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The Ostensible Assistance to the Armenians After the Conclusion of the Russian-Turkish Treaty of 1724

The Ostensible Assistance to the Armenians

Below is the order of the Highest Russian Council to Commander of the Caspian Forces General Dolgorukov dated August 15, 1727, regarding the Turkish attack on Armenian territories after the conclusion of the Russian-Turkish Treaty of 1724 and the ostensible assistance to Armenians. “In accordance with our previous orders, you must gather as many troops …

Architecture of Vaspurakan – Armenian Renaissance

Architecture of Vaspurakan

The beginning of the epoch which we call the Armenian Renaissance dates back to the 10th-11th centuries – the period of the “centenary peace” and well-being of Armenia, when the country experienced a spiritual revival, giving free rein to the accumulated thirst for creativity. Freeing itself from the grip of the church and social dogma, …

Nazim Bey – Ideologist of the Armenian Genocide

Nazim Bey – Ideologist

One of the ideologists of the Armenian Genocide was Nazim Bey. During the secret meetings of the Young Turks, which were attended by Djemal, Enver, Talaat, Behaeddin Shakir Bey, and other executioners of the Armenian people, Nazim Bey tried to ideologically justify the crimes that were being prepared against the Armenians. We present to you …

Historical Chronology of Armenian-Russian Relations

Historical Chronology

In 1722, Peter the Great urged the Armenians and Georgians to jointly struggle against the Turks and Persians. But two months later, he canceled his Caspian campaign and broke the promise of a joint struggle. On June 12, 1724, in Constantinople, Ibrahim Pasha and the Russian ambassador Neplyuev concluded an agreement, according to which the …

From the History of the Artsakh Movement – 1988

From the History of the Artsakh

On May 28, 1988, National Hero of the Republic of Armenia Movses Gorgisyan addressed the people during a rally held in Freedom Square with the following words: “People, I will show you one thing, don’t be afraid.” He raised the Yeraguyn (Armenian: եռագույն, Tricolor) – the national flag of Armenia. It was one of the …

The First Victim of the Artsakh Movement in 1988

The First Victim

Journalist Khachik Zakaryan, who was shot by a Soviet officer at the Zvartnots airport in Yerevan, was the first victim of the Artsakh movement. On July 5, 1988, Soviet troops under the command of criminal general Makashov seized the Zvartnots airport. The purpose of the seizure was to suppress the strike of the airport workers …

Leo – “Tsarism incited attacks on Armenians”

Leo – "Tsarism Incited The Turks

“Tsarism did not direct its army against the Armenians, but it played with the raising awareness of the uneducated Turkish people, thereby inciting attacks on Armenians, their extermination, and seizure of Armenian property. These incitements are fully confirmed by the Turks themselves. It was also confirmed that the government itself handed out weapons to the …

Letter of Catholicos Gevorg to the Russian Command

Letter of Catholicos Gevorg

“I received information from my local representatives that the Russian victorious army not only does not assist the Armenians or protect them from violence but treats with complete indifference any problem relating to the protection of Christians, which allows the leaders of Kurdish tribes and Circassians to continue the exploitation of defenseless Christians scot-free. While …

Old Quarters of Yerevan

Old Quarters of Yerevan

Before the reunification of Eastern Armenia with Russia, the territory of Yerevan was approximately thirty square kilometers, most of which were gardens and other green areas. At that time, Yerevan was divided into three main parts – Shahar (main city), Demir-Bulagh (Karhanq), and Kond. Cut off from the city, Nork spread on an eastern hill. …

Photos of Amerkom’s Humanitarian Activities in Armenia

Photos of Amerkom’s

Tens of thousands of Armenian children became victims of the Armenian Genocide carried out by the Turkish government. The surviving children were orphaned, and some of them, having lost touch with their native environment, lost their Armenian identity. The state shelters created by the Turkish government were used for enforcing and Islamizing Armenian orphans. After …

Three Unique Photos of Armenian Genocide Witnesses

Three Unique Photos

The first photo was found in manuscripts stored in the National Archives of Armenia. It depicts a concentration camp of deported Armenians in the Syrian desert of Ras al-Ayn. It dates to 1915 or 1916. Judging by the angle, it was most likely taken in secret — the person who took the picture wanted to …