Category «History»

Garegin Nzhdeh’s victories are a fact

Garegin Nzhdeh's victories are a fact

In the early autumn of 1920, there was a period when only Meghri and a few nearby villages remained under the control of Nzhdeh. The enemy occupied Goris, Kapan, Sisian. In Meghri, Nzhdeh was surrounded on three sides by Russians, Turks and Tatars, and was pressed against the Persian border. Thus, Nzhdeh was completely cut …

Garegin Nzhdeh about the envy of his princes

Garegin Nzhdeh about the envy of his princes

“Looking back at our history, we see that not a single dictator of the East has caused the Armenian people as much harm as the envy of armenian melik, prince and crown did. …Yes, no external enemy has dealt a blow to our people as mercilessly as did some figures from the inside. Denunciation, betrayal, …

Historical photo of the Red Army on Abovyan street in Yerevan

Historical photo of the Red Army on Abovyan street in Yerevan

History teaches that it teaches nothing! The photo posted below shows the Red Army on Abovyan Street – Yerevan. One hundred and one years ago, on November 29, 1920, the 11th Red Army invaded Armenia. Armenia became Soviet. All this happened in a geopolitically complex regional situation ․․․ indeed, history is cyclical, it teaches only …

Photo of Armenian officers who grew up on lion’s milk – 1918.

Photo of Armenian officers who grew up on lion's milk - 1918.

On November 18, 1918, in the village of Avdallar in Artsakh, General Andranik received telegrams from British General Thomson, Khan Khoysky, from Yerevan and from many other places … all of them demanded an immediate cessation of hostilities against the Turks. All of them insisted that Andranik’s actions allegedly threaten the peaceful settlement of the …

German Traveler Johann Schiltberger About Armenia

German Traveler Johann Schiltberger About Armenia

In his memoirs, German traveler Johann Schiltberger talks about Karabakh as a part of Armenia under the rule Shah Rukh, son of Tamerlane (Timur). Johann Schiltberger served as a squire for the knight Lienhart Richartinger, with whom he participated in the battle against the Turks at Nicopolis in 1396. In the Battle of Nicopolis, Schiltberger …

From A Letter By Hovhannes Tumanyan To Avetik Isahakyan

From A Letter By Hovhannes Tumanyan To Avetik Isahakyan

“I don’t want and cannot write long and in detail about our country, your inquiry notwithstanding. I’ll write to you briefly. We have destroyed our country from within and from without. Mostly we. I say ‘we’, and it is true. Some are interfering scoundrel, some are thieves and robbers, and some – the helpless and …

Shirakavan – Capital Of Bagratid Armenia

Shirakavan – Capital Of Bagratid Armenia

In the 9th century, Shirakavan (Շիրակավան) was the capital of the Armenian kingdom of the Bagratids and remained so for 40 years. In the 9th century, the Bagratids managed to conquer Armenia from the Arab Caliphate. In 885, Ashot I Bagratuni acceded to the throne, and both the Caliph and the Byzantine emperor were forced …

The Lost Armenian Village Of Jipin

The Lost Armenian Village Of Jipin

Before 1915, more than 42,000 Armenians lived in the villages near the ancient city of Urfa (Urha, Orfa, or Edessa). This Armenian community had 10 churches, one monastery, and about 20 Armenian schools. One of these Armenian-populated villages was the village of Jipin. During the Armenian Genocide in 1915, the forced emigration of Armenians began …

Historical Photo – The Last Caretaker Of The Monastery Of Holy Apostles In Mush At The Tombstones Of Mushegh And Vahan Mamikonyans

Historical Photo – The Last Caretaker

In the courtyard of the monastery of the Holy Apostles in Mush, at the tombstone of Mushegh and Vahan Mamikonyans once stood Vardan Vardapet, the last caretaker of the monastery and a defender of the Armenian liberation struggle and the fedayi troops. In 1915, the genocidal Turks invaded the monastery of the Holy Apostles in …