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The Nagorno-Karabakh region of the Republic of Azerbaijan  is part of the geographical area called Garabagh (Qarabağ).  This area covers the lands from the Araz River in the south to the Kur River in the north, and from junction of the Kur and Araz Rivers in the east to the eastern ranges of the Lesser Caucasus in the west.  From ancient times up to the Russian occupation n in the early 19th century, this region was part of different Azerbaijani States. On 14 May 1805, the Treaty of Kurakchay between Ibrahim...
As far as Nagorno-Karabakh is concerned, in response to territorial claims of the Armenian SSR regarding this part of Azerbaijan, on 5 July 1921, the Caucasian Bureau of the Central Committee of the Russian Communist (bolshevik) Party decided that: Taking into consideration the necessity of national peace between the Muslims and the Armenians, the importance of the economic relations between Upper and Lower Karabakh and the permanent relations of Upper Karabakh with Azerbaijan, Nagorno-Karabakh shall be retained...
The present-day stage of the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict began at the end of 1987 with the attacks on the Azerbaijanis in Khankandi (during the Soviet period – Stepanakert) and Armenia resulted in a flood of Azerbaijani refugees and internally displaced persons.   On 20 February 1988, the representatives of the Armenian community at the session of the Soviet of People’s Deputies of the NKAO adopted a decision to send a petition to the Supreme Soviets of the Azerbaijan SSR and the Armenian SSR for the...
During World War II the Armenian Dashnak leaders including Mikoyan “had acted tow sided for "Great Armenia” idea. On the one hand, they believed in Hitler's victory in the Transcaucasus and offered him the establishment of 2 states - the Armenian and Georgian states here. At the same time they wanted to annex the lands of Azerbaijan. But on the other hand, if the victory will be on the Soviet Union side, they mad a plan to annex Turkey’s Kars province and adjacent areas to Armenia. In both cases they...
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