Deportations of Azerbaijanis

Muslims expelled from Iravan and Daralayaz regions were replaced by Armenians brought by Andranik

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In the early XX century, the best part of the Azerbaijani population were expelled from the present-day territory of Armenia following the ethnic conflict between Armenians and Azerbaijanis and as a result of the ethnic cleansing carried out by Armenian nationalists. In mid 1918, the Armenian armed groups led by Andranik played a significant role in the destruction of the Muslim villages in Zangazur as well as in the ethnic cleansing of the region.

Retrospective. Tragedies of 1948-1953 and 1988-1991 years

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During World War II the Armenian Dashnak leaders including Mikoyan “had sided with both powers for the sake of the “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. In this way they wanted to annex the lands of Azerbaijan. But on the other hand, if the victory will be on the Soviet Union side, they made a plan to annex Turkey’s Kars province and adjacent areas to Armenia. In both cases they attempted to deport Azerbaijanis from Transcaucasia to Central Asia and Siberia.

Over 90,000 foreign Armenians replaced deported Azerbaijanis

After the World War II, especially during the “cold war” era, Moscow paid a special attention to immigration of representatives of various ethnicities into the country, using this for the propaganda of the alleged superiority of the socialist system.