The Chronology of Armenian-Tatar Clashes in 1905

The Chronology of Armenian-Tatar Clashes in 1905February 19-22, 1905. Those were the days of clashes between Caucasian Tatars (the future so-called Azerbaijanis) and Armenians. Strangely, Russian troops and police under the command of Prince Nakashidze did not interfere with the fights in any way.

During the riots, prominent Armenian oil owners Adamov and Lalayev were killed. The death toll ranged between 400 and 500 (according to official data, 218 Armenians and 126 Tatars were killed).

March

Clashes between Armenians and Caucasian Tatars in Erivan (modern Yerevan).

May 24

In Baku, Prince Nakashidze was killed in an explosion of a bomb thrown into his carriage.

May 25

Pogroms of Armenians in the Nakhichevan province with about 300 victims.

5-6 June

The clashes between Armenians and Caucasian Tatars in Erivan resumed.

August 1

After a number of protests, clashes between Armenians and government troops, and sabotage of the church landlords and peasants, Nicholas II was forced to sign a decree on the return of the property of the Armenian churches and the revival of Armenian schools, thereby canceling the 1903 Golitsyn decree.

August 29 – September 2

Clashes between Armenians and Tatars in Shusha, 300 killed.

2-6 September

Clashes between Armenians and Tatars in Baku, 600-700 killed.

October 1

Armenian-Tatar encounters in Erivan.

October

The fedayi group of Gevorg Chavush, who was in the village of Alvaryndzh (Bitlis Vilayet), got surrounded by Turkish troops.

During the breakthrough, the majority of the detachment’s members were killed. Gevorg Chavush barely managed to escape. The Turks burst into the village, killing about 140 peasants.

by Boris Pakov


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