Category «History»

Iğdır As An Integral Part Of Eastern Armenia

Iğdır As An Integral Part Of Eastern Armenia

The Iğdır or Surmalinsky district together with Mount Ararat has always geographically and historically been an integral part of Eastern Armenia. It was also part of the Republic of Armenia in 1918-1920 and was annexed by Kemalist Turkey and Bolshevik Russia under the illegal Russian-Turkish treaty. Even after 1555, as a result of the partition …

The Treaty Of Sevres And The Kurds

The Treaty Of Sevres And The Kurds

The Treaty of Sevres was the first document to mention the rights of the Kurds living in the Ottoman Empire which was defeated in World War I. Of the 433 clauses of the treaty, three articles (62, 63, and 64) were directly related to the Kurds. Article 62 stated: “The Commission in Constantinople, consisting of …

To The Day Of The Liberation Of Akna (Aghdam)

To The Day Of The Liberation Of Akna (Aghdam)

The city of Aghdam has been the main Azerbaijani military base since the beginning of the Artsakh War back in 1991. On February 23, 1991, the Azerbaijanis without any resistance occupied the military bases of the 4th Army of the Soviet Armed Forces stationed in Aghdam. As a result, 728 train wagons of artillery shells, …

To The Day Of The Elimination Of Djemal Pasha In Tbilisi

To The Day Of The Elimination Of Djemal Pasha

Djemal Pasha was the commander of the 4th Turkish army operating in Syria during WWI (1914-18). He actively participated in the mass deportation and massacres of the Armenians of Historical Armenia, Cilicia, and drowned the self-defense forces of the Armenians of Urfa in blood. Djemal suppressed Arab national liberation movements in Syria, Lebanon, and Palestine. …

American Committee For Armenian And Syrian Relief – 1917

American Committee For Armenian

The American Committee For Armenian And Syrian Relief established in 1915 on the initiative of US Ambassador Henry Morgenthau organized exhibitions in various cities of the United States, aiming to inform the American public about the Armenian suffering and to call for donations. During its 15-year activity (1915-1930), the Committee raised $117 million in donations …

Artsakh Is An Integral Part Of Armenia – Alexander Myasnikyan’s Decree From June 12, 1921

Artsakh Is An Integral Part Of Armenia

“Nagorno-Karabakh annexed to Armenia – based on the statement of the Revolutionary Committee of the Soviet Socialist Republic of Azerbaijan and the agreement reached between the governments of Armenia and the Soviet Socialist Republic of Azerbaijan, which states that Nagorno-Karabakh is currently an integral part of the Soviet Socialist Republic of Armenia.” Chairman of the …

The Tragic End Of The Comedies Of Trabzon And Batumi On June 8, 1918

The Tragic End Of The Comedies

We present to your attention an issue of the “Ashkhatank” newspaper (under the ARF Party Dashnaktsutsyun) from 1918. An excerpt from an article dated June 8! From this publication, the contradiction that existed between the Armenian National Councils of Tbilisi and Yerevan in connection with the Batumi negotiations becomes obvious. Though despite criticism, the Armenian …

Leonid Gurunts – “I Didn’t Make A Traitor”

Leonid Gurunts – “I Didn’t Make A Traitor”

Famous Armenian writer Leonid Gurunts was born in 1912. He began his creative career in Baku. After the publication of his first book titled “The Karabakh poem” (Moscow), persecution of the author began. As Gurunts himself recalls, “the appearance of the ‘Karabakh poem’… was tantamount to the most unheard of crime. I ended up on …