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Azerbaijan: Stepanakert

Marut's Blog posts photographs taken during the Soviet era of Stepanakert, capital of the breakaway territory of Nagorno Karabakh. An autonomous oblast situated within Azerbaijan before the collapse of the Soviet Union, the region declared itself independent in 1991, but remains internationally unrecognized. Negotiations between Armenia and Azerbaijan to determine a final status for the mainly Armenian-inhabited territory continue to falter since a 1994 ceasefire agreement ended the war that followed.

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