Silver 2021 / Editorial / General News

Paradise Lost

  • Photographer
    Valery Melnikov
  • Agency / Studio
  • Prizes
    Silver in Editorial/General News

Collapse of the USSR, turned into a series of territorial and ethnic conflicts throughout the former Soviet Empire, especially in the South Caucasus. Ethnic Armenians in Azerbaijan declared independence and won during the armed conflict in 1994. Most of the territory came under their control. The Azerbaijani population was forced to leave Nagorno-Karabakh. In the autumn of 2020, the military actions between the armed forces of Azerbaijan and the armed formations of the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic with the support of Armenia resumed.