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Why Does Chess Represent the Mindset of Armenians?

Why Does Chess Represent the Mindset of Armenians?

Armenia is the first country in the world where teaching chess was included into the school program. Apart from that, strolling anywhere in Armenia, one could meet many people spending their free time playing chess. What kind of features does chess develop? How does chess develop in Armenia? Finally, why is chess identified with the …

Literary Tradition of Armenia

Literary Tradition of Armenia

The phrase “to know wisdom and instruction, to perceive the words of understanding” from Solomon’s “Book of Proverbs” is believed to have been the first sentence to be written in Armenian. The one to write down the first phrase in Armenian was the creator of the Armenian alphabet Mesrop Mashtots. The Armenian literary tradition dates …

A Summary of Hamshen’s Story

A Summary of Hamshen’s Story

“Hamshen” is the Armenian name for a settlement located in what had been Lesser Armenia (now Hemşin district in Rize Province, Turkey). Lesser Armenia historically was a part of the ancient Armenian Kingdom ruled by the Orontid (Yervanduni) royal dynasty. Over the following centuries, Lesser Armenia was repeatedly conquered until eventually becoming a part of …

The Restoration of the Armenian Cultural Heritage Turkish-Style

The Restoration of the Armenian Cultural Heritage Turkish-Style

Official circles and media of Turkey occasionally claim that they restore historical and cultural monuments scattered around the country. In the scopes of this “marketing” campaign, the government of Turkey held several events, including the visit of the Akhtamar Island in Lake Van by the representatives of the embassies of several countries who have been …

The Task of CSTO is to Fully Control the Situation in Armenia

The Task of CSTO is to Fully Control the Situation in Armenia

In the light of recent events at the border between Armenia and Nakhichevan, kitchen and sofa experts of questionable expertise raised hell that Armenia once again refused to resort to the potential of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) after the attempt of Azerbaijan to violate the Armenian state border. Various individuals with surnames ending …

Cuneiform Description of Noah’s Ark from Armenia

Cuneiform Description of Noah’s Ark from Armenia

Noah’s Ark hasn’t been an invincible ship of a giant size, as it is typically considered, but merely a large ship. British scholar Irving Finkel came to this conclusion after discovering a cuneiform plate made by the person who is usually referred to as the Biblical Noah. This 3,700 years old cuneiform document was found …

Yerevan, a City of Fountains – Pulpulak

Small fountains of spring water called “pulpulak” can be seen at every step in Yerevan, the capital of Armenia. These fountains have long been one of the most recognized symbols of the city. There are over 1,500 pulpulaks in Yerevan. The word “pulpulak” refers to the gurgling of the water flowing out of the fountain. …

Murders of Armenians in Ottoman Turkey and the Genocide

Murders of Armenians in Ottoman Turkey

Systematic killings and deportations of Armenians from their historical territories began on April 24, 1915, by the order of the Ottoman government. Hundreds of public figures, politicians, clergymen, teachers, and artists were arrested and immediately executed in Constantinople, the capital of the empire, or exiled. The decades prior to the Armenian Genocide were filled with …

Russia is Responsible for the Alienation of Armenian Territories – Viktor Krivopuskov, 2006

Russia is Responsible for the Alienation of Armenian Territories

In this material, we are going to present to your attention the statement from 2006 of Victor Krivopuskov, the then president of Russia’s Society of Friendship and Cooperation with Armenia. Though the present state of this organization is unknown, this statement should be mentioned, remembered, and even inscribed in history. Russia is personally responsible for …

Taner Akçam’s Book Nullifies the Turkish Policy of the Armenian Genocide’s Denial

Taner Akçam’s Book Nullifies the Turkish Policy

Turkey is constantly denying the Armenian Genocide committed by the Ottoman government in 1915. Although decades of scientific research determined systematic exterminations of Armenians, Turkey continues to deny the fact of the Genocide by arguing about an alleged lack of direct evidence. In his Killing Orders: Talat Pasha’s Telegrams and the Armenian Genocide, Turkish-German historian …

“Cloud Hat” of Ararat Amazed Turks

“Cloud Hat” of Ararat Amazed Turks

A unique natural phenomenon observed on Mount Ararat was recently met with numerous surprised and enthusiastic comments of Turkish witnesses. Rusturkey.com that published the photo of the phenomenon writes: “A unique natural phenomenon was observed on the highest peak of Turkey on Mount Ararat. It looks like the mountain put on a hat made from …