The decision to include the tradition of Dolma making and sharing in UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list does not assume any right to ownership or belonging.
Ethnographer Lernik Hovhannisyan told Artsakhpress that the application submitted by Azerbaijan has no scientific explanation. The inclusion of Dolma making in UNESCO List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage based on the application of Azerbaijan is most probably a result of the caviar policy.
Speaking about the Armenian origin of Dolma, Lernik Hovhannisyan said that the dish has nothing to do with Azerbaijani culture.
In his words, since the dish is widely spread in Caucasus, Azerbaijan has made an attempt to take it for its own.