Volume two of 'The Paris archive' by Alimardan Topchibashi released

Volume two of 'The Paris archive' by Alimardan Topchibashi released

The Moscow publishing house ‘Khudozhestvennaya Literatura’ with the support of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation has published the second volume of 'The Paris archive’ (1921-1923) by Alimardan Topchibashi.

The book contains information from Paris archival documents and materials about Alimardan Topchibashi’s political activity in the Azerbaijani diplomatic delegation, which he led during the Paris Peace Conference.

Special attention devoted to documents and materials, reflecting on both: the international context of the era and the diplomatic relations between the Azerbaijani delegation and official and unofficial representatives of the European states.

The vast majority of archival sources were published for the first time, providing an opportunity to get acquainted with the new pages of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic, as well as with the national liberation struggle of the peoples of Azerbaijan and the Caucasus in 1921-1923.

Alimardan Topchibashi was the Speaker of the Parliament of Azerbaijan Democratic Republic, the first deputy of the Russian State Duma, an Azerbaijani politician and diplomat. After the February Revolution of 1917 he led the Azerbaijan National Committee.

After the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic was proclaimed, he became the ambassador to Armenia, Georgia and the Ottoman Empire, and later became the minister of foreign affairs. He headed the delegation of the Republic at the Paris Peace Conference.

But after the Bolshevik takeover of Azerbaijan Democratic Republic he decide to stay in Paris, where he died on November 8, 1934.


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