Monthly archives: May, 2019

The Five Principalities of Artsakh

The Five Principalities of Artsakh

“The melikdoms (princedoms) of Khamsa are five small principalities, which, adjacent to each other, form an entire region known as Artsakh, or Lesser Syunik. In more distant times, it was part of the country of Aghvank. The five principalities mentioned are as follows: 1. Gulistan or Talysh, extending from the river Kurak-Chai, that is, from …

Kevork Ajemian – Co-Founder of ASALA

Kevork Ajemian – Co-Founder of ASALA

Kevork Ajemian (1932-1998) was an Armenian writer, publicist, as well as public and political figure. He also was one of the founders of the militant organization “ASALA“. In particular, he developed the political line of the organization. Born in Syria into a family of Armenian refugees, Ajemian at an early age moved to Beirut. There, …

Hakob Melkumyan – One of the Armenian Avengers

Hakob Melkumyan

According to the plan of Operation Nemesis, the leaders of the Young Turks who had staged the Armenian Genocide of 1915, the organizers of the Armenian pogroms in Baku in 1918, and the Armenian traitors who had collaborated with the Turks suffered a deserved punishment. One of the avengers was a native of the Artsakh …

Henry Finnis Blosse Lynch: “Russian and Turkish Armenia”

Henry Finnis Blosse Lynch

“In all professions, industries, trade, and public service, Armenians have no rivals, and a weighty field of activity is entirely in their hands.” Henry Finnis Blosse Lynch (1862–1913) was a British geographer, traveler, Armenologist, and social and political activist. Based on materials collected during his two trips to Armenia (in 1893–94 and in 1898), Lynch …

Kostandin IV – King of Cilicia

Kostandin IV – King of Cilicia

“…After two unsuccessful reigns, the Armenians recognized the son of their commander Baldwin, one of the descendants of the Rubenid dynasty, as the King of Cilicia. The new king, Kostandin IV, with all his great talents and with all the desire in the world, could not avoid the struggle with the Muslims who hated Christian …

Charents and Sevak in Hindi

Charents and Sevak in Hindi

Indian literary critic Dr. Suman Keshari studies the Armenian Genocide in the Ottoman Empire and translates the works of Armenian authors, including Yeghishe Charents, Hovhannes Tumanyan, Daniel Varuzhan, and Paruyr Sevak, to Hindi so that Indians can get acquainted with Armenian literature. “When I first learned about the Armenian Genocide, I realized that for some …

May 28, 1919, Yerevan – Parade of Our Unity

May 28, 1919, Yerevan

The photograph presented below depicts a festive procession from Abovyan Street (former Astafyan) to the building of the Parliament of the Republic of Armenia. This procession was headed by a woman in a car dressed in black and wearing a black veil, which symbolized Armenia’s bloody past. Immediately behind her car was another, with a …

Garegin Nzhdeh About Traitors Among Armenians

Garegin Nzhdeh About Traitors

“In the Armenian world is playing out a tragedy unprecedented in history, the actors and performers of which are violence, the living tools of this violence represented by scum from among Armenians, and the Armenian people as the victim of this violence. Every time, when the fatal confluence of political circumstances allowed foreigners to dominate …

Birthday of the First Republic of Armenia

Birthday of the First Republic of Armenia

The photo above depicts a festive procession and military parade in Yerevan in honor of the birthday of the First Republic of Armenia. Exactly 100 years ago, on May 28, 1919, the Parliament of the First Republic at a specially convened solemn meeting adopted a historic act, the Declaration on United and Independent Armenia. This …

Monuments of Armenian Architecture – Aghitu Memorial

Monuments of Armenian Architecture

Among the monuments of Armenian architecture of the 5th-7th centuries, steles and memorial buildings occupy a special place. The 6th-century memorial to Orbelian Princes in Aghitu causes more admiration than any other monument of this kind. The stele of this monument would be replicated in the architecture of the towers and two-story mausoleum monuments of …

Armenia in The 11th-14th Centuries – Seljuk Turks

Armenia in The 11th-14th Centuries

In the 1040s, Armenia, as we have seen, fell under the rule of Byzantium. However, the Byzantine rule turned out to be short-lived. Soon, the Seljuk Turks from the Central Asian nomadic tribes appeared in Armenia, who in a short time took possession of its vast territories and created a major power. The Seljuk Turks …

Urartu, The First Armenian State – David Marshall Lang

Urartu, The First Armenian State

The past existence of the Kingdom of Van was discovered thanks to Armenian historian Khorenatsi’s manuscripts, in which he referred to the kingdom as an Armenian state. An excerpt from “Armenia: Cradle of Civilization” by late oriental scholar David Marshall Lang, which was renamed (censored) “Armenia: Creator People” by Georgian editors and published in the …

The Yerevan Red Bridge

The Yerevan Red Bridge

The Red Bridge, also known as the Old Hrazdan Bridge or the Khoja Plav Bridge, is a ruined bridge on the Hrazdan River located in Yerevan. The Red Bridge received its name because it was constructed of red tuff. It was also called the Khoja Plav Bridge after a rich man from Kanaker who funded …

Israel Ori – The Ideologist of the Liberation War

Israel Ori – The Ideologist

It’s not a secret for any Armenian who Andranik Ozanyan and Drastamat Kanayan, Mkhitar Sparapet and David Bek, Monte Melkonyan and Mirza Abaev, Jangir Agha and Movses Silikov were. Of course, I did not forget and will emphasize that Garegin Ter-Harutyunyan (Nzhdeh) is a separate cult in the people. This is the “color” of liberation …

Ancient Armenian Traditions of Woodcarving

Ancient Armenian Traditions of Woodcarving

Artistic woodworking is art with millennium-old traditions. It is said that in the country of khachkars, Armenia, the melody of the stone song is heard everywhere. Not only stones sing in Armenia but everything that the hands of true masters have touched. In addition to skilled stonecutters, for centuries, masterpieces have been created by other …