Although Armenians, who realized their wills under the patronage of Russia, were not the local inhabitants of the Caucasus, they did all tricks and intrigues in order to settle in this ancient and rich territory.
Russian historians I.Dyakonov and N.Shavrov wrote about it: “ancient Armenians appeared in the upper valley of Euphrates river approximately in the 1st millennium BC.” (I.Dyakonov, Initial History of the Armenian nation. Yerevan, 1968, pg.237)
In the beginning of the 20th century 1 million of Armenians out of 1 million and 300 thousands in Transcaucasia were not local inhabitants of this district: they were transferred here by us” (N.Shavrov. New danger to the Russian interest in Transcaucasia. Saint Petersburg. 1911, pg.61).
It is sufficient to read the “Notes on the movement of Armenians from Iran to our territories” by diplomat and playwright A.Griboyedov, who said that “Armenians were placed mainly in the lands of landowners”. (A.Griboyedov. Selected works 2nd volume. Moscow, 1977, pg.399-444).
Then Armenian scholars themselves confessed that the Armenians were not aboriginal people of the Caucasus.
Historian B.Ishkhanyan wrote in his “Caucasian Nations”: “in the ancient period, Great Armenia, original country of Armenians, was situated in the Lesser Asia, distant from Russia.” (B.Ishkhanyan. Caucasian Nations, Petrograd, 1916, pg.18).
Let’s pay attention to the note of the famous scholar, first president of the Armenian SSR I.Orbeli: “current Nagorno Karabakh was a part of the Albania of the middle ages, and later it was occupied by Armenian feudal lords.” (I.Orbeli. Selected works. Yerevan, 1963, pg.358).
In our opinion famous Armenian scholar Manuk Abegyan expressed identity and formation of Armenia more exactly and truly: “what is the origin of Armenian nation, how did they come here (to Yerevan), what relations did they have before becoming Armenians and who influenced their language and ethnic composition? We have not any clear and exact arguments to prove it. ” M.Abegyan. History of Armenian literature. Yerevan, 1975, pg.11.
(V.Arzumanli, V.Habiboghly, K.Mukhtarov “Massacres of 1918” )