1991 Photo Contest, Spot News, 3rd prize


Gamma for Time

21 January, 1990

Violent clashes between ethnic minorities in the Soviet Socialist Republic of Azerbaijan. When a state of emergency was declared and the Red Army went in to restore order in the capital Baku, 49 people were killed. Nationalist feelings were inflamed and over a million people gathered to attend the mass funeral. Thousands of Azerbaijani communists publicly destroyed their membership cards in protest against Societ intervention.

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