The Republic of ARtsakh or the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic is disputed land. 90% Armenian people live there but at end of Russian Empire it was disputed between Armenia and Azerbaijan. When it was under the USSR it was largely shelved until the fall of the USSR and in 1991 it came under dispute once again. It is known world wide as Azerbaijan territory but is governed independently, has a flag that is nearly the same as Armenia and uses Armenian monetary system. A war broke out between 1991 and 1994 against Azerbaijan and Armenians from all over the world flew in to protect the area from the Azerbaijanis.
The monastery of Gandzasar is a 10 to 13 century monastery Armenian monastery in the Madakert district of Artsakh
We took the world’s longest double cable car called wings of Tatev from Tatev to Halidzor to see an amazing monastery on the drive back to Yerevan from Stepanakert the capital of Artsakh