If we pose the question in a soviet, communist fashion, then no republic will be offended. If we pose the question egotistically, it is necessary to answer directly- Azerbaijan will be hurt, Georgia to a lesser degree, and Armenia not at all... Who among you would get up and say that anything we get from the exchange of Baku oil should be refused to our Armenian comrades?
Quoted in "The Azerbaijani Turks: power and identity under Russian rule" - Page 115 - by Audrey L. Altstadt - History – 1992
For a long time I've been telling Stalin that Beria is a crook but Stalin won't listen.Grigoriy Ordzhonikidze
The Soviet Republic hands over power and land to the poor, guarantees you all your conquests in the revolution, places in your hands all the means for defending these gains.Grigoriy Ordzhonikidze
The Azerbaijan and Georgian republics must assume the task of supplying Armenia.Grigoriy Ordzhonikidze