Day archives: October 25th, 2018

Armenian Village of Nor Araks in Italy

Armenian Village of Nor Araks in Italy

In the 1920s in Italy, famous Armenian symbolist poet Hrant Nazarian gathered 150 Armenians, survivors of massacres of Armenians in Ottoman Turkey, and founded the village of Nor-Araks (Armenian: “New Araks”) near the city of Bari. This village exists to this day (photos attached). The city itself is located on the shore of the Adriatic …

Baku – August 1905 – The Second Pogrom of Armenians – Black Hundreds on the Side of the Turks

Baku - August 1905 - The Second Pogrom of Armenians

The storm began after 7 months. In August 1905, a second pogrom began, this time more organized and more ferocious. Fires engulfed Armenian neighborhoods. The mines belonging to the Armenians in Balakhani, Sambuichi, Romani, and Bibi-Heybat were completely burned down. But the Armenians have been prepared for the pogroms: Transcaucasian Tatars (modern Azerbaijanis) lost 270 …

Armenians and the First Crusade

Armenians and the First Crusade

Armenians – both ordinary people and nobles – received the participants of the First Crusade (1095 – 1099) with enthusiasm, seeing them as allies in the struggle against Islamic rulers. This is evidenced by both Armenian and Western sources. “In these days, the prophecy of St. Nerses about the campaign of the Romans came true… …