The conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh was a comparatively well-known event in the late 1980s and one can claim that it marked the beginning of the dissolution of the Soviet Union. However, today it is relatively forgotten to the outside world, which opens for disinformation and dissemination of propaganda, rather than facts and verifiable data.
Conflicts of this type are highly complex and the Karabakh conflict is no exception. It would be impossible to discuss the issue in a comprehensive manner in the limited space of this site. Mountainous-Karabakh.org will instead give a general description to the background, the historical roots, the events, the existing evidence and the present proposals for a peaceful solution that have been tabled during the negotiations. It is hoped that the reader will get a brief but accurate introduction to the conflict in order to dwell on the subject in case of deeper interest.
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ADDITIONAL READING (from the website)
The conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh, the Mountainous Karabakh, which in our days is associated with the period of the Soviet Union's dissolution at the end of the 1980s, is actually much older and can be traced back to the years after World War I. The modern conflict started in 1988, when the local Soviet of the autonomous enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh, on February 20, 1988, with the vote 110 to 17, voted for a separation from the Azerbaijani SSR and reunification with the Armenian SSR. It was the beginning of a bloody conflict which claimed about 30,000 lives and made hundreds of thousands homeless and refugees. The Gordian knot of the conflict is the difficulty of combining two international principles: the right of self-determination of Nagorno-Karabakh's population and Azerbaijan's territorial integrity. Notwithstanding, as the information in this site will show, these two principles do not need to be mutually exclusive.
Live Report from Karabakh 1993 – Report from Karabakh by Esti Galili Marpet. [english]
Karabakh – Documentary of Karabakh conflict war footage taped in 1993 by Marpet, long version of the video above. [english]
A film on the Karabakh conflict with Thomas de Waal, Institute of War and Peace reporting. [english]
FRANCE 24 Reporters: Situation in the Nagorno Karabagh [english]
BBC film on Nagorno-Karabakh conflict [Russian]
Карабах – Военная тайна [Russian]
Nagorny Karabakh Conflict Thomas de Waal [english]
A film on the Karabakh conflict with Thomas de Waal, Institute of War and Peace reporting.
Nagorno-Karabakh, a self proclaimed … – France 24 [english]
Winds of Change in Nagorno Karabakh (Euronews Nov 29, 2009) [Russian]
Winds of Change in Nagorno Karabakh (Euronews Nov 29, 2009) [English]
Le Haut-Karabakh: une lutte pour la paix (Euronews Nov 29, 2009) [French]
Ukrainian Inter TV about Nagorno Karabakh [Russian]
Wounds of Karabakh, A documentary of Karabakh War by Bulgarian journalist Tsvetana Paskaleva
Organisationen for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)
OSCE Minsk Group
United Nations (UN)
American Association for the Advancement of Science, Satellite Images Show Disappearance of Armenian Artifacts in Azerbaijan, 8 December 2010
International Council on Monuments and Sites, AZERBAIJAN: Destruction of the Armenian Cemetery at Djulfa ? Continued, Report on Heritage at Risk 2006/2007
European Parliament resolution on cultural heritage in Azerbaijan: The Destruction of the Armenian Cemetery in Julfa, Azerbaijan, 16 February 2006
Djulfa Virtual Memorial and Museum
The Truth about Khojaly