Erivan Governorateball was a governorate of Russian Empireball, created after Russian Empireball won Armeniaball's clay from Persiaball. His clay included much of what is now Armeniaball, Nakhchivanball, and parts of eastern Turkeyball.
In 1828, Russian Empireball defeated Persiaball and took clay from him, including the former Erivan Khanateball. This became for a short time Armenian Oblastball. But eventually Russian Empireball decided to make him an official governorate in the empire, creating Erivan Governorateball in 1850 and making Yerevanball the capitalball, also changing some of his cityball names into Russian.
In the late 1800's and early 20th century he became home to many Armenian refugees fleeing Ottomanball removal, and this especially happened during World War I and the genocide. Erivan Governorateball fought hard against the kebab until Russian Empireball collapsed in 1917 and Transcaucasiaball took over for a few months. After he fell apart, Armeniaball was into independence for a few years.