Nagorno-Karabakh

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Na·gor·no-Ka·ra·bakh

 (nə-gôr′nō-kär′ə-bäk′, -bäKH′)
A mountainous region of western Azerbaijan. It was ceded to Russia by Persia in the early 1800s and organized as an autonomous region within Azerbaijan by the Soviets (1923). Conflict between Azeris and the majority ethnic-Armenian population in the 1980s resulted in Nagorno-Karabakh's unilateral declaration of independence in 1991. A ceasefire was declared in 1994.
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the demands for secession and the skirmishes in the Autonomous region (oblast) of nagorno - Karabakh have soon escalated to a full scale military campaign of Armenian forces against Azerbaijan in 1991, the year when the soviet union collapsed.
In 1991 all of the republics that comprised the Soviet Union decided to declare their independence, and Armenia decided to enlarge its territory by adding the nagorno - Karabakh region of Azerbaijan to its territory, believing that the collapse of the falling union was a historic opportunity to redraw borders in the south Caucasus.
The conflict of Nagorno - Karabakh between Armenia and Azerbaijan has caused much bloodshed and suffering.