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Karabakh: looking into the past in search of the truth

This article, which spans a vast historical period from the early 19th century when the Russians conquered the Transcaucasus to the advent of Soviet power in the region, deals with the ethnic, demographic, and national processes unfolding across...

Soviet Russia and the formation of borders between the Caucasian states (based on a case study of Azerbaijan and Armenia)

This article looks at issues associated with the establishment of the Azerbaijan-Armenia border in 1920-1922. Based on extensive facts, it tries to shed light on the reasons for the territorial disputes between Azerbaijan and Armenia. Introduction The...

Territorial integrity of Azerbaijan at the Turkish-Russian talks of 1921 (the Moscow and Kars conferences)

ABSTRACT The author draws on the documents, published and unpublished, of the Moscow and Kars conferences to discuss Azerbaijan’s territorial integrity. By Way of Introduction1 On 5 May, 1920, at its first meeting, the government formed...

HOW THE CAUCASIAN BUREAU OF THE C.C. R.C.P. (B.) DISCUSSED THE KARABAKH ISSUE IN 1920-1923

ABSTRACT The author presents the wide panorama of political intrigues around Nagorno-Karabakh which began in the early 1920s when the Bolsheviks occupied the Transcaucasus and slowed down when an autonomous republic was established in the...

Moscow and the Delimitation of Karabakh in the 1920s VOL. IV

Armenian authors and politicians who try to place all the blame on Stalin must certainly be familiar with the documentary picture of those dramatic sessions of the Caucasus Bureau of the Central Committee of the RKP(b).  Every detail of what...

Moscow and the Delimitation of Karabakh in the 1920s (part 4)

The well-known session of the Caucasus Bureau of the Central Committee of the RKP(b) on June 27, 1921 adopted a statute about the objectively existing economic linkage of Nagorno-Karabakh to Azerbaijan, while leaving the historical and ethnographic...

The Nagorny Karabakh Autonomous Oblast of the Azerbaijan SSR

As the Armenian side insists, “[o]n  30 November 1920, the Soviet Government of Azerbaijan adopted a Declaration on recognition of Nagorny Karabakh as an integral part of Soviet Armenia as a welcome act towards the victory of Soviet forces...

Temporary detente: first years of the Soviet rule

Lull before the storm As a result of carnage, which occurred twice in the first quarter of the XX century (1905-1906, 1918-1920), even by approximate calculations, about two million Azeris were killed or became refugees. But after November 1920...

Establishment of the MKAR (Mountainous Karabakh Autonomous Region)

Though, the question of Karabakh’s belonging to Azerbaijan was solved, serious disagreements emerged during the discussion of the concrete forms of the autonomy and its borders. To the contrary of the Armenian communists, the Azerbaijanian...

Karabakh within the Azerbaijan SSR

       After sovetization of Azerbaijan, Armenia, which remained independent for some time, didn’t stop its attempts to annex Karabakh and other western regions of Azerbaijan. The XI Red Army was engaged more in disarmament of Azeris...