Brief Chronology of the Pogroms of Armenians 1904-1914

Brief Chronology of the Pogroms of ArmeniansJune 12, 1903. By the decree of the governor of the Transcaucasia Prince Grigory Golitsyn began the confiscation of the property of the Armenian Church in Russia. The decree caused a sharp rise in anti-government sentiments among Armenians and contributed to the strengthening of the influence and authority of Armenian national parties (in particular, the Dashnaktsutyun party).

October 14. Prince Golitsyn was seriously wounded as a result of an attempt organized by the Hunchakian party.

February 19-22, 1905. Clashes between Caucasian Tatars (Azerbaijanis) and Armenians took place in Baku. Russian troops and the police under the command of Prince Nakashidze did not interfere. During the riots, prominent Armenian oil owners Adamov and Lalayev were killed. The death toll ranged from 400 to 500 people (according to official data, 218 Armenians and 126 Tatars).

March. Clashes between Armenians and Caucasian Tatars occurred in Erivan.

May 24. The carriage with Prince Nakashidze inside was blown up in Baku. Nakashidze was killed by the explosion.

May 25. Armenian pogroms in the Nakhichevan province were carried, resulting in 300 people killed.

June 5-6. The clashes between Armenians and Caucasian Tatars in Erivan resumed.

August 1. As a result of numerous protests, clashes between Armenians and government forces, and the sabotage by former tenants of church lands and peasants, Nicholas II was forced to sign a decree on returning the property of the Armenian Church and resuming the activity of Armenian schools, thereby canceling Golitsyn’s decree from 1903.

August 29 – September 2. Clashes between Armenians and Tatars took place in Shusha, 300 killed.

September 2-6. Clashes between Armenians and Tatars took place in Baku, 600–700 killed.

October 1. Armenian-Tatar clashes took place in Erivan.

November 1-4. Clashes between Armenians and Tatars took place in Baku.

November 29 – December 3. Armenian-Tatar clashes occurred in Elisabethpol.

December 1-4. Armenian-Tatar clashes took place in Tiflis. Georgian socialists were involved in the clashes on the side of Armenians.

An excerpt from the book by A. Amfiteatrov “The Armenian Question“. Edited and commented by Rollo Hrolf



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