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Armenia

Time Monday, Nov. 28, 1988
By PAUL HOFHEINZ YEREVAN

Almost every day for five weeks, a group of Armenians had huddled in the winter chill in front of Moscow’s six-story Supreme Court building, slapping their arms against the sides of their brown fur coats to keep warm. Their breath burst forth in clouds of pale steam as they talked quietly to one another, discussing the fate of those on trial.
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Civil war threatens in Soviet republics

The Fort Scott Tribune – Jan 15, 1990

MOSCOW (AP) — Azerbaijanis and Armenians appeared on the verge of open warfare today after a spasm of ethnic clashes and pogroms in the southern republic of Azerbaijan claimed at least 32 lives, Soviet media reported.
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130 Died, Sakharov Says

November 26, 1988

The Soviet human-rights campaigner Andrei D. Sakharov asserted yesterday that more than 130 Armenians had been killed by Azerbaijani mobs in the city of Kirovabad during the spreading ethnic unrest in the southern Soviet republics of Armenia and Azerbaijan.
”With the authorities’ connivance, the murders, rapes and arsons are continuing now for a fifth day and are spreading to other cities and towns of Azerbaijan,” Mr. Sakharov said in a statement from Newton, Mass. Continue reading

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Armenian refugees who fled tell of being terrorized in Azerbaijan

St-Petersburg-Times-Jan23-1990
By ELIZABETH SHOGREN
Times Correspondent

MOSCOW — Sonya, a 25-year-old Armenian woman, choked back tears as she told other refu­gees how Azerbaijanis ransacked her apartment and killed her moth­er last week in the southern Soviet republic of Azerbaijan.
The young woman is among tens of thousands of Armenians who have fled Azerbaijan in the past 10 days, many of the refugees bringing nothing with them but the clothes on their backs.
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Fighting cools in Armenia, Azerbaijan

Sun Journal – Jan 26, 1990

MOSCOW (AP) – Warring nation­alists agreed Thursday to a cease­fire along one of the tense battlefronts of the bloody conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan, TASS said.
The announcement came as Baltic activists, worried that the dispute might affect their own peaceful push for independence, offered to help me­diate the blood feud between Arme­nia and Azerbaijan.
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Thousands call for strike, demand pullout of troops

Under the state of emer­gency proclaimed Saturday over the signature of Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorba­chev, all public gathering and strikes are banned. But troops have generally not tried to disperse crowds, apparently fearing massive resistance.
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Soviet Armenians Mourn Their Dead

By FELICITY BARRINGER, Special to the New York Times
Published: March 9, 1988

MOSCOW, March 8— Tens of thousands of Armenians held a silent march and vigil in the Armenian capital of Yerevan this afternoon in memory of those slain in the recent rampages in the neighboring republic of Azerbaijan, according to Armenians and Westerners who were present.
At the same time, outside a small Armenian church in Moscow, witnesses to the violence that swept through Armenian sections of the Azerbaijani cities of Sumgait and Kirovabad eight days ago told disjointed, tearful tales of rape and butchery to a group of about 300 people.
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Shoot to Put Down Caucasus Violence, Soviet Troops Told

The Daily Gazette – Jan 17, 1990
By ANN IMSE

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin yesterday told the thousands of soldiers it sent to the Caucasus to shoot if need be to halt bands of Azerbaijani and Armenians fighting each other in hills around the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh.
Thousands of Armenian refugees poured from the southern republic of Azerbaijan, many beaten or chased from their homes by angry mobs. Some blamed the attacks on Azerbaijani who earlier fled ethnic violence in Armenia.
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В Сумгаите погибло 32 человека. Ложь!

Г. УЛУБАБЯН
член инициативной группы зашиты прав сумгатских армян.
Эпоха, сентября, 1990г. (N4)

Говорят, что одной из причин лишения советского гражданства Паруйра Айрикяна было его публичное заявление, о том, что в Сумгаите погибло не 26 армян, как объявили официальные органы, а намного больше. Насколько я помню, он назвал даже конкретное число.

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Tass Reports Cease-Fire as Tensions Ease in Azerbaijan

Sarasota Herald-Tribune – Jan 26, 1990

MOSCOW (AP) – Warring na­tionalists agreed Thursday to a cease-fire along one of the tense battlefronts of the bloody conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan, TASS said.
The announcement came as Bal­tic activists, worried that the dis­pute might affect their own peace­ful push for independence, offered to help mediate the blood feud be­tween Armenia and Azerbaijan.
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