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Parandzem – Brave Queen Of Armenia

Parandzem – Brave Queen Of Armenia

Parandzem (4th century) was the wife of King Arshak II and mother of King Pap. She was the daughter of the influential Syunik prince Andovk from the ancient Armenian family of Syuni whose possessions were second only to the King’s in size. Andovk is known for his struggle against the Persian invaders. With the joint …

Interesting Facts About The Lisbon Five

Interesting Facts About The Lisbon Five

The Lisbon 5 (also known as the Lisbon Five) drew the world’s attention to the Armenian issue on July 27, 1983. Five members of the Armenian Revolutionary Army – Vache Daghlian, Setrak Ajamian, Simon Yahniyan, Ara Kuhrjulian, and Sarkis Abrahamian – opened a new page in the recognition of the Armenian Genocide and the restoration …

Arsen Shahmazyan – Governor And Defender Of Syunik In 1919

Arsen Shahmazyan – Governor And Defender Of Syunik In 1919

Colonel Arsen Shahmazyan was the governor of Syunik in 1919. On November 3, 1919, it was Shahmazyan who stopped the attempt of joint control over Syunik by Azerbaijani and Kurdish military groups and two Turkish platoons. The area was successfully defended – after that, Garegin Nzhdeh came to assist Shahmazyan. After the Soviet occupation of …

Grigor Artsruni: “An Armenian Has No Love…”

Grigor Artsruni: "An Armenian Has No Love..."

Public love is alien to Armenians. Perhaps no nation on earth has such a propensity for emigration, separation from each other, and flight from each other as the Armenians. The Armenian believes that it is better to live happily in a foreign country than to share all his sufferings and joys with his blood relatives …

Commemoration Day Of Nerses Shnorhali

Commemoration Day Of Nerses Shnorhali

Nerses IV Klaetsi (Armenian: Ներսես Դ Կլայեցի; born in 1102 in the Tsovk Fortress, Armenian Mesopotamia – died on August 13, 1173, Hromkla, Cilicia) was one of the most significant Armenian poets, a public figure, and the Catholicos (1166-1173) of the Armenian Apostolic Church. Nerses was also known as Nerses Shnorhali (Armenian: Ներսես Շնորհալի, Nerses …

Armenian Linguists In The Literature Of World’s Nations

Among the Armenians, there are quite a few representatives whose genius gave impetus to other languages. For example, Soviet linguist, scientist, a native of Artsakh Ruben Avanesov created the first dialectological atlas of the Russian language in 1938. Our parents and grandparents also studied with the Russian language textbooks of his student S.G. Barkhudarov. In …

The Personal File Of Hovhannes Tumanyan At The Tiflis Police Department

The Personal File Of Hovhannes Tumanyan

In Soviet historiography, such “inconvenient” facts have always been covered up. In reality, the tsarist secret police have arrested the great poet several times – in particular, in 1909-1911 – on “charges” of assisting the Armenian national liberation movement. It should be noted that Tumanyan’s lawyer was the future leader of democratic Russia, Prime Minister …