Category «History»

Historical Photo of the Forced Eviction of Armenians of Erzurum

Historical Photo of the Forced

Within the framework of the special project “100 stories about the Armenian Genocide in photos”, the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute published a photo showing one of the episodes of the forced eviction of Armenians of Erzurum (Karin). The shot with people walking along the road towards Mesopotamia was made near the village of Sushykhir. The author …

A Fragment from Soghomon Tehlirian’s Interrogation

A Fragment from Soghomon Tehlirian’s Interrogation

Soghomon Tehlirian, the only survivor of his family during the Armenian Genocide, assassinated one of the main perpetrators of the Armenian Genocide Talaat Pasha in 1921. A Fragment from Soghomon Tehlirian’s Interrogation: Chairman: Accused, do you consider yourself guilty of homicide? Soghomon Tehlirian: I do not consider myself guilty because my conscience is calm. Chairman: …

Homemade Plane for Flight from the USSR – Yerevan, 1973

Homemade Plane for Flight from the USSR

It was in 1973 when people found a crashed plane in the southwest of Yerevan near Sovetashen (Nubarashen). Some suggested that the plane belonged to foreigners who had illegally crossed the state border with not entirely good intentions. However, operational investigations by the security authorities showed that the plane was homemade – moreover, made on …

Arutinov’s Letter to Stalin on the Reunification of Armenia

Arutinov’s Letter to Stalin

July 6, 1945. Joseph Vissarionovich! After the People’s Commissariat for Foreign Affairs’ March publication on the denunciation of the December 17, 1925, agreement between Turkey and the USSR, there has been talk among the population that the Soviet Government, having terminated the agreement with Turkey, has plans to return to Armenia the territories that had …

Genocide, An Irreparable Misfortune

Genocide, An Irreparable Misfortune

Genocide… Is an irreparable misfortune, indelible disgrace, impotent anger at the insult of the human soul. This topic will always be beating with pain in the chest of an Armenian! After all, the executioners knocked on every door – not a single family escaped murder. My family is no exception. Before moving on to the …

The Most Famous Building of Dilijan

The Most Famous Building of Dilijan

The photo depicts the most famous historical building of Dilijan. This two-story building was built in the 90s of the 19th century for Princess Mariam Tumanyan who at the time lived in Tiflis. The building located in the city center next to the Aghstev River has served as a summer residence. At the beginning of …

Treaty of Sevres – Summary of World War I Results

Treaty of Sevres

On August 10, 1920, in the suburb commune of Paris Sevres, a peace treaty was signed, summarizing the results of WWI. The agreement was signed, on one hand, by the victor countries (the UK, France, Italy, Japan, Belgium, Greece, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Armenia, Czechoslovakia, the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes, Hijaz) and the government …

Armenia and Khazars – What Textbooks Are Silent About

Armenia and Khazars

In the Armenian chronicles, Khazars belonging to the Turkic-speaking family are referred to as “Khazirk” (“խազիրք”). The first mention of them is found in Movses Khorenatsi’s records. Having appeared on the political arena in 650, the Khazar Kaganate or Khazaria (the state on the map below, had an area of 3 million square kilometers in …

Armenian Printing Is Over 500 Years Old

Armenian Printing Is Over 500 Years Old

More than five hundred years ago, monk Hakob Meghapart pulled out from a printing press the first copies of a book called Urbatagirk (Friday Book). Printed in Amsterdam, Urbatagirk was a medical compilation, to which the compiler added one of the chapters of the Book of Lamentations authored by 10th-century Armenian mystic philosopher, theologian, and …

Armenia Between Turkey and Bolshevik Russia

Armenia Between Turkey and Bolshevik Russia

The collapse of the First Republic of Armenia was caused not by the internal rather difficult situation but by external factors. Armenia found itself under joint Kemalist-Bolshevik (Russian-Turkish) attacks. Bolshevik attacks were more critical because if there had been no support for Turkey from Soviet Russia, the Turks who were not in the best position …