Construction of a New Discourse on Russia in the Scope of Armenian-Azerbaijani Conflict in the Samizdat of 1989

The purpose of the research is to analyze characteristics of the late Soviet-period Armenian samizdat and to study the representation of Armenian-Azerbaijani and Armenian-Russian relations within it. It was at this time samizdat gradually became official. The policy of glasnost that was announced in the USSR in 1986 and the gradual escalation of the Karabakh conflict led to the fact that in a short period of time the Armenian dissident press was scourged by articles of nationalist anti-Azerbaijani and anti-Russian content. It should be noted that this was a bottom-up movement, since the official press in the Soviet Union bypassed questions of national content in every way, adhering to the policy of "friendship of nations."

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Date of Publication
June, 2019
Heinrich Boell Stiftung Tbilisi Office - South Caucasus Region
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Introduction -3

Dissident Thought and Movements in Soviet Armenia until 1989-5

Characteristics of the Armenian Self-published Press- 9

Armenian-Azerbaijani Relations and the Emergence of Anti-Russian Discourse - 11

Conclusion -15

Bibliography - 16

Appendix - 18


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