Russians take Baku and Derbent from Persia

(50 words)
  • Editors

Historical Context Note

Russia takes the Persian cities of Baku and Derbent, on the Caspian Sea. The Persian forces are unable to prevent this, because they are currently pre-occupied with an Afghan invasion by Mir Mahmud, who by the end of the month has secured his position as the new Shah of Persia.
Please log in to consult the article in its entirety. If you are not a subscriber, please click here to read about membership. All our articles have been written recently by experts in their field, more than 95% of them university professors.

Citation:
Editors. "Russians take Baku and Derbent from Persia". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 April 2011
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=17268, accessed 20 August 2014.]