Day archives: July 11th, 2019

Three Unique Photos of Armenian Genocide Witnesses

Three Unique Photos

The first photo was found in manuscripts stored in the National Archives of Armenia. It depicts a concentration camp of deported Armenians in the Syrian desert of Ras al-Ayn. It dates to 1915 or 1916. Judging by the angle, it was most likely taken in secret — the person who took the picture wanted to …

Khachatur Araratov – An Example of Fearlessness and True Heroism

Khachatur Araratov

Khachatur (Kristapor) Gerasimovich Araratov, an awardee of the St. George Cross of the 4th degree, was born on June 18, 1876, in Tiflis. He was a descendant of hereditary Tiflis noblemen and the son of a retired lieutenant colonel Karapet (Gerasim) Avetikovich Araratov. Araratov graduated from the Tiflis Cadet Corps (1893) and the Mikhailovsky Artillery …

The First Media Platform in Yerevan – Early 20th Century

The First Media Platform in Yerevan

The newspaper “Erivan Announcements” was published from 1901 to 1917. The editor-in-chief of the publication – theatrical figure, philanthropist, and publisher Emin Ter-Grigoryants – managed to create a platform that most fully reflected the life of Yerevan in those days. On the pages of the bilingual newspaper, it was possible not only to post job …