Category «History»

Movses Silikyan – A Hero That Was Shot

Movses Silikyan – A Hero

Movses Silikyan (also known as Silikov) was born in 1862 into the family of a military man in the village of Vartashen in the Nukhi-Aresh district, Elisabethpol Governorate. In 1882, the future commander graduated from the Second Moscow Military Gymnasium and two years later the Third Alexander Military School. Silikyan also studied at the officer …

The Armenian-Turkish Relations In 1918-1924

The Armenian-Turkish Relations

The Armenian-Turkish interstate relations began with the Batumi negotiations which were held from May 30 to June 4, 1918. After signing the Batumi Treaty, the military-political representative of the Ottoman Empire in the Republic of Armenia Mehmet Ali Pasha arrived in Yerevan. The purpose of his arrival was to monitor the implementation of the clauses …

The Armenian Builders of Constantinople

The Armenian Builders of Constantinople

The Balyans were representatives of a noble Armenian family of Ottoman architects. They had a direct impact on the architectural appearance of modern Istanbul, having for a century and a half erected palaces, villas, pavilions, mosques, churches, and various other buildings in the ancient city. On the European side of the Bosphorus, on the border …

Unique Documents On The Ayntap Self-Defense

Unique Documents On The Ayntap

Unique documents and photographs of the times of the self-defense of Ayntap have complemented the collection of the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute. In total, the new collection contains about 20 rare documents and more than 130 original photographs associated with the heroic resistance of Aintap Armenians in 1920. The photographs depict episodes of battles, scenes of …

Napoleon Bonaparte’s Abdication Document In Armenia

Napoleon Bonaparte’s Abdication Document

A 200-year-old document from the imperial archive entered the Yerevan Museum. What did Bonaparte write in his message, and how did the letter appear in Armenia? One of the most important historical documents – the announcement of the abdication of Napoleon Bonaparte – is now in Armenia, in the archive of the Charents Museum of …

Armenians In Ottoman Turkey Before The Genocide – Rare Photos

Armenians In Ottoman Turkey

The American educational portal IWitness dedicated to the victims of genocides has recently published photos depicting the life of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire. These photos have been made public through collaboration with the SAVE Armenian Photograph Archives project. Its purpose is to collect, document, preserve, and present to the public both archival and contemporary …

Hoping For The Mountains Of Armenia – Garegin Nzhdeh

Hoping For The Mountains Of Armenia

Without support from the outside, relying only on the Armenian mountains and on the power of their own spirit, the Armenians of Syunik led by Nzhdeh waged their victorious struggle like ancient heroes. The government of the Republic of Armenia would not react to the requests of the highlanders for help other than with occasional …

About Hayk Who Went To Artsakh

About Hayk Who Went To Artsakh

Early in the morning, 6 people gathered at a large oak tree to leave for Artsakh. Earlier, about 80 people showed a desire to volunteer to defend their land. These were the regulars of the Republic Square who demanded the freedom of Artsakh. However, the next day, only 6 people showed up. The volunteers got …

Armenian Heritage in the Culture of India

Armenian Heritage in the Culture of India

The Indian news portal Hindu told about the Armenian heritage in the history and culture of India. Back in the 16th century, the Mughal emperor Akbar I the Great invited the Armenians from the regions of Nakhichevan and Julfa to settle in Agra. Here, by the middle of the 17th century, a prosperous Armenian community …

Bread Lines in Yerevan – How It Was

Bread Lines in Yerevan – How It Was

At the beginning of each month, the Housing Office issued cards allocating 250 grams of bread. The cards were printed on thin gray paper, and you had to have it in your pocket every day. To preserve the cards, people would glue them onto a piece of cardboard, wrap in cellophane, or make a special …