Category «History»

Procopius about the Armenians

Procopius about the Armenians

Procopius, a 6th century historiographer, wrote: “… Until 474, the Roman emperors, when selecting their bodyguards, taking into account the dignity of the people, gave preference to the Armenians! Armenians are the only people who bequeaths their souls to God, their hearts to their families, and their bodies to their Motherland! Armenians are the people …

Smbataberd fortress – Syunik – Armenia

Smbataberd fortress - Syunik - Armenia

So, friends, the first stop of the walking tour is the Smbataberd fortress. The road is awesome, beautiful, butterflies, storks! The Smbataberd fortress is 5th century, the owners are the princes of Syunik, then they presented it to the Orbelians for their contribution to the expulsion of the Seljuks from Vayots Dzor. There are very …

Navy of the First Republic of Armenia

Navy of the First Republic of Armenia

A year after the proclamation of the First Republic of Armenia, in May 1919, the first naval fleet of the republic was formed in Sevan. What was the danger for the southeastern coast of Sevan, because of what was the Sevan fleet formed? Where are our first combat ships “Ashot Yerkat”, “Ksyusha” and others now? …

Government building of the First Republic of Armenia-1918-1920

Government building of the First Republic of Armenia-1918-1920

In this building, in 1918-1920, the Government of the First Republic of Armenia operated. The building was built in 1905 in Yerevan at 37 Hanrapetutyan Street. Source: History Museum of Armenia / Հայաստանի պատմության թանգարան Before publishing pretentious, toast-like statuses about the First Republic of Armenia, let us remember that this was the building of …

Garegin Nzhdeh’s victories are a fact

Garegin Nzhdeh's victories are a fact

In the early autumn of 1920, there was a period when only Meghri and a few nearby villages remained under the control of Nzhdeh. The enemy occupied Goris, Kapan, Sisian. In Meghri, Nzhdeh was surrounded on three sides by Russians, Turks and Tatars, and was pressed against the Persian border. Thus, Nzhdeh was completely cut …

Garegin Nzhdeh about the envy of his princes

Garegin Nzhdeh about the envy of his princes

“Looking back at our history, we see that not a single dictator of the East has caused the Armenian people as much harm as the envy of armenian melik, prince and crown did. …Yes, no external enemy has dealt a blow to our people as mercilessly as did some figures from the inside. Denunciation, betrayal, …

Historical photo of the Red Army on Abovyan street in Yerevan

Historical photo of the Red Army on Abovyan street in Yerevan

History teaches that it teaches nothing! The photo posted below shows the Red Army on Abovyan Street – Yerevan. One hundred and one years ago, on November 29, 1920, the 11th Red Army invaded Armenia. Armenia became Soviet. All this happened in a geopolitically complex regional situation ․․․ indeed, history is cyclical, it teaches only …