Monthly archives: November, 2019

Billy Kaufman – “The Fate Of Armenians To Be Underestimated”

Billy Kaufman – "The Fate Of Armenians

A few years back, American journalist Billy Kaufman has published an article titled “Armenian Rhapsody” where he talks about the Armenian fate to be underestimated and rejected. “Films related to Armenians always fail, including Atom Egoyan’s ‘Ararat’ or last year’s ‘The Promise’, a large-budget epic project about the Armenian Genocide of 1915-1923 which was ignored …

Abgar Tokhatetsi – The Second Armenian Book Printer

Abgar Tokhatetsi

After Hakob Meghapart’s contribution to the birth of Armenian printing in 1512 in Venice, Abgar Tokhatetsi undertook to further develop Armenian book publishing. This happened in the middle of the same century in the same city. Abgar Dpir (“teacher”) Tokhatetsi was the second Armenian book printer after Hakob Meghapart. He was born around 1520 in …

Baku – January 1990 – “Armenians Live Here”

Baku – January 1990

In 1990, from January 13-20, mass anti-Armenian pogroms organized by the Azerbaijani Popular Front occurred in the city of Baku. According to various estimates, 150 to 300 people became victims of pogroms. The pogroms were aimed at people of Armenian nationality. At that time, there were about 30-40 thousand Armenians in Baku, mostly women and …

Yahweh – The Holy Traditions of Ararat

Yahweh – The Holy Traditions of Ararat

Arius lived in Ararat with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. They were happy and lived as it befitted the gods, created, and had neither strife nor disease. The Aryans would speak with the Sun and consulted the stars. They would make sacrifices to the gods, and the gods would patronize them. They would make big bonfires …

The Failed Car Industry of Armenia

The Failed Car Industry of Armenia

It turns out that the automobile industry in Armenia used to have decent prospects. It seems that the first product of the Armenian automobile industry left the assembly line in 1972. It was the passenger car “Hrtir” (Rocket). However, the authorities of the USSR naturally did not approve the mass production of this car, motivating …

Vorotnavank Monastery – Religious Center of Armenia

Vorotnavank Monastery

Medieval Armenian monasteries are an integral element of the Armenian landscape – they are merging with the mountains in such a way that they cannot be distinguished from afar. Position, proportions, color – all fit the local landscape. Vorotnavank located near the town of Sisian, Syunik Province, is one of the creations of Armenian architectonics …

The Right to Live – Levon Melik-Shahnazaryan

The Right to Live

At the beginning of 1992, in Krkzhan, a suburb of Stepanakert, ours captured a senior lieutenant of the armed forces of Azerbaijan wounded in the leg. He was interrogated and placed in the isolation ward. A few days later, I visited him with guests from Moscow. He was crying, and a heavy smell emanated from …

General Potto About The Armenian Meliks of Artsakh

General Potto About The Armenian Meliks

Under Persians, Karabakh, the only one among the fragments of the once great Armenian kingdom, retained as monuments of past greatness the patrimonial inheritances of Armenian meliks (princes, rulers of the Artsakh principality) that occupied the vast space between Araks and the Kurak Rivers. General of the Russian Army V. A. Potto, the “Nestor” of …

The First Poster of Gohar Gasparyan – 1956

The First Poster of Gohar Gasparyan

Above is the first poster of famous opera singer Gohar Gasparyan (14 December 1924 – 16 May 2007). This poster was made for her USSR tour in 1956. Gohar Gasparyan was born in Cairo, Egypt, in 1924. In 1948, together with thousands of diaspora Armenians, she moved to Soviet Armenia. 3 years later, she was …

Secrets of the Archaeological Excavations in Armenia

Secrets of the Archaeological Excavations

Archaeological excavations assist the development of tourism invaluably – each antiquity discovered can be a tourist attraction. Traces of a hitherto unknown group of people who worshiped fire were found in the Agitu-7 cave in the Syunik Province of Armenia. Boris Gasparyan, a researcher at the Institute of Archeology and Ethnography of the National Academy …

Five Kings of Ancient Armenia Named Tigran

Five Kings of Ancient Armenia

In ancient Armenia, there were 5 kings bearing the name Tigran: 1) Tigran Yervanduni (reigned in 560 BC – 535 BC), the son of Yervand I Sakavakyats. King of Armenia. 2) Tigran I of Armenia (reigned in 115 BC – 95 BC), the son of Artashes I. King of Greater Armenia. 3) Tigran II the …

Self-Defense of the Village of Karintak, Artsakh

There is a small village near the city of Shushi in Artsakh called Karintak. Translated from Armenian, the name of the village means “under the stone”. And this village is indeed located in a mountainous area directly under the rock on which Shushi is located. Several hundred residents of the village became famous during the …

The Expulsion of Stalin from the Island of St. Lazarus

The Expulsion of Stalin

One of Venice’s city websites, Venezia.Italiani, wrote a note about the journey of Joseph Stalin – then a youngster known under the nickname Koba – to the island of St. Lazarus. In January 1907, the young Georgian, limping, descended from the “Odessa” steamer in the port of Ancona. He had blue eyes, dark hair, a …