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Bolsheviks, Stalin and the Karabakh Issue

The establishment of Soviet power in the South Caucasus did not immediately take the Karabakh issue from the agenda. Although, at that time no combat operations were undertaken, as the Soviet army controlled the situation in both republics. However the situation was very complicated and Soviet power was completely established …

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The Second Arme nian-Azeri Conflict

The First World War, and after it the Russian revolution, sharply changed the situation in the South Caucasus. Truly, until 1917 the outward situation in the region was relatively stable. However, combat operations on the Russian-Turkish front prepared the ground for future shocks. Since the autumn of 1914, Armenian volunteer …

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The first Armenian-Azeri Conflict

Thus, after Northern Azerbaijan became part of the Russian empire, the ethnic as well as economic and political situation there seriously changed there over a one hundred-year period. The policy of increasing the Christian population in Azerbaijan at the expense of Armenians by the end of the nineteenth century caused …

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Russian Empire and Karabakh

In the first quarter of the eighteenth century the Russian empire had already begun to show an interest in Azerbaijan. In 1722, in the time of Peter I, Russian troops occupied the eastern areas of Azerbaijan along the Caspian Sea but by 1735 they had to leave. At the end …

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Karabakh in the Muslim Period

After the conquest of the country by Arabs Karabakh, the constituent part of Christian Albania, remained a part of Azerbaijan. But after the fall of Arab dominance, Karabakh was included step by step into the territories of Azeri feudal states. In the nineth and tenth centuries Karabakh was under the …

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Decline of Albania

Apparently, the ethno-political situation in Albania was pretty complicated in the early middle ages. The majority of Albanians were Christians, but the minority kept their loyalty to the paganism. However, Turks that settled in Albania only partially adopted Christianity. There were a lot of representatives of other religions in Albania: …

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Albania and the Turks

Hunns, Sabirs, Hazars and other Turkish tribes began to appear and settle in the South Caucasus and, first of all, in Albania in the second century but particularly in the fifth to seventh centuries. From that period of time the Turkish factor began to play a serious role in the …

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