Republic of Mountainous Armenia

The Republic of Mountainous Armenia (Armenian: Լեռնահայաստանի Հանրապետութիւն Leřnahayastani Hanrapetutyun), also known as simply Mountainous Armenia (Լեռնահայաստան Leřnahayastan), was an anti-Bolshevik Armenian state roughly corresponding with the territory that is now the present-day Armenian provinces of Vayots Dzor and Syunik, and some parts of the present-day Republic of Azerbaijan (Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic in the west.[2] It was established by military commander and Armenian political thinker Garegin Nzhdeh and his allies with the support of local guerrilla forces, following the suppression of the February Uprising in April 1921. It was not recognized by any country but existed until mid-July of the same year.

Republic of Mountainous Armenia
Լեռնահայաստանի Հանրապետութիւն
Coat of arms
StatusUnrecognized state
CapitalGoris (de facto)[1]
Common languagesArmenian (de facto)
Prime Minister 
Garegin Nzhdeh
Simon Vratsian
 Sovietization of Armenia
2 December 1920
18 Feb 2 Apr 1921
26 April 1921
13 July 1921
Preceded by
Succeeded by
First Republic of Armenia
Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic
Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic