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 (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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1500 tariff has 100 minutes of calls to all Armenian networks and to networks working in the Mountainous Karabakh republic, 1 GB of mobile internet traffic and 150 SMSs.
As a bright example to it, islamic republic of Pakistan is the only state that does not recognize Armenia as a state for the occupation of the Mountainous Karabakh and has not consolidated any relations with the invader Armenia.
Bournoutian, The Politics of Demography: Misuse of Sources on the Armenian Population of Mountainous Karabakh, 9 J.
The enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh, also known as Mountainous Karabakh, located on Armenia's eastern border, is today an undefined entity that has its own government, elected officials, stamps, flag and even its own national anthem; but in the eyes of the international community it stands unrecognized and is under the control of the Armenian government.
Though the population of Mountainous Karabakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) was overwhelmingly Armenian in the twentieth century (75-80 percent), for strategic and economic reasons Soviet authorities placed it within the wealthier Soviet Republic of Azerbaijan rather than in Soviet Armenia.