As a result of the Russian-Persian War of 1804-1813, the Gulistan Treaty concluded between the Russian Empire and Iran on July 12, 1813, the historical territory of the Armenian Artsakh, along with the southeastern Caucasus, was included in the possession of the Russian Empire. From 1917 to 1920, the territory of Artsakh was an integral part of the Republic of Armenia, recognized on the territory of Western Armenia after and during the  Genocide of Armenians. On December 2, 1920, as a result of the invasion of the 11th Russian Army, Azerbaijan and Eastern Armenia were respectively Sovietized. Based on the declaration of the Soviet Republic of Azerbaijan on the renunciation of claims to “disputed territories” in the same year and the agreement between the governments of Soviet Armenia and Azerbaijan in June 1921, Armenia declared Artsakh its integral part. On July 5, 1921, the meeting of the Bureau of the Central Committee of Russia, ignoring the relevant decision of the League of Nations and the opinion of the people as a democratic instrument for determining the borders between Soviet Armenia and Azerbaijan, with the direct pressure of Joseph Stalin and in opposition to the resolution on accession, with protocol violations, decides on the forcible separation of Artsakh from Armenia, provided that a national autonomy with broad powers is formed in as part of the Azerbaijan SSR. Thus, most of the disputed territories were transferred to Soviet Azerbaijan. On July 7, 1923, the Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Region (NKAO) was created in part of Artsakh, in parallel with which the so-called Red Kurdistan was artificially formed. The purpose of creating the latter was to eliminate the land connection between Soviet Armenia and the NKAO. In 1929, Red Kurdistan was abolished, and the territory was introduced directly into the Azerbaijan SSR. Western Armenia considers Artsakh to be part of the integrity of Armenia and under no circumstances  can it be considered the territory of another country.  We want to remind you that most of the lands of Artsakh are now occupied by Azerbaijan.