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Exotic and hidden countries: Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh)

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Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (Artsakh)

Yahoo Travel: Nagorno-Karabakh was an ethnically Armenian autonomous region of Azerbaijan during the Soviet Union. The citizens of Karabakh voted for independence in 1991 while the Soviet Union was disintegrating. This ushered in a war between Azerbaijan and Nagorno-Karabakh, with support from Armenia.

Great Offbeat Places to Go in 2012: Nagorno Karabakh

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If you’re looking for an adventure, this landlocked autonomous region Artsakh Republic (Nagorno Karabakh) between Armenia and Azerbaijan is the place to go. It’s the kind of place that’s so contested that not only does it not have an embassy, but its “Office of Permanent Representation” in Armenia doesn’t even ask if you want your visa pasted into your passport. They know you don’t, so they just attach it with a paper clip.