Category «People»

Letter of Catholicos Gevorg to the Russian Command

Letter of Catholicos Gevorg

“I received information from my local representatives that the Russian victorious army not only does not assist the Armenians or protect them from violence but treats with complete indifference any problem relating to the protection of Christians, which allows the leaders of Kurdish tribes and Circassians to continue the exploitation of defenseless Christians scot-free. While …

Oleg Shestinsky On the Contribution of Armenians to World History

Oleg Shestinsky On the Contribution

Many national cultural centers — centers of social thought, education, science, art, and printing — were formed far beyond the borders of the historical homeland of the Armenian people. Nor Jugha, Istanbul, Calcutta, Madras, Moscow, Venice, Vienna, Marseille, Paris, Lviv, Astrakhan, Grigoriopol, and Nakhichevan-on-Don. This is not a complete list, but it also includes the …

The Unknown Aspects of Gabriel Sundukyan’s Talent

The Unknown Aspects

When Gabriel Sundukyan was exiled to Derbent, he did not give up and didn’t remain idle. Instead, he designed this beautiful church in the place of a small chapel at an Armenian cemetery. The Church of the Holy Savior in Derbent is protected by UNESCO. And we thought that Gabriel Sundukyan was exclusively a master …

Two Armenian Women in the Forbes List

Two Armenian Women in the Forbes List

Forbes has published an annual ranking of the richest self-made women in the United States. On the 42nd position is Carolyn Rafaelian with a fortune of 520 million dollars. She earned her fortune with her own brand of jewelry Alex and Ani which she named in honor of her two daughters. It was founded in …

Khachatur Araratov – An Example of Fearlessness and True Heroism

Khachatur Araratov

Khachatur (Kristapor) Gerasimovich Araratov, an awardee of the St. George Cross of the 4th degree, was born on June 18, 1876, in Tiflis. He was a descendant of hereditary Tiflis noblemen and the son of a retired lieutenant colonel Karapet (Gerasim) Avetikovich Araratov. Araratov graduated from the Tiflis Cadet Corps (1893) and the Mikhailovsky Artillery …

In Memory of Armenian Warrior Sarkis Hatspanyan

In Memory of Armenian Warrior

One of the most legendary photographs of the Karabakh war depicts an Armenian warrior and an Azerbaijani grandmother. This photo was taken at the very beginning of April 1993. On the photo are a repatriate from France Sarkis Hatspanyan and 81 years old Sheikh Khanum. On March 27, 1993, the Armenian troops launched an operation …

Caro Lucas – Father of Iranian Robotics

Caro Lucas – Father of Iranian Robotics

Caro Lucas was an Iranian scientist in the field of intelligent systems and robotics. He is widely considered the father of Iranian robotics. Caro Lukas (Ghukasyan) was born in 1951 in the Armenian New Jugha district of the city of Isfahan in Iran. He graduated from the Kooshesh Mariamian National School in Tehran, after which …

Chopin About the Country of Armenia

Chopin About the Country of Armenia

“The country known as Armenia was once a fairly significant state, which extended in length from the banks of the Euphrates River to the Kur and the Caspian Sea for 1,500 versts (around 1,500 km or 932 mi), and in width from the lands of the Laz people, Colchis, the Caucasus Mountains, and Iberia to …