Category «History»

On the Bright Name of Komitas

On the Bright Name of Komitas

To say that the world is not perfect means to say nothing. But it’s also clear that the “human eye” somehow gets used to this imperfection (in every society in its own way, depending on civilizational views, social status, or economic development). But about six months ago, I came across a phenomenon where a “little” …

Abrakunis – From the History of the Armenian City

Abrakunis – From the History

We present to your attention another victim of Azerbaijani vandalism. Before you is the Surb Karapet monastery in the town of Abrakunis in the Nakhichevan Autonomous Republic. The photos have been taken in the 1980s. The rich and crowded Armenian city of Abrakunis was destroyed in 1604 by Shah Abbas. Its inhabitants were deported to …

Armenian Highlands – Territory In Which the Armenian People Originated

Armenian Highlands – Territory

The territory in which the Armenian people originated is called Hayastan (Hayk). The neighboring peoples called it differently – Armenia, Arminuya, Hayasa, Nairi, Armina, Aratta, Urartu, Somkheti, etc. The Armenian Highlands are located between the Asia Minor and Iranian plateaus. The average altitude of the Highlands is 1500-1800 meters. Higher than the surrounding plateaus, the …

The Destruction of Armenian Manuscripts During the Genocide

The Destruction of Armenian Manuscripts

The national-cultural genocide of Armenians also encompassed Armenian manuscripts. Over millennia, the Armenian people have created tens of thousands of manuscripts in history, art, natural sciences, as well as works of spiritual and secular nature. Armenian manuscripts have occasionally been destroyed from time to time by various conquerors. However, in the late 19th and early …

The Young Armenian Generation in Ignorance

The Young Armenian Generation in Ignorance

Armenian cinema owes our people a great debt. The young generation of Armenians is growing in ignorance about their heroes, and the rare historical films shot back in the Soviet period, as a rule, glorify not the worthiest representatives of our people. Even today, we can see films about Kamo or Atarbekov, on our television …

Tevan Stepanyan – Heroes of Armenia

Tevan Stepanyan – Heroes of Armenia

Tevan Stepanyan is one of those heroes of the Armenian people who during the years of Soviet power were branded as enemies or put into oblivion. But today, many, including the fellow countrymen of Tevan, the Karabakh people, are rediscovering the history of their land and are beginning to recognize their heroes. After Armenia gained …

Participants of the Shushi Liberation

Participants of the Shushi Liberation

Komandos – Arkady Ter-Tadevosyan: “The Armenian command did not approve of the operation, and we did not have any clear instructions, but we had to act. That is why a meeting of 72 commanders was held where we unanimously decided that the operation should be carried out. The commanders should have fulfilled my order, but …

Agreement Between Armenia and the RSFSR From August 1920

Agreement Between Armenia and the RSFSR

On August 10, 1920, plenipotentiary B. V. Legrand on behalf of the RSFSR, on one hand, and representatives of the Republic of Armenia A. Jamalyan and A. Babalyan on the other on the basis of recognition of the independence and full sovereignty of the Republic of Armenia concluded this agreement as follows: 1. From 12 …

Punitive Operation Ring

Punitive Operation Ring

In late April-early May 1991, the special forces (OMON) of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Azerbaijan with the support of the forces of the internal troops of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the USSR launched the large-scale punitive Operation Ring, the goal of which was the expulsion of the Armenian population from the …

Historical Miniatures of the Provinces of the Russian Empire – Where the Transcaucasian Tatars Lived in 1856

Historical Miniatures

Miniature number 1. The Derbent Governorate to the south of modern Dagestan and the north of modern Azerbaijan. The population was 116 thousand people and comprised of Georgians, Chechens, and Armenians. Tatars (current Azerbaijanis) are not mentioned – all highlanders are counted as Chechens. Miniature number 2. The Erivan Governorate, which is practically modern Armenia. …