Oleg KUZNETSOV


Oleg Kuznetsov, Ph.D. (Hist.), Associate Professor, Deputy Rector for Research, Higher School of Social and Managerial Consulting (Institute) (Moscow, the Russian Federation).


THE IMPORTANCE OF INTERNATIONAL LAW TREATIES IN INSTITUTIONALIZING THE POLITICAL AND LEGAL STATUS OF THE NAKHCHIVAN AUTONOMOUS REPUBLIC AS A CONSTITUENT PART OF AZERBAIJAN
(ON THE 90TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE DECLARATION OF THE NAKHCHIVAN AUTONOMOUS SOVIET SOCIALIST REPUBLIC)

ABSTRACT

This article takes a look at the previously unstudied political and legal aspects of the acquisition and subsequent institutionalization of the political and legal status of the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic as a constituent part of the Azerbaijan Republic by means of international law. The author puts into scientific circulation heretofore unknown archival documents that are the result of the efforts of the supreme political leadership of Soviet Russia and make it possible to take an entirely fresh look, in historical hindsight, of the political and administrative status of Nakhchivan as a constituent part of Azerbaijan.

Keywords: Azerbaijan S.S.R., Nakhchivan A.S.S.R., the Nakhchivan Territory, the Moscow Conference of 1921, the Moscow Treaty on Friendship and Fraternity of 1921, the Kars Conference of 1921, the Kars Treaty of 1921.

Introduction

The 90th anniversary of the formation of the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic as a constituent part of the Azerbaijan Republic is a wonderful official opportunity to revisit the history of its creation, and at the same time, in the light of the new results of archival research, correct the ideas circulating in the social sciences of the post-Soviet expanse about the emergence, political and legal institutionalization, and first years of its existence. This article does not claim to present a comprehensive analysis of the international events that, ninety years ago, determined the current status of Nakhchivan as a constituent part of..


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