(originally Soylan, from 1956- 1994 Azizbekov, named for one of the few
ethnic Azeris among the famous 26 Baku commissars, vanguard of
Azerbaijanís largely ethnic Armenian proletariat, whose short-lived
Bolshevik government of
as the Turkish army approached.
Fleeing to Turkmenistan, the 26 were
detained and finally
N above Vayk is
formerly Daylakhlu, founded in the mid-19th c. on
an older site.