Day archives: May 3rd, 2020

The Plunder Of Armenian Bitlis By Russian Cossacks

The Plunder Of Armenian Bitlis

In January-February 1916, the Russian army entered Khnus, Mush, Karin, and Baghesh. Among the ranks of the army were numerous volunteer Armenians. On the night of February 7 (19), Andranik and his volunteer detachment liberated Baghesh. General Abatsiev’s troops then entered the city. Thanks to Andranik’s actions, 300 Armenian women and children survived. Andranik would …