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The First Printed Book in Iran Was Published in Armenian

The First Printed Book

In Isfahan, at the entrance to the Armenian Cathedral of the Savior which the Iranians call Vank (Armenian: monastery), a statue of a man in a hood holding a small object in his hands stands. “Behind this statue is the story of the great contribution of Armenians to the development of Iran under the Safavids,” …

Ashot Ghulyan – Heroes of Armenia

Ashot Ghulyan – Heroes of Armenia

The Armenians were virtually unarmed during the Artsakh war. Some armament had been left from the Soviet garrisons, and there were very few of those in the Armenian SSR. A few armored vehicles had been sent from the Armenian diaspora. And due to the scarcity of weaponry, Armenians would acquire most of their equipment from …

How Ijevantsi Seto Eliminated Kurd Salih

How Ijevantsi Seto Eliminated Kurd Salih

In 1904, in one of the borderline Armenian mountain villages of Sasun ruled a henchman of the Turks, the Kurdish leader Salih. He was known for his cruelty towards the disobedient Armenians of the mountain of Sasun. But the Armenians would not be Armenians if they had not taken a fair solution to this issue. …

“To My Mother” – Soghomon Tehlirian

“To My Mother” – Soghomon Tehlirian

Below is the farewell letter of Soghomon Tehlirian that he dedicated to his mother who had died tragically near the city of Yerznka during the Armenian Genocide of 1915. “To my mother… In the bottomless gloom of a faded memory, I was looking for you, my mother, horrified at the thought of losing you forever… …

Gugark – One of the 15 Provinces of Ancient Armenia

Gugark – One of the 15 Provinces of Ancient Armenia

From the 2nd century BC, located in the upper reaches of the Kura River, Gugark has been one of the 15 provinces of Greater Armenia. Currently, this territory is located within modern Georgia, Turkey, and Armenia. According to Strabo, the region was taken away from the Iberians in the 170s BC by the Armenian king …

Nakhichevan Should Be Returned to Armenia

Nakhichevan Should Be Returned to Armenia

Nakhichevan is the cradle of Armenian civilization. The name of the city and the region comes from the Armenian prefix “nakh” and the word “ijevan”, which means “the place of the first landing.” For many centuries, Nakhichevan has been the center of the eponymous gavar (district) belonging to the Greater Armenian nahang (province) of Vaspurakan. …

World Scientists About Tigran II The Great

“When we talk about the history of Armenia, we must first of all understand that we are talking about a great civilization. Tigran the Great was without a doubt the wisest and bravest king of his era. At the same time, as a commander, Tigran eclipsed Marcus Licinius Crassus and Mithridates of Pontus.” Karl Shipman, …

Armenia in the 8th Century – Desperate Resistance to the Saracens

Armenia in the 8th Century

In the 8th century, a regime of cruel oppression and heavy requisitions was established in Yerevan, as well as throughout Armenia. As chronicler Ghevond writes: “Abdallah tortured everyone with violence and oppression and brought them to poverty, demanding taxes even from the dead. He terribly tormented widows and orphans. He also subjected priests and ministers …

Arshak “Keri” Gafavian – Armenian Fedayi

Arshak “Keri” Gafavian – Armenian Fedayi

Arshak “Keri” Gafavian was born in Karin (now Erzurum) in 1858. He graduated from the Armenian school in Karin. He was a member of the organization “Pashtpan Hayrenyats” (“Defenders of Fatherland”). In 1889, he collaborated with Uno (Harutyun Ter-Martirosyan). In 1890, he took part in the campaign of S. Kukunyan. In 1895, during the massacre …

The Manor of Prince Manuk-Bey Mirzoyan in Chișinău

The Manor of Prince Manuk-Bey Mirzoyan

Manuk-Bey Mirzoyan Manor located near the city of Hîncești (near Chișinău, Moldova) opened to visitors in December 2015. The restoration of the huge manor built in the 19th century began in 2006. After 9 years of continuous work by famous architects from Moldova, Romania, and Ukraine, the manor acquired its former appearance. As the chairman …

Iran Supported Azerbaijan During the Artsakh War

Iran Supported Azerbaijan

In January 2016, the Iranian website Azarhia.org released a film on Iran’s support to Azerbaijan during the Nagorno-Karabakh War. The published video shows how the former General of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Mansour Haqiqatpour in military uniform stands next to the former President of Azerbaijan Heydar Aliyev and monitors the military exercises of …