Karabakh issue, the early 20th Century: The roots of the Current Conflict Grow

When the Russian Empire was dissolved as a result of the Russian Revolution of October 1917, at first a Transcaucasian Federattion was created, which later (spring of 1918) gave place to the three independent republics of Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan (see Map 4). It was on this date (May 28, 1918) which the Tatars, or rather more accurately, the Muslims of the Transcaucasus, assumed the name of Azeri and called his country, which until then was known as Caucasian Albania, for Azerbaijan.[18]

Map 4


18) Richard G. Hovannisian, Armenia on the Road to Independence, 1918 , Berkeley, 1967.