A Fragment from Soghomon Tehlirian’s Interrogation

A Fragment from Soghomon Tehlirian’s Interrogation

Soghomon Tehlirian, the only survivor of his family during the Armenian Genocide, assassinated one of the main perpetrators of the Armenian Genocide Talaat Pasha in 1921. A Fragment from Soghomon Tehlirian’s Interrogation: Chairman: Accused, do you consider yourself guilty of homicide? Soghomon Tehlirian: I do not consider myself guilty because my conscience is calm. Chairman: …

Homemade Plane for Flight from the USSR – Yerevan, 1973

Homemade Plane for Flight from the USSR

It was in 1973 when people found a crashed plane in the southwest of Yerevan near Sovetashen (Nubarashen). Some suggested that the plane belonged to foreigners who had illegally crossed the state border with not entirely good intentions. However, operational investigations by the security authorities showed that the plane was homemade – moreover, made on …

“Call of Plowmen” – Khachik Dashtents

"Call of Plowmen" – Khachik Dashtents

“This novel of mine is about them, about that generation who had a ‘strong bone’ in its chest. And the people of this generation and their whole life were so unusual and legendary that although the material of the novel is reality itself and the events described in it have actually happened, it may still …

Hayk Sayadyan’s Watercolor Animated Film “Momik”

Hayk Sayadyan's Watercolor Animated

In the media space, you can often see trailers for feature films, documentaries, and, in this case, animated films whose further fate remains unknown or is, at least, not traceable. An animated trailer by Hayk Sayadyan telling the story of the life of brilliant architect, sculptor, and miniaturist of the 13th-14th centuries Momik is no …

The Legend of Lake Parvana

The Legend of Lake Parvana

The story of the cartoon “The Legend of Lake Parvana” tells of an Armenian kingdom whose ruler fell seriously ill. He understood that his days were numbered so he tried to find his only daughter a good husband. Throughout the kingdom, messengers were sent with the news that a large-scale pre-marital screening was to take …

Arutinov’s Letter to Stalin on the Reunification of Armenia

Arutinov’s Letter to Stalin

July 6, 1945. Joseph Vissarionovich! After the People’s Commissariat for Foreign Affairs’ March publication on the denunciation of the December 17, 1925, agreement between Turkey and the USSR, there has been talk among the population that the Soviet Government, having terminated the agreement with Turkey, has plans to return to Armenia the territories that had …

Genocide, An Irreparable Misfortune

Genocide, An Irreparable Misfortune

Genocide… Is an irreparable misfortune, indelible disgrace, impotent anger at the insult of the human soul. This topic will always be beating with pain in the chest of an Armenian! After all, the executioners knocked on every door – not a single family escaped murder. My family is no exception. Before moving on to the …

The Historical Reserve of Ancient Agarak

The Historical Reserve of Ancient Agarak

The historical reserve of Agarak is located south of Mount Aragats, on the banks of the Amberd River, on both sides of the Yerevan-Gyumri highway 16 kilometers from Yerevan. Ancient Agarak was discovered by accident. During the construction of the Yerevan-Gyumri highway, archaeological layers were unearthed, immediately attracting the attention of specialists. Agarak is one …

The Armenian Apostolic Church and Its Centuries-Old Struggle

The Armenian Apostolic Church

The relentless struggle waged by the Armenians for centuries in the name of the cross has given their church a strictly national character. The church hymns of the Armenians included sacred hymns – sharakans, sincere outpourings of spiritual writers and poets created in the difficult moments of domestic calamities. Most Armenians know and sing these …

Movses Ter-Galustyan – Leader of the Musa Dagh Defense

Armenian Printing Is Over 500 Years Old

General Movses Ter-Galustyan was a participant and the leader of the Armenian defense on the mountain of Musa Dagh during the Armenian Genocide of 1915 in the Ottoman Empire. Ter-Galustyan was born into an aristocratic Armenian family. His father was a prominent and popular writer and an active member of various Armenian organizations. Movses has …

The Most Famous Building of Dilijan

The Most Famous Building of Dilijan

The photo depicts the most famous historical building of Dilijan. This two-story building was built in the 90s of the 19th century for Princess Mariam Tumanyan who at the time lived in Tiflis. The building located in the city center next to the Aghstev River has served as a summer residence. At the beginning of …

A Unique Archaeological Monument of the Van Period Found in Odzaberd

A Unique Archaeological Monument

Archaeological excavations in the Odzaberd fortress (Armenian: Օձաբերդ) located between the villages of Tsovinar and Artsvanist in Gegharkunik Province of Armenia revealed an inclined plate, parts of a spindle, an amphora, a stable, barley grain turned into coal, animal bones, and funerary karases (vessels). The head of the expeditionary group Mikayel Badalyan shared his findings …