Category «History»

The Anniversary Of The Establishment Of The Armenian Government

The Anniversary Of The Establishment

On May 15, 1919, the first government of Historical (Western) Armenia was formed from members of the National Delegation who were elected by the Armenian National Conference in Paris. The government consisted of His Excellency Poghos Nubar Pasha, Professor A. Ter-Hakobyan, doctors G. Nevruz & G. Pastrmajyan, M. A. Chobanyan, and V. Tekeyan. This group …

The Participation Of Afghan Mujahideen In The Artsakh War

The Participation Of Afghan Mujahideen

Afghan mujahideen have participated in the Armenian-Azerbaijani war in 1991-94. They did so most actively in 1993 after Rovshan Javadov, the commander of the Special Forces Detachment, met Prime Minister of Afghanistan Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, the leader of the Hezb-e Islami party. They negotiated military assistance to Azerbaijan in the form of mujahideen. A few months …

Land Law In The Armenian Kingdom Of Cilicia

Land Law In The Armenian Kingdom Of Cilicia

In Cilicia, the Armenian feudal lords would receive the right to land ownership by inheritance and become landowners according to the traditions of Armenian princely law. In Cilicia, there were 70 large and small principalities that were inherited by family elders. Each of these principalities had their own fortresses, army, and banner. In the 13th …

Turkish Authorities Continue To Deny The Obvious

Turkish Authorities Continue To Deny

The former residence of the President of Turkey, the Çankaya Mansion where many anti-Armenian decisions have been made, is the property of Armenians. This fact became known in 2007 when an article was published in Hurriyet, the main state newspaper of Turkey. The author of the article claimed that a wealthy Armenian jeweler has sold …

German-Soviet Military Parade – Brest-Litovsk, 1939

German-Soviet Military Parade

World War II began in 1939. In the same year began the joint German-Soviet operation to attack and partition Poland. In commemoration of this joint act, a parade of the Wehrmacht and the Workers’ and Peasants’ Red Army took place in Brest-Litovsk. The act of a joint attack on Poland speaks of a deep conspiracy …

To The Anniversary Of The Battle Of Van

To The Anniversary Of The Battle Of Van

The time is approaching for the anniversary of the heroic battle of Van (1915). The Armenian history has memorized the unprecedented and savage killings of Armenians in Historical Armenia carried out by the Turkish government. At that time, 23,000 Armenians lived in Van province, and the Turkish plan to destroy them faced serious problems and …

The Plunder Of Armenian Bitlis By Russian Cossacks

The Plunder Of Armenian Bitlis

In January-February 1916, the Russian army entered Khnus, Mush, Karin, and Baghesh. Among the ranks of the army were numerous volunteer Armenians. On the night of February 7 (19), Andranik and his volunteer detachment liberated Baghesh. General Abatsiev’s troops then entered the city. Thanks to Andranik’s actions, 300 Armenian women and children survived. Andranik would …

The Russian-Turkish Union And The Fall Of Georgia

The Russian-Turkish Union

On September 23, 1920, Turkey invaded the Republic of Armenia without declaring war. This marked the beginning of the Armenian-Turkish war. The Russian-Turkish Union was formed as well. On November 18, the Armenian-Turkish agreement with tough terms for Armenians was signed. This agreement would lead to hostilities between Armenia and Turkey. On November 29, “in …

King Gagik II – The Last Of The Bagratunis

King Gagik II – The Last Of The Bagratunis

Constantine IX Monomachos on the pretext of negotiations summoned the last representative of the Bagratid dynasty King Gagik II to Constantinople, which allowed him to occupy the Kingdom of Ani in 1045. Constantine forbade Gagik II to return to his homeland. Then, granting Gagik the district of Lycandus and the town of Pizu in Cappadocia …

Sanam Mutafyan In Turkey’s Brutal Assimilation Policy

Sanam Mutafyan In Turkey’s Brutal Assimilation Policy

Sanam Muğdimiyan (nee Mutafyan) was born in Van in 1893. During the Armenian deportations, Sanam along with her brother Vanush was first sent to Van from Diyarbakir, then to Akşehir, and, finally, to Yalvaç. Sanam became a victim of the Turkish assimilation policy. However, she has always tried to return Armenian children to their roots, …

Destruction Of The Armenian Heritage In Historical Armenia

Destruction Of The Armenian Heritage

Kharberd’s (now Elazig) 600-year-old Armenian historical buildings in Historical Armenia are now being damaged and destroyed by robbers. For centuries, these historic buildings have survived many natural and manmade cataclysms but are now falling to treasure hunters. These hunters are not only destroying history but are also desecrating 600 years old Armenian graves in the …