Russians take Baku and Derbent from Persia (50 words)

Historical Context Note

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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.

Editors. "Russians take Baku and Derbent from Persia". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 April 2011
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