Day archives: March 19th, 2019

Viceroy Nerses Haykazn, Liberator of Italy

Viceroy Nerses Haykazn, Liberator of Italy

In 550, the emperor of Byzantium Justinian I (527–565) appointed Armenian commander Nerses commander-in-chief of the Byzantine army in Italy. In 552 near Capua (city and fortress in southern Italy), Nerses Haykazn defeated the army of the Gothic King Totila (541-552), captured Rome, and conquered the Franks and Alemanni (ancient Germanic tribal alliance). In 555, …

Letter from the Chairman of the Revolutionary Committee of Azerbaijan to the Bolsheviks of Goris – The Period of Occupation of Artsakh by the Russians, 1920

Letter from the Chairman

In May 1920, the Russians without declaring war invaded the First Republic of Armenia and occupied Artsakh. Soviet Azerbaijan made decisive actions to subjugate the Armenian region. To this end, the chairman of the Revolutionary Committee of Azerbaijan Nariman Narimanov appointed Asad Karayev as chairman of the Karabakh Revolution Committee. Karayev was tasked to coordinate …