TIS SOME POOR FELLOW'S SKULL: Post Soviet Warfare in Southern Caucasus
By Patrick Wilson Gore
Seeking to fragment any possible source of resistance to Moscow's authority, Stalin split the Armenian nation between Armenia and Azerbaijan. When the USSR fell apart, the outlook seemed bleak for the Nagorno-Karabagh Armenians locked uncomfortably into Azerbaijan. Random pogroms were followed by systematic ethnic cleansing, and armed resistance.
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