Monthly archives: June, 2020

Poghos Bek-Pirumyan – Armenian Heroes

Poghos Bek-Pirumyan – Armenian Heroes

Poghos Bek-Pirumyanwasa military leader, colonel of the Russian army, and one of the commanders of the battle of Sardarapat. At the beginning of WWI, Bek-Pirumyan was appointed the commander of the Lutsk-Mstislavsky regiment. At the end of 1916, he was transferred to the Caucasus Front as the commander of the Armenian 5th Infantry Regiment. Poghos …

Why Hasn’t Turkey Been Held Responsible For The Genocide?

Why Hasn’t Turkey Been Held Responsible For The Genocide?

There is more than enough evidence of the organized manner of the extermination of Armenians – the Armenian Genocide – by the Ottoman government. The only “mistake” or “fault” of the Armenians subjected to the Genocide was and still is their (our) ethnicity and geographic attachment to the historical Fatherland – the Armenian Highlands – …

An Armenian Khachkar In Rivne – Ukraine

An Armenian Khachkar In Rivne

On November 1, 2019, on the corner of Kavkazskaya-Mitskevich streets in the city of Rivne, the grand opening of a khachkar (cross-stone) dedicated to the innocent victims of the Armenian and Ukrainian peoples took place. The 2.5 meters tall cross-stone is made from Armenian mountain tuff stone. The monument was consecrated by the head of …

The Mass Exodus Of Armenians To The North Caucasus In 1918

The Mass Exodus Of Armenians

After the capture of Karakilisa, the Turks marched north towards Tiflis. At the same time, Muslims in the Sadakhlo-Sandari region became active, closing down the railroad and starting robbing and killing Armenian refugees. On May 22, 1918, the Transcaucasian government decided to appeal to the Dashnaktsutyun party and the Musavatists with a request to send …

An Armenian Khachkar In Wroclaw

An Armenian Khachkar In Wroclaw

A traditional Armenian Khachkar in Wroclaw stands at a crossroad right next to the church of St. Wojciech on Janitzky Street. The church has two entrances – one from the street of the Divine Body and the other from the Pesochnaya street. This Khachkar was erected on September 21, 2012, during the Days of Armenia. …

The Result Of Indifference To The Past

The Result Of Indifference To The Past

The film “Eternal Call” was released in 1973. It was based on the novel of the same name by Anatoly Ivanov. I will give one passage from the book that was not included in the film (words of former tsarist officer Lakhnovsky): “…The main goal is to foster indifference to the past… And when there …

Ancient Handprints On The Walls Of Caves In Mersin

Ancient Handprints On The Walls

Ancient handprints have been found in a cave at the foot of the Taurus Mountains, Mersin province, Historical Armenia. Discovered by a traveler, these handprints shed light on the history of the Neolithic. The traveler took pictures of the drawings. After finding out about the handprints, experts arrived at the site to begin research work. …

An Olive Grove In The Village Of Ishkhanadzor – Artsakh

An Olive Grove

8 years have passed since Avetis Sanoyan and his family moved from the Syrian city of Aleppo to the village of Ishkhanadzor in Artsakh. During recent years, he and his brother planted gardens, were engaged in grain production, and acquired their own agricultural equipment. They no longer think about returning to Syria. Last fall, they …

“I Am A Jew, And I Recognize The Armenian Genocide”

“5 years ago, I came back home to Israel from Armenia for the first time. I came back with the question of a thirteen-year-old girl resonating in my head: ‘Dima jan, why doesn’t Israel recognize the Armenian Genocide?’ At home, I decided to go through photos. The question continued to resonate. I got to this …

Russian Cities Founded By Armenians

Russian Cities Founded By Armenians

In the 18th-19th centuries, for various reasons, many ethnic Armenians moved to the Russian Empire for permanent residence. These were Armenians who had been exiled by Shah Abbas to Iran, as well as Armenians who had lived in the so-called Ottoman (western) Armenia for centuries. The Armenian people were invited to Russia by Russian tsars. …