Day archives: March 22nd, 2019

How Guillaume de Lusignan Became King of Armenia

How Guillaume de Lusignan Became King of Armenia

We present to your attention one French miniature. It is part of the famous French manuscript collection created in 1401–1405 and called “Le Roman de Mélusine.” It is now stored in Paris in the National Library of France. The miniature depicts the founding of the Lusignan dynasty in Cilician Armenia in 1343 when Guy (Guillaume) …

Aram Manukian – Symbol of the First Republic of Armenia

Aram Manukian – Symbol of the First Republic

March 19 marked the 140th anniversary of the birth of one of the titans of the modern history of Armenia and the symbol of the First Republic Aram Manukian. Aram Manukian was a leader with national and state thinking, as well as exceptional organizational talent. He had inherent inspirational and at the same time imperious …

How the Kremlin Renounced its Territorial Claims on Turkey at the Expense of Armenia and Georgia – 1953

How the Kremlin Renounced its Territorial Claims

On March 19, 1945, the Soviet Union declared that it intended to abandon the Soviet-Turkish Treaty of Friendship and Neutrality of 1925 since it “no longer corresponded to the international situation and there was a need for its serious improvement.” During WWII, Turkey led a pro-German foreign policy. In 1940, Ankara concluded a trade agreement …