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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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Karabakh in the early Middle Ages

In contrast to Armenia, the destiny of Caucasian Albania turned out to be more favorable at that period of time. Even if sometimes Albanian kings had to stick to the Roman or Iranian orientation, nevertheless they managed to save their independence and territorial integrity. In particular, the regular coinage of …

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Karabakh in ancient times

The territory of modern Karabakh has been populated since the olden days. It was not by accident that the oldest traces of life and human activity were found in the cave of Azykh (Hadrut district, not far from Fizuli city). Thanks to the findings of Azerbaijanian archeologists, it was possible …

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Chronology of Azerbaijan

1 million 500 thousand – 1 million 200 thousand years ago – much more initial traces of primary human in the territory of Azerbaijan. Guruchay culture. 1 million 200 thousand – 1 million years BC – the beginning of primary human – beings settling in Azikh cave. 400-350 thousand years …

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Culture, science and sport in new Azerbaijan

The restoration of state independence of Azerbaijan shaped opportunities for intensive development of culture, formation of national ideology and extension of international connections. There began acting “Permanent Soviet of the Ministers of Culture of Turkish- spoken countries” in the mid of 1992, its executive organ- “Turksoy” in 1993. In 1996, …

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Socio-economic and political development 2003-2008

After great historical individual as Heydar Aliyev, who succeeded stability in internal life and realized exact foreign political strategy, at the result of which Azerbaijan achieved high-level development of economy, policy, science and culture there was not easy to become the leader of the State. This mission could be continued …

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