Battle of Sardarabad Day in Armenia Date in the current year: May 26, 2016

Battle of Sardarabad Day in Armenia The Battle of Sardarabad, that took place on May 21-28 1918, is one of the most important events in the history of Armenia. Nowadays the Armenians annually commemorate Battle of Sardarabad Day on May 26.

The Battle of Sardarabd was a Caucasus Campaign of World War I, that involved Armenia and the Ottoman Empire. The Bolsheviks seized power in Russia in January 1918 and issued a decree that called for the withdrawal of Russian troops from the Caucasus Front. The Ottoman Empire used this situation to advance to Armenia. Thousands of the Armenians fled the country after the Armenian Genocide in 1915, that is why the territory was left without an army capable to protect it.

The Battle of Sardarabad was won by the Armenians, but they paid thousands of lives for the victory. At the same time the victory in the battle stopped the advance of the Ottoman Empire to Armenia and prevented a new genocide.

The victory in the Battle of Sardarabad created conditions for proclamations of the Republic of Armenia on May 28, 1918.

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