Category «History»

First Armenian in America

First Armenian in America

For many immigrants from Iran, the issue of “belonging” in the United States is difficult because of the changing nature of the community in recent decades. Furthermore, the anti-Iranian stance taken by people of different political views after the 1979 Islamic Revolution is often based on the assertion that the Iranians are not a historical …

Armenophobia In The German Empire

Armenophobia In The German Empire

During the Armenian massacres of 1894-1896, the German government prevented international sanctions against the Ottoman Empire and the reforms in the Armenian issue proposed by the British. The tone of coverage of the issue was set personally by German Kaiser Wilhelm II who claimed that Britain was attempting to destabilize the power of the Ottoman …

The San Stefano Treaty In The History Of Armenia

The San Stefano Treaty

The preliminary peace treaty concluded in the village of San Stefano (the western suburb of Constantinople) on March 3, 1878, between the Russian and Ottoman Empires ended the Russo-Turkish war of 1877-1878. The treaty was signed by Nicholas Ignatiev and Aleksandr Nelidov on behalf of the Russian Empire and by Saffet Pasha and Sadullah Bey …

The Example Of Soghomon Tehlirian Inspired Sholom Schwartzbard To Assassinate Symon Petliura

The Example Of Soghomon Tehlirian

In 1926, Jewish poet and publicist Sholom Schwartzbard took revenge on the leader of Ukrainian nationalists Symon Petliura for the bloody pogroms. Schwartzbard became inspired with assassination by the act of Soghomon Tehlirian who had several years earlier assassinated one of the perpetrators of the Armenian Genocide in Berlin. Soghomon Tehlirian was a highly melancholic …

Fulfillment Of A Promise – The Story Of One Photo

Fulfillment Of A Promise

It was January 22 or 23, 1993. Two Azerbaijani helicopters opened fire in the direction of the Yerits Mankunk church which we thought was a safe cover. The huge cross fell down from the dome. The commander of our special forces, Shahen Meghryan, said that we must restore this cross. And we all gave a …

Levon Ekmekjyan – Operation Karin, ASALA

Levon Ekmekjyan – Operation Karin

As many of you know, on January 28, 1983, ASALA fighter Levon Ekmekjyan was executed in a Turkish prison. He was one of the fighters who carried out the Karin operation on August 7, 1982, against the fascist Turkish state in its very heart – at the Ankara Esenboğa Airport. For 30 years, Turkey would …

Bombardment Of The Pioneer Camp “Jraberd” By Azerbaijanis – 1991

Bombardment Of The Pioneer Camp

“A new type of terrorism has appeared in Nagorno-Karabakh. Bombardment from helicopters and cars got complemented with piracy. According to the deputy police chief of Martakert District Nikolai Grigoryan, last night on the Sarsang reservoir, four unidentified individuals on a boat that had arrived from the direction of the Azerbaijani village of Umudlu, Martakert region, …

Liberation Of Akna – Artsakh War – 1993

Liberation Of Akna – Artsakh War

After the liberation of Shusha, the Artsakh self-defense forces would proceed to eliminate the enemy’s firing points in Akna (Aghdam) to ensure the security of Stepanakert and neighboring settlements. Azerbaijani forces regularly bombarded Armenian settlements from artillery and Grad rocket systems stationed in Aghdam. In addition, Aghdam was an important communication hub for the enemy. …

When Asked Where They Are From, They Answer: “We Are Hamshenis”

When Asked Where They Are From

Sergey Vardanyan is a researcher at the Institute of Archeology and Ethnography of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia. He is also an ethnographer, folklorist, the vice president of the charity community organization “Hamshen”, and editor-in-chief of the monthly newspaper “Dzayn Hamshenakan”. Below is the transcription of his interview with the …