On the occasion of 100th anniversary of the formation of the USSR
Ararat M. Hakobyan
Armenian historians and jurists in different periods gave different
assessments of the state-legal status of the Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic
(ASSR) from 1920 to1922. Historians and jurists of the Soviet period, guided by
the Soviet communist worldview, class ideology and methodology, in their works,
for obvious reasons, as a rule, denied the existence of the independent statehood of
the First Republic of Armenia. They tried to present as a period of real
“independence” and “freedom” of Armenia and the Armenian people not only the
existence of 1920-1922 Soviet Armenia, but also the entire period when Soviet
Armenia was a part of the Transcaucasian Federation and the USSR.
Unquestionably, by the modern standards of the historical science, these arguments
do not correspond to reality. The assertion of the Soviet authors that allegedly only
with the “November Revolution” of 1920 and the Sovietization of Armenia did the
Armenian people gain true independence does not correspond to reality.