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Russian Cities Founded By Armenians

Russian Cities Founded By Armenians

In the 18th-19th centuries, for various reasons, many ethnic Armenians moved to the Russian Empire for permanent residence. These were Armenians who had been exiled by Shah Abbas to Iran, as well as Armenians who had lived in the so-called Ottoman (western) Armenia for centuries. The Armenian people were invited to Russia by Russian tsars. …