“On the first of July, he would have come back. When the time approaches, I feel myself differently... not as before”.
“I still cannot accept that he is not with us. He said that when the weather would become warmer, then he will come. Now I am grieving, the weather has become warm but he has not come,” – says the parent of Mushviq Orucov, sighing; he was a soldier who died April 1st in the cease-fire violation between Azerbaijan and Armenia.
They've seen war before in the 1990s. At that time, when they escaped from Zangilan, Mushviq was not born yet. Born in 1994, in Baku, Mushviq knew about Zangilan from their stories. Moreover, he studied at a school for Zangilan’s IDPs, which was located near their house. His mother says that they lived in the dormitory; the room where they lived was half as small as the current one. Mushviq, together with his sister, prepared for university courses. Aygun Mammadli, the mother of Mushviq, says that in such a tiny and noisy room, he would prepare his lessons, putting the wooden plank on his knees. As a result, Mushviq gained 700 points (the maximum estimate for being accepted into university) and entered into the Azerbaijani Technical University, in the faculty of computer technics. While studying at university, he was working as a waiter in the wedding place.
“When it became hot, he would work from 7 P.M until 7 A.M in an ice-cream factory, and after work, he went off to the university. He wanted to help us. He said that at least he could earn money for the bus fee to go to his university,” says Arif Orucov, the father of Mushviq Orucov.
The family wanted him to get a masters degree and was hopeful that maybe the law would change and he will get respite from the military service by that time.
“ In our neighbourhood, 5-6 people served in the military service. He always said that he is older than them and they already served their military service, but only he is left”... “I am ashamed, that he would serve first, then get a master's degree,” his father mentions.
When the parents talk about Mushviq, from time to time, they sit in silence, and this silence continues for quite some length. His mother wipes the tears from her eyes. The clock on the wall has been stopped. They put Mushviq's photos inside the clock. All around the home, there are photos of a soldier.
Aygun Mammadli says that last time they met in January. They went to Naftalan, where he was serving. “Again he held a book in his hands. He said he was reading it. It taught about how to earn money. I smiled and told him, my dear, we gave you an education, and now you are learning how to earn money, so when you come back, find a job. His profession was so in demand, that as soon as he came back, he would surely find a job at once.”
The last time his father talked with him was on March 29th. He said that he got the diploma and he will make a copy and send it.
When the ceasefire was violated, the parents thought their son just didn’t have the opportunity to call. On April 4th they got an unexpected call, that Mushviq had died in the fighting. “When all this started, they were sent to the heights of a Talish village in the Tartar region. The situation became calmer, 4 soldiers were sitting together. One of them was sent to bring something, and when he came back, he saw a bomb which had fallen down and everyone died.”
After the death of Mushvig Orujov, he was awarded a medal “For the sake of the Motherland”.