Monthly archives: November, 2018

Armenians of Russia Have no Future – Ruben Mehrabyan

Armenians of Russia Have no Future

The Armenians of Russia have no future, and we must clearly assert this, not hiding behind some kind of friendly relations. Before the revolution, we had a president – a clown who was glad that the Russian Federation was facilitating the obtaining of Russian citizenship for the citizens of Armenia. Today, we have to campaign …

Usub Bek Temuryants in the Heroic Pages of History

Usub Bek Temuryants in the Heroic Pages of History

Usub Bek Temuryants participated in the heroic Battle of Sardarapat in 1918, was a member of the parliament of the First Armenian Republic, a major political, national, and military leader. Since 1896, he has been the leader of the Yezidis of the Transcaucasia. Back in the days, he strengthened the friendly ties between the Armenian …

The Fascinating Armenian Church of St. Hakob in Adana

The Fascinating Armenian Church

Akunq.net writes that the Turkish “Anadolu” told the story of the Armenian church of St. Hakob in Adana (Plateau Cilicia) which had been turned into a mosque named Yakh. According to the source, the head of the Seyhan district of Çukurova Province Hassan Hussein Güler told the “Anadolu” news agency that the mosque used to …

Armenia and Armenians in World War I

Armenia and Armenians in World War I

On November 11, the international community celebrates the centenary of the end of the World War I, in connection with which are scheduled official events in Paris with the involvement of the leaders of countries-participants of the war. WWI, which lasted 1568 days from July 28, 1914, to November 11, 1918, was one of the …

From the History of Rebellious Zeytun

From the History of Rebellious Zeytun

Zeytun was an Armenian settlement in Western Armenia. It used to be a major city in Armenian Cilicia. The city of Zeytun was surrounded by the chain of the Taurus Mountains. The name “Zeytun” comes from the Armenian word “Dzetun”, meaning “vegetable oil.” The city consisted of four quarters – Surenian (or Central), Verin tagh …

The Architectural Look of Baku – Armenian Buildings in the Azerbaijani Capital

The Architectural Look of Baku - Armenian Buildings

The architectural look of Baku has been largely formed with the active and effective participation of Armenian architects and builders. In the construction of Baku, particularly noteworthy were the contributions of architects G. Ter-Mikaelian, V. Sargsyan (Sarkisov), N. Bayev, G. Ter-Hovhannisyan (Kajaznuni), Anna Oltetsian, F. Agalian, A. Kandinyan, M. Ter-Grigoryants, and many others. Armenian architects, …

The Gavazan – The Mystery of Tatev Monastery

Armenia is an open-air museum and a country of mysteries. Do we know everything that is to be known about the Armenian sights? Temples, monasteries, fortresses… Tatev Monastery is now the most popular of them. On the rocky cape surrounded by the picturesque gorge of the Vorotan River sits the 9th-century Tatev Monastery. Tatev Monastery, …

Photo of a Bread Shop in Partizak – 1910

Photo of a Bread Shop in Partizak

The city of Partizak situated 20 km from Nicomedia on the southeast coast of the Gulf of İzmit in Turkey used to be a purely Armenian city. It was founded in the 16th century by immigrants from Partizak in Sebastia. There used to be schools, a theater, and Armenian newspaper publishers in the city. By …

The Armenian Gospel of War

The Armenian Gospel of War

There are written pieces of evidence that only in the 19th century, the Armenian population saved the Gospel of Zeytun four times during the pogroms of Christians, punitive campaigns of Turkish pashas against rebellious people of Zeytun, and from natural disasters. During raids on Zeytun, the Gospel was being taken out from its temple for …

The Town of Stepanavan – Armenia

The Town of Stepanavan - Armenia

Stepanavan is a beautiful city in the Armenian Lori Province. The area of present-day Stepanavan has been inhabited since ancient times. It has been a hub of early mining industry and metallurgy. Prehistoric sites in Stepanavan are dated back to the Stone Age. Stepanavan along with its surrounding areas was a part of the Armenian …

Marine Trade in the Cilician Kingdom

Marine Trade in the Cilician Kingdom

The existence of the Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia coincided with the time of the Crusades. Cilicia thereby could not remain aloof from the historical events taking place in the region. Cilician Armenia, being a Christian state, provided all possible support to the Crusaders in the eastern Mediterranean. On the European nautical charts-portolans, the Armenian kingdom …