Qarabag – evidence base of historical rights of Azerbaijanis

Military doctor and partisan, a native of Shusha: Aliya Rustambayova

Aliya Fatulla gizi Rustambayova, a doctor and member of the partisan movement during World War II, was born in 1907 in Shusha in an oil engineer’s family. Her father was one of the founders of the Azerbaijani oil industry, the former chief of the firm of the Azerbaijani millionaire Musa Nagjiyev. He held the position of chief technical director after the occupation of Azerbaijan by Soviet Russia (1920) and was the deputy chief as well as a member of the board of directors of Azneft (The State Union of Azerbaijan Oil Industry in Baku). Her mother was Azerbaijani doctor, a daughter of Karim bey Mehmandarov who was a native of Shusha. He was one of the first leaders of “Difai” in Karabakh (“protection” from the Azerbaijani), a secret anti-terrorist organization which was created in 1906 in order to fight against the Armenian “Dashnaktsutyun” party.

Sheykh Babi Yagub Mausoleum

Sheykh Babi Yagub Mausoleum is located near the Araks River in the cemetery of Babi village in the Fuzuli district of Azerbaijan.

Shikh baba Mausoleum

The mausoleum Shikh Baba is located in the cemetery of Shykhlar village in Jabrayil region of Azerbaijan on the old trade and caravan route of the Silk Road. Among the local residents, the monument is known as the “Tomb of Shikh Baba” .