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    Azerbaijan After Communist Rule
    Source: The Library of Congress Country Studies


    Memorial to Azerbaijani victims of 1990 Russian invasion, Baku
    Courtesy David Dallas, United States Information Agency


    Soviet troops sent to quell Azerbaijani nationalist unrest, 1989-90
    Courtesy Jay Kempen

    Azerbaijan was strongly affected by the autonomy that spread to most parts of the Soviet Union under Gorbachev's liberalized regime in the late 1980s. After independence was achieved in 1991, conflict with Armenia became chronic, and political stability eluded Azerbaijan in the early years of the 1990s.

    Data as of March 1994

    NOTE: The information regarding Azerbaijan on this page is re-published from The Library of Congress Country Studies. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Azerbaijan After Communist Rule information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Azerbaijan After Communist Rule should be addressed to the Library of Congress.

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