Monthly archives: January, 2019

Garegin Nzhdeh – Excerpts from an Open Letter to the Commanders of the Red Army

Garegin Nzhdeh – Excerpts from an Open Letter

“It was you who by deception doomed the disobedient and freedom-loving people of Karabakh, Syunik, and Vayots Dzor to robbery and massacres. Along with social devastation, you ungodly campaigned to decapitate the people inhabiting this mountainous region. You, consciously ignoring the most minimal requirements of revolutionary ethics, became the allies of the completely reactionary, inhuman, …

Self-Defense of Urfa – 1915

Self-Defense of Urfa – 1915

The self-defense of the city of Urfa (Edessa) by the Armenian population occurred in September-October 1915. Before WWI, about 35 thousand Armenians lived in Urfa. Since the beginning of the war, 1.500 Armenians from Urfa, mostly young people, were drafted into the Turkish army where they would be all killed off. In the middle of …

Self-Defense of Mush – 1915

Self-Defense of Mush - 1915

The struggle of the Armenian population of the city and district of Mush against the Turkish pogroms occurred in June-July 1915. The Armenian population of Mush (Bitlis vilayet) and the surrounding villages numbered 94 thousand people. In the years of WWI, carrying out their extermination policy, the Turks first of all wanted to get it …

The Ancient Arsacid Dynasty

The Ancient Arsacid Dynasty

The ancient Arsacid royal dynasty was founded by Parthian King Arsaces I in 250 BC. The Arsacid dynasty ruled in Armenia, Persia, Atropatene, Iberia, and Caucasian Albania. The Parthian branch of the Arsacids (250 BC – 224 AD), having liberated Persia from the Greco-Macedonian dynasty of the Seleucids, proclaimed its connection with the legendary kings …

Zeytun Uprisings – 1877-1878, 1895

Zeytun Uprisings - 1877-1878, 1895

The Zeytun uprisings in 1877-78 and 1895 marked the struggle of the Armenians of the Zeytun district against Turkish despotism. Since the second half of the 19th century, the Turkish government has resorted to drastic measures to eliminate the semi-independent position of Zeytun located in Western Armenia. In as early as 1862, these actions provoked …

Armenia – The Cradle of Civilization – Madrileños por el mundo

Armenia - The Cradle of Civilization

On January 15, 2019, the Spanish TV station “Telemadrid” wrote that the Spanish “Madrid in the World” (“Madrileños por el mundo”) TV show had made a report about Armenia with the support of the Armenian Embassy in Spain. The project tells about the Matenadaran, the repository of ancient manuscripts; the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute which contains …

Russia Fulfills its Obligations to Neutralize Armenia

Russia Fulfills its Obligations to Neutralize Armenia

March 16 entered the history of the Armenian people as the day of shame and one of the most shameful pages of Armenian history. On this day in 1921, Turkey and Russia concluded the Moscow Treaty, according to which they divided the Caucasus, mainly at the expense of Armenian lands. Kars, Surmalu, and Nakhichevan were …