Monthly archives: May, 2020

Dro – A Revolutionary By Calling

Dro – A Revolutionary By Calling

During his years at the gymnasium, despite his quick wit and keen mind, teachers complained that Dro was lazy and undisciplined. The gymnasium’s inspector would often express his dissatisfaction with the student and summon his father so that he would instruct his son. The father exhorted the “child”, instructed him to graduate from school, “become …

Tmkaberd – One Of The Wonders Of Javakhk

Tmkaberd – One Of The Wonders Of Javakhk

Tmuk, Tmbuk, Tmogvi, or Tmkaberd was a medieval fortress on the left bank of the Kura River in the district of Upper Javakhk, Gugark Province, Greater Armenia. Currently, it is located in the Aspindza (Aspnyak) region of Georgia. The fortress occupies three hills and used to be surrounded by 150 meters long and 3 meters …

Hakob Bagratuni – Outstanding Statesman, Diplomat, And Military Figure Of The First Republic Of Armenia

Hakob Bagratuni – Outstanding Statesman

Prince Hakob Bagratuni was born in Akhaltsikhe in 1879 into an Armenian noble family from the Bagratuni dynasty. Bagratunis from Gyumri-Alexandropol who had migrated from Karin (Erzrum) at the beginning of the 19th century were representatives of the old Bagratuni princely family. After graduating from the male Tiflis gymnasium with honors, Akop Bagratuni continued his …

Armenians In Kaffa, Crimea

Armenians In Kaffa, Crimea

The door of the 1371 Surb Sargis (Sergius) church in the city of Kaffa (Theodosia), Crimea, is a fine example of medieval Armenian woodworking. Between the 14th and 17th/18th centuries, Armenians have made up the majority of the population of the city of Kaffa. The local Armenian community mostly comprised refugees from the western and …

Mkrtich Portugalyan: “While The Turks And Kurds Are Tearing The Armenians Physically, Russia Is Twisting Their Soul”

Mkrtich Portugalyan:

The hope that Russia will liberate Western Armenia is very naive. After the liberation of the Caucasus from the Persians with the support of Armenian meliks, the Russians destroyed these very meliks so that, God forbid, a new David Bek doesn’t appear among the Armenians. Millions of Armenians are strangled in Russia’s claws – under …

The Presentation Of The Treaty Of Sevres To Turkey

The Presentation Of The Treaty Of Sevres

The Sevres peace treaty was presented to the Turkish delegation at 16:00 on May 11, 1920, in Paris, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Armenian delegation was present at the ceremony as well since the new Armenian state was one of the parties in the treaty and wasrecognized as a sovereign and independent state. …

Armenian Poet Vahan Tekeyan

Armenian Poet Vahan Tekeyan

On January 21, 1878, Armenian poet Vahan Tekeyan was born in the Ortagyugh district of Constantinople. Tekeyan is one of the few Armenian writers of that time who, having survived the genocide, did not lose faith in the future and praised the ideas of heroism in their works. In the rich world of Armenian poetry, …