Monument sights in Baku (Baki)
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High above the city centre's southwest corner lies the sombre memorial, Şahidlər Xiyabani (Martyr's Lane) of Bakuvian victims of the Red Army's 1990 attack. Those martyrs were swiftly joined by many more Azeris who died in the Karabakh conflict. A small memorial to British and Commonwealth troops killed around Baku during WWI has been erected nearby, causing considerable controversy. After all, the British had been sent to prevent the Turkish invasion which most Azeris supported.
A small police post above it dissuades vandals. Even if graves are too maudlin to appeal, Şahidlər Xiyabani has a fine new Turkish-style mosque and at the edge of the gardens there's a…