Monthly archives: December, 2019

The Maral Ensemble In Istanbul Turned 40 Years Old

The Maral Ensemble In Istanbul

Over 2019, the Istanbul Song and Dance Ensemble Maral has been preparing for the festive concert dedicated to the 40th anniversary of its founding which was held at the Istanbul Congress Center in on December 15, 2019. The Maral Song and Dance Ensemble was founded in 1980 by Benoit Kuzubashi and his friends. The main …

Garegin Nzhdeh On False Intellectuals

Garegin Nzhdeh On False Intellectuals

“Armenians do not yet have an idea of the evil that is called false intelligentsia. Armenians misuse the word intelligentsia, misunderstand its meaning. For us, an intellectual is every educated person. This is precisely the fatal mistake. Study, education, scientific baggage – all this is necessary but not enough to make someone a real representative …

Garegin Nzhdeh – Epitaph

Garegin Nzhdeh – Epitaph

“Stop, traveler, in front of this unknown burial mound in which I am not destined to come to peace. And tell me – is there still peace and sun? God forbid, have the hearts of the Armenians fallen asleep even though the dead have no peace because they have no graves? Do you hear, traveler, …

Stepanos Taronatsi’s Arabic Chekastan

Stepanos Taronatsi’s Arabic Chekastan

Armenia on both sides borders hostile states. It doesn’t matter whether this hostility is secretive or wrapped in some kind of an excuse – what matters is that there is hostility. And of course, any enemy in some way preserves the memory of himself in the language of a defending nation, especially when it comes …

George Maniakes – Byzantine-Armenian Commander

George Maniakes

The beginning of the 11th century was the peak of the glory of Byzantium of the era of the Macedonian dynasty. After the victorious campaigns of Emperor Basil II (reigned in 976-1025), the Eastern Roman Empire regained its sovereignty over a number of territories from the Armenian Mountains to the Italian Peninsula. But Basil was …

Armenian Architecture In The Eyes Of Italian Scholars

Armenian Architecture

The remarkable compositions of Armenian architecture put Armenian architectonics among the unique phenomena of medieval civilization. To analyze the construction equipment of the Middle Ages, to study its influences, and to evaluate the prerequisites for the development of the culture of a given country means to a certain extent illuminate the process of formation of …

Our Faith Is Righteous – Garegin Nzhdeh – Quotes

Our Faith Is Righteous

“We believe that after Calvary, the Resurrection will come. And our faith is righteous. We foresee the great future of the Armenian Fatherland and tremblingly kneel before this divine vision. We look forward to its future happiness. And seven times we are proud that we are Armenians.” “Someone who is craven is a scarecrow that …

History Of The Goghtn District – Armenia

History Of The Goghtn District

“The wine-rich Goghtn”, as Armenian geographers called it, is an ancient, originally Armenian district (gavar) whose territory now is in the Ordubad region of Nakhichevan. The original name of the region is not used by the current authorities of Nakhichevan – well, it is understandable. Also, Goghtn itself is now named Kilith. The district of …

Perpetuation – The Holy Traditions Of Ararat

Perpetuation

The Creator has established a constant sequence in Nature, a change in natural periods so that Nature can be eternally renewed, refreshed, and thereby ensures its eternal existence. The natural period established on the Earth by the Creator was called the Year. On the earth, every period – the year – began with spring’s first …

Illustrations Of Grigor Khanjyan For The Poem Of Paruyr Sevak

Illustrations Of Grigor Khanjyan

Below are illustrations covering the tragic events of the history of Armenia made by Armenian artist Grigor Khanjyan for Paruyr Sevak’s poem “The Unsilenceable Belfry” (Անլռելի զանգակատուն). The central figure of the poem is composer Komitas and the story of his life and death. The poem “The Unsilenceable Belfry” is the most significant creation of …

An Armenian Khachkar In The Polish City Of Szczecinek

An Armenian Khachkar

In the Polish city of Szczecinek, the grand opening of an Armenian khachkar (cross-stone) was held at the expense of the Armenian community of the city. The opening ceremony of the monument which began with a moment of silence in memory of late Charles Aznavour was attended by the Ambassador of Armenia to Poland Edgar …

The Early Christian Culture Of Artsakh

The Early Christian Culture Of Artsakh

Archaeological studies of recent years in Artsakh have found interesting elements of early Christian culture in its territory. The head of the Artsakh archaeological expedition Hamlet Petrosyan announced this in an interview with reporters of “Armenpress”. According to Petrosyan, during the archaeological excavations of the temple of Surb-Stepanos of Vachar, an interesting mausoleum was discovered …

Tank Regiment “Sasuntsi Davit” – Unique Photos From 1943

Tank Regiment "Sasuntsi Davit"

In 1943, the Armenian Apostolic Church launched a fundraising campaign among Armenians living outside the USSR in countries such as the US, Canada, Argentina, Iran, Lebanon, France, Syria, Egypt, and many others. The official appeal of the Armenian Apostolic Church stated that the Armenians living in the USSR were in a state of war against …

Yevgeny Bagrationovich Vakhtangov – Prominent Soviet-Armenian Theater Actor And Director

Yevgeny Bagrationovich Vakhtangov

Yevgeny Bagrationovich (Bagratovich) Vakhtangov (1883 – 1922) was a Russian and Soviet actor, theater director, and the founder and director of the Student Drama Studio (Vakhtangov Theater after 1926). Yevgeny Vakhtangov was born on February 13, 1883, in Vladikavkaz into a wealthy aristocratic family of a tobacco manufacturer Bagration Sergeyevich Vakhtangov and his wife Olga …

The Establishment Of Atatürk’s Personality Cult In Turkey

The Establishment Of Atatürk’s

In 1925, the Turkish government ordered the Austrian sculptor Heinrich Krippel a monument to Mustafa Kemal. The finished monument was erected in Istanbul’s Sarayburnu Park the very next year and became the first monument of the Republic of Turkey. Subsequently, a peculiar parade of monument and bust installation to Mustafa Kemal began throughout the country. …