"Historical justice has been restored today. The Albanian-Udi Christian religious community conducts its services in the Albanian Christian church dating back to the 12-13th centuries. Like other monasteries in Karabakh, this heritage belongs to Azerbaijan," Director of the Baku International Center for Multiculturalism Ravan Hasanov said during the visit of the Albano-Udi Christian religious community to the de-occupied Tug village of the Khojavend region.
He noted that the Armenians, like in other places, made many attempts to appropriate this heritage: "We can see later inscriptions in Armenian on the stones. But it is apparent even to the naked eye that they were made later. However, it is not that easy to falsify history. Scientists will work on this. Historical facts will be brought to the attention of the world community. "
Hasanov noted that this temple would be restored and returned to the Udis: "They will be able to freely perform their services here, as in other places in Azerbaijan. This ancient heritage had nothing to do with Armenians. It belonged to Azerbaijanis. There were tribes who spoke in 26 languages. The largest of them are Azerbaijani Turks. At the same time, the Apostolic Church was transferred to the Gregorian Church by the decree of the Russian Tsar in 1836. The only successors of the Apostolic Church are the Udins. They compactly live in the village of Nij, Gabala region. They managed to preserve their traditions, culture, despite the centuries and various pressures. The goal of the policy pursued by Azerbaijan is the free existence of all peoples and religions in the country."