Month: October 2021

Nzhdeh’s Battle Today

Nzhdeh’s Battle Today

The battle that is today taking place for the future of Armenia is steeped in history, one which matches the wishes of nationalist Armenians with those of globalists. This battle was taking place over one hundred years ago when Armenian nationalists were fighting the forces of the globalist Bolshevik forces that wanted to subsume newly …

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Artwashing a Dictatorship

Artwashing a Dictatorship

Has spending millions on contemporary art and architecture helped Azerbaijan artwash its image? Since at least 2011, Azerbaijan has used artists and art institutions for propaganda purposes to a degree that is unequaled in the contemporary era. In the last decade, scores of artists and institutions have taken money from the brutal dictatorship of Azerbaijan …

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Tigranocerta - World History Encyclopedia

Tigranocerta – World History Encyclopedia

Tigranocerta (Tigranakert) was a city in the southwest of ancient Armenia founded and made capital by Tigranes the Great in 83 BCE. Famous for its riches and fine buildings, as well as its mix of Hellenistic and Persian culture, the city, despite possessing impressive fortifications, was captured twice by Roman armies in 69 BCE and 59 CE. Continuing as an important settlement into Late Antiquity, it was …

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New Documentary on Artsakh War at Capitol Theatre in Arlington

New Documentary on Artsakh War at Capitol Theatre in Arlington

ARLINGTON, Mass. — The Cultural Impact Foundation recently announced its partnership with the film “45 Days: The Fight For A Nation,” a new feature documentary directed by Emile Ghessen and produced by Asko Akopyan. The movie is about the unprovoked Azerbaijani and Turkish assault on the Autonomous Republic of Artsakh in September of 2020. The …

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Orontid Dynasty - World History Encyclopedia

Orontid Dynasty – World History Encyclopedia

The Orontid dynasty (aka Eruandid or Yervanduni) succeeded the Kingdom of Urartu in ancient Armenia and ruled from the 6th to 3rd century BCE. Initially, the Orontids ruled as Persian satraps and the culture, language and political practices of that state were introduced into ancient Armenia. Then, under Seleucid rule, the Orontid kings became more independent and minted their own coinage. The dynasty ended around …

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A Brief History of Khash, Armenia’s Love-It-or-Hate-It Hangover Cure (Recipe)

A Brief History of Khash, Armenia’s Love-It-or-Hate-It Hangover Cure (Recipe)

A recipe for the Armenian soup called khash, at its most basic, goes something like this: simmer cows’ hooves overnight. Serve. Gelatinous beef trotters—flavored tableside with sinus-clearing add-ins like lemon, salt, vinegar, and raw garlic—may sound like the last thing you would reach for when nursing a hangover, but Armenians swear by khash’s panacean powers, particularly …

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See Armenia Through the Eyes of a Local Guide

See Armenia Through the Eyes of a Local Guide

The landscape of Armenia is diverse. Often, there are several sub-regions within a single region, each with their own distinct set of tourist destinations In the summer of 2020, the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage’s My Armenia Program partnered with Armenian publication Yerevan Magazine to publish a special issue highlighting community-based cultural heritage tourism in the country. Over the next few …

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The Roman-Parthian War 58-63 CE - World History Encyclopedia

The Roman-Parthian War 58-63 CE – World History Encyclopedia

The Roman-Parthian War of 58-63 CE was sparked off when the Parthian Empire‘s ruler imposed his own brother as the new king of Armenia, considered by Rome to be a quasi-neutral buffer state between the two empires. When Parthia went a step further and declared Armenia a vassal state in 58 CE all-out war broke out. The on-off war, in which the Roman commander …

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