Category «People»

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 …

Leonid Gurunts – “I Didn’t Make A Traitor”

Leonid Gurunts – “I Didn’t Make A Traitor”

Famous Armenian writer Leonid Gurunts was born in 1912. He began his creative career in Baku. After the publication of his first book titled “The Karabakh poem” (Moscow), persecution of the author began. As Gurunts himself recalls, “the appearance of the ‘Karabakh poem’… was tantamount to the most unheard of crime. I ended up on …

Mikael Nalbandyan – When Is One Moral?

Mikael Nalbandyan – When Is One Moral?

“A person is moral when he cannot even have a desire to commit a crime – not out of fear of authorities but because of high consciousness and solidarity. After the thought of a crime has arisen, whether a person committed it or not, he is an immoral person for us, for if not for …

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 …