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Russian Invasion of Tabriz, 1911


Russian Invasion of Tabriz, 1911

First round of execution of revolutionaries and Tabrizi people by Russian forces. The gibbet is colored in the Russian Tsar's flag colors.

Russian Invasion of Tabriz, 1911 refers to the attack and invasion of the city of Russian Imperial Army started its campaign in the North Western part of Iran. Its aim was to occupy three major cities: Tabriz, Anzali, and Rasht. The most fierce occupation occurred in Tabriz. The war in Tabriz lasted about three days till the resistance of the city its residents broke. Then Russians shelled Tabriz with artillery and started to invade the city.

Upon gaining full control of the city, the Russians started mass execution of famous constitutional revolutionaries of Tabriz as well as ordinary residents of Tabriz. The total number of executions is about 1,200 Tabriz residents. Russians also destroyed part of Arg of Tabriz by shelling it and then putting it on fire.[1]

See also


  1. ^ Hasan Javadi; Edward Granville Browne (2008). Letters from Tabriz: The Russian Suppression of the Iranian Constitutional Movement. Mage Publishers.  
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