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Fighting for Survival

Donald E. Miller and Lorna Touryan Miller

in Armenia

Published by University of California Press

Published in print September 2003 | ISBN: 9780520234925
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520929142 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520234925.003.0004
Fighting for Survival

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This chapter gives an insight on the violence that spread in Armenia and narrates stories of people who survived in spite of the traumatic experience, and how they raised army against Azeri invasion. Although Armenians put up a fighting force, they always felt threatened by the Azeri troops, who, 1992, occupied almost half of Nagorno-Karabakh's territory. In response to this, Armenians launched an all-out offensive in the spring of 1993. The chapter also discusses how Russia played a key role in the war on Armenia. It appeared that Russian domination was best achieved by supporting both Azerbaijan and Nagorno-Karabakh, playing one side against the other and thereby keeping them both weak.

Keywords: Armenia; Azeri; war; independence; Russia; violence

Chapter.  13315 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Asian History

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