We present you the brief information about the initiators and organizers of the 1918 genocides in one of the sections of the museum .
Dear viewers! We present you the brief information about the initiators and organizers of the 1918 genocides in one of the sections of the museum and the essence of the policy of genocide pursued by them.
The growing process of national revival in Azerbaijan during the Bolshevik–Dashnak regime led by the chairman of the Baku Council of People's Commissars, Stepan Shaumyan, and the growing influence of the Musavat party brought the Bolshevik–Dashnak and other pro–Russian groups in Baku closer.The Bolsheviks had no authority or social support among the local population. This was clearly shown by the results of the elections to the Baku Soviet in October 1917.The Bolsheviks, who won a small number of votes in the elections, were seriously behind the Musavat party. The Bolsheviks were seriously concerned about Musavat's confident struggle for Azerbaijan's territorial autonomy and political power. That is why S. Shaumyan committed genocide against Azerbaijanis in Baku, aimed to stifle the awakening national liberation movement, weaken the social base of the "Musavat" party, as well as to minimize the Muslim population by committing genocides in the region. Shaumyan, in close cooperation with members of the Armenian forces in the Caucasus, including the Dashnaktsutyun party, abused his authority and began a mass genocide of the Muslim population in March 1918 with troops consisting of 70% Armenian soldiers.
The section also displays samples of cold steel arms, firearms and torture tools used by Armenian bandits during the genocide.