Category «History»

The Lost Armenian Village Of Jipin

The Lost Armenian Village Of Jipin

Before 1915, more than 42,000 Armenians lived in the villages near the ancient city of Urfa (Urha, Orfa, or Edessa). This Armenian community had 10 churches, one monastery, and about 20 Armenian schools. One of these Armenian-populated villages was the village of Jipin. During the Armenian Genocide in 1915, the forced emigration of Armenians began …

Historical Photo – The Last Caretaker Of The Monastery Of Holy Apostles In Mush At The Tombstones Of Mushegh And Vahan Mamikonyans

Historical Photo – The Last Caretaker

In the courtyard of the monastery of the Holy Apostles in Mush, at the tombstone of Mushegh and Vahan Mamikonyans once stood Vardan Vardapet, the last caretaker of the monastery and a defender of the Armenian liberation struggle and the fedayi troops. In 1915, the genocidal Turks invaded the monastery of the Holy Apostles in …

A Few Questions To The Azerbaijani Agitprop

A Few Questions To The Azerbaijani Agitprop

1. How could Azerbaijan “give” Armenia the Erivan province on May 28, 1918, if Azerbaijan was less than one day old (legal capacity of the state)? 2. Do Azerbaijani historians know that one of the conditions of Turkey’s ultimatum to the Transcaucasian Seim in May 1918 was the concession of the “two-thirds” of the territory …

“The Dark Story Of Young Turk And Communist Salih Zeki (Kusharkov)” – Book By Armenian Historian Arsen Avagyan Published In Istanbul

In Istanbul, the Turkish Foundation for Social and Historical Research has published a book by Armenian historian, Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor Arsen Avagyan. The book is titled “The Dark Story of Young Turk and Communist Salih Zeki (Kusharkov)”. This was reported by Akunq.net with reference to the foundation’s website. According to the source, in …

Where Did The Armenians, Greeks, And Assyrians Go?

Where Did The Armenians

In 1844, the first ever population census was carried out in the Ottoman Empire, which showed that only 47% of the country’s population was Muslim. In contrast, today, Muslims make up 99% of the population of Turkey. Where have the Armenians, Greeks, and Assyrians gone who, according to the census of 1844, accounted for 50% …

Excavations In Sotk May Shed Light On The Dark Pages Of The History Of The First Republic Of Armenia

Excavations In Sotk May Shed Light

Archaeological excavations carried out by the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia in the village of Sotk, Geghamasar community, Gegharkunik Province are nearing completion. Archaeologist Avetis Grigoryan said that the mass grave uncovered during these excavations may shed light on the dark pages of the …

Interesting Facts About The Lisbon Five

Interesting Facts About The Lisbon Five

The Lisbon 5 (also known as the Lisbon Five) drew the world’s attention to the Armenian issue on July 27, 1983. Five members of the Armenian Revolutionary Army – Vache Daghlian, Setrak Ajamian, Simon Yahniyan, Ara Kuhrjulian, and Sarkis Abrahamian – opened a new page in the recognition of the Armenian Genocide and the restoration …

The Crew Of A Captured Tank – The Story Of One Photo

The Crew Of A Captured Tank

This photo was taken in June 1992, in the most difficult and tragic time of the Artsakh war. At that time, our units engaged in the toughest battles would often retreat in front of superior enemy forces reinforced by Russian units, Turkish advisers, and mercenaries from near and far abroad. The photo shows the crew …

The First Railway In The Territory Of Armenia

The First Railway In The Territory Of Armenia

The first railway line on the territory of the present Republic of Armenia was opened in 1899. It connected Tiflis (now Tbilisi) with Alexandropol (now Gyumri). In 1902, the Alexandropol – Erivan (Yerevan) section was opened as well. The railway in Armenia actively developed up until 1988. It was almost completely electrified. Nevertheless, the railway …