Khrakh-Uba villagers. Photo: © Alexander Kostyunin /

17 January 2019, 11:05

Authorities report about resettlement of all Khrakh-Uba and Uryan-Uba villagers

A total of 130 families have been resettled to Dagestan from the villages of Khrakh-Uba and Uryan-Uba, located in Azerbaijan. Initially, it was planned to resettle 138 families, but, according to Sergey Chebotaryov, the Minister of the Russian Federation for the North-Caucasian Matters, some families refused to move, or received housing as military servicemen.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that the villages of Khrakh-Uba and Uryan-Uba had been formerly parts of Dagestan, but after the collapse of the USSR in 1991, they became some sort of enclaves in the territory of Azerbaijan. In September 2010, agreements on the establishment of Russian-Azerbaijani borders were signed; and the above villages became part of Azerbaijan. Since then, villagers have repeatedly complained that the authorities failed to solve their problems.

The resettlement of Russian citizens from the villages of Khrakh-Uba and Uryan-Uba, located in Azerbaijan, has been completed, the TASS reported on January 16, citing the above Minister Chebotaryov.

"Dagestan and, in particular, the head of the republic, was very closely involved in this issue ... As a result, this problem has now been completely solved," said the minister.

According to his story, originally it was planned to resettle 138 families, but for some reasons – "somebody has refused, someone got housing as a military serviceman" – only 130 families or about 350 people were resettled.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on January 17, 2019 at 05:40 am MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

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