Category «People»

Jerry Tarkanian, The Shark of American Basketball

Jerry Tarkanian, The Shark of American Basketball

Jerry Tarkanian was known as one of the most successful coaches of college basketball teams in the US. Over the years of his coaching career, he won 706 and lost 198 games. He achieved his biggest success while coaching the team of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), reaching the Final Four four times …

The Works of Martiros Saryan in Tretyakov Gallery

The Works of Martiros Saryan in Tretyakov Gallery

The works of Martiros Saryan, one of the greatest Armenian artists of the 20th century, is a jewel of world art. His paintings can be seen in many museums throughout the world. Many collectors also have some works of the artist in their possession. Large museum exhibitions almost always feature the works of this great …

Who was Monte – Documentary about Monte Melkonyan

Who was Monte - Documentary about Monte Melkonyan

A documentary about one of the most beloved fighters for Armenia’s freedom – Monte Melkonyan, who left US to give his life for the liberation of Armenia. He joined the Armenