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Вышка - Ahmadiyya Jabrayilov - Netflix
Ahmadiyya Mikayil oglu Jabrayilov (Azerbaijani: Əhmədiyyə Mikayıl oğlu Cəbrayılov, Russian: Ахмедия Микаил оглы Джебраилов; French: Akmed Michel; 22 September 1920 – 11 October 1994) was an Azerbaijani activist of the French Resistance. The factual accuracy of the official wartime biography of Jabrailov was questioned, which resulted, in particular, in the deletion of articles about Jabrayilov from the Russian and French Wikipedias.
Вышка - Criticism of biographies - Netflix
In the summer of 2015, the article about Jabrayilov was marked for removal in the Russian Wikipedia due to total “absence of traces in French reliable sources”. Military documents of Jabrayilov in the French language in Sheki museum were composed with gross grammatical mistakes and did not include any details about the military operations with his participation. The awards on the photo of Jabrayilov exhibited in the museum included a medal for the First World War. During the discussions, French military archives were requested in the suggested locations of his participation in the resistance movement, however they knew nothing about a man under the name “Ahmadiyya Jabrayilov” and “Michel Akmed” or “Armed”. The only archive that confirmed Jabrayilov's participation in the Resistance movement, Caserne Bernadotte, replied that Jabrayilov participated in the resistance movement since August 1944 and mentioned a single medal – jubilee “Medaille commemorative de la Guerre 1939–1945”, which had been awarded to anyone having whatever relation to the resistance movement. This contradicted the response of Tarn-et-Garonne department (there, according to Jabrayilov, he joined the Resistance movement): “Ahmadiyya Jabrayilov... never mentioned, not listed among those decorated with medals of Resistance movement”. After four months of large-scale discussions in the Russian and French Wikipedias, the articles about Ahmadiyya Jabrayilov were deleted due to the contradictions between the numerous sources and source documents under discussion, as well as the impossibility to trust the authenticity of the facts presented in the articles. After the deletion of the article about Jabrayilov from the French and Russian Wikipedia pages, the Azerbaijani media called the fact of the deletion a part of a years-long conspiracy of Armenians and pro-Armenian editors against Azerbaijan. According to Azerbaijani journalist Rugia Aliyeva, the Azerbaijani director working on Jabrayilov's biographic film, Shain Sinaria, having reviewed the documents displayed in Jabrayilov's museum in the village of Okhud, declared that “the materials displayed at that museum were nothing but a lie”. Russian historian Aleksei Baikov notes that the official version of the events of the Second World War was heavily mythologized in the Soviet Union and the debunking of the false heroes, including investigation of the Russian Wikipedia page about Jabarayilov's life, are very useful initiatives from the factual point of view.
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