Today marks first anniversary of liberation of Zangilan’s Minjivan settlement

October 21 marks the day of the liberation of the Minjivan settlement of Zangilan District from the occupation of the Armenian armed forces.

A year has passed since one of the ancient settlements of Azerbaijan was liberated from the Armenian occupiers, SİA says.

On October 21, 2020, along with Minjivan settlement, Babayli, Ucuncu (Third) Agali, Saril, Khumarli, Hajallı, Khurama, Jahangirbayli, Turabad, Ichari Mushlan, Girag Mushlan, Malikli, Udgun, Baharli villages of the district, Balyand, Papi, Tulus, Tinli villages of Jabrayil District; Gejagozlu, Ashagi Seyidahmadli and Zargar villages of Fuzuli District were liberated from the occupiers.

Azerbaijan’s glorious tricolor flag was mounted on the liberated territories.

In line with relevant orders, signed by President Ilham Aliyev on December 25, 2020, and June 24, 2021, a group of servicemen was awarded For the Liberation of Zangilan medal. Tens of thousands of servicemen, who showed personal courage and bravery, and participated in military operations to liberate the district, including Minjivan settlement, were awarded For the liberation of Zangilan medal.

In addition, on November 8, 2020, a border post of the State Border Service was opened in the village of Minjivan. The state flag of Azerbaijan was raised there and the Border Outpost Service began its combat activities.

On April 26, 2021, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva, and their daughter Leyla Aliyeva visited Minjivan settlement in Zangilan District.

At present, a new railway is being built to Minjivan. The foundation of the Horadiz-Agband railway was laid in Horadiz settlement. This railway will connect the main part of Azerbaijan with the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic through the Zangazur corridor.

The Production Association Radio-Television Broadcasting and Satellite Communications (Teleradio) under the Ministry of Digital Development and Transport, using a 30-meter tower of the Minjivan radio broadcasting station, provides broadcasting of 8 TV and 2 radio channels in the city of Zangilan and in more than 10 villages of Zangilan District.

Minjivan is located on the bank of the Araz River, on a plain. It was formed in 1795-1798 as a result of the resettlement of families from the village of Minjivan in southern Azerbaijan. In the XIX century, two villages, called Minjivan, were registered in Zangazur county.

Minjivan was occupied by the Armenian armed forces in 1993. Before the occupation, there were dwelling houses, schools, libraries, kindergartens, and a railway station on the territory of the settlement. After the first Karabakh war, Armenians destroyed all dwelling houses, schools, libraries, kindergartens, and dismantled the railway. The enemy sold part of the rails and built anti-tank fortifications from part of it.

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