The Russian archives are an invaluable source of information regarding the events in 1915 labeled as the Armenian Genocide. However, the story of Armenia can only be understood if one looks at it in context of World War I. In this time, many nations rebelled and established their kingdoms. Austria-Hungary lost many territories, the Ottoman Empire lost so much territory that 50+ countries were formed out of its lands. Russia was instrumental in reshaping territories in the east as part of the Triple Entente (Russia, France, Great Britain), which Russia joined in 1907.