Analysis

Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict: roots. Massacres of 1905-1906

Introduction

 

This is an attempt to research the roots of the protracted conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan and the way scholars from both countries looked on the events of 1905-1906, which are described by many as “the Armenian-Tatar massacres.” (In the Russian Empire Azerbaijani Turks were called Azerbaijani Tatars or simply Tatars- F.Sh.)

Genocide in Khojaly, tragedy of XX century

In history of our nation Khojaly genocide became one of mournful and tragic events. Heydar Aliyev, Azerbaijan Republic President in his “Appeal to Azerbaijani people devoted to 10th anniversary of Khojaly genocide” stressed: “This cruel and ruthless genocide will go down in mankind history as one of the most dreadful mass terroristic acts” (“Bakinski rabochiy”, February 26, 2002).

A Slaughterer Chieftain from Balkans to Caucasia: Andranik Ozanian

National heroes occupy an important place in the construction of a national history and a national conscience. These heroes embody the characteristic features of the community they are members of. Also in the Armenian independence movement, some symbolic names came to the foreground. The most important of these is Andranik Ozanian.

The 1905 Baku Incidents

The forced relocation of the Armenians to Azerbaijan at the beginning of the 20th century caused the balance in the region to change completely. With the implementation of the “Great Armenia” plan, many events occurred in the Caucasus. The scale of the events increased in 1905-1906 and they did not remain just in Baku, but spread to all of the Caucasus.