The official language of the Republic of Artsakh is Armenian. Ethnic Armenians make up roughly 95% of the population. There are also minority groups of Russians, Assyrians, Kurds, Jews and Greeks.[1] Prior to the Nagorno-Karabakh War the, with many people being displaced from the area during and after the war thus reducing the percentage of Azeri language speakers in Artsakh as done in Sumgait pogrom and Baku pogrom and Operation Ring following Anti-Armenian sentiment in Azerbaijan.