Thursday, November 4, 2021, at 7:30pm EDT / 4:30 pm PDT
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DR. ARTYOM TONOYAN, Research Associate, Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, University of Minnesota
For a few brief weeks in fall 2020, Western media buzzed with news of the intense war in Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh). The conflict had been “frozen” since 1994, so the new outbreak of violence caught many journalists unawares.
By contrast, this conflict has been a mainstay in the Soviet, then Russian press. The sheer volume of published material—including eyewitness accounts, interviews with notable figures, and incisive, well-researched analyses—far exceeds anything produced by Western media.
Moscow’s knowledge of the region is as strong as it is permanent, dictated mainly by geopolitical interests. The present collection of articles—carefully translated, edited, and culled from a vast repository of Russian-language press curated by Artyom Tonoyan—presents in book form for the first time in English some of the most important material that has appeared from 1988 to the present.
A native of Gyumri, Armenia, Dr. Artyom Tonoyan is a sociologist and a research associate at the University of Minnesota’s Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies. His articles have appeared in Demokratizatsiya: The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization, Society, and Modern Greek Studies Yearbook, among others. He has been a frequent guest on the BBC, Deutsche Welle, France 24, and other outlets. He is currently working on a book charting the social, historical, and religious back-grounds of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. He received his Ph.D. from Baylor University.
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