Day archives: October 16th, 2018

I Will Take a Weapon and Die, But I Will Not Leave – Catholicos Gevorg V Sureniants

I Will Take a Weapon and Die, But I Will Not Leave

In 1918, the 36th Turkish division invaded the Ararat plateau and seized the Araks station lying in 10 kilometers from Sardarapat. The Araks station was situated on the Alexandropol-Yerevan railway. The commander of the Yerevan detachment of Armenian troops general Silikian accompanied by the future Yerevan commandant Shahhatuni arrived in Etchmiadzin. The Catholicos of All …