ArmInfo. For the first time, Armenians raised the issue of persecution of Avar and Lezghian languages in Azerbaijan, moreover with a written notice. Russian historian Timur Aitberov, speaking at the report "Avars of the South Caucasus: Problems and Prospects", expressed a similar opinion at the International Conference on "The autochthonous peoples of the Caucasus-Caspian region in the light of scientific realities and falsifications" held in Yerevan
"These were the Yepiskoposyan spouses who raised a issue related to the problem of persecuting the languages of the Avar and Lezgi peoples in the Azerbaijani SSR in the 1950s with CPSU Central Committee. I want to emphasize that in order to voice such a issue during the years of Stalin's rule great you need courage and brave mind. We in Dagestan learned about this recently, and we express our gratitude to your compatriots, "the historian noted.
For the first time, creator of the Armenian alphabet Mesrop Mashtots thought about the fate of the mountain peoples of the Caucasus and along with his students and followers created a writing system for them. According to his estimates, even despite the fact that this system of wide distribution was not honored, these peoples should be grateful to Mashtots for attention to their problems.
At the International Conference on "The autochthonous peoples of the Caucasus- Caspian region in the light of scientific realities and falsifications" held in Yerevan on December 6-7, scientists from Armenia, Iran and Russia speak. In general, in addition to the representatives of Armenia, about 20 scientists and public figures from abroad, including representatives of the indigenous population of the Caucasus-Caspian region, participate in the event. During the event, speakers and participants discuss the problems of the region's indigenous peoples in the context of the international situation, geopolitical realities and cultural transformations.