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).


Speaking about the origin of the Armenians, there is a need to shed light on “Armenian”, “Armenia”, “Hay”, “Hayastan” ethno-toponyms. It is known that the Armenians identify themselves with “Hay” ethnonym and with “Hayastan” toponym, the country of their residence. Outside Armenia, these people are known as “the Armenians”, “Armenin”, “Virmen” etc, and “Armenia”, “Armeniya”, “Virmeniya” and so on as the country.

This report ascertains among the other things that 4 uyezds of Karabakh differ from other uyezds of Azerbaijani Republic harshly in tested disasters.


The deportation period of Azerbaijanis, living on the area of now days Armenia includes the years 1820-1988.

28 years have passed since Malibeyli and Gushchular villages of Azerbaijan`s Shusha district were occupied. 

In accordance with the mandate of the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, the OSCE mission will hold a monitoring on the line of contact between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops in the direction of Aghdam district on January 16.