In connection with the abrupt exacerbation of the situation in Baku city, attempts of the criminal extremist forces to overthrow the government bodies by force by means of organization of disorders, and with purpose to defend and secure the citizens, the Supreme Council of USSR, according to the clause 14 of the article 119 of the Constitution of USSR decrees:
To declare the State of Emergency in Baku city from January, 20 1990 and extend the effect of the Decree of the Presidium of Supreme Council of USSR of January 15, 1990 on this territory.
The Chairman of the Supreme
Council of USSR M.Gorbachyev
January 19, 1990
The Decree of the Supreme Council of USSR “On declaration of the state of emergency in Baku city”