Category «History»

Tevan Stepanyan – Heroes of Armenia

Tevan Stepanyan – Heroes of Armenia

Tevan Stepanyan is one of those heroes of the Armenian people who during the years of Soviet power were branded as enemies or put into oblivion. But today, many, including the fellow countrymen of Tevan, the Karabakh people, are rediscovering the history of their land and are beginning to recognize their heroes. After Armenia gained …

Participants of the Shushi Liberation

Participants of the Shushi Liberation

Komandos – Arkady Ter-Tadevosyan: “The Armenian command did not approve of the operation, and we did not have any clear instructions, but we had to act. That is why a meeting of 72 commanders was held where we unanimously decided that the operation should be carried out. The commanders should have fulfilled my order, but …

Agreement Between Armenia and the RSFSR From August 1920

Agreement Between Armenia and the RSFSR

On August 10, 1920, plenipotentiary B. V. Legrand on behalf of the RSFSR, on one hand, and representatives of the Republic of Armenia A. Jamalyan and A. Babalyan on the other on the basis of recognition of the independence and full sovereignty of the Republic of Armenia concluded this agreement as follows: 1. From 12 …

Punitive Operation Ring

Punitive Operation Ring

In late April-early May 1991, the special forces (OMON) of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Azerbaijan with the support of the forces of the internal troops of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the USSR launched the large-scale punitive Operation Ring, the goal of which was the expulsion of the Armenian population from the …

Historical Miniatures of the Provinces of the Russian Empire – Where the Transcaucasian Tatars Lived in 1856

Historical Miniatures

Miniature number 1. The Derbent Governorate to the south of modern Dagestan and the north of modern Azerbaijan. The population was 116 thousand people and comprised of Georgians, Chechens, and Armenians. Tatars (current Azerbaijanis) are not mentioned – all highlanders are counted as Chechens. Miniature number 2. The Erivan Governorate, which is practically modern Armenia. …

The Espionage of an Azerbaijani Diplomat in 1919-1920 – The Armenian National Security Service’s Declassified Documents

The Espionage of an Azerbaijani Diplomat

1919. This spring, a nationalist and diplomat named Khan Tekinsky was sent from Azerbaijan to Armenia. Back in the years of the First Republic, Baku spared no efforts to destroy Armenia from within and undermine the foundations of statehood. From the very first day of his arrival in Yerevan, the security agencies watched the “diplomat.” …

“From the Dardanelles to Palestine” – Memoirs of Sarkis Torossian

“From the Dardanelles to Palestine”

The Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute announced Sarkis Torrosian’s (1891 – August 17, 1954) book “From the Dardanelles to Palestine” as the Book of the Month. The memoirs of Sarkis Torossian, an Armenian, an officer of the Ottoman army, are of exceptional importance. They have been translated into several languages, including Turkish. The memoirs represent the odyssey …

The First Speech of the First Prime Minister of Armenia in the First Parliament – August 3, 1918

The First Speech of the First Prime

The first speech of the first Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia Hovhannes Kajaznuni was made on August 3, 1918, at the second session of the parliament. The Prime Minister read the following government statement: “My government is starting to work in extremely difficult conditions. The government was called upon to exercise executive power …

The Destruction of Armenian Heritage in Soviet Azerbaijan

The Destruction of Armenian Heritage

In the village of Tsar in the Shahumyan district of the Artsakh Republic, Azerbaijani mountain architects built an Azerbaijani school from Armenian cross-stones in Soviet times. Based on the video below, we can conclude that Azerbaijani vandalism has always existed – at the beginning of the 20th century, in Soviet years, and even now. During …