Georgia, Armenia & Azerbaijan - Nagorno-Karabakh (PDF Chapter)

Georgia, Armenia & Azerbaijan - Nagorno-Karabakh (PDF Chapter)

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This is the Nagorno-Karabakh chapter from Lonely Planet’s Georgia, Armenia & Azer-baijan guidebook.

Nagorno-Karabakh self-declared independence after the collapse of the USSR, but is still legally part of Azerbaijan by international law. Its name sums up its myriad cultural influences: nagorno means mountainous in Russian, kara means black in Turkish and bakh means garden in Persian.

Travel Warning

The 1994 ceasefire continues to hold, although fighting persists along the line of contact separating the opposing forces, as well as the Azerbaijan–Armenia international border. The final position of Nagorno-Karabakh remains the subject of international mediation by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Minsk Group, which works to help the two coun-tries settle the conflict peacefully. Without successful mediation efforts, renewed tensions threaten to reignite a military conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan and destabilize the South Caucasus region once again.

The UK, US and Australian governments all advise against travel to Nagorno-Karabakh. Due to serious safety concerns in the region, Lonely Planet cannot recommend travelling to Nagor-no-Karabakh at this time. If you are determined to travel to the area, be aware that by entering the entity without express permission from Baku, you will be breaking Azerbaijani law so will be banned from later visiting Azerbaijan and could possibly be subject to prosecution. Also be sure to check your own government’s advice before setting off and keep an eye on local news before and during your visit.

Coverage includes: Nagorno-Karabakh Today, History, Introduction, Travel Warning.

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