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Shoushi, Nagorny Karabakh

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Shusha, or Shushi, is a city in the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh in the South Caucasus. It has been under the control of the self-proclaimed Nagorno-Karabakh Republic since its capture in 1992 during the Nagorno-Karabakh War. However, it is a de jure part of the Republic of Azerbaijan, with the status of an administrative division of the surrounding Shusha Rayon. Situated at an altitude of 1,400–1,800 metres in the picturesque Karabakh mountains, Shusha was a popular mountain recreation resort in the Soviet era.According to some sources the town of Shusha was founded in 1752 by Panah Ali Khan. Other sources suggest that Shusha served as a town and an ancient fortress in the Armenian principality of Varanda during the Middle Ages and through the 18th century. From the mid-18th century to 1822 Shusha was the capital of the Karabakh Khanate. The town became one of the cultural centers of the South Caucasus after the Russian conquest of the Caucasus region in the first half of the 19th century over Qajar Iran. Over time, it became a city and a home to many Azerbaijani intellectuals, poets, writers and especially, musicians .
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  • Left many buildings became ruins in attack from Azerbaijan, but that is pretty much revived. Walking the quiet streets and well brushed the ECFA and a voice. The small church in the city of Nice.
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  • Be sure to visit Shushi. In order to understand what war and its consequences. In order to understand how the Azerbaijani town of (before the conflict here lived up to 90% of Azerbaijanis) has become part of Armenia. Armenians stalwarts-three mosques destroyed, set beside them plaques, that is protected by the State. Just walk and understand something about the conflict in Nagorny Karabakh, where there was no right and enemies, winners and losers.
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  • This place which is held in high esteem by LP and many reviewers, was a disappointment for us. We might have had high expectations but the place looked more or less dead to us. It felt almost like gho...  more »
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