Monthly archives: January, 2020

Improvised Artillery From The Artsakh War, 1988-1991 (Photo)

Improvised Artillery

The photos below are showing improvised artillery and firearms from the times of the Artsakh Liberation War. These weapons were used by the forces of Armenian military organizations. The latter would become the foundation for the Artsakh Defense Army. It was with these weapons that the self-defense units went on sabotage against the USSR Ministry …

The Deportation Of Armenians Of Getashen And Martunashen – Operation Ring, Artsakh, 1991

The Deportation Of Armenians

In April-June 1991, the troops at the disposal of the emergency commandant’s office and the organizing committee for the NKAO (V. P. Polyanichko, General Safonov) together with the 23rd Soviet Army division (Colonel Budeikin) transferred to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Azerbaijan SSR and Azerbaijani OMON units undertook a large-scale military operation to …

From The History Of The Armenians Of Dagestan

From The History

Armenia, an ancient country located at the junction of international routes linking the East with the West, has always been a theater of war for neighboring states. In ancient times, military clashes of eastern despots – Assyria, Babylon, and Iran – have occurred on its territory. In the 5th century, becoming the object of rivalry …

Armenian Merchants Conquering The World – French Historian Fernand Braudel

Armenian Merchants

In the mid-16th century, Armenian merchants appeared in Malta as “poor Armenian Christians.” Though they might have been poor, they have arrived in Malta for “certain trading needs”, writes famous 20th-centuryFrench historian Fernand Braudel in his book “Games of Exchange” (“Les jeux de l’échange”). According to the historian, at the very beginning of the 17th …

American Locations Named In Honor Of Armenia

American Locations

The United States is home to many locations associated with Armenia and the Armenian people. One can find many American cities, streets, and parks named in honor of Armenia to symbolize the friendship between the Armenian and American peoples. Below is a compilation of a few “Armenian” places throughout the United States. 1. Little Armenia, …

The Situation Of Christians In The World Is Getting Worse

The Situation Of Christians

245 million Christians are being persecuted worldwide because of their faith. This was the conclusion of the international human rights Christian organization Portes Ouvertes (Open Doors). Nigeria is the worst country for a Christian to be in. However, the situation of Christians around the world is getting worse overall as well. The fairly recent case …

Kharberd Fortress – Historical Armenia

Kharberd Fortress – Historical Armenia

Archaeological excavations at the site of the historic Kharberd fortress were launched in 2019. Among the goals of the excavations is the restoration of fortress structures throughout a 2800-square-meter area. The history and culture of the Kharberd city-fortress date back to the middle of the Bronze Age. More precisely, the fortress was built in the …

The Shooting Of Armenian Generals In 1937

The Shooting Of Armenian Generals In 1937

The October Revolution of 1917 which marked the beginning of the Soviet period would become a sentence for millions. The NKVD bodies – including the ones in Armenia – weren’t dormant. The elite of the nation – its best representatives – were especially affected. The nation would become orphaned. Among those who perished were people …

Antique Coins Were Confiscated From Smugglers In Kharberd, Historical Armenia

Antique Coins Were Confiscated

In Kharberd, police officers disguised as civilian buyers confiscated 460 silver coins from smugglers. A group working under the State Police is in operation to prevent the smuggling of historical artifacts. Within the scope of the operation, policemen disguised as civilians contacted the smugglers to “buy” the coins from them. The smugglers were arrested after …