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106-year old Armenian woman protecting her home with an AK-47, 1990. This woman would have witnessed the First World War, the Armenian Genocide, the Russian Civil War, the Red Terror, Stalin's Purges, World War II, the Breakup of the Soviet Union, and the Nagorno Karabakh War, during which the photo was taken.


Nagorno-Karabakh War. This 1988 - 1994 conflict between ethnic Armenians of the Nagorno -Karabakh region and the Republic of Azerbaijan following the collapse of the Soviet Union included hundreds of Soviet era tanks, APCs and AFVs. The conflict, which ended with a cease- fire in 1994, displaced more than a million civilians. Both sides claim the availability of large amounts of leftover Soviet arms contributed to the bloody conflict.


AGHDARA, is the de facto administrative center of Martakert Region of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic and a de jure town in the Tartar District of Azerbaijan. The town is de facto part of Nagorno-Karabakh Republic since the end of the 1991-94 Nagorno-Karabakh War.


Nagorno-Karabakh War. Clockwise from top: remnants of Azeri APCs; internally displaced Azerbaijanis from the Armenian-controlled territory; Armenian tank memorial at the outskirts of Stepanakert; NKR soldiers.