Kavafyan Mansion, the oldest traditional house in Istanbul

Kavafyan Mansion, the oldest traditional house in Istanbul

Kavafyan Mansion, 18. It is the oldest traditional house in Istanbul, which has survived since the 19th century. It was built twenty years after the Tulip Era, when the Bebek district was first settled, and pioneered the inner-village architectural culture of the Bosphorus. In 1980, it became the property of the General Directorate of Foundations. …

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Cher and Eric Israelian on the blockade of Artsakh and aggression against Armenia, Newsweek

Cher and Eric Israelian on the blockade of Artsakh and aggression against Armenia, Newsweek

As Armenian Americans, we want to be hopeful about the new year, but the ongoing crisis for the citizens of Artsakh and Armenia makes it difficult to do so. They are enduring a brutal campaign that is currently threatening the lives of over 120,000 men, women, and children, and they desperately need the attention of …

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Ivan Ivanovich Agayants leading intelligence officer of the KGB of the USSR

Ivan Ivanovich Agayants leading intelligence officer of the KGB of the USSR

Ivan Ivanovich Agayants was a leading Soviet NKVD/KGB intelligence officer of Armenian origin. Born the son of Hovhanes Agayants, priest of the Armenian Apostolic Church, in the town of Elizavetpol, in modern-day Azerbaijan on 28 August 1911, he followed two elder brothers into the secret police. In 1930, he moved to Moscow to begin work …

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Arshak Ter-Gukasov, Lieutenant-General of the Russian Empire

Arshak Ter-Gukasov, Lieutenant-General of the Russian Empire

Arshak Ter-Gukasov (Արշակ Տեր-Ղուկասյան) was a Lieutenant-General of the Russian Empire. Born in the Havlabar district of Tiflis, Georgia in 1819 to an Armenian family of clergymen originally from Shamkhor (today Şəmkir, Azerbaijan) he started his military career in 1850 and was subsequently involved in the war in the Caucasus. After being promoted to the …

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The success of Armenians in Trade, Effective Intelligence and Mutual Cooperation, Armenians in Asian Trade 16th and 17th Centuries

The success of Armenians in Trade, Effective Intelligence and Mutual Cooperation, Armenians in Asian Trade 16th and 17th Centuries

In 1626, in his Remonstrantie, Francisco Pelsaert, the Dutch factor at Agra, complained of the Armenians “running and racing about like hungry folk” in the indigo areas, “making as if they would buy up the whole stock, raising prices, losing a little themselves and causing great injury to us and other buyers, who have to …

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