Monthly archives: August, 2018

Azerbaijan, An Equivalent of Crime and Racism

Azerbaijan, An Equivalent of Crime and Racism

Armenian officer Gurgen Margaryan was murdered in Budapest, Hungary, in 2004 during a three-month English course, a part of NATO’s Partnership for Peace program. At 5 AM on February 19, 2004, a participant of the same course, an officer of the Armed Forces of Azerbaijan Ramil Safarov, infiltrated the room of Margaryan while he was …

Massacre of Armenians in Baku – 1905 – Deja Vu

Armenian–Tatar (Azerbaijani) Massacres of February 1905

Clashes between Armenians and those who used to be called Caucasian Tatars (now known as Azerbaijanis) occurred in Baku on February 5, 1905. The public, especially revolutionaries, would accuse the Tsarist government of Russia not only in inaction during the clashes but also in deliberate incitement of the encounters. It was stated that the Russian …

Tamerlane and Geghard Monastery – The Legend of the Spear of Destiny

Tamerlane and Geghard Monastery

A 14th-century Turco-Mongol conqueror Tamerlane has achieved outstanding military success, conquering vast territories. However, he was yet to conquer Armenia. And thereby, he decided to invade this country of mountains. Upon arriving at the Garni Gorge, Tamerlane ordered to set up a camp and sent scouts to investigate the surroundings. In the morning, one of …

Armenians Show Genetic Affinity with 32 Ethnic Groups

Armenians Show Genetic Affinity

Recent studies conducted by the University of Oxford demonstrate that DNA analysis can uncover much more secrets of the origin of the human race than historical and archaeological discoveries. Thanks to a method called “Globetrotter” based on the analysis of phenotype fragments, scientists carried out the project “A genetic atlas of human admixture history”, which …

How Armenian Scientists Saved the Door of the Arakelots Monastery – Early 20th Century

How Armenian Scientists Saved the Door of the Arakelots Monastery

During WWI, the Armenians suffered a terrifying tragedy. Taking advantage of the war, the Young Turk government of the Ottoman Empire initiated mass massacres of Armenians and other Christians living in the Ottoman Empire. Armenians in particular suffered enormous losses, with the Turks killing approximately 1,5 million Armenians. Additionally, the Turks plundered and destroyed numerous …