Day archives: February 26th, 2019

Photo of a Hearing of the Case of Soghomon Tehlirian

Photo of a Hearing of the Case

This unique photograph was taken in June 1921 in Berlin during one of the court hearings on the case of the assassination of former Ottoman Interior Minister Talaat Pasha. In order to punish the Young Turk leaders who were guilty of committing crimes against Armenians, Operation Nemesis had been developed. On March 15, 1921, Soghomon …

Everyone Plays Backgammon in Armenia

Everyone Plays Backgammon in Armenia

It is difficult to imagine an Armenian without backgammon. Sure, the age of the Internet has radically changed our way of life, and today’s young people are increasingly hanging out in the online space. But there was a time when almost everybody played backgammon in Armenia, from young to old. However, the middle generation and …

Brief Chronology of the Sunset of Cilicia

Brief Chronology of the Sunset of Cilicia

The reign of the grandson of Hethum I and Queen Zabel Hethum II was one of the most dramatic periods in the history of the Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia. The Armenian state at that time was in the thick of internal and external shocks. The main reason for the internal strife was the policy of …