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This chapter traces the history of Nagorno-Karabakh within the Soviet Union, and documents the ethnic tensions between Azerbaijanis and Armenians. It then examines the Nagorno-Karabakh War, highlighting the Khojaly massacre of which the current President of Armenia has bragged. Russia’s intervention on both sides of the war have kept the conflict going. It traces the development of the Minsk peace process, and how Russia has used its role as cochair to prevent progress being made.