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Kasparov decries storming of Baku

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – Jan 23, 1990 Chess champ criticizes Gorbachev MOSCOW (AP) – World chess champion Garri Kasparov yesterday condemned the storming of his native city of Baku by Soviet troops, saying too much force was used and that it came too late to save the Armenians. Kasparov, who is of Armenian and Jewish descent […]

Armenian-Azerbaijani battles kill 37

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – Jan 16, 1990 Baku, is “reminiscent of news from the warfront” in World War II, Soviet TV commentator Igor Kudrin said grimly. Izvestia said at least 33 people had died in the past three days in anti-Armenian rampages in Baku, a city of 1.7 million, but that the figure could rise as […]

Negotiators break off peace talks

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Ocala Star-Banner – Feb 5, 1990 Armenians head home By Deborah G. Seward Associated Press Writer “MOSCOW — Armenian negotiators broke off informal peace talks with Azerbaijanis and headed home Sunday after accusing them of pressuring Armenians to evacuate two villages in Azerbaijan, a participant said. Armenian leaders also instructed their negotiators in Riga, Latvia, […]

Yeltsin: Armenia, Azerbaijan agree to talks

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Observer-Reporter – Sep 23, 1991 YEREVAN, U.S.S.R, (AP) -After a visit to the strife-torn Nagorno-Karabakh region, Russian federation President Boris Yeltsin said Sunday that Armenia and Azerbaijan have agreed to talks over their bloody ethnic feud. The clashes in Nagorno-Karabakh have claimed hundreds of lives this year and the region remains one of the major […]

Armenians anguished about victims of unrest

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Observer-Reporter – May 9, 1991 SHURNUKH. U.S.S.R. (AP) – The women of this Armenian mountain village wailed Wednesday for missing husbands and sons, the latest victims of fighting between Armenia and the neighboring Soviet republic of Azerbaijan. “Where is my son?” cried Shoyika Grigorian as she lifted her arms to the sky, tears streaming down […]

More Armenian villages seized in Soviet unrest

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Observer-Reporter – May 8, 1991 NOYEMBERIAN, U.S.S.R. (AP) — Soviet soldiers and Azerbaijani riot police on Tuesday seized three more Armenian villages and blockaded Voskepar, where at least 15 Armenians were killed in lighting a day earlier. Houses struck by artillery shells lay in ruins along the road from Voskepar, a town of 2,300 people, […]

Use of force threatened in Armenia

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Observer-Reporter – Jul 28, 1990 MOSCOW (AP) — Military force will be used to restore peace in Armenia and other republics if armed groups disobey a new government order to surrender their weapons, Soviet Interior Minister Vadim A. Bakatin warned Friday. President Mikhail S. Gorbachev issued a decree Wednesday giving illegally armed militants 15 days […]

11,000 Soviet troops sent to war zone

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Observer-Reporter – Jan 17, 1990 Fighting escalates between Armenians and Azerbaijanis MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin sent more than 11,000 reinforcements, including Red Army units, to the Caucasus on Tuesday to halt a civil war between Armenians and Azerbaijanis that has killed 56 people. New clashes were reported, and Tass said 2,000 people armed with […]

Outlawed Armenian group gives up

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Observer-Reporter – Aug 31, 1990 MOSCOW (AP) — About 250 militant Armenian nationalists gave up their weapons Thursday after the republic declared a state or emergency and surrounded their headquarters with soldiers, police and tanks. The surrender was a major victory for Armenia’s parliament, which declared independence from the Soviet Union last week. By reining […]

20 Reportedly Killed in Nagorno-Karabakh

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The New York Times Published: February 17, 1992 At least 20 people were killed and dozens wounded this weekend in heavy shelling in the disputed Caucasus enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh, an independent news agency, Interfax, said today. Russia’s Foreign Ministry said it had invited the former Soviet republics of Azerbaijan and Armenia to open talks in […]
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