Category «History»

Armenian Contribution To The Development Of World Medicine

Armenian Contribution

Armenians have often played an important role outside their homeland and have made a great contribution to the field of culture, science, philosophy, and medicine of several countries. Today, we will recall some representatives of Armenian nationality whose contribution to the development of world medicine has been significant and worthy of respect. The most prominent …

Stepanos Taronatsi’s Arabic Chekastan

Stepanos Taronatsi’s Arabic Chekastan

Armenia on both sides borders hostile states. It doesn’t matter whether this hostility is secretive or wrapped in some kind of an excuse – what matters is that there is hostility. And of course, any enemy in some way preserves the memory of himself in the language of a defending nation, especially when it comes …

History Of The Goghtn District – Armenia

History Of The Goghtn District

“The wine-rich Goghtn”, as Armenian geographers called it, is an ancient, originally Armenian district (gavar) whose territory now is in the Ordubad region of Nakhichevan. The original name of the region is not used by the current authorities of Nakhichevan – well, it is understandable. Also, Goghtn itself is now named Kilith. The district of …

Tank Regiment “Sasuntsi Davit” – Unique Photos From 1943

Tank Regiment "Sasuntsi Davit"

In 1943, the Armenian Apostolic Church launched a fundraising campaign among Armenians living outside the USSR in countries such as the US, Canada, Argentina, Iran, Lebanon, France, Syria, Egypt, and many others. The official appeal of the Armenian Apostolic Church stated that the Armenians living in the USSR were in a state of war against …

The Establishment Of Atatürk’s Personality Cult In Turkey

The Establishment Of Atatürk’s

In 1925, the Turkish government ordered the Austrian sculptor Heinrich Krippel a monument to Mustafa Kemal. The finished monument was erected in Istanbul’s Sarayburnu Park the very next year and became the first monument of the Republic of Turkey. Subsequently, a peculiar parade of monument and bust installation to Mustafa Kemal began throughout the country. …

Who Captured Shahumyan And Martakert In 1992

Who Captured Shahumyan And Martakert In 1992

In the summer of 1992, Azerbaijan conducted the only successful military operation against the Artsakh Defense Army. Then, the forces of Russian paratroopers and military personnel of the 4th army of the former USSR captured the Shahumyan district and part of the Martakert district of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. Azerbaijanis call Martakert Aghdara, and the operation …

Movses Silikyan – A Hero That Was Shot

Movses Silikyan – A Hero

Movses Silikyan (also known as Silikov) was born in 1862 into the family of a military man in the village of Vartashen in the Nukhi-Aresh district, Elisabethpol Governorate. In 1882, the future commander graduated from the Second Moscow Military Gymnasium and two years later the Third Alexander Military School. Silikyan also studied at the officer …

The Armenian-Turkish Relations In 1918-1924

The Armenian-Turkish Relations

The Armenian-Turkish interstate relations began with the Batumi negotiations which were held from May 30 to June 4, 1918. After signing the Batumi Treaty, the military-political representative of the Ottoman Empire in the Republic of Armenia Mehmet Ali Pasha arrived in Yerevan. The purpose of his arrival was to monitor the implementation of the clauses …

The Armenian Builders of Constantinople

The Armenian Builders of Constantinople

The Balyans were representatives of a noble Armenian family of Ottoman architects. They had a direct impact on the architectural appearance of modern Istanbul, having for a century and a half erected palaces, villas, pavilions, mosques, churches, and various other buildings in the ancient city. On the European side of the Bosphorus, on the border …

Unique Documents On The Ayntap Self-Defense

Unique Documents On The Ayntap

Unique documents and photographs of the times of the self-defense of Ayntap have complemented the collection of the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute. In total, the new collection contains about 20 rare documents and more than 130 original photographs associated with the heroic resistance of Aintap Armenians in 1920. The photographs depict episodes of battles, scenes of …