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Captured by Armenian forces during the height of the conflict with Azerbaijan over Nagorno Karabakh, Lachin is the main urban center in the crucial artery connecting the disputed territory with Armenia. Enticed by promises of land, livestock, and other benefits, socially vulnerable families, mainly from Armenia, have relocated to the town — devoid of its former ethnic Azeri and Kurdish population and renamed since Berdzor — but conditions are tough and many leave.

Please wait for images to load. For more on Lachin, see my articles for EurasiaNet, Armenia’s Strategic Lachin Corridor Confronts a Demographic Crisis, and the Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR), Lachin: The Emptying Lands.

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  1. Aslan Gadir

    Thank you for these photos…I’m really astonished by these images…Lachin is my homeland,but unfortunately I cannot go there. (((


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