Day archives: February 8th, 2019

The Plan of Stalin, Bagirov, and Beria to Destroy Armenia – 1953

The Plan of Stalin, Bagirov, and Beria

In the summer of 1933, Ruben Gukasovich Rubenov (Ռուբեն Ղուկասի Ռուբենով) was replaced by Mir Jafar Bagirov at the position of the first secretary of the Azerbaijani Communist Party. This appointment could not take place without the assistance of Beria and the consent of Stalin. During his twenty-year rule (1933-1953), Bagirov presented himself as the …