Another historical lie about Stepanakert

  • by Western Armenia, January 27, 2024 in Culture

The head of Baku, Ilham Aliyev, speaking at the stadium of the occupied Stepanakert city, stated that "Khankendi (Stepanakert) is an old Azerbaijani region. This village was founded by the Khan of Karabakh, and after that, a large city was created by Azerbaijani architects and builders with the funds of Baku.

The speech of the head of Baku contains blatant falsifications and distortions of historical facts. It is obvious that the "Turkification" of the identity and history of many settlements in Western Armenia, as well as the city of Stepanakert, is part of the anti-Armenian policy of this country's regime.

Armenian sources of the 19th century, official documents of the Russian Empire, where the ethnic composition of the population of the settlements, occupation,

landlord relations, taxes, etc. According to Armenian sources, there were several Armenian villages in the administrative territory of the modern city of Stepanakert: Vararakn, Pahlul, Krkzhan, etc. At the end of the 18th century, the winter residence of the Shushi khans was established on the northeastern side of present-day Stepanakert, which is referred to as "Khaninbagh", that is, the khan's garden.

These territories become the personal estates of the Shushi Khans and their family members. The above-mentioned territories also included the Armenian settlement of Vararak, which also became a khanate-khanate village, and began to be mentioned as the literally khan village of Khankendi. In the 20s of the 19th century, the population of Vararakn was quite thinned out, official Russian documents mention only 40 families of Armenians and their priest, and later the village was abandoned, as the population moved to Shushi.

In the near future, Western Armenia TV will present historical reviews that will prove the Armenianness of Stepanakert.