Azerbaijanis and Armenians live in the same village

Azerbaijanis and Armenians live in the same village
# 26 November 2008 10:09 (UTC +04:00)
Marneuli. Nizami Mammadzadeh–APA. Representatives of different nations – Azerbaijanis, Georgians, Germans, Greeks, Chechens, Polish, Armenians and Russians are living in Shulaveri village of Georgia’s Marneuli region. The village, located between the Khram and Debed rivers near Marneuli-Sinig Bridge and Marneuli-Sadakhli road, has an ancient history. According to the historical sources, ancient burial mounds, bronze dagger and attires, earthenware crockery and other ancient things were found in the village’s cemetery.
Georgian scientist (Caparidze, Avalishvili, Pirckhalava, Manabde) conducting archeological researches there confirmed the settlement of Turkic-speaking people in these areas.
Factories and plants once operated in the village turned into ruins. Azerbaijanis constituted 53 per cent of population in the village according to the results of 2002 census of the population and how this figure is reduced. Azerbaijanis have to sell their houses and to leave the village because of unemployment.
Representative of the Shulaveri Village’s Majlis (Council) Jabrayil Yusubov told APA there are 10 500 population in the village. 35 per cent of then are poor people. They have not even the courtyard. They asked relevant organizations, but didn’t receive any responds.
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