenian side belongs to the "soldiers of fortune", in particular, as the director, screenwriter, producer of documentaries, politician, deputy of the State Duma of four convocations Alexander Nevzorov, and the Pskov division testifies.
During the second Karabakh war, the Armenian leadership hoped for a repetition of "feats". But this time it did not work to rake in the heat with someone else's hands, and then tell the whole world about his own belligerence and invincibility. After the Armenian nationalists betrayed their country, their people, their allies, it turned out that there was no one in the country to fight. This fall, despite all the attempts of the Armenian leadership to involve Russia in the war, it spoke out for justice, on the side of those whose words do not differ from their deeds.
But we must not forget about the events of the first Karabakh war. "Vestnik Kavkaza" invites you to once again familiarize yourself with the memories of her by Alexander Nevzorov, who for many years remained the number one reporter on Russian television. In "hot spots" Nevzorov was wounded, twice wounded, three times became a voluntary hostage of terrorists in exchange for the release of people. As a person who has seen more than one war, he now comments on modern conflicts and recalls his participation in local armed confrontations, in particular, in Vilnius, Transnistria, in Nagorno-Karabakh, where he made a series of reports on Soviet and Russian soldiers in hot spots. Several years ago, Nevzorov told that mercenaries were fighting for the Armenian side.
The reporter says that he has long ceased to evaluate who is right and who is wrong in this or that conflict. "In any case, in all events of this kind, both are right and everyone is wrong. The question is at what cost this rightness is proved. And what effect this can have on our fate directly," Nevzorov believes.
Nevzorov recalls how, during the Karabakh war, he made material about the Goranboy battalion:
"I take it very seriously, and remember its heroes with great fondness. The bravest man I have seen in this life was an Azerbaijani. His name was Vizir. He was a little man in a dirty, herring-smelling quilted jacket, who did not stand out in any way. When the Goranboy battalion was defeated, panic broke out, and I saw how the main forces got into buses that took people out from the front line, people fought for seats in the buses.
Suddenly I noticed that Vizir got into the UAZ, started it and directed it to the place from which everyone had fled. It was a mess, hell. There were already 500 corpses lying there. Everything blazed and exploded where the Armenians were advancing. When I saw that this man was going to go there, I asked: "Are you crazy?" He replies: "There are wounded." Then we went together. "
Having reached the place, Nevzorov understood why the forces of the advancing enemy managed to knock the Azerbaijanis out of the gorge so quickly. “It turned out that it was not the Armenians who were advancing, but the Pskov paratroopers hired by the Armenians. UAZ Vizir knocked out, they landed us, they were going to shoot us. But then the Pskov paratroopers recognized me and said:“ You better come to our side. And what are we going to do with the Azeri? "I answer," How what? Let him go! "
They agreed with me, passed along a chain that an Azerbaijani would now run, and that they should not shoot at him. But Vizier did not run. First, he dug in the wrecked car for a long time, took out his machine gun, then turned, shook my hand and walked away. He walked in a way that all Shakespeare's heroes could not walk. He walked, showing with his back that he would never run. When he heard the shots, he didn't even step up. And they shot up. They saluted."
... Orujov Vezir Surkhay oglu was born on December 26, 1956 in the Terter region of Azerbaijan, which borders Nagorno-Karabakh. In 1949, his father, along with 150 thousand Azerbaijanis, was deported from the ancestral land of Azerbaijan - from the Derelaiz region, which was at that time on the territory of the Armenian SSR.
The deportation itself became a crime committed on ethnic grounds against the Azerbaijani people, who made a huge contribution to the victory in the Great Patriotic War - Azerbaijan was the main supplier of oil and oil products to the front (about 90% of the total volume produced in the USSR at that time). in addition, more than 700 thousand Azerbaijani soldiers went to the front, half of whom gave their lives for the victory.
The scale of that ethnically motivated crime had such catastrophic consequences that even the first secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Azerbaijan during the Great Patriotic War, Stalin's and Beria's nominee Mirjafar Bagirov said during his trial that he was "so guilty before his people" that it would be fair to him shoot, quarter or even burn. But even he was categorically against the eviction of Azerbaijanis from their ancestral territories and the resettlement of Armenians from the Middle East to their homeland. These were Armenians of a completely different mentality. The eviction of Azerbaijanis and the theme of "genocide" laid the foundation for many years of hatred not only against the Turks, but also in creating the image of a new enemy in the person of a former close neighbor - Azerbaijanis.
The hands of the Armenians of just such a mentality kindled the fire of hatred against the Azeri neighbors, both inside Armenia and outside the borders of this country. Rather, they became performers, and the geopolitical conflagration began to kindle by the then leadership of the USSR - Stalin, Mikoyan and other "talented professionals."
The fact is that the Armenians living in the territory of Azerbaijan were mentally very different from the Armenians living in the territory of the Armenian SSR, where anti-Azerbaijani propaganda was continuously conducted. The same policy began to be carried out in Nagorno-Karabakh, and it was especially active in the second half of the 1980s, after Mikhail Gorbachev came to power, of course, not without his knowledge. This is how a new geopolitical game began in a small territory called Karabakh, and, unfortunately, it continues to this day. Azerbaijanis will not be able to understand and accept such a change in relations for many years to come. Until the mass eviction of Azerbaijanis in 1988-1989, they will treat the Armenians as a friendly people, as close neighbors ...
... Since 1984, Vezir Orujov lived and worked in Arkhangelsk, and when the war for Karabakh began in 1992, he returned to Azerbaijan and since May 4, 1992, as part of the heroic Tartar battalion, he defended the heart of Azerbaijan from the invaders. On September 1, 1992, Wazir was seriously wounded, but after two months he returned to the front. From a private, he rose to the rank of deputy commander of the Terter battalion, took part in the battles for Serseng, Childiran and other territories of Karabakh. He died a heroic death on March 22, 1993 in the battles in Agdera for the Globus height (Karabakh). He is survived by a wife and a son named Yadigar, which means "memory". Vezir Orujov was buried in the Alley of Heroes in Baku. By the decree of the President of Azerbaijan dated March 27, 1993, he was awarded the title of National Hero of Azerbaijan.
The memory of him and tens of thousands of such heroes who gave their lives for Karabakh became a matter of honor for those who eventually achieved the restoration of the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan.
-- Source: Vestnik Kavkaza