Abbasabad (fortress)

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

The attack plan on the Abbasabad Fortress by General Paskevich in 1827

It was built with the help of French engineers by Abbas Mirza in 1810.[2] 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. "ABBĀSĀBĀD Fortress". Encyclopedia Iranica. Archived from the original on 29 April 2011. Retrieved 1 February 2009. 
  2. ^ Essence of Abbasabad

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