Category «History»

Napoleon Bonaparte’s Abdication Document In Armenia

Napoleon Bonaparte’s Abdication Document

A 200-year-old document from the imperial archive entered the Yerevan Museum. What did Bonaparte write in his message, and how did the letter appear in Armenia? One of the most important historical documents – the announcement of the abdication of Napoleon Bonaparte – is now in Armenia, in the archive of the Charents Museum of …

Armenians In Ottoman Turkey Before The Genocide – Rare Photos

Armenians In Ottoman Turkey

The American educational portal IWitness dedicated to the victims of genocides has recently published photos depicting the life of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire. These photos have been made public through collaboration with the SAVE Armenian Photograph Archives project. Its purpose is to collect, document, preserve, and present to the public both archival and contemporary …

Hoping For The Mountains Of Armenia – Garegin Nzhdeh

Hoping For The Mountains Of Armenia

Without support from the outside, relying only on the Armenian mountains and on the power of their own spirit, the Armenians of Syunik led by Nzhdeh waged their victorious struggle like ancient heroes. The government of the Republic of Armenia would not react to the requests of the highlanders for help other than with occasional …

About Hayk Who Went To Artsakh

About Hayk Who Went To Artsakh

Early in the morning, 6 people gathered at a large oak tree to leave for Artsakh. Earlier, about 80 people showed a desire to volunteer to defend their land. These were the regulars of the Republic Square who demanded the freedom of Artsakh. However, the next day, only 6 people showed up. The volunteers got …

Armenian Heritage in the Culture of India

Armenian Heritage in the Culture of India

The Indian news portal Hindu told about the Armenian heritage in the history and culture of India. Back in the 16th century, the Mughal emperor Akbar I the Great invited the Armenians from the regions of Nakhichevan and Julfa to settle in Agra. Here, by the middle of the 17th century, a prosperous Armenian community …

Bread Lines in Yerevan – How It Was

Bread Lines in Yerevan – How It Was

At the beginning of each month, the Housing Office issued cards allocating 250 grams of bread. The cards were printed on thin gray paper, and you had to have it in your pocket every day. To preserve the cards, people would glue them onto a piece of cardboard, wrap in cellophane, or make a special …

Quotes From Galust Gyulbenkyan

Quotes From Galust Gyulbenkyan

Throughout his life, Galust Gyulbenkyan, an Armenian businessman from a wealthy family of Armenians of Constantinople, has had two passions – an attraction to oil as a source of wealth and a craving for masterpieces of art. And he has excelled in both fields! A selection of quotes from the famous “Mr. Five Percent” “I …

Armenian Children Rescued from the 1915 Genocide – Canada

Armenian Children Rescued

The salvation of orphaned boys during the years of the Armenian Genocide in the Ottoman Empire is considered the first humanitarian experiment in the history of Canada. At the beginning of the 20th century, the Canadian government decided to provide shelter and protection to 109 Armenian boys who had miraculously survived the massacres. Canada adopted …

Baku – January 1990 – “Armenians Live Here”

Baku – January 1990

In 1990, from January 13-20, mass anti-Armenian pogroms organized by the Azerbaijani Popular Front occurred in the city of Baku. According to various estimates, 150 to 300 people became victims of pogroms. The pogroms were aimed at people of Armenian nationality. At that time, there were about 30-40 thousand Armenians in Baku, mostly women and …

The Failed Car Industry of Armenia

The Failed Car Industry of Armenia

It turns out that the automobile industry in Armenia used to have decent prospects. It seems that the first product of the Armenian automobile industry left the assembly line in 1972. It was the passenger car “Hrtir” (Rocket). However, the authorities of the USSR naturally did not approve the mass production of this car, motivating …

The Right to Live – Levon Melik-Shahnazaryan

The Right to Live

At the beginning of 1992, in Krkzhan, a suburb of Stepanakert, ours captured a senior lieutenant of the armed forces of Azerbaijan wounded in the leg. He was interrogated and placed in the isolation ward. A few days later, I visited him with guests from Moscow. He was crying, and a heavy smell emanated from …

General Potto About The Armenian Meliks of Artsakh

General Potto About The Armenian Meliks

Under Persians, Karabakh, the only one among the fragments of the once great Armenian kingdom, retained as monuments of past greatness the patrimonial inheritances of Armenian meliks (princes, rulers of the Artsakh principality) that occupied the vast space between Araks and the Kurak Rivers. General of the Russian Army V. A. Potto, the “Nestor” of …

Self-Defense of the Village of Karintak, Artsakh

There is a small village near the city of Shushi in Artsakh called Karintak. Translated from Armenian, the name of the village means “under the stone”. And this village is indeed located in a mountainous area directly under the rock on which Shushi is located. Several hundred residents of the village became famous during the …

The Expulsion of Stalin from the Island of St. Lazarus

The Expulsion of Stalin

One of Venice’s city websites, Venezia.Italiani, wrote a note about the journey of Joseph Stalin – then a youngster known under the nickname Koba – to the island of St. Lazarus. In January 1907, the young Georgian, limping, descended from the “Odessa” steamer in the port of Ancona. He had blue eyes, dark hair, a …