The Occupation in Figures
Nagorno-Karabakh: 1988-1992, territory 4400 km2; Shusha: may 08, 1992, territory 289 km2; Lachin: may 18, 1992, territory 1840 km2; Kalbajar: april 2, 1993, territory 3054 km2; Aghdam: july 23, 1993, territory 1150 km2; Fizuli: august 23, 1993, territory 1390 km2; Jabrayil: august 23, 1993, territory 1050 km2; Gubadli: august 31, 1993, territory 802 km2; Zangilan: october 29, 1993, territory 707 km2.


Kurakchay Treaty

We, i.e. Ibrahim-khan Shushinsky (of the city of Shusha) and Karabakhsky (of the khanate of Karabakh) and General of infantry of all Russia»s troops Caucasian inspection on infantry and others Prince (knyaz) Pavel Tsitsianov with the full power given to me by his Emperor»s Highness the dearest and greatest Sir Emperor Alexander Pavlovich took up with...

Gullustan treaty

With the intention to cease horror of the war and re-establish steady peace and well-wishing friendship neighborhood shared by Russia Empire and the State of Iran since the ancient times, The GLORIOUS and the GREAT EMPEROR and RULER of All Russia HIS MAJESTY the EMPEROR and the Head of the State of Iran, HIS MAJESTY the King, for fair purpose of saving and caused with deep love to their homagers, appointed their underwritten authorised Representatives: 

Turkmenchay treaty

His Majesty the Russian Emperor and His Majesty the King of Iran have agreed to eternal peace, friendship and full agreement between them, their heirs to the throne, their states and citizens.

Kars Treaty

Treaty of Friendship between Turkey, the Azerbaijan Socialist Soviet Republic, the Socialist Soviet Republic of Armenia and the Socialist Soviet Republic of Georgia on one hand and Turkey on the other, concluded with the participation of the Russian Socialist Federative Soviet Republic, in Kars on October 13th 1921.

SC Resolution 822 (1993)

Reaffirming the respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity of all States in the region, Reaffirming also the inviolability of international borders and the inadmissibility of the use of force for the acquisition of territory, Expressing its support for the peace process being pursued within the framework of the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe and deeply concerned at the distruptive effect that the escalation in armed hostilities can have on that process,...

Resolution 853 (1993)

Expressing its serious concern at the deterioration of relations between the Republic of Armenia and the Azerbaijani Republic and at the tensions between them,Welcoming acceptance by the parties concerned at the timetable of urgent steps to implement its resolution 822 (1993), Noting with alarm the escalation in armed hostilities and, in particular, the seizure of the district of Agdam in the Azerbaijani Republic,

Resolution 874 (1993)

Reaffirming its resolutions 822 (1993) of 30 April 1993 and 853 (1993) of 29 July 1993, and recalling the statement read by the President of the Council, on behalf of the Council, on 18 August 1993 (S/26326), Having considered the letter dated 1 October 1993 from the Chairman of the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE) Minsk Conference on Nagorny Karabakh addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/26522),

Resolution 884 (1993)

Reaffirming its resolutions 822 (1993) of 30 April 1993, 853 (1993) of 29 July 1993 and 874 (1993) of 14 October 1993,
Reaffirming its full support for the peace process being pursued within the framework of the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE), and for the tireless efforts of the CSCE Minsk Group,

OSCE document, Mar 24, 1992

The Ministers expressed their deep concern about the continuing escalation of the armed conflict in and around Nagorno-Karabakh and the resulting increased suffering and loss of life of the inhabitants. They held an extensive discussion of ways and means to end the conflict, bearing in mind the implications for regional and international security which could result from its continuation and further extension. They called upon all parties to exercise restraint.

OSCE document, Dec 6, 1994

Deploring the continuation of the conflict and the human tragedy involved, the participating
States welcomed the confirmation by the parties to the conflict of the cease-fire agreed on 12 May 1994 through the mediation of the Russian Federation in co-operation with the CSCE Minsk Group. They confirmed their commitment to the relevant resolutions of the United Nations Security Council and welcomed the political support given by the Security Council to the CSCE»s efforts towards a peaceful settlement of the conflict.

