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Nagorno-Karabakh: basis and reality of Soviet-era legal and economic claims used to justify the Armenia-Azerbaijan war (part 3)

Economic situation in NKAO Regarding the early claims that the economy of NK region was supposedly deliberately neglected by Soviet Azerbaijani authorities, to both “punish” and “root out” Armenians, and this, allegedly, left no choice...

The Implications of the 1993 U.N. Security Council Action for the Settlement of the Armenia-Azerbaijan Conflict

Introduction In 1993 the United Nations Security Council adopted four resolutions on the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan.[1] There are few other cases in which the Security Council adopted four resolutions on a particular conflict in...

Nagorno-Karabakh basis and reality of soviet era (part 2)

Legal status of NK before and after Sovietization in 1920 NK was not “part of Armenia until 1923” or “part of Azerbaijan since 1920’s” and was not “ceded” to Azerbaijan by Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin, as many Western authors...
Stalin and Nagorno Karabakh

I.V.Stalin’s position In a question on territorial integrity of the Azerbaijan SSR and falsifications in the Armenian historiography

As published in the late of 80th of XX century in Armenia, academic papers and monographs attempt to prove that exactly Stalin in the early of 20th of the XX century gave the Azerbaijan SSR alleged Armenian lands – Nagorno-Karabakh and...

The Russian Empire’s migration policy in the Caucasus

ABSTRACT After conquering the Caucasus, the Russian Empire carried out a targeted migration policy in order to create an ethnosocial base for establishing its political supremacy. The main thrust of this policy was colonization and the inculcation...

Principles of Azerbaijan on Nagorno Karabakh conflict

Delegation of Azerbaijan attending the meeting of the OSCE Ministerial Council in Helsinki has issued written statement reflecting Azerbaijan’s Principles applicable to the peaceful settlement of the conflict in and around the Nagorno-Karabakh...

Nagorno-Karabakh: basis and reality of Soviet-era legal and economic claims used to justify the Armenia-Azerbaijan war

Abstract The Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict over the Nagorno-Karabakh (NK) region of Azerbaijan, which in its modern form has continued for 20 years, is a complicated case study of  multi-vector and multi-layered claims, mostly from the Soviet...

Destruction of Caucasian Albanian Sites Continues in the Occupied Territories

President Serzh Sargsyan’s recent remarks about “Greater Armenia” have attracted widespread attention and much criticism, but an ongoing Armenian effort to lay claim to a community which formed part of the ethnogenesis of the Azerbaijani...

Moscow and the Delimitation of Karabakh in the 1920s (part II)

— Why is it that the Kavburo of the Central Committee of the RKP(b) wanted to resolve the Karabakh question “in complete secrecy”?   The establishment of Soviet power in Armenia on November 29, 1920, created suitable conditions for the...

Legal Aspects of the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict

The Nagorno-karabakh conflict has been going on since 1988. The conflict between Armenia (although it denies its involvement in the conflict claiming that it is just “an interested party”) and Azerbaijan is considered to be the most important...