Category «History»

Karen Maria Petersen – Witness To The Armenian Genocide

Karen Maria Petersen

Many missionaries who have dedicated their lives to saving Armenian women and children became witnesses to the Armenian Genocide. Among them were dedicated members of a Scandinavian missionary organization. We are talking about the Danish evangelical organization “Women’s Missionary Workers” (Kvindelige Missions Arbejdere, K.M.A.) founded in Copenhagen in 1900. The organization’s motto fully describes its …

This Is Who Patrick Devedjian Was

This Is Who Patrick Devedjian Was

In 1981, ASALA members occupied the Turkish Embassy in Paris and held more than 50 people hostage for 15 hours. Due to this, Patrick Devedjian withdrew from the mayoral election and chose to defend the four young Armenian ASALA members in court. Devedjian and his team made sure that the ASALA members be called “combatants” …

Mount Artos From The Taurus Mountain Range

Mount Artos

Artos is a mountain in the Taurus mountain system. Its highest peak is at 3550 meters. Its slopes are covered with mountain and subalpine vegetation. Its mountaintop offers a beautiful view of the village of Guayash (formerly called Vostan), Mount Sipan, Lake Van, and the latter’s islands Aghtamar and Arter. Many legends associated with Mount …

The Liberation Of Karvachar In 1993

The Liberation Of Karvachar In 1993

On March 27, 1993, Armenian troops launched a liberation operation in Karvachar. On April 1, Karvachar was liberated thanks to freedom fighters Armenak Abrahamyan, Hovsep Hovsepyan, Volodya Avetisyan, Sarkis Karapetyan, Misha Tadevosyan, Joseph Nersesyan, Vigen Abrahamyan, and others. On April 2, Armenian forces advanced further and three days later settled in the Omar Pass. The …

Theodora – Armenian Empress Of Byzantium

Theodora – Armenian Empress Of Byzantium

Theodora was a Byzantine empress, the wife of the Byzantine emperor Theophilos, and the regent of her son Michael III in 842–855 after the death of Theophilos. Originally from Paphlagonia, Theodora was of Armenian aristocratic origin. Theodora is also known as a saint in the Eastern Orthodox Church. Her holiday is celebrated on February 11th. …

Pilgrimage Of Armenians From Nakhichevan-On-Don To Surb Karapet Monastery

Pilgrimage Of Armenians

The pilgrimage of people from Nakhichevan-on-Don was not limited to Jerusalem. Older people traveled there, while male youth before marriage would go to the Surb Karapet Monastery in the city of Mush (Historical Armenia). The youth would usually gather from Novo-Nakhichevan (Rostov-on-Don), Ekaterinodar (Krasnodar), and Stavropol. They, all on horseback, armed with rifles and daggers, …

Nicholas I – What Textbooks Don’t Tell You About

Nicholas I – What Textbooks Don’t Tell You About

After the war against Persia ended, Nicholas I launched military operations against the Ottoman Empire in April 1828. Armenians not only provided great financial assistance to the Russian army but also formed volunteer regiments and actively participated in combat. In the summer of 1828, the Russian army captured Kars, Akhalkalaki, Akhaltsikhe, Ardahan, and Bayazet. On …