A soldier kisses the young girl’s hand, smiles, waves and moves on. A potent image of why, in April, the majority of able men made their way to the front line to support the regular troops. It was about defence,… Read More ›
The view could be taken that, when Azerbaijan declared independence from the USSR in October 1991 they did so, illegally, in contravention of international norms, as their declared borders included a self-determined, independent state. An act of aggression!
The reality of Artsakh/Nagorno-Karabakh is far-removed from the prejudicial propaganda that exists around this fascinating place, and its people. This growing collection of galleries ( taken since 2010) shows many aspects of the “Life and People of Artsakh”. Just… Read More ›
Much is made in the Azerbaijani propaganda about the living conditions of the refugees from the war. Despite the oil billions there are Azerbaijanis housed in isolated communities, living in terrible conditions being used as political weapons on the unsuspecting,… Read More ›
Dear Mr Taghizadeh I read with interest your letter in The Economist (20th September “The West’s disengagement”). Your letter is notable for having no reference to the fact that the people in Nagorno-Karabakh are Armenians, or the fact that they… Read More ›
These are the simple stories of 21 children of the villagers of Khndzristan, in Nagorno-Karabakh, who were born during 20 years of Peace but Live under the Threat of War. The Children of Nagorno-Karabakh have a simple Human Right to… Read More ›
As Nagorno-Karabakh (NKR) celebrates the 23rd Anniversary of its Declaration of Independence, the country remains in the unsatisfactory position of still being globally unrecognised. The route out of this situation seems complicated; history provides many conflicting examples which serve only… Read More ›
A collection of 12 images from my visit in July 2014 under the general theme of Life and People in Artsakh. A series of moments that begin to paint an understanding of life in this country.
After writing to the Mexican Ambassador in the UK on a number of occasions plus many follow-up phone calls on their “recognition” of Khojaly last year , I was finally invited to discuss the subject, in person, at their London… Read More ›