Category «History»

The Treachery That Destroyed Arshakuni Armenia

The Treachery That Destroyed

In the history of Armenia, there have been many betrayals. Let us give just one example from the history of the 5th century, which is when the Arshakuni dynasty fell. The last king of the Arshakuni dynasty was Artashes IV, the son of Vramshapuh. During the six-year rule of Artashes Arshakuni (422-428), the struggle between …

Ler Kamsar on the Bolshevik Atrocities in Armenia

Ler Kamsar on the Bolshevik

Writer Ler Kamsar about the atrocities of the Bolsheviks after the Kemal-Bolshevik occupation: “The Bolsheviks entered Armenia with a satanic smile on their face. They were very hungry because they came from communist Russia. Overnight, all provisions were taken away from the people – butter, meat, flour, sugar, dry fruits, salt, pepper. They took absolutely …

French Maps of Armenia

French Maps of Armenia

The Republic of Azerbaijan since the very day of its independence has made claims on the territories of two Armenian states – the Republics of Artaskh and Armenia. The dominant ethnos in Azerbaijan – which is descending from Turkic nomadic pastoralists who had migrated to the fertile lands of Eastern Transcaucasia from the arid steppes …

Historical Photo of Armed Armenian Women

Historical Photo of Armed Armenian Women

We present to your attention a recently appeared photo taken in a period that was considered the peak of the national liberation struggle in both halves of Armenia – Eastern and Western. The photo dating to 1905 shows a group of armed Armenian women. Given the photo’s context, particularly noteworthy is the assassination attempt on …

From the History of Raffi’s Family

From the History of Raffi’s Family

After the passing of Raffi, his wife Anna – Assyrian by nationality – along with her two sons moved to London. There, the family was the driving force behind the local Armenian community. Son Arshak was appointed Ambassador of the First Republic of Armenia to the UK. He put a lot of effort and resources …

Church of Patriarch Mashtots in Garni, Armenia

Church of Patriarch Mashtots

The Mashtots Hayrapet Church (Mashtots Patriarch’s Church) is located in the village of Garni. It was built over the grave of the Catholicos of All Armenians Mashtots I of Yeghvard, who had moved the treasures of the Etchmiadzin Cathedral to Garni during the Arab invasion in 876. Catholicos Mashtots died and was buried here in …

From the History of Armenian Communities

From the History of Armenian Communities

Many national cultural centers — centers of social thought, education, science, art, and printing — have been formed far outside the borders of the historical homeland of the Armenian people. So has been its fate. Nor Jugha, Istanbul, Calcutta, Madras, Venice, Vienna, Marseille, Paris, Lviv, Astrakhan, Grigoriopol, and Nakhichevan-on-Don – this is not a complete …

The Ostensible Assistance to the Armenians After the Conclusion of the Russian-Turkish Treaty of 1724

The Ostensible Assistance to the Armenians

Below is the order of the Highest Russian Council to Commander of the Caspian Forces General Dolgorukov dated August 15, 1727, regarding the Turkish attack on Armenian territories after the conclusion of the Russian-Turkish Treaty of 1724 and the ostensible assistance to Armenians. “In accordance with our previous orders, you must gather as many troops …

Architecture of Vaspurakan – Armenian Renaissance

Architecture of Vaspurakan

The beginning of the epoch which we call the Armenian Renaissance dates back to the 10th-11th centuries – the period of the “centenary peace” and well-being of Armenia, when the country experienced a spiritual revival, giving free rein to the accumulated thirst for creativity. Freeing itself from the grip of the church and social dogma, …

Nazim Bey – Ideologist of the Armenian Genocide

Nazim Bey – Ideologist

One of the ideologists of the Armenian Genocide was Nazim Bey. During the secret meetings of the Young Turks, which were attended by Djemal, Enver, Talaat, Behaeddin Shakir Bey, and other executioners of the Armenian people, Nazim Bey tried to ideologically justify the crimes that were being prepared against the Armenians. We present to you …