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Nagorno Karabakh

David Verberckt | Nagorno Karabakh

Between building blocks, Stepanakert, February 2014

The territory of Nagorno-Karabakh is internationally recognised as part of neighbouring Azerbaijan.
Factually, it is independent, accessible only from Armenia where its alive life-links stream as well.
Also known as Artsakh, scarcely populated by people of Armenian origins, with long strips of abandoned towns that were erased by the long war, Nagorno-Karabakh lives with its scars and its heritage. 

In September 2020 a new violent war started in the contested territory of Karabakh, also called Artsakh by the Armenia. After 45 days, more than 5000 killed on both sides, 50000 displaced people and massive territorial loss by Armenia a cease-fire has been called by Russia and Russian peacekeeping forces have been dispatched to the region. The present series was taken between 2013 and 2018 and will in the coming weeks been complemented with the new present day realities.

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