OSCE document, Dec 3, 1996

Three principles which should form part of the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict were recommended by the Co-Chairmen of the Minsk Group. These principles are supported by all member States of the Minsk Group. They are:

OSCE document, Nov 19, 1999

We received the report of the Co-Chairman of the OSCE Minsk Group on the evolving situation and recent developments connected with the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and commend their efforts. We applaud in particular the intensified dialogue between the Presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan, whose regular contacts have created opportunities to dynamize the process of finding a lasting and comprehensive solution to the problem. We firmly support this dialogue and encourage its continuation, with the hope of resuming negotiations within the OSCE Minsk Group.

PACE document, 2005

The Parliamentary Assembly regrets that, more than a decade after the armed hostilities started, the conflict over the Nagorno-Karabakh region remains unsolved. Hundreds of thousands of people are still displaced and live in miserable conditions. Considerable parts of the territory of Azerbaijan are still occupied by Armenian forces, and separatist forces are still in control of the Nagorno-Karabakh region.


The Thirtieth Session of the Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers (Session of Unity and Dignity), held in Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran, from  27 to 29 Rabiul Awwal 1424H (28 to 30 May, 2003),
Proceeding from the principles and objectives of the Charter of the Organization of the Islamic Conference;


Your Excellency was interested to find with my help out more details about the methods, which were taken for the resettlement of Armenians from Azerbaijan and their current settlement in our oblasts. Here is the truth of the matter, to my best knowledge: colonel Lazarev considered himself the main initiator of this emigration, of which he declared openly, but unfoundedly, because Armenians did not have the slightest idea of him, but were only moved by their devotion to Russia and willingness to obey the Russian laws. The treaty provided them with such a right. 

Protocol #3 dated on 29.05.1918 of Muslim National Council

Deputy of chairman Agayev Hasanbay. Secretary M.Mahmudov. Participants: Ph.Kh.Khoyski, M.Y.Jafarov, M.B.Hajinski, Al.B.Mahmudbeyov,Ph.B.Kocherlinski, J.Malik-Yeganov, R.B.Vakilov,G.B.Shakhtakhtinski, A.Akhundov, M.K.Mammadbayov, A.Sheykhülislamov, M.Maharramov, Kh.B.Khasmammadov, Kh.B.Malik-Aslanov, J.B.Hajınski, S.A.Agamalov, Shariphov.

The report of Paskevich to Earl Dibich dated on May 26, 1828.

Because of the reason that I knew how enormous difficulties can follow many expats, migrants who fled their motherland without any preparation or other measures and came to the place turned into slum after the war, suffering from shortage of pecuniary aid I may not think in advance about troubles that can emerge when thousands of Christian families found shelter in our lands.

USSR COUNCIL OF MINISTERS DECREE №4083 of December 23rd 1947

On resettlement of collective farmers and other Azeri population from the Armenian SSR to Kur-Araks lowlands of the Azerbaijan SSR.
Amendment 10/III-48 г. N: 754
The USSR Council of Ministers hereby DECIDES:
1. To voluntarily resettle 100,000 collective farmers and other Azeri population from the Armenian SSR to the Kur-Araks lowland of the Azerbaijan SSR from 1948 to 1950, including 10,000 persons in 1948, 40,000 persons in 1949 and 50,000 in 1950.

Speeches of the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev in connection with Garabagh conflict

….. The main problem faced by our country for a long time is occupation of 20 percent of Azerbaijani territory by Armenia. This occupation started with aggressive separatism by Armenia against Azerbaijan. This policy resulted in the occupation of the former Nagorno Garabagh Autonomous Oblast and our 7 regions outside the administrative borders of the oblast. Armenians never lived in these 7 regions of Azerbaijan. They are areas settled only by Azerbaijanis ...