Category «History»

The Correct Date of the Sovietization of Armenia

The Correct Date of the Sovietization of Armenia

Speaking about February 1921, the most important stage of our national liberation struggle, has been strictly forbidden during all the 70 years of the Soviet period. And even today, the general public of an already independent country is virtually completely unaware of the dramatic events that occurred 98 years ago. And the historical truth is …

The Vegetable Oil “Avedov” from the Avetyan Brothers

The Vegetable Oil "Avedov"

It all started when brothers Hovhannes and Stepan Avetyan moved from Persia to the Russian Empire in early 1890 and settled in the North Caucasus in the city of Arzamas, which had a significant Armenian population. Here, having correctly oriented themselves and manifested their unique business and trade skills, they bought a loss-making vegetable oil …

How Nikita Khrushchev Caught Fish in Lake Sevan

How Nikita Khrushchev Caught Fish

After an excursion to the renowned Armenian cognac factory, the leaders of Armenia drove Khrushchev to Lake Sevan. “You buzzed my ears about this lake… How’s it called… Sevan. It’s as if your national pride is going to die, the hydroelectric stations are to going stop, and the trout is going die,” Khrushchev said in …

Russia Gave Up on the Armenian Question – A. Amfiteatrov

Russia Gave Up on the Armenian Question

All these horrors already belong to history, and it is no secret to anyone that in this most unfortunate event, the passive yet decisive reason was the fatal mistake of our Russian diplomacy. The latter, in a temporary fascination with its pan-Slavic ideals of the eighties, first neglected the Armenian question, disregarding the decisiveness with …

The Five Oldest Streets of Yerevan

The Five Oldest Streets of Yerevan

Yerevan is the current and twelfth capital of Armenia. Before it, the capital cities of Armenia have been Van, Armavir, Yervandashat, Artashat, Tigranakert, Vagharshapat, Dvin, Bagaran, Shirakavan, Kars, and Ani. The current Armenian capital founded in 782 BC is 29 years older than Rome. The city was founded by King of Urartu Argishti I. The …

Memoirs of the Ottoman Empire’s Athlete Vahram Papazyan

Memoirs of the Ottoman Empire’s Athlete

The memoirs “Love, love, love” is the exclusive primary source about the life of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire before the genocide. The book presents unique information about the history of physical education, the Olympic Games, WWI, the Armenian Genocide, the deportation, etc. For the first time in its history in 1912, the Ottoman Empire …

The Plan of Stalin, Bagirov, and Beria to Destroy Armenia – 1953

The Plan of Stalin, Bagirov, and Beria

In the summer of 1933, Ruben Gukasovich Rubenov (Ռուբեն Ղուկասի Ռուբենով) was replaced by Mir Jafar Bagirov at the position of the first secretary of the Azerbaijani Communist Party. This appointment could not take place without the assistance of Beria and the consent of Stalin. During his twenty-year rule (1933-1953), Bagirov presented himself as the …

Alexander Amfiteatrov’s “The Armenian Question”

Alexander Amfiteatrov’s “The Armenian Question”

In February 1896, I arrived in Constantinople from Sofia where we had been celebrating the turning of the Bulgarian heir to Orthodoxy. Constantinople was still full of traces of the recent “revolution” – this is how the Armenian massacre committed by the Muslim scum Istanbul was for some reason called – which was organized by …

Photo of Armenian Orphans in a Syrian Refugee Camp

Photo of Armenian Orphans

The photo depicts a line of Armenian orphans holding their daily ration of bread. The photo was taken by Leopold Kashchik, the Polish employee of Danish missionary Karen Jeppe. Kashchik also photographed the Armenian refugee camp in Aleppo on the instructions of Jeppe. Karen Jeppe attached such photos to the letters which she sent to …