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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ABSTRACT The author draws on the documents, published and unpublished, of the Moscow and Kars conferences to discuss Azerbaijan’s territorial integrity.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...
Annexation of Northern Azerbaijani khanates by Russia

How the Karabakh Khanate Was Joined to the Russian Empire: Historical Myths and Realities

Annexation of Northern Azerbaijani khanates by Russia Empire With the arrival of Russia in Karabakh at the beginning of the 19th century, a new political situation arose.  The policy of Russia, directed toward the establishment of a social-ethnic...

On Autonomy For Nagorno-Karabakh: Lessons Of History

This article, which offers new approaches to the already known facts and documents dating to 1920-1923 when Nagorno-Karabakh acquired its autonomy, can be described as a successful attempt at restoring an objective picture of the past events....

Karabakh in XIII-XIV cc

Karabakh has been an  integral part of Azerbaijan for the whole period of history,  including the XIII-XIV centuries. As was correctly noted by the prominent Russian Orientalist A. Y. Yakubovsky, by the name Azerbaijan in that period was meant...

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...

Karabakh as independent khanate. Karabakh Meliks

In the mountainous  part of the Karabakh khanate, there were small feudal   entities  –  melikdoms: Khachen, Varanda, Talish (or Gulistan), Dizak and  Jeraberd,  which  totally depended on Karabakh khans and did not  play an independent  ...