Recently, in the domestic media, and sometimes even on academic grounds, quite distorted and misleading information about Karabakh has been floating around. So, for example, it is often possible to come across reports that Karabakh is a disputed territory that from ancient times belonged to Armenians but during the Soviet Union due to the collapse of the Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin was handed over to the Azerbaijani SSR. This statement is not correct and is spread mainly by one side of the conflict-the Armenian community in the Czech Republic. However, archival documents reveal a completely different history.
Basic information can be provided by such historical documents as the Gulistan agreement (12. October 1813) and the Turkmenchay agreement (February 10, 1828) concluded between Russia and Iran, the Treaty of kurukchay from 14. may 1805, signed between the Khan (ruler) of Karabakh Ibrahim and the Russian empire on the transition of the Karabakh khanate under the administration of Russia, letters of the Russian ambassador to Persia griboedov on the course of migration of Armenians with Persia and Turkey in Karabakh. However, it should be emphasized in advance that none of these documents mentions any Armenian self-government units in Karabakh, which certainly had to be included in the treaties if they existed.
In this folder you will be presented documents relating to the events surrounding the Karabakh issue, the coexistence of Armenians and Azerbaijanis and their common history.