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.
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.
It cannot be named resettlement, will tell more correctly – reprisal. It, this resettlement, occurred thus. The Armenian Diaspora, having taken advantage of an opportunity when in 1943 three states at the Teheran conference discussed the Soviet and Iranian attitudes, has addressed to V. Molotov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the USSR, with the request to resolve resettlement in the USSR the Armenians living in Iran.