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Siege of Erivan
Part of the Russo-Persian War of 1804-1813
LocationErivan, Qajar Iran (present-day Yerevan, Armenia)
Result Iranian victory
Russia Russian Empire Flag of Agha Mohammad Khan.svg Qajar Iran
Commanders and leaders
Ivan Gudovich Abbas Mirza
Hossein Khan Sardar
Hasan Khan Qajar
Unknown Unknown
Casualties and losses
3,000[1] Unknown

The Siege of Erivan took place in 1808, during the Russo-Persian War of 1804-1813. As in 1804, the Iranians successfully defended the city and forced the Russians to withdraw.[1][2]

Alexander I was severely dissatisfied; when he heard about Gudovich's failure, he named his expedition as "stupid", and without any sort of compassion, sent him into retirement.[3]



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  • Cronin, Stephanie, ed (2013). Iranian-Russian Encounters: Empires and Revolutions since 1800. Routledge. ISBN 978-0415624336. 
  • Kettenhofen, Erich; Bournoutian, George A.; Hewsen, Robert H. (1998). "EREVAN". Encyclopaedia Iranica, Vol. VIII, Fasc. 5. pp. 542–551. 

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