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Spartak Kalashyan – Heroes Of Armenia

Spartak Kalashyan – Heroes Of Armenia

Since April 2, 2016, private Spartak Kalashyan actively participated in combat on the frontline in the April War. He was killed in action on April 21 and was posthumously awarded the “Medal for Combat Service” of the Republic of Armenia. We will know our heroes! Սպարտակ Քալաշյան

Gevork Achemyan – Co-Founder Of ASALA

Gevork Achemyan – Co-Founder Of ASALA

Gevork Achemyan (Kevork Adzhemyan or Ajemian) (1932-1998) was an Armenian writer, publicist, and social and political figure. He was a co-founder of the military organization ASALA. Born in Syria into a family of Armenian refugees, Achemyan at an early age moved to Beirut. He studied at the American University of Beirut. Under the university, he …

Simeon Lehatsi – Travel Notes

Simeon Lehatsi – Travel Notes

Simeon Lehatsi (Armenian: Սիմեոն Լեհացի, Polish: Symeon z Zamoscia, 1584-1639) was an Armenian traveler, writer, and poet from the city of Zamość, which is now in Poland. Lehatsi was a significant member of the Polish community, and his parents were immigrants from the Crimea. He was a very God-fearing and willful man, having his own …

Mikael Melik-Ohanjanyan – Hero Of Sardarapat

Mikael Melik-Ohanjanyan – Hero Of Sardarapat

Mikael Melik-Ohanjanyan was from a well-known Syunik princely family. He was the brother of outstanding Armenian philologist, Armenologist, orientalist, and translator Karapet Melik-Ohanjanyan. When WWI began, Mikael was studying in Moscow. As a tsarist officer, he would participate in the war.  After the Bolshevik revolution, he returned to Armenia and as a platoon commander participated …

Sarkis Stepanyan – Heroes of Armenia

Sarkis Stepanyan – Heroes of Armenia

Sarkis Stepanyan is a veteran of the Artsakh war. A few years ago, on the days of the aggravation of the situation at the frontline and the newly launched hostilities, Stepanyan received serious injuries in a mine explosion. He was injured while carrying a wounded comrade through a minefield while repulsing sabotage operations. He lost …

Dali Ghazar – Fedayi Commander

Dali Ghazar – Fedayi Commander

Dali Ghazar (aka Misha, born Mikael Astvatsaturovich Badalkoyan, 1886-1920) was born into a noble family in Gandzak, Armenia. He was a fighter, fedayi, and a khmbapet (group commander). Ghazar graduated from the Elisabethpol’s men’s classical gymnasium. At a young age, he joined the Dashnaktsutyun Party. In early January 1914, together with his brother Abram, he …

Zoravar Kristapor Araratyan – The Story Of A Photo

Zoravar Kristapor Araratyan

In the photo below are the commander of the artillery brigade of the Armenian Corps in the Sardarapat heroic battle Zoravar Kristapor Araratyan and his chief of staff captain Arthur Ayvazyan. The photo was taken in April 1919, Yerevan, Armenia. Araratyan’s artillery brigade had a profound impact on the success of the Battle of Sardarapat …

To The Day Of Memory Of Paruyr Sevak

To The Day Of Memory Of Paruyr Sevak

Paruyr Sevak (born Paruyr Ghazaryan) was a prominent Armenian poet, cultural figure, literary critic, and translator. Sevak was born on January 24, 1924, in the village of Chanakhchi (now Zangakatun), Ararat Province, Armenian SSR. He graduated from the Faculty of Philology of Yerevan University (1945) and the Maxim Gorky Institute of Literature in Moscow (1955). …

Commander Khoren Igitkhanyan – Heroes Of Armenia

Commander Khoren Igitkhanyan

The Armenian side managed to construct defensive trenches from the ruins of a fortress lying two kilometers from the village of Norashen. The trenches went all the way to the quarry in the village of Yerinjatap. Almost all the men from Norashen and Yerinjatap villages were involved in this defense sector – about three hundred …

Nikolay Vanyan – Heroes of Armenia

Nikolay Vanyan – Heroes of Armenia

Since 1988, Nikolay Vanyan was an active participant in the Artsakh self-defense. In the clothes of a priest, with the Holy Book and a cross in his hands, he passed through Russian-Azerbaijani outposts, carrying weapons for self-defense units in Armenian villages. Vanyan died on December 28, 1991, on the outskirts of the village of Krkzhan. …

Poghos Bek-Pirumyan – Armenian Heroes

Poghos Bek-Pirumyan – Armenian Heroes

Poghos Bek-Pirumyanwasa military leader, colonel of the Russian army, and one of the commanders of the battle of Sardarapat. At the beginning of WWI, Bek-Pirumyan was appointed the commander of the Lutsk-Mstislavsky regiment. At the end of 1916, he was transferred to the Caucasus Front as the commander of the Armenian 5th Infantry Regiment. Poghos …