Well-known French photojournalist of Azerbaijani origin Reza Deghati on his social media
According to the report, the photographer also provides information about the history of the temple in the sharing of winter images of the Khudavang monastery complex.
He noted that Khudavang Monastery was built in the 13th century in the city of Kalbajar in Karabakh by Arzu Khatun, the wife of the Albanian prince Vakhtang.
“During the Soviet era and later during the occupation of Kalbajar in 1993-2020, many Armenian elements were added to the architectural structure, and some ancient Albanian symbols were removed. The complex has been guarded by Russian peacekeepers since the signing of the peace agreement.