In 1041, the Armenian King from the Bagratuni dynasty Ashot IV and his brother Hovhannes Smbat almost simultaneously died, in all probability as a result of a conspiracy organized by the Byzantine imperial court. Taking advantage of the moment, a large Byzantine army invaded Shirak and destroyed the capital city of Armenia Ani in the
Day: September 18, 2018
Dushman Vardan (born Vardan Stepanyan) was born in Yerevan on March 9, 1966. After graduating the Hovhannes Tumanyan school №32 in 1983, he requested the military commissariat of Yerevan to send him to Afghanistan in the Airborne Troops. In 1984, Stepanyan commenced his service in Afghanistan. In 1986, he returned from Afghanistan as a hero.