Manuk Abeghian, well-known literary critic, linguist, folklorist, academician: “… where the roots of the Armenian people are, how, when, at what time, from where and in what ways they have come here … We do not have exact and tangible evidence of this.” (“History of Armenian Literature”, Yerevan, 1975).
One of the main objectives of the resettlement of the Armenians from Iran was to “christianize” the Azerbaijani province of Russia or rather “armenianize” it. In order to determine a new “administrative structure” for the Transcaucasia in the early 30s of XIX century senators P .I. Kutaysov and Y. I. Mechnikov visited this region.
Dashnak agents of the Armenian government are trying to incorporate Karabakh into Armenia. It is aimed at depriving the Karabakh population from life source related to Baku and connecting never existing ties to Yerevan. In the 5th congress the Armenian peasants decided to recognize Azerbaijan and join her.”
Anastas Mikoyan. Letter dated 22.05.1919 to V. I. Lenin.