Monthly archives: June, 2020

“The Day Of Soviet Occupation” In Azerbaijan

"The Day Of Soviet Occupation" In Azerbaijan

April 28 in Azerbaijan is “the day of Soviet occupation”. This phrase is an outrageous oxymoron. Russia in the literal sense of the word created the Azerbaijani nation. Back in the days, the current Azerbaijanis were called Tatars. For the first time, the term “Azerbaijanis” was mentioned in the 1936 census of the USSR. In …

The Statue Of Liberty Made From Akhtala Copper?

The Statue Of Liberty Made From Akhtala Copper?

In 1887, France acquired Armenia’s Akhtala deposit of non-ferrous metals located in Lori Province. The joint-stock company Compagnie Francaise Mines D’Akhtala was established here to manage the mines. Copper was mined mainly by the Greeks and Armenians living in the province. Most of the raw materials would be exported to France. Due to this, some …

Simeon Lehatsi – Travel Notes

Simeon Lehatsi – Travel Notes

Simeon Lehatsi (Armenian: Սիմեոն Լեհացի, Polish: Symeon z Zamoscia, 1584-1639) was an Armenian traveler, writer, and poet from the city of Zamość, which is now in Poland. Lehatsi was a significant member of the Polish community, and his parents were immigrants from the Crimea. He was a very God-fearing and willful man, having his own …

Moscow Treaty – Paper Signed By Criminals

Moscow Treaty – Paper Signed By Criminals

Next year marks the centenary of the Moscow/Kars Treaty under which Western Armenia, Kars, Surmalu, and Masis officially passed to Turkey. This humiliating agreement was to be signed between the Armenian SSR, the RSFSR, Turkey, and the Azerbaijani SSR. A few weeks earlier, a February uprising took place in Armenia, resulting in a temporary overthrow …

Mikael Melik-Ohanjanyan – Hero Of Sardarapat

Mikael Melik-Ohanjanyan – Hero Of Sardarapat

Mikael Melik-Ohanjanyan was from a well-known Syunik princely family. He was the brother of outstanding Armenian philologist, Armenologist, orientalist, and translator Karapet Melik-Ohanjanyan. When WWI began, Mikael was studying in Moscow. As a tsarist officer, he would participate in the war.  After the Bolshevik revolution, he returned to Armenia and as a platoon commander participated …

Sarkis Stepanyan – Heroes of Armenia

Sarkis Stepanyan – Heroes of Armenia

Sarkis Stepanyan is a veteran of the Artsakh war. A few years ago, on the days of the aggravation of the situation at the frontline and the newly launched hostilities, Stepanyan received serious injuries in a mine explosion. He was injured while carrying a wounded comrade through a minefield while repulsing sabotage operations. He lost …

Artsakh – The Ninth Province Of Greater Armenia

Artsakh – The Ninth Province Of Greater Armenia

After the fall of Greater Armenia, the Armenian principality of Khachen was established in Artsakh in the 9th century. At least for 4 centuries after its foundation, the principality has been completely autonomous from the Mongols, Turkomans, and Safavids. “The Artsakh Armenians, as the inhabitants of the wildest and most inaccessible heights, have morals preserved …

Armenians And Yezidis – Surviving Together, Winning Together

Armenians And Yezidis – Surviving Together

We’ve lived with this nation side by side since time immemorial. It just so happened that we have established a high level of organic coexistence with this nation. Furthermore, we not only achieved coexistence but fought together in times of threat since our enemies didn’t differentiate between us. Whether it is the Battle of Sardarapat, …

Dali Ghazar – Fedayi Commander

Dali Ghazar – Fedayi Commander

Dali Ghazar (aka Misha, born Mikael Astvatsaturovich Badalkoyan, 1886-1920) was born into a noble family in Gandzak, Armenia. He was a fighter, fedayi, and a khmbapet (group commander). Ghazar graduated from the Elisabethpol’s men’s classical gymnasium. At a young age, he joined the Dashnaktsutyun Party. In early January 1914, together with his brother Abram, he …

The Third Republic Of Armenia Without The Idea Of Statehood

The Third Republic Of Armenia

After the fall of the Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia, to this day, only a few people have considered the restoration of the Armenian statehood feasible, while most of the public has preferred dreams of peace, social justice, and equality. On the eve of the establishment of the First Republic in 1918, the May heroic battles …

Karahunj – The Temple And Tower Of The Sun

Karahunj – The Temple And Tower

Geologist Hovhannes Azizbekyan, a convinced follower of the theory that Karahunj was also an observatory, explained his opinion. According to him, Karahunj was one of the sacred temples of the ancient Armenian faith. And, like all the ancient temples of the Armenian Highlands, Karahunj was also a large scientific center and served as an observatory. …

Zoravar Kristapor Araratyan – The Story Of A Photo

Zoravar Kristapor Araratyan

In the photo below are the commander of the artillery brigade of the Armenian Corps in the Sardarapat heroic battle Zoravar Kristapor Araratyan and his chief of staff captain Arthur Ayvazyan. The photo was taken in April 1919, Yerevan, Armenia. Araratyan’s artillery brigade had a profound impact on the success of the Battle of Sardarapat …

The Village Of Arzakan Has Had No Drinking Water For 30 Years

The Village Of Arzakan

The Arzakan village is one of the most picturesque places in Armenia. The resort located nearby is attractive for tourists thanks to not only its natural beauty but also the superb service. Here, travelers are offered all the amenities necessary for a comfortable stay and relaxation. I am sure that many of our subscribers have …