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Biased Distortions of History by Editors and Translators

Biased Distortions of History by Editors and Translators

David Marshall Lang (6 May 1924 – 20 March 1991), a professor of Caucasian Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London, has been one of the most productive British scholars specializing in the history of ancient Armenia, Georgia, and Bulgaria. It appears that the translations of his books into Russian …

How Armenian “Pakhlava” Became Turkish “Baklava”

How Armenian “Pakhlava” Became Turkish “Baklava”

In Eastern Armenian, baklava is called pakhlava while in Western Armenian, it is called bakhlava. The Turkish language doesn’t have the “kh” sound, so “bakhlava” became “baklava”. This name was then adopted by other languages and peoples. Baklava was patented in the city of Gaziantep, Turkey. Let’s see what the history of the city is. …

What Have Turks Created in Historical Armenia?

What Have Turks Created in Historical Armenia?

Throughout their existence, neither Kurds nor Turks have created anything on the territory of occupied historical Armenia they have been living in. At the beginning of their history, their tribes have been vehemently destroying everything reminding about the Armenian people. Paradoxically, today, the descendants of those tribes are able to develop and exist only thanks …

The Armenian Highlands and Its Living Stones – Armenia and Armenians

The Armenian Highlands and Its Living Stones

Armenia and the Armenian Highlands are called a “mountain island” because they are positioned above the neighboring countries and feature magnificent mountain chains, picturesque plateaus, and extinct volcanos. In this land, Armenians, one of the oldest peoples in the world, have lived and developed since ancient times. The very first accounts of the Armenian Highlands and …

What Tigran II the Great Looked Like?

What Tigran II the Great Looked Like?

Tigran II the Great is referred to as the King of Kings in Armenian history. He is one of the most successful kings in history, though he is fairly unknown to western audiences. Tigran II subdued the entirety of Mesopotamia, conquered the Parthians, and challenged the world’s greatest power at the time, the Roman Empire. …

Gampr Dogs to Guard the Borders of Armenia

Gampr Dogs to Guard the Borders of Armenia

In September 2016, the Kennel Union of Armenia entered into an agreement with the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Armenia in order to enhance the defense of the state’s borders. The program has been in development during the last several years, and it will soon be put into action. Subsequently, the Armenian state …

Toponyms “Armenia” and “Urartu” are Synonymous

Toponyms “Armenia” and “Urartu” are Synonymous

It is certainly known that Armenia and Urartu are synonymous. In Darius the Great’s Behistun inscription (ca. 520 BC), the Babylonian toponym “Urashtu” appears as “Armina” in Old Persian and “Harminuia” in Elamite, which correspond to modern “Armenia”. The land is called “Ararat” in Hebrew as well. The toponym “Urartu” appeared as a regional rather …

The 1915 Armenian Genocide

The 1915 Armenian Genocide

The most terrible page in Armenian history, the Armenian Genocide of 1915-1923, is connected with the WWI. Taking advantage of the conflict, the criminal government of Young Turks together with the German specialists organized the mass slaughter of the Armenian population. Despite drafting male Armenians into the army, the Turkish government left them without any …

The “Kingdom of Ararat-Urartu” Documentary – Dispelling the False Theories

The “Kingdom of Ararat-Urartu” Documentary

The theory of Diakonoff and Piotrovsky regarding the existence of a separate state of Urartu in the territory of modern Armenia can be now considered completely false. Artak Movsisyan’s documentary is just a tiny drop in the ocean of information confirming the identity of Armenia with Urartu. The false theory of Diakonoff and Piotrovsky was …

Anti-Armenian Hysteria in Russian Media

Anti-Armenian Hysteria in Russian Media

Anti-Armenian hysteria concerning the lately signed EU-Armenia Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement promises to gain some momentum in Russian media. The general hysterical articles and materials published and shown on the channels “Zvezda”, “ORT” and “NTV” will soon be joined by other channels, just because it would be possible for them to get involved into …