Abbasabad (fortress)

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Abbasabad was a fortress of strategic importance for the defense of the Nakhichevan khanate.[1]

It was built by Abbas Mirza in 1810. He appointed Ehsan Khan Kangarlu as commander of the fortress in 1827, during the Russo-Persian War of 1826-1828.[1] During a siege by the Russians, Ehsan Khan secretly arranged with for the gates of the fortress to be opened to the Russian commander General Paskevich on 22 July 1827.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Ekbal, Kamran. "ʿAbbāsābād (2)". Encyclopedia Iranica. Retrieved 2009-02-01. [dead link]

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