Category «People»

How Ivan Aivazovsky cherished his Armenian heritage

How Ivan Aivazovsky cherished his Armenian heritage

Ivan Aivazovsky, the legendary Russian-Armenian painter of seascapes who lived an eventful life filled with travels, honors, exciting encounters, and long-lasting friendships, enjoyed world-wide recognition during his lifetime and led a prolific creative life, never forgetting his Armenian roots. Way back in history, the Treaty of San Stefano between Russia and Turkey was signed in a hall …

The Group of Missak Manouchian

The Group of Missak Manouchian

21st Feb 1944 Missak Manouchian and twenty-one comrades were shot at Fort Mont-Valérien, on the outskirts of Paris. Missak Manouchian (1906-1944) survived one genocide and then gave his life fighting to stop another. He was born in Adiyaman, in Ottoman-ruled Armenia, on 1st September 1906. The son of Armenian peasants, Manouchian’s parents were both murdered …

Andrew Serkis – English actor of Armenian descent

Andrew Serkis - English actor of Armenian descent

Andrew “Andy” Serkis (born 20 April 1964) is an English/Armenian film actor, director and author. He is best known for his performance capture roles comprising motion capture acting, animation and voice work for such computer-generated characters as Gollum in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy (2001–2003) and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012), King …

Erdogan Is The New Face Of Terrorism – Turkish NBA Player

Erdogan Is The New Face Of Terrorism – Turkish NBA Player

Enes Kanter, a National Basketball Association “Boston Celtics” player of Turkish descent, has criticized Turkish President Erdogan. “Terrorism has a new face. 31 conflicts with 10 countries in 10 years. (Greece, Russia, Cyprus, Syria, Libya, Iraq, Armenia, France, Saudi Arabia + Kurds). The world needs to understand it’s NOT Turkey, it’s the Recep Tayyip Erdoğan …

I Pray For The Armenian People – Mel Gibson

I Pray For The Armenian People – Mel Gibson

Famous Oscar-winning actor, director, and producer Mel Gibson announced his support for the Armenians in the aggression of Azerbaijan and Turkey in Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) unleashed against the people of Armenia. In a video message posted on social media, Gibson expressed regret over the escalation of tensions in Artsakh. Gibson, particularly, said, “I have many friends, …

George Clooney: “We Pray For Peace In Artsakh”

George Clooney: "We Pray For Peace In Artsakh"

World-famous actor and honorary co-chairman of the jury of the humanitarian Aurora Prize George Clooney commented on the events in Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh), speaking on the fifth anniversary of the establishment of Aurora. Stating that he hopes peace will be achieved as soon as possible, Clooney said, “Unfortunately, we will not be together tonight. These are …

“We Are Not The Armenians Of 1915. We Will Make You Pay For Everything” – Armenian-American Hollywood Actor Marco Khan

We Are Not The Armenians Of 1915

Hollywood actor of Armenian origin Marco Khan (Khanlian) made another post on his Facebook page in support of Armenians. The Armenian actor is more than confident that today, the Armenians are stronger and better prepared. “We are no longer Armenians of 1915, we are the generation of survivors of the genocide, more educated, more self-sufficient, …

To The Birthday Of Komitas

To The Birthday Of Komitas

Soghomon Soghomonyan was born on September 26, 1869, in Kütahya (Armenian: Կուտինա) into the musical family of Gevorg Soghomonyan and Taguhi Hovhannisyan. His parents were gifted singers and composers who were admired by the entire city. Having lost his parents early (his mother died in 1870 and father in 1880), Soghomon was brought up by …

“The Dark Story Of Young Turk And Communist Salih Zeki (Kusharkov)” – Book By Armenian Historian Arsen Avagyan Published In Istanbul

In Istanbul, the Turkish Foundation for Social and Historical Research has published a book by Armenian historian, Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor Arsen Avagyan. The book is titled “The Dark Story of Young Turk and Communist Salih Zeki (Kusharkov)”. This was reported by Akunq.net with reference to the foundation’s website. According to the source, in …

Independence Is A Duty – Garegin Nzhdeh

Independence Is A Duty – Garegin Nzhdeh

“Independence and an independent Fatherland are, first of all, a duty and only then a right, and nations that avoid fulfilling their duty lose the right to moral existence. A nation that relies on anything except its own strength does not deserve an independent homeland and a free life. Do not expect your homeland from …