Zvartnots Airport clash
|Zvartnots Airport clash|
|Part of the Karabakh movement|
|Date||July 5, 1988|
|Location||Zvartnots Airport, Armenia, Soviet Union|
|Parties to the civil conflict|
After the Communist Party of the Soviet Union conference in late June disapproved the Armenian demands to Nagorno-Karabakh, a new wave of demonstrations erupted in Yerevan. The Soviet government sent troops to Yerevan to "restore order." Thousands of Armenian protesters gathered at the Zvartnots Airport to block the entrance of the Soviet troops. A clash occurred between the troops and the demonstrators. The security forces opened fire killing one person and injuring dozens. The event spread some anti-Soviet sentiment in Armenia.
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- Verluise, Pierre (1995). Armenia in Crisis: The 1988 Earthquake. Wayne State University Press. pp. 92–93. ISBN 9780814325278.
- Cohen, Ariel (1998). Russian Imperialism: Development and Crisis. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 135. ISBN 9780275964818.
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1 Republic of Armenia's involvement is partial
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