Actress Barat Habib kizi Shekinskaya was born on June 28 (15), 1914 in the city of Shusha in a noble family. However, in the book of Azerbaijani journalist Ilham Rahimli “Barat Shekinskaya” (2005) her date of birth is indicated as June 28, 1915.
In 1897, the Russian writer Vasily Sidorov published memoirs of his journey to the Caucasus. The book gives interesting facts about the Azerbaijani city of Shusha. Qarabag.com has prepared material about Sidorov’s description of beauty of the city and life of the people in Shusha.
On May 18, 1992, Armenian armed formations occupied the Lachin district of Azerbaijan, which does not belong to the territory of the Nagorno-Karabakh, and burned the city. The occupation of the area was of a strategic nature for the Armenians since the shortest road connecting Armenia with Nagorno-Karabakh, the Lachin