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Garegin Nzhdeh On False Intellectuals

Garegin Nzhdeh On False Intellectuals

“Armenians do not yet have an idea of the evil that is called false intelligentsia. Armenians misuse the word intelligentsia, misunderstand its meaning. For us, an intellectual is every educated person. This is precisely the fatal mistake. Study, education, scientific baggage – all this is necessary but not enough to make someone a real representative …

Garegin Nzhdeh – Epitaph

Garegin Nzhdeh – Epitaph

“Stop, traveler, in front of this unknown burial mound in which I am not destined to come to peace. And tell me – is there still peace and sun? God forbid, have the hearts of the Armenians fallen asleep even though the dead have no peace because they have no graves? Do you hear, traveler, …

Stepanos Taronatsi’s Arabic Chekastan

Stepanos Taronatsi’s Arabic Chekastan

Armenia on both sides borders hostile states. It doesn’t matter whether this hostility is secretive or wrapped in some kind of an excuse – what matters is that there is hostility. And of course, any enemy in some way preserves the memory of himself in the language of a defending nation, especially when it comes …

George Maniakes – Byzantine-Armenian Commander

George Maniakes

The beginning of the 11th century was the peak of the glory of Byzantium of the era of the Macedonian dynasty. After the victorious campaigns of Emperor Basil II (reigned in 976-1025), the Eastern Roman Empire regained its sovereignty over a number of territories from the Armenian Mountains to the Italian Peninsula. But Basil was …

Our Faith Is Righteous – Garegin Nzhdeh – Quotes

Our Faith Is Righteous

“We believe that after Calvary, the Resurrection will come. And our faith is righteous. We foresee the great future of the Armenian Fatherland and tremblingly kneel before this divine vision. We look forward to its future happiness. And seven times we are proud that we are Armenians.” “Someone who is craven is a scarecrow that …

Yevgeny Bagrationovich Vakhtangov – Prominent Soviet-Armenian Theater Actor And Director

Yevgeny Bagrationovich Vakhtangov

Yevgeny Bagrationovich (Bagratovich) Vakhtangov (1883 – 1922) was a Russian and Soviet actor, theater director, and the founder and director of the Student Drama Studio (Vakhtangov Theater after 1926). Yevgeny Vakhtangov was born on February 13, 1883, in Vladikavkaz into a wealthy aristocratic family of a tobacco manufacturer Bagration Sergeyevich Vakhtangov and his wife Olga …

The Establishment Of Atatürk’s Personality Cult In Turkey

The Establishment Of Atatürk’s

In 1925, the Turkish government ordered the Austrian sculptor Heinrich Krippel a monument to Mustafa Kemal. The finished monument was erected in Istanbul’s Sarayburnu Park the very next year and became the first monument of the Republic of Turkey. Subsequently, a peculiar parade of monument and bust installation to Mustafa Kemal began throughout the country. …

Varaztad Kazanjian – Father of Plastic Surgery

The massacres during the reign of Sultan Abdul Hamid forced the Kazanjian family to leave their hometown of Yerznka and move to Sebastia where things were calmer. In Sebastia, 12-year-old Varaztad Kazanjian (March 18, 1879 – October 19, 1974) would attend a church school, work as a clerk in a shop, a clerk at the …

To Armenia For Brain Therapy – Alain Terzian

To Armenia For Brain Therapy

Alain Terzian: “I visit Armenia for brain therapy.” “People are people, but some people are legends – for example, Alain Terzian, who told the whole world that Jean Reno may be an Armenian Mafiosi and that you can come to Armenia to ‘for brain therapy’,” told columnist Ruben Gyulmisaryan about one man who has spoken …

Armenian Businessman George Manuk

Armenian Businessman George Manuk

George Manuk (Manuk Gevorgyan) was one of the most successful businessmen in the Dutch East Indies of the 18th century. The Dutch East Indies included the islands of the Malay Archipelago and the western part of the island of New Guinea. Manuk Gevorgyan was born into an Armenian family in New Julfa (Persia) in 1763 …

I Forgive Everyone – Garegin Nzhdeh – Quotes

I Forgive Everyone – Garegin Nzhdeh

“I forgive everyone, forgive for two reasons – firstly, my national religion does not allow me to be hostile to any Armenian, and secondly, I deeply understand these unfortunates who have not yet overcome the slave inside them and therefore remain powerless and evil!” “My soul and thoughts rebel against this cannibalistic world, the world …

Movses Silikyan – A Hero That Was Shot

Movses Silikyan – A Hero

Movses Silikyan (also known as Silikov) was born in 1862 into the family of a military man in the village of Vartashen in the Nukhi-Aresh district, Elisabethpol Governorate. In 1882, the future commander graduated from the Second Moscow Military Gymnasium and two years later the Third Alexander Military School. Silikyan also studied at the officer …