Monthly archives: February, 2020

Ancient Delicacy – Scrambled Eggs With Basturma

Ancient Delicacy

The thin slices of beef jerky covered with aromatic spices are an inseparable part of Armenian cooking. No festive feast can do without basturma. The distinct aroma of basturma comes from spices – garlic, pepper, and cinnamon, due to which the delicacy acquires a characteristic refined taste and smell. Basturma is traditionally made from beef, …

Cities Outside Armenia With Armenian Names

Cities Outside Armenia

Armenia, Colombia The Colombian city of Armenia was named after a local estate owned by Armenians. The number of inhabitants increased rapidly, and on October 14, 1889, the authorities recognized Armenia as a city. Although the village had originally been named after the then incumbent president, inspired by the news about the Armenian Genocide in …

Eugenie Gyulbolyan – Student Of Komitas

Eugenie Gyulbolyan – Student Of Komitas

Eugenie’s father Varderes Atanesyan was a friend of Komitas and was arrested with him in Istanbul on April 24, 1915. Atanesyan was also the author of a unique exhibit stored in the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute since 1965. This exhibit is beads with the engraved names of Armenians exiled to the village of Chankiri in 1915. …

The Example Of Soghomon Tehlirian Inspired Sholom Schwartzbard To Assassinate Symon Petliura

The Example Of Soghomon Tehlirian

In 1926, Jewish poet and publicist Sholom Schwartzbard took revenge on the leader of Ukrainian nationalists Symon Petliura for the bloody pogroms. Schwartzbard became inspired with assassination by the act of Soghomon Tehlirian who had several years earlier assassinated one of the perpetrators of the Armenian Genocide in Berlin. Soghomon Tehlirian was a highly melancholic …

The Surb Karapet Church In The Rostov Oblast

The Surb Karapet Church

This building has seen a lot – the finish of its domes has disappeared, and only a few column bases have survived. From the painting fragments, one can only guess what kind of art murals have existed inside. Having only remnants of blacksmith work, one can only guess what the window gratings looked like. But …

Fulfillment Of A Promise – The Story Of One Photo

Fulfillment Of A Promise

It was January 22 or 23, 1993. Two Azerbaijani helicopters opened fire in the direction of the Yerits Mankunk church which we thought was a safe cover. The huge cross fell down from the dome. The commander of our special forces, Shahen Meghryan, said that we must restore this cross. And we all gave a …

The Harisa Dish – Armenian Cuisine

The Harisa Dish – Armenian Cuisine

Harisa has been prepared for the holiday of Navasard. On the 1st of the month of Navasard (August 11), the Armenians have celebrated the New Year, and harisa was an integral part of the festive table. Harisa was also an obligatory daily food for the army due to its nutritional value. The Armenian army has …

Azerbaijan Claims An Armenian Khachkar To Be Its Legacy

Azerbaijan Claims An Armenian Khachkar

Stop the falsifications! In 2011, famous traveler Vladimir Varfolomeev visited Baku where, as is inherent in any traveler, he would take a lot of photos. From the large number of buildings and monuments he captured, my attention was attracted by only one photograph. The caption to this photo reads: “Baku. Ancient plates in the Shirvanshah …

Leon Tadosyan’s Marble Palace In Tehran To Be Reopened

Leon Tadosyan's Marble Palace

Panorama.am reports that the Marble Palace, one of Tehran’s historic buildings and royal residences, will become open to the public after decades of inactivity. The Marble Palace was built in 1934-1937 by the order of Shah Reza Pahlavi. The Palace was based on the design of Iranian-Armenian architect Leon Tadosyan. After the Islamic Revolution of …

Ani, The Ancient Capital Of Armenia

Ani, The Ancient Capital Of Armenia

Ani was the capital of Armenia during the Bagratid dynasty. This ancient Armenian city was known as “the city of a thousand and one churches”. In 2016, Ani was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which implies some benefits related to protection and funding. Prior to being inscribed as a World Heritage Site, this …

Levon Ekmekjyan – Operation Karin, ASALA

Levon Ekmekjyan – Operation Karin

As many of you know, on January 28, 1983, ASALA fighter Levon Ekmekjyan was executed in a Turkish prison. He was one of the fighters who carried out the Karin operation on August 7, 1982, against the fascist Turkish state in its very heart – at the Ankara Esenboğa Airport. For 30 years, Turkey would …