Declarations of Independence in the Caucasus – 100 Years Anniversary Celebration

Following the disintegration of the Russian Empire and the turbulent political development during the end of the First World War, several entities that had been part of the Russian Empire, declared their independence in 1918. In the Caucasus this applies to Georgia, Azerbaijan and Armenia, as well as the North Caucasian Mountain Republic.

Hundred years have passed since these events and RUCARR will devote a one-day seminar commemorating this period and discussing the contemporary role and importance of these short-lived periods of independence.

The seminar includes presentations from researchers, politicians as well as representatives from the embassies of Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan to Sweden. The two morning sessions are devoted to Georgia and to Azerbaijan, and the two afternoon sessions will focus on Armenia and the North Caucasus Mountain Republic

Preliminary program:…iversary-seminar/

Time: May 22, 09:30-16:15

Venue: Malmö University, Niagara building, Nordenskiöldsgatan 1 (meeting-point on the 5th floor, in front of the C elevators).

Compulsory registration no later than May 17 by

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About Khalil

My name is Khalil Mutallimzada and I study Peace and Conflict Studies. The study that I plan to conduct will explore the motivations of people who voluntarily decide to join various military battalions. The purpose of my study is to get a better insight about the incentives of volunteers who travel to fight in the Eastern Ukraine. I would like to deepen my understanding about possible motivations to join the voluntary battalions, as well as the attractiveness of these military congregations for future recruits. My study aims to reveal the factors that attract and pull people to become volunteer combatants, as well as the push factors of their decisions to travel to the conflict zone in Donbass. The study will be designed in accordance with the case study methodology. During my free time, I love to play basketball and read political literature.
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