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THE HISTORY OF AZERBAIJAN: from ancient times to the present day

CHAPTER 1. PRIMITIVE COMMUNAL SYSTEM IN THE TERRITORY OF AZERBAIJAN THE FIRST DWELLING HOUSES OF HUMAN BEINGS. THE DEVELOPMENT PERIODS OF PRIMITIVE COMMUNAL SYSTEM COLLAPSE OF PRIMITIVE COMMUNAL SYSTEM CHAPTER 2. TRIBAL UNITS AND INITIAL STATE FORMATIONS IN THE TERRITORY OF AZERBAIJAN TRIBAL UNITS INITIAL STATE FORMATIONS THE STATE OF …

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Day of Genocide of Azerbaijanis

March 31 is marked as the Day of Genocide of the Azerbaijanis. After the Republic of Azerbaijan regained its independence, it has become possible to renew the objective picture of the past history of Azerbaijani people. The truth, which for many years was kept back, is getting disclosed and misinterpreted …

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Terrorism and the Karabakh Conflict

Having much in common with the two first Armenian-Azeri conflicts of the beginning of the century, the current one is also distinguished by certain differences. First of all, terrorism, as a new phenomenon unknown to other interethnic conflicts in the former USSR, should be mentioned. As previously stated, before the …

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A War without Rules

Thus for the second time in the twentieth century, a situation arose when the collapse of an empire and its internal muddles distracted the attention of Moscow from the South Caucasus. Again, as in 1918 through 1920, the battles between Armenian and Azeri armed forces began in Karabakh. And again, …

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Gorbachev’s Perestroika and Karabakh

In March 1985, Gorbachev, who realized that the socialist system was experiencing the strongest crisis and that serious reforms were necessary to keep the authority of the CPSS, came to the power. That is why he declared a “revolutionary perestroika” in all spheres, “a new way of thinking”, “glasnost (publicity) …

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KGB and Armenian terrorism

The leadership of the USSR and its punitive body, the KGB, although well informed of the events occurring in Armenia, did not pay the proper attention to those events. That was explained in a very matter-of- fact way: as the “cold war” was taking place, any means were good in …

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Establishment of NKAA

The decision of the Caucasian Bureau caused ambiguous reaction in Azerbaijan. On 19 July 1921, having approved the decision of the Caucasian Bureau to leave Nagorny Karabakh in the territory of Azerbaijan, the leaders of the local communist party were careful on the issue of granting autonomy, fearing that that …

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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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