Monthly archives: March, 2019

The Armenian Heritage of Singapore’s National Symbol

The Armenian Heritage

On April 19, Singaporeans celebrate the holiday of Singapore’s national flower, the Vanda ‘Miss Joaquim’, also known as the Singapore orchid. It is one of the most favorite local holidays. On this day, it is customary to present each other with Singapore orchids and wish well-being in one’s own family for the entire upcoming year. …

Negotiations of Oil Owners and The Business Development of Mantashiants – Baku, 1892

Negotiations of Oil Owners

In November-March 1892, negotiations were held in Rostov-on-Don, in which 7 major companies producing kerosene participated: “Nobel Brothers”, “S.M. Shibaev and KO”, as well as members of the Baku Standard Al. Mantashiants, G. Lianosian, Budaghian, and… Tagiyev. In total, these firms annually produced over 700 thousand tons of kerosene, of which about 272 thousand tons …

Orphanages in Armenia in 1920

Orphanages in Armenia in 1920

At the orphanages established by the Near East Relief in 1920, there were large production centers which were organized and headed by Byrtene Anderson. One of the orphanages was located in Alexandropol (Gyumri). For its four thousand orphans, the first half of the day was a working time. They were trained in crafts and performed …

Daniel Decker – I Am Armenian, This Is My Choice

Daniel Decker – I Am Armenian

Famous American and Puerto Rican musician Daniel Decker chatted with journalists about his love for Armenia and the decision to become Armenian. “I have been visiting Armenia for fifteen years, and last year, I received Armenian citizenship. At first, curiosity connected me with Armenia, but later, having learned about Armenian culture, traditions, and history, I …

The Last Mohican of Historical Yerevan

The Last Mohican of Historical Yerevan

This majestic building of old Yerevan today resides in an unkempt and disappointing condition. The building at 38 Pushkin Street is almost the only surviving building in this historic district of Yerevan. This is a two-story mansion that used to belong to Arakel Afrikian. It was built of black tuff at the beginning of the …

The Battle Between Hayk and Bel

The Battle Between Hayk and Bel

On August 11, 2492 BC, on the eastern shore of Lake Van, Vayots dzor, the battle between Hayk and Bel took place. The tyrant of Mesopotamia and Elam Mesilim Bel demanded from the priests of the state of Armenia (Aratta) to accept his dominion. He received a refusal. The combined army of Mesopotamia and Elam, …

The German-Armenian Society of Johannes Lepsius – 1914

The German-Armenian Society of Johannes Lepsius

In the summer of 1914, at the initiative of German public figure and doctor of theology Johannes Lepsius, the public organization German-Armenian Society was founded. For many years engaged in the Armenian issue, Johannes Lepsius has been collecting funds for the construction of shelters, schools, hospitals, and industrial enterprises for Armenians of Asia Minor and …

Armenians Wake Up With Ararat – Monte Melkonyan

Armenians Wake Up With Ararat

Armenians are not yet suffering from complete amnesia, and, probably, this is what the crime is about. The unconscious world is trying to take away our memory from us with political injections, but this is almost impossible. Every morning, Armenians wake up with the majestic Ararat that is still occupied, which is reminded of every …