Category «People»

Garegin Nzhdeh About Traitors Among Armenians

Garegin Nzhdeh About Traitors

“In the Armenian world is playing out a tragedy unprecedented in history, the actors and performers of which are violence, the living tools of this violence represented by scum from among Armenians, and the Armenian people as the victim of this violence. Every time, when the fatal confluence of political circumstances allowed foreigners to dominate …

Israel Ori – The Ideologist of the Liberation War

Israel Ori – The Ideologist

It’s not a secret for any Armenian who Andranik Ozanyan and Drastamat Kanayan, Mkhitar Sparapet and David Bek, Monte Melkonyan and Mirza Abaev, Jangir Agha and Movses Silikov were. Of course, I did not forget and will emphasize that Garegin Ter-Harutyunyan (Nzhdeh) is a separate cult in the people. This is the “color” of liberation …

Ani on The Engravings of Charles Texier

Ani on The Engravings of Charles Texier

In 1833, the French government sent a research expedition to Asia Minor, led by famous French historian and archaeologist Charles Texier (Félix Marie Charles Texier, 22 August 1802, Versailles – 1 July 1871, Paris). The expeditionary group studied the areas of ancient Phrygia, Cappadocia, and Lycia. In 1834, the group discovered the ruins of Hattusa, …

The Speech of David Bek – Sero Khanzadyan

The Speech of David Bek

“I summoned you to say my last word. The freedom conquered with blood will not live long if the spirit of struggle weakens and our unity shatters. Unity is the source of all our blessings, but discord is the source of evil and strife which kill a good deed. Always remember: our ancestors lost their …

Politician and Literary Critic Nikol Aghbalian

Politician and Literary Critic

Nikol Aghbalian (1875, Tiflis – 1947, Beirut) was an Armenian social and political activist, literary critic, and a member of the Dashnaktsutyun party. He graduated from the Tiflis Nersisian School and the Etchmiadzin Gevorgian Seminary. He also studied at the Moscow, Lausanne, and Sorbonne (Paris) universities. After completing his studies, Aghbalian worked as a teacher …

Two Questions – Garegin Nzhdeh

Two Questions – Garegin Nzhdeh

Young Armenians are knocking on our door because only in our ranks can they get an answer to two questions that do not give them a peace of mind: “Will the Turk remain unpunished?” and “Will he be forgiven our Calvary?”. No, no, we did not forget the cynical phrase of Talaat – “The destination …

Commander Narses – Conqueror of Rome

Commander Narses – Conqueror of Rome

Commander Narses (478-573) was a Romanized Armenian general and an influential court official of the Byzantine Empire under Emperor Justinian I. Along with Belisarius, he was one of the great generals in service of the Byzantine Emperor. Narses was born presumably in 478 in the territory of Armenia, which was then part of Sassanian Persia. …

Rafael Patkanyan – Who Is an Armenian?

Rafael Patkanyan – Who Is an Armenian?

Who is an Armenian? Surely, the one who speaks Armenian? Or the one whose last name rhymes with “yan”? Anyone who is ready to eat pilaf and dolma for dinner day after day? Or the one for whom the Armenian hat and costume is an honor? Who is an Armenian? Surely the one who visits …

Armenians in Venice – Philip Marsden

Armenians in Venice – Philip Marsden

It was cold in Venice. Small islands of ice in some places floated in the canals; they were slowly blown down into the lagoon by the current, like paper litter swollen in water. Nobody lingered on the streets – the squares were empty. The reason for this was not only the cold. From the balcony …

Monte Melkonyan and Kristapor Ivanyan

Monte Melkonyan and Kristapor Ivanyan

In 2017 was published the book of Senor Hasratyan “Heroes”, representing the life and activity of Heroes of Artsakh, holders of the Golden Eagle order Monte Charles Melkonyan (Avo) and Kristapor Ivan Ivanyan. Artsakhpress reports that the book aims to immortalize the Artsakh national liberation struggle that unfolded at the end of the 20th century, …

Hovhannes Tumanyan’s Will

Hovhannes Tumanyan's Will

In her “Memories and Conversations”, daughter of Hovhannes Tumanyan Nvard Tumanyan shared the will of her father. “In March 1922, before undergoing surgery at a Tiflis clinic, Tumanyan asked his entire family to gather near his bed. When asked whether his relatives wanted to hear his last will in case of an unsuccessful surgery, Mushegh, …

Mher Mkrtchyan – Wow!

Mher Mkrtchyan – Wow!

“I always wondered about the power that comes from here and turns into water in human eyes. Wow! I have never wanted to be an actor. And yet, step by step, my holy hour, which dragged me into the theater, arrived, and I did not have time to get enough of my childhood.” The dramatic …

Hovhannes Tumanyan – Traveler of Eternity

The below documentary tells about the life and activity of Armenian poet Hovhannes Tumanyan (1869-1923). Tumanyan was born in the village of Dsegh in the Lori region. In his youth, he ended up in Tiflis and found himself in social, political, and cultural turmoil. The famous poet was also an active public figure, for which …