Category «People»

David Ignatius – After His Words, Erdoğan Left Davos

David Ignatius

David Ignatius (born May 26, 1950) is an American journalist and writer of Armenian descent, as well as a columnist at “Washington Post”. His novel “Body of Lies” was made into a film of the same name by director Ridley Scott. In January 2009, one incident was widely publicized at the World Economic Forum in …

Jean-Jacques Damlamian – Vice President of France Télécom

Jean-Jacques Damlamian

Jean-Jacques Damlamian was born in Paris on May 29, 1942. A graduate of the Polytechnic School (1961) and the Higher National School of Telecommunications, Damlamian has worked in various departments at France Télécom‘s (now Orange) CNET R&D laboratories, local and intercity network departments, and at its headquarters as a personal assistant to the company’s CEO. …

Lévon Sayan – French-Armenian Operatic Tenor

Lévon Sayan

Lévon Sayan is a French-Armenian impresario, producer, and an operatic tenor. He was born in Marseilles into a family of Armenian immigrants and Armenian Genocide survivors. Sayan began his career as a classical singer in 1966. Soon, he recorded his first CD with Renée Doria. As a tenor, he sang in “Faust”, “Rigoletto”, “Carmen”, and …

Hollywood Star Eric Bogosian

Hollywood Star Eric Bogosian

Hollywood star and activist of the US Armenian community Eric Bogosian was born on April 24, 1953, in Woburn, Massachusetts. His father was a native of the city of Kapan, Zangezur, and the mother was from the city of Van, Western Armenia. Eric Bogosian says that he never celebrates his birthday because April 24 is …

Woodrow Wilson’s Request to the US Congress to Grant a Mandate Over Armenia

Woodrow Wilson's Request to the US Congress

Message from US President Woodrow Wilson to Congress requesting the authority of the United States to adopt a mandate for Armenia. May 24, 1920. “Dear congressmen, On May 14, the Presidential Commission received an official message from the Secretary of the United States Senate, containing the following preamble paragraphs and resolutions: Because the evidence provided …

Armenians Who Have Changed the Art of the United States

Armenians Who Have Changed the Art

1. Arshile Gorky (April 15, 1904 – July 21, 1948). Gorky was one of the founders of “abstract surrealism.” He is considered one of the most influential American artists of the 20th century. His paintings are exhibited in all the largest galleries of the US, France, the UK, Italy, and Australia. Among the works showcased …

The Letter of Aharonyan to Hymans on the Aggression of Bolshevik Russia, Azerbaijan, and Turkey Against Armenia

The Letter of Aharonyan to Hymans

When publishing documents from the times of the occupation of the First Republic of Armenia by the Russian-Turkish forces, you feel persistent historical déjà vu and obvious parallels with what is happening now. Today, Russia is pursuing the same policy as the Bolshevik Russia did towards Armenia a hundred years ago. If you read the …

Rosy Armen – French Grace and Armenian Temperament

Rosy Armen – French Grace

Rosy Armen was born in Paris. In the creations of the singer, the French elegance and the solar temperament of her ancestors’ homeland, Armenia, were combined organically. Like all the famous singers of France, Rosy Armen began singing in cafes. This was preceded by classes at the conservatory and then her first tentative steps — …

Mikoyan & Co’s Telegram to Chicherin

Mikoyan & Co’s Telegram to Chicherin

Below is the text of the telegram from the chairman of the Azerbaijani Revolutionary Committee N. Narimanov, member of the Caucasian Regional Executive Committee Mdivani, member of the Central Committee of the Azerbaijani Communist Party A. Mikoyan, and member of the Armenian Communist Party’s Committee P. Nurijanyan to the People’s Commissar for Foreign Affairs of …

Hamlik – The Third Son of Hovhannes Tumanyan

Hamlik – The Third Son

In this publication, we will present some information about the third son of the great Armenian poet Hovhannes Tumanyan Amlik, who, like the eldest son of the poet Mushegh, became a victim of the Bolshevik repression. Hamlik Tumanyan, according to the database of 1917-1991 repression victims posted online by the international organization “Memorial”, was sentenced …

Mushegh – The Eldest Son of Hovhannes Tumanyan

Mushegh – The Eldest Son of Hovhannes Tumanyan

In 2017, in the house-museum of the great Armenian poet Hovhannes Tumanyan, the open-air exhibition “Khavarum” (“Eclipse”) was held. At the exhibition, the innocent victims of the Bolshevik terror were represented, including three of Tumanyan’s four sons. Today, a lot is said about the concept of “nation-army”. Hovhannes Tumanyan followed this concept with a personal …

Legran’s Letter to Chicherin About the Need to Encourage the Turks at The Expense of Armenia

Legran's Letter to Chicherin

The letter of the plenipotentiary representative of the RSFSR in Armenia Boris Legran was preceded by the surrender of Karabakh, Zangezur, and Nakhichevan by official Azerbaijan, as well as Stalin’s pompous message concerning “the once and for all solved Armenian problem.” Stalin’s message, in particular, stated: “The centuries-old enmity between Armenia and the neighboring Muslims …

A Photo of The Family Members of Hovhannes Tumanyan

A Photo of The Family Members

This photo depicts the members of the family of the outstanding Armenian poet Hovhannes Tumanyan. From left to right are his sons Artashes, Artavazd, and Hamlik Tumanyan. This photo was taken in Tiflis in 1915. The younger son of Hovhannes Tumanyan Artashes was killed in the Battle of Arkhava near Batumi in January 1916. The …