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Black January means symbol of struggle for independence – Charged ’Affairs of Azerbaijani Embassy in Ethiopia

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For the people of Azerbaijan, Black January means a symbol of the struggle for independence, Dmitri Panin, Charged ’Affairs of the Embassy of Azerbaijan in Ethiopia said, Trend reports citing the New Business Ethiopia news agency which quotes Panin.

In an article published by the agency, the author notes that Azerbaijanis Wednesday commemorates the 31st anniversary of Black January, a brutal crackdown by the Soviet army against the people of Azerbaijan.

The report said that the mass massacre resulted in dozens of people were murdered as Soviet soldiers opened fire into crowds of peaceful unarmed protesters in Baku.

“The violent crackdown intended to cripple an independence movement by Azerbaijanis. Moscow’s military operation move however failed to avert Azerbaijan’s will. It rather strengthened the local independence movement, and a year later Azerbaijan became a sovereign state,” the report said.

The day after the tragedy happened, the National Leader of Azerbaijan Heydar Aliyev came to permanent representation of Azerbaijan in Moscow and held there a press conference condemning the Soviet leadership’s actions.

For the people of Azerbaijan, Black January (Qara Yanvar) is a symbolic day that paved a way for Azerbaijani’s divorce from the Soviet Union. “It means a symbol of the struggle for independence” the agency quotes as saying Dmitri Panin, Charged ’Affairs of the Embassy of Azerbaijan in Ethiopia.

“It is a day we made sure we won’t any longer be part of the Soviet Union.” “Despite the mass massacre of innocent civilians the crackdowns however served as a spirit for the people to further aggressively push quest for independence” the diplomat added.

For survivors, the horrors of “Black January” are unforgettable, the agency emphasized.

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Azerbaijan to hold new auction for public property facilities

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The State Service on Property Issues under the Azerbaijani Ministry of Economy will hold a new auction on March 30, 2021, Trend reports referring to the ministry.

According to the ministry, 101 public property facilities, including 25 small enterprises and facilities, 36 vehicles, and 40 state share packages of joint-stock companies will be put up for the auction.

The service said that those wishing to participate in such auctions can not only place an electronic order for the selected object of the service but also join the online auction.

Interested participants can visit the Space for the provision of property services of the State Property Service of Azerbaijan on the day of the auction, as well as observe it without registration online.

All those wishing to partake in the auction on the official website of the service (emlak.gov.az) or on the privatization.az portal must, after registering, pay a deposit of 10 percent of the initial auction price of the object, thereby obtaining the status of the customer. On the day of the auction, bidding can be joined by selecting the section ‘Electronic auction’ on the e-services portal (e-emdk.gov.az).

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Azerbaijani Azerenerji reconstructing country’s second largest HPP

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Azerbaijan’s Azerenerji OJSC continues measures to eliminate the dangerous situation that has arisen in the reservoir of Shamkir hydroelectric power station, the second largest hydroelectric power plant in the country, Trend reports citing Azerenerji OJSC.

"In order to eliminate the emergency situation, repair work on this reservoir began in 2020, which is carried out by a local company together with experts from Azerenerji OJSC. Work is underway on the reconstruction, concreting, and repair of the reservoir. To date, 90 percent of the work has been completed. Reconstruction of the facility is planned to be completed in April 2021,” said the message.

“In particular, repair and restoration work was carried out at the hydraulic units of the Shamkir HPP, a major overhaul of a block autotransformer with a capacity of 330 kilovolts was carried out. Thus, the "lost" power is restored, the durability and reliability of the installation are increased. The reconstruction of the open switchgear of the Shamkir HPP and the SCADA dispatch control system is also underway,” said the company.

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Turkish president approves one more agreement with Azerbaijan

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has approved the ‘Preferential Trade Agreement between the Government of Azerbaijan and the Government of Turkey’, Trend reports.

The agreement has entered into force.

The document was signed in Baku on February 25, 2020.

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