When migrating to Armenia Sergey Navasardov took with him only his passport, leaving everything else in Azerbaijan. He lived in a two-storey house in Baku.
"Some 30 Turks broke into my house and ordered me to get dressed and vanish. The house already belongs to us, they said," recalls the 81-year-old man.
He remembers well how Azerbaijani authorities led by Heydar Aliyev began closing Armenian schools and then started pogroms in Sumgait, Kirovabad and Baku. "The centre of the Azerbaijani capital was mainly inhabited by Armenians, therefore Aliyev ordered his men to force them off," says Mr Navasardov.
Navasardov's elder sister Evgenia and her husband resettled in Armenia in the 50s. She remembers the day when she went to meet her brother.
""The train was completely destroyed; all passengers were beaten and covered with bruises. All of a sudden, I noticed Sergey in the crowd," she said.
Today, the sister and the brother are living in a shelter intended for the homeless. People respect and love Sergey Navasardov and do not allow him to move into a retirement home.
It is already ten years Mrs Evgenia has been trying to return the apartment she lost in a family litigation. If she is lucky enough to take the apartment back, she will take her brother home with her.