Category «History»

Interview With Leonid Azgaldyan In Shahumyan, Artsakh

Interview With Leonid Azgaldyan

Leonid Azgaldyan (1942-1992) is a Hero of the Artsakh War. He was one of the first volunteers to come to the defense of Shahumyan district and Artsakh as a whole. In the interview presented below, standing against the backdrop of Shahumyan, Azgaldyan argues that Shahumyan and Getashen populations should be protected from deportation by Azerbaijan …

Mujahideen Against Armenia In The Artsakh War

Mujahideen Against Armenia

The Mujahideen institute in its current format was formed in 1980-1990 during the Afghan War and was associated with the realities of the Cold War. During the Afghan War (more precisely, in the years of Soviet involvement, 1979-1988), the United States, among others, through Saudi and Pakistani special services provided large-scale financial and military assistance …

The Battle Of Omar Pass

The Battle Of Omar Pass

Exactly 26 years ago, the final phase of one of the most ambitious and bloody battles of the Artsakh war, the battle for the Omar Pass, began. On February 12, 1994, in severe winter and under heavy snowfall, the units of the NKR Defense Army launched a counterattack in the highland areas of the Karvachar …

Varanda – A Historical District Of Artsakh

Varanda – A Historical District Of Artsakh

The Melikdom (Princedom) of Varanda is one of the historical regions of Artsakh. It is located in the southeastern area of the foothills of the Lesser Caucasus, in the southern regions of the Karabakh Range. From the first half of the 18th century, Varanda has been a somewhat independent feudal principality, a Melikdom that was …

Five Feats Of Philanthropist Galust Gyulbenkian

Five Feats Of Philanthropist

1. After the Genocide, many Armenians emigrated to countries all over the world. But even more Armenians were not able to find a place to live. The biographers of Gyulbenkian write that the billionaire could not tolerate this and decided to support his nation. Using his political influence, Gyulbenkian did everything to stop Ataturk’s attempts …

The Massacre Of Yerznka Armenians In 1895

The Massacre Of Yerznka Armenians

On October 4, the Kurds at the Yerznka prison received the news that in a few days, the Turks would launch an attack on the Armenians. Upon learning this news, the Armenian community under the leadership of the spiritual leader and parliamentarian Father Gevorg held a meeting. It was decided to form a delegation to …

Improvised Artillery From The Artsakh War, 1988-1991 (Photo)

Improvised Artillery

The photos below are showing improvised artillery and firearms from the times of the Artsakh Liberation War. These weapons were used by the forces of Armenian military organizations. The latter would become the foundation for the Artsakh Defense Army. It was with these weapons that the self-defense units went on sabotage against the USSR Ministry …

The Deportation Of Armenians Of Getashen And Martunashen – Operation Ring, Artsakh, 1991

The Deportation Of Armenians

In April-June 1991, the troops at the disposal of the emergency commandant’s office and the organizing committee for the NKAO (V. P. Polyanichko, General Safonov) together with the 23rd Soviet Army division (Colonel Budeikin) transferred to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Azerbaijan SSR and Azerbaijani OMON units undertook a large-scale military operation to …

From The History Of The Armenians Of Dagestan

From The History

Armenia, an ancient country located at the junction of international routes linking the East with the West, has always been a theater of war for neighboring states. In ancient times, military clashes of eastern despots – Assyria, Babylon, and Iran – have occurred on its territory. In the 5th century, becoming the object of rivalry …

Armenian Merchants Conquering The World – French Historian Fernand Braudel

Armenian Merchants

In the mid-16th century, Armenian merchants appeared in Malta as “poor Armenian Christians.” Though they might have been poor, they have arrived in Malta for “certain trading needs”, writes famous 20th-centuryFrench historian Fernand Braudel in his book “Games of Exchange” (“Les jeux de l’échange”). According to the historian, at the very beginning of the 17th …