Day archives: February 20th, 2019

Nakhichevan – An Integral Part of Yerevan Province

Nakhichevan - An Integral Part of Yerevan Province

After the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the struggle for the liberation of Karabakh may have forced Armenians to forget the history of another native Armenian land, Nakhichevan. When the Armenian region was created as part of the Russian Empire in 1828, Nakhichevan was naturally included in this purely Armenian territorial-administrative unit. From 1849 to …

The 150th Anniversary of Hovhannes Tumanyan’s Birth

The 150th Anniversary of Hovhannes Tumanyan’s Birth

The fate of Armenian poet Hovhannes Tumanyan reflects the history of the Armenian people. In 1912, he was arrested and tried in St. Petersburg on charges of revolutionary nationalism. His three sons were killed by invaders: Artavazd was killed during the self-defense of Van, while Hamlik and Mushegh were brutally murdered by the Bolsheviks in …