Category «People»

Armenians Wake Up With Ararat – Monte Melkonyan

Armenians Wake Up With Ararat

Armenians are not yet suffering from complete amnesia, and, probably, this is what the crime is about. The unconscious world is trying to take away our memory from us with political injections, but this is almost impossible. Every morning, Armenians wake up with the majestic Ararat that is still occupied, which is reminded of every …

Mikael Melik-Ohandzhanyan – Hero of Sardarapat

Mikael Melik-Ohandzhanyan descended from a famous Syunik princely family. He is the brother of prominent Armenian philologist, Armenologist, and orientalist, as well as translator Karapet Melik-Ohandzhanyan. It is known that at the moment of WWI’s outbreak, Mikael Melik-Ohandzhanyan was studying in Moscow. As a royal officer, he took part in the war. After the Bolshevik …

Why Was Garegin Nzhdeh Victorious in Syunik in 1921?

Why Was Garegin Nzhdeh Victorious

Why was Garegin Nzhdeh victorious in Syunik in 1921? Because he chose the right tactics and only relied on his army. By creating a cohesive and combat-ready national military structure and not expecting any support from anyone, he successfully repelled all the attacks of the enemy. And, most importantly, he did not believe anyone and …

How Guillaume de Lusignan Became King of Armenia

How Guillaume de Lusignan Became King of Armenia

We present to your attention one French miniature. It is part of the famous French manuscript collection created in 1401–1405 and called “Le Roman de Mélusine.” It is now stored in Paris in the National Library of France. The miniature depicts the founding of the Lusignan dynasty in Cilician Armenia in 1343 when Guy (Guillaume) …

Aram Manukian – Symbol of the First Republic of Armenia

Aram Manukian – Symbol of the First Republic

March 19 marked the 140th anniversary of the birth of one of the titans of the modern history of Armenia and the symbol of the First Republic Aram Manukian. Aram Manukian was a leader with national and state thinking, as well as exceptional organizational talent. He had inherent inspirational and at the same time imperious …

The Last Days of Israel Ori

The Last Days of Israel Ori

At the beginning of the 18th century, the Russians were struggling to strengthen their positions on the shores of the Baltic, Black, and Caspian Seas. In 1701, Israel Ori arrived in Russia and presented to the Russian Tsar Peter I his program for the liberation of Armenia with the support of Russia. Peter I was …

Viceroy Nerses Haykazn, Liberator of Italy

Viceroy Nerses Haykazn, Liberator of Italy

In 550, the emperor of Byzantium Justinian I (527–565) appointed Armenian commander Nerses commander-in-chief of the Byzantine army in Italy. In 552 near Capua (city and fortress in southern Italy), Nerses Haykazn defeated the army of the Gothic King Totila (541-552), captured Rome, and conquered the Franks and Alemanni (ancient Germanic tribal alliance). In 555, …

The Pages of the Turkish-Bolshevik Novel

The Pages of the Turkish-Bolshevik Novel

We present to your attention a few pages from a Turkish-Bolshevik novel. Karl Marx, the founder of the communist idea “A pious deed for Christian states would be the collapse of the Ottoman Empire.” Anastas Mikoyan, Armenian Bolshevik “Armenian chauvinists, relying on imperialist allies, are promoting a chimerical idea of creating ‘Greater Armenia’ on historical …

Lessons of History – Memoirs of Alexander Khatisian

Lessons of History – Memoirs

Below, we present the memoirs of the Prime Minister of the First Republic of Armenia Alexander Khatisian on the difficult situation in which Armenians ended up as a result of the Russian-Turkish war. He also covered the lack of prudence of the Russian side towards Armenians and the justified caution of the Georgians. “In 1915, …

The Building in Which Yeghishe Charents Lived and Worked

The Building in Which Yeghishe Charents Lived

The old Yerevan two-story building located at 46, Nalbandyan St, and built at the beginning of the 20th century could go unnoticed despite the fact that the office of the Russian VTB Bank’s Armenian branch is now located here. However, a noteworthy fact is associated with this building. Outstanding Armenian poet Yeghishe Charents lived and …

Heghine Chaush – A Symbol of the Armenian Struggle

Heghine Chaush

Armenians have always belonged to those peoples who fought for their liberty with weapons in their hands. Unfortunately, during the decades of Soviet power, we developed a complex of an “eternal victim”, which was finally overcome in the early 1990s thanks to the victory in the Artsakh war. The photo above shows one of the …