November 23, 2021
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Global Voices

Victory Day celebration in Baku. Screenshot from Azernews video report. This article by Bahruz Samadov was first published on OC Media. An edited version is republished here under a content partnership agreement. During the Victory Day celebration on November 8 — a new annual holiday meant to commemorate Azerbaijan’s victory in the 2020Second Nagorno-Karabakh War — a crowd in downtown Baku was filmed cheering as they burned Armenian flags. The gathering of such a large and rowdy crowd in the center of the capital is almost unimaginable in authoritarian Azerbaijan — but just as it was during th…

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