The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
a medieval city on the site of the ancient fortified town of Oren-Kala, near the confluence of the Kura and Araks rivers in the Azerbaijan SSR. It was founded around the turn of the sixth century. In 1221 it was destroyed by the Mongols.
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