The first Molokan settlers in Azerbaijan appeared in 1834. They founded the village of Alty-Agach in the mountain valley of the Ata-Chai River, overgrown with dense, impenetrable forests. At first they had to live in hastily built huts. From 1834 to 1839 in Alty-Agach settled 1681 people. Settlers came from Saratov, Tambov, Orenburg, Vladimir, Tauride, and Bessarabian provinces. A total of 310 families settled.