Monthly archives: October, 2019

Armenians Who Have Conquered the Universe

Armenians Who Have Conquered the Universe

April 12 is the Cosmonautics Day and International Day of Human Space Flight. On this day in 1961, Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human in history to journey into outer space. Armenians have also made their contribution to the development of astronautics. Remarkably, Armenians have for centuries studied space and the Universe. Andranik …

Armenian Contributors to Mathematics

Armenian Contributors to Mathematics

Rafael Alexandryan made a significant contribution to the development of the spectral theory of hyperbolic operators. Alexandryan developed the theory of self-adjoint operators. He also proposed a new technique for studying their spectral properties and introduced the concept of a spectrum core. Finally, he reduced the solution of problems of torsion and bending of rods …

World Scientists About Tigran II The Great

“When we talk about the history of Armenia, we must first of all understand that we are talking about a great civilization. Tigran the Great was without a doubt the wisest and bravest king of his era. At the same time, as a commander, Tigran eclipsed Marcus Licinius Crassus and Mithridates of Pontus.” Karl Shipman, …

Four Chemical Elements of Yuri Oganessian

Four Chemical Elements of Yuri Oganessian

On February 23, 2016, Yuri Oganessian, the scientific director of the Flerov Laboratory of Nuclear Reactions, discovered new chemical elements and figured out how to prolong their life. The discoveries of Yuri Oganessian brought the scientific world to the threshold beyond which subsequent elements will live not less and less but rather longer and longer …

Armenia in the 8th Century – Desperate Resistance to the Saracens

Armenia in the 8th Century

In the 8th century, a regime of cruel oppression and heavy requisitions was established in Yerevan, as well as throughout Armenia. As chronicler Ghevond writes: “Abdallah tortured everyone with violence and oppression and brought them to poverty, demanding taxes even from the dead. He terribly tormented widows and orphans. He also subjected priests and ministers …

Arshak “Keri” Gafavian – Armenian Fedayi

Arshak “Keri” Gafavian – Armenian Fedayi

Arshak “Keri” Gafavian was born in Karin (now Erzurum) in 1858. He graduated from the Armenian school in Karin. He was a member of the organization “Pashtpan Hayrenyats” (“Defenders of Fatherland”). In 1889, he collaborated with Uno (Harutyun Ter-Martirosyan). In 1890, he took part in the campaign of S. Kukunyan. In 1895, during the massacre …

The Manor of Prince Manuk-Bey Mirzoyan in Chișinău

The Manor of Prince Manuk-Bey Mirzoyan

Manuk-Bey Mirzoyan Manor located near the city of Hîncești (near Chișinău, Moldova) opened to visitors in December 2015. The restoration of the huge manor built in the 19th century began in 2006. After 9 years of continuous work by famous architects from Moldova, Romania, and Ukraine, the manor acquired its former appearance. As the chairman …

Light and Darkness – The Holy Traditions of Ararat

Light and Darkness

The gods ruled the universe. Everyone did their job. Then, everyone would gather on Earth, on Ararat, to have fun, to enjoy divine pleasures seasoned with grape wine. In these feasts would also take part Arius, the gods’ earthly brother. Frisky and cheerful was Arius. He loved the gods, and the gods loved him. The …

Iran Supported Azerbaijan During the Artsakh War

Iran Supported Azerbaijan

In January 2016, the Iranian website Azarhia.org released a film on Iran’s support to Azerbaijan during the Nagorno-Karabakh War. The published video shows how the former General of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Mansour Haqiqatpour in military uniform stands next to the former President of Azerbaijan Heydar Aliyev and monitors the military exercises of …