The Group of Missak Manouchian

The Group of Missak Manouchian

21st Feb 1944 Missak Manouchian and twenty-one comrades were shot at Fort Mont-Valérien, on the outskirts of Paris. Missak Manouchian (1906-1944) survived one genocide and then gave his life fighting to stop another. He was born in Adiyaman, in Ottoman-ruled Armenia, on 1st September 1906. The son of Armenian peasants, Manouchian’s parents were both murdered …

War crime SS Azerbaijan in Poland in 1944

Post about history. War crime SS Azerbaijan in Poland 1944.Azeri volunteers suppressed the Warsaw Uprising January 29, 1944, Heinz Reinefarth was assigned as SS and Police Leader in Reichsgau Wartheland (the pre-war Polish Greater Poland Voivodeship, annexed by Germany in 1939). In this post, he was responsible for the organised repression against Poles and other …

Ancient Byzantine seal in the history of Armenia

Ancient Byzantine seal in the history of Armenia

This is a Byzantine lead seal from a historically important region in Armenia major which was where the treaty to partition Armenia between Rome and Sassanian Persia was “sealed” in 387 AD, between Theodosius and Shapur III. The region is in the upper Euphrates valley called Akilisene. In the 5th-century biography “Life of Mashtots”, it …

Andrew Serkis – English actor of Armenian descent

Andrew Serkis - English actor of Armenian descent

Andrew “Andy” Serkis (born 20 April 1964) is an English/Armenian film actor, director and author. He is best known for his performance capture roles comprising motion capture acting, animation and voice work for such computer-generated characters as Gollum in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy (2001–2003) and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012), King …

Teaching About the Armenian Genocide With The New York Times

Teaching About the Armenian Genocide With The New York Times

In this lesson, students will learn about President Biden’s decision to use the term “genocide” to describe the Ottoman Empire’s killing of Armenian civilians during World War I. Then they will explore the Times archive from 1915. Lesson Overview Featured Article: “The Armenian Genocide, in History and Politics: What to Know” More than a century …

Ancient Observatory of Carahunge

Ancient Observatory of Carahunge

“The people who divided the heavens at the constellations, probably lived in the Euphrates valley, as well as in the are of Mount Ararat” – William Olcott Carahunge Ancient Observatory is located 200 km south of Yerevan, in the territory of the former Tsghuk province of Syunik, three kilometers north of the city of Sisian, …

Renaissance of Armenian wine in the USA

Renaissance of Armenian wine in the USA

Many Americans can’t pinpoint Armenia on the map, much less be expected to know about the country’s rich cultural history. That said, now is the time to experience the full beauty and cultural richness of this region through its newest and most rapidly growing product: fine wines. One company – Storica Wines – is bringing Armenian wine …

US suspended military aid to Azerbaijan

US suspended military aid to Azerbaijan

House Adopts Pallone Amendment to Protect Global Human Rights, Reign in Billion Dollar Defense Program Amendment Will Hold Azerbaijan Accountable for Violations Washington, DC – An amendment offered by Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) was adopted by the U.S. House of Representatives today. The amendment would enhance protections …

Azerbaijani Armed Forces shelling Armenia

Azerbaijani Armed Forces shelling Armenia

The Human Rights Defender of the Republic of Armenia (RA) received alarms from the communities of Verin Shorzha and Saradeghy in the Gegharkunik Province, that the Azerbaijani armed forces started firing intensively this morning, between 03:30 and 03:40. All of the alarms are that the Azerbaijani servicemen are firing directly at their residences. According to …

Paradox of the Armenian Alphabet

Paradox of the Armenian Alphabet

Ancient Armenian city now called – Erzrum – in modern-day Turkey, was changed from Armenian city of Artzrum. Although it was also called – Karin, it’s original names was Artzrum, as it was another region of metallurgy where silver and gold were smelted. In Armenian, Artz means “Silver”. Artz(at) is a variant name for “silver.” …

Armenian Church attacked in Istanbul – Protest action

Armenian Church attacked in Istanbul - Protest action

More than a hundred years after the Armenian Genocide, Armenian churches in Turkey continue to be a target of attack. In Istanbul, a protest has been held against the disrespect shown by a bawling crowd in front of the Surp Takavor Church. There have been protests in Istanbul against the disrespect shown to the Armenian …