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Activities in Gadabay

(English) White Church

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Novoivanovka’s most famous monu­ment is the White Mosque located seve­ral kilometres away from the village. Af­ter the Russians arrived here, they called it “Mechetka”. The monument’s original name is the White Church. The 4th century historical church is Gadabay’s most ancient Albanian church. Unlike other si­milar buildings, it is white, which is why it is called the White Church. The White Church was built from local riverbed sto­nes. Ethnographic symbols of the Alba­nian period are engraved on its stones.Although the vast territory of enigmatic beauty where the White Church is loca­ted has been declared a zone of ecoto­urism, there is no tourist infrastructure here. There is only a farm belonging to Haji Alakbar here. Fish is being cultiva­ted in three artificial lakes at the farm. The most delicious fish in Gadabay is the spotted fish. If you happen to travel to Novoivanovka, definitely visit Haji’s farm.

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(English) Bloody Bridge

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This name was given to the bridge be­cause of an incident. They say that a carriage transporting workers to mines overturned on this bridge and fell into an abyss. After this incident, which kil­led all the passengers of the carriage, people called this place a bloody brid­ge. It is so high that you feel dizzy when you look down. Those who are afraid of heights should not use the bridge. The bridge has seven arches and was built in a bow-shaped form.The two-arch bridge near the village of Chaldash and one-arch bridges in the Gadabay district centre are still intact. They were built so wide in order to allow phaetons to cross them. Today the brid­ges are used by cattle and pedestrians.

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(English) Chaldash village

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In this name, chal means color. This name comes from the fact that colored stones and rocks have always looked grey here. The local population used to engage in saz art. Many “ashig” generations have lived in the village. The most famous historical monument in Chal­dash is an ancient building for religious rituals, which has been left over from the time of Caucasian Albania and belongs to the 5th-7th centuries. It is located in the courtyard of a village house. A hays­tack is kept inside the building. There are no inscriptions or symbols on its walls. The jugs mounted on the walls of the temple have been destroyed by treasure hunters.

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(English) Bell Church (5th-7th centuries)

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The most famous historical monument in the village of Boyuk Garamurad be­longs to the 5th-7th centuries. It took its current shape after being restored in the 12th-13th centuries. Some sources say that it was built in 1634. We asked locals why they call it the Bell Church. It turned out that a huge iron bell used to hang from the ceiling of the church. The chimes of the bell could be heard around. In 1960, the bell mysteriously di­sappeared from the church. The villagers assume that it was stolen. Crosses and patterns of different forms are engraved on the walls of the temple. They say that this temple was used as a caravanserai.

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(English) Isgandar Fortress

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This fortress in the Shinikh region is dif­ferent from others. It was built as a de­fensive fortress during the war between Armenia and Azerbaijan in the 1990s. Fierce fighting took place in the village located on the front line. In Turkic, the word Shinikh means a steep rock, while siniq means a place populated by Turkic tribes. Every inch of Gadabay soil is rich in historical monuments. In this land of fortresses, one fortress of national im­portance, 81 fortresses of world impor­tance and 24 fortresses of local impor­tance have been registered. This is what we saw during the five or six days that we spent here.

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(English) Novoivanovka village

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It is located several kilometres away from Saratovka. A Russian culture museum has been set up in the village which has an astonishing view. As a result of the social situation and Armenian agg­ression after the beginning of the policy of perestroika in 1985, people moved out of here. Currently, there are only 15- 20 Russians living in the village. Novoi­vanovka is the last population centre on Gadabay’s 123 km border with Armenia. The current residents of the village are Azerbaijanis who were expelled from Ar­menia as a result of Armenian aggressi­on in 1948-53 and in 1989.The previous name of Novoivanovka was Garapapag and some time later, Seyid­lar. There are place names like the Seyid Gorge and Garib Seyid here. The ancient tombstones in this area prove that the village was populated by Muslims

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(English) The Albanian temple

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In the village of Saratovka, there is an Albanian temple built in 1535. The Molokans do not use these historical churc­hes, preferring to administer their reli­gious rites at home. They say that there used to be a stone inscription on this church. This stone inscription and the big cross in the church mysteriously disappeared later.

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