The Surb Karapet Church In The Rostov Oblast

The Surb Karapet Church

This building has seen a lot – the finish of its domes has disappeared, and only a few column bases have survived. From the painting fragments, one can only guess what kind of art murals have existed inside. Having only remnants of blacksmith work, one can only guess what the window gratings looked like. But …

Fulfillment Of A Promise – The Story Of One Photo

Fulfillment Of A Promise

It was January 22 or 23, 1993. Two Azerbaijani helicopters opened fire in the direction of the Yerits Mankunk church which we thought was a safe cover. The huge cross fell down from the dome. The commander of our special forces, Shahen Meghryan, said that we must restore this cross. And we all gave a …

The Harisa Dish – Armenian Cuisine

The Harisa Dish – Armenian Cuisine

Harisa has been prepared for the holiday of Navasard. On the 1st of the month of Navasard (August 11), the Armenians have celebrated the New Year, and harisa was an integral part of the festive table. Harisa was also an obligatory daily food for the army due to its nutritional value. The Armenian army has …

Azerbaijan Claims An Armenian Khachkar To Be Its Legacy

Azerbaijan Claims An Armenian Khachkar

Stop the falsifications! In 2011, famous traveler Vladimir Varfolomeev visited Baku where, as is inherent in any traveler, he would take a lot of photos. From the large number of buildings and monuments he captured, my attention was attracted by only one photograph. The caption to this photo reads: “Baku. Ancient plates in the Shirvanshah …

Leon Tadosyan’s Marble Palace In Tehran To Be Reopened

Leon Tadosyan's Marble Palace

Panorama.am reports that the Marble Palace, one of Tehran’s historic buildings and royal residences, will become open to the public after decades of inactivity. The Marble Palace was built in 1934-1937 by the order of Shah Reza Pahlavi. The Palace was based on the design of Iranian-Armenian architect Leon Tadosyan. After the Islamic Revolution of …

Ani, The Ancient Capital Of Armenia

Ani, The Ancient Capital Of Armenia

Ani was the capital of Armenia during the Bagratid dynasty. This ancient Armenian city was known as “the city of a thousand and one churches”. In 2016, Ani was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which implies some benefits related to protection and funding. Prior to being inscribed as a World Heritage Site, this …

Levon Ekmekjyan – Operation Karin, ASALA

Levon Ekmekjyan – Operation Karin

As many of you know, on January 28, 1983, ASALA fighter Levon Ekmekjyan was executed in a Turkish prison. He was one of the fighters who carried out the Karin operation on August 7, 1982, against the fascist Turkish state in its very heart – at the Ankara Esenboğa Airport. For 30 years, Turkey would …

The Distorted History Of Armenian Dishes

The Distorted History

According to a statement made by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Oltu (Turkey), in 2009, Artvin was declared the place of origin of the cağ kebabı dish. This caused discontent among the residents of Erzurum (formerly Karin) and local kebab masters. Businessman Kemal Kokh stated that this unique food is a legacy of …

Film About Historical Armenia By Nairi Hokhikyan

Film About Historical Armenia

Below are shots of Armenians living in Sasun from the trailer to the film “Time of Return 5”. Nairi Hokhikyan’s film “Time of Return” features exclusive footage of Western Armenia and shows Armenians still living in the area and preserving their national identity. Armenians living in the Sasun mountains work hard to preserve the graves …

Bombardment Of The Pioneer Camp “Jraberd” By Azerbaijanis – 1991

Bombardment Of The Pioneer Camp

“A new type of terrorism has appeared in Nagorno-Karabakh. Bombardment from helicopters and cars got complemented with piracy. According to the deputy police chief of Martakert District Nikolai Grigoryan, last night on the Sarsang reservoir, four unidentified individuals on a boat that had arrived from the direction of the Azerbaijani village of Umudlu, Martakert region, …