Category «History»

Artsakh – The Ninth Province Of Greater Armenia

Artsakh – The Ninth Province Of Greater Armenia

After the fall of Greater Armenia, the Armenian principality of Khachen was established in Artsakh in the 9th century. At least for 4 centuries after its foundation, the principality has been completely autonomous from the Mongols, Turkomans, and Safavids. “The Artsakh Armenians, as the inhabitants of the wildest and most inaccessible heights, have morals preserved …

Armenians And Yezidis – Surviving Together, Winning Together

Armenians And Yezidis – Surviving Together

We’ve lived with this nation side by side since time immemorial. It just so happened that we have established a high level of organic coexistence with this nation. Furthermore, we not only achieved coexistence but fought together in times of threat since our enemies didn’t differentiate between us. Whether it is the Battle of Sardarapat, …

Dali Ghazar – Fedayi Commander

Dali Ghazar – Fedayi Commander

Dali Ghazar (aka Misha, born Mikael Astvatsaturovich Badalkoyan, 1886-1920) was born into a noble family in Gandzak, Armenia. He was a fighter, fedayi, and a khmbapet (group commander). Ghazar graduated from the Elisabethpol’s men’s classical gymnasium. At a young age, he joined the Dashnaktsutyun Party. In early January 1914, together with his brother Abram, he …

Zoravar Kristapor Araratyan – The Story Of A Photo

Zoravar Kristapor Araratyan

In the photo below are the commander of the artillery brigade of the Armenian Corps in the Sardarapat heroic battle Zoravar Kristapor Araratyan and his chief of staff captain Arthur Ayvazyan. The photo was taken in April 1919, Yerevan, Armenia. Araratyan’s artillery brigade had a profound impact on the success of the Battle of Sardarapat …

Commander Khoren Igitkhanyan – Heroes Of Armenia

Commander Khoren Igitkhanyan

The Armenian side managed to construct defensive trenches from the ruins of a fortress lying two kilometers from the village of Norashen. The trenches went all the way to the quarry in the village of Yerinjatap. Almost all the men from Norashen and Yerinjatap villages were involved in this defense sector – about three hundred …

Armenian Letters On The Sarcophagus Of Yaroslav The Wise

Armenian Letters On The Sarcophagus

On the sarcophagus of the Grand Prince of Kiev Yaroslav the Wise are the following Armenian letters – Ա, Մ, Թ, Կ, Բ (a, m, t’, k, b). It’s unknown who has written these Armenian letters on the sarcophagus and why. Their meaning is likewise unknown. Armenian scholar Zhirayr Ter-Karapetyan believes that these letters symbolize …

Why Hasn’t Turkey Been Held Responsible For The Genocide?

Why Hasn’t Turkey Been Held Responsible For The Genocide?

There is more than enough evidence of the organized manner of the extermination of Armenians – the Armenian Genocide – by the Ottoman government. The only “mistake” or “fault” of the Armenians subjected to the Genocide was and still is their (our) ethnicity and geographic attachment to the historical Fatherland – the Armenian Highlands – …

The Mass Exodus Of Armenians To The North Caucasus In 1918

The Mass Exodus Of Armenians

After the capture of Karakilisa, the Turks marched north towards Tiflis. At the same time, Muslims in the Sadakhlo-Sandari region became active, closing down the railroad and starting robbing and killing Armenian refugees. On May 22, 1918, the Transcaucasian government decided to appeal to the Dashnaktsutyun party and the Musavatists with a request to send …