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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 …

The First Media Platform in Yerevan – Early 20th Century

The First Media Platform in Yerevan

The newspaper “Erivan Announcements” was published from 1901 to 1917. The editor-in-chief of the publication – theatrical figure, philanthropist, and publisher Emin Ter-Grigoryants – managed to create a platform that most fully reflected the life of Yerevan in those days. On the pages of the bilingual newspaper, it was possible not only to post job …

Three Turkish Attempts to Destroy Armenians

Three Turkish Attempts to Destroy Armenians

At least three times in its history, Turkey has attempted to commit genocidal acts to implement the policy of mass extermination and deportation of the Armenian population of Artsakh (Karabakh). The current position of Turkey and attempts to put forward preconditions for Armenia in combination with pressure cases in order to obtain the necessary concessions …

Armenian Women of Kharberd in Aleppo

Armenian Women of Kharberd in Aleppo

The girls and children in the photo below were residents and natives of Harput (Kharberd in Eastern Armenian and Kharpert in Western Armenian), now Elazig. That ancient city was founded by Armenians. At the end of the 19th century, the majority of its population were Armenians. In 1895-96, several thousand local Armenians were massacred and …

Methods of Turkification in the Ottoman Empire

Methods of Turkification

During the Armenian Genocide, various methods of punishment and violence were used against Armenian orphans in Turkish orphanages. This again indicates that Islamization and renaming were carried out by force. The first important condition for admission to an orphanage was renaming. Almost all orphans mention this in their memoirs. Garnik Banyan who had lived in …

Azerbaijan – Turkey’s Clone With Innate Expansionism

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The Azerbaijani state was created by the Turks in the image and likeness of the Ottoman Empire. Its aggressive expansionist policy towards the Armenians is a direct consequence and manifestation of the nature of this state created by alien conquerors from Asia. The policy of genocide and ethnic cleansing carried out in the Ottoman Empire …