An event named “January 20 – the Day of National Pride and Honor” was held in the Heydar Aliyev Center in connection with the memorial day of the martyrs who died on January 20. The participants of the event, firstly, got acquainted with the exhibition established in the foyer of the Center in regard with the events of January 20. Then, the loving memory of the martyrs was commemorated with a moment of silence at the event, which was continued in the conference hall. Those, who made speech in the meeting, broadly spoke about the reprisals inflicted by Russian army against our civil compatriots on January 20, and said that the violent terror act committed in Baku by means of military machine of the former Soviet state on that day has been recorded in history of mankind as one of the most serious crimes against humanity. They highlighted that the National Leader Heydar Aliyev, who was the first one objecting to that bloody massacre, had made a speech at the meeting held in the permanent representation of Azerbaijan in Moscow on January 21, 1990 with regard to the tragedy, severely criticized those, who committed that event, and had declared what happened as the acts contrary to the law and the democracy, as well as against humanism principles. The speakers said that the brave struggle of our martyrs sacrificing their lives for the independence of Azerbaijani people is cherished with great respect and regard, their heroism is highly appreciated today, and that our independence, which was gained at the cost our martyrs’ lives and, must be protected as the apple of our eye, it is constant, eternal and irreversible, as the National Leader Heydar Aliyev said. In the end, the participants of the event viewed the composition of the schoolchildren dedicated to the events of January 20.