Category «History»

Commander Khoren Igitkhanyan – Heroes Of Armenia

Commander Khoren Igitkhanyan

The Armenian side managed to construct defensive trenches from the ruins of a fortress lying two kilometers from the village of Norashen. The trenches went all the way to the quarry in the village of Yerinjatap. Almost all the men from Norashen and Yerinjatap villages were involved in this defense sector – about three hundred …

Armenian Letters On The Sarcophagus Of Yaroslav The Wise

Armenian Letters On The Sarcophagus

On the sarcophagus of the Grand Prince of Kiev Yaroslav the Wise are the following Armenian letters – Ա, Մ, Թ, Կ, Բ (a, m, t’, k, b). It’s unknown who has written these Armenian letters on the sarcophagus and why. Their meaning is likewise unknown. Armenian scholar Zhirayr Ter-Karapetyan believes that these letters symbolize …

Why Hasn’t Turkey Been Held Responsible For The Genocide?

Why Hasn’t Turkey Been Held Responsible For The Genocide?

There is more than enough evidence of the organized manner of the extermination of Armenians – the Armenian Genocide – by the Ottoman government. The only “mistake” or “fault” of the Armenians subjected to the Genocide was and still is their (our) ethnicity and geographic attachment to the historical Fatherland – the Armenian Highlands – …

The Mass Exodus Of Armenians To The North Caucasus In 1918

The Mass Exodus Of Armenians

After the capture of Karakilisa, the Turks marched north towards Tiflis. At the same time, Muslims in the Sadakhlo-Sandari region became active, closing down the railroad and starting robbing and killing Armenian refugees. On May 22, 1918, the Transcaucasian government decided to appeal to the Dashnaktsutyun party and the Musavatists with a request to send …

Russian Cities Founded By Armenians

Russian Cities Founded By Armenians

In the 18th-19th centuries, for various reasons, many ethnic Armenians moved to the Russian Empire for permanent residence. These were Armenians who had been exiled by Shah Abbas to Iran, as well as Armenians who had lived in the so-called Ottoman (western) Armenia for centuries. The Armenian people were invited to Russia by Russian tsars. …

Large-Scale Looting By Turkish Soldiers In Yerevan – 1918

Large-Scale Looting By Turkish

In 1918, about a month after the signing of the Mudros Armistice, American officer James Erol stationed in Eastern Armenia reported that from December 2 to 5, 1918, he had witnessed widespread looting committed by Turkish soldiers in Yerevan, Alexandropol, and other Armenian cities and settlements. The Turks took from the Armenians 7 million pounds …

Dro – A Revolutionary By Calling

Dro – A Revolutionary By Calling

During his years at the gymnasium, despite his quick wit and keen mind, teachers complained that Dro was lazy and undisciplined. The gymnasium’s inspector would often express his dissatisfaction with the student and summon his father so that he would instruct his son. The father exhorted the “child”, instructed him to graduate from school, “become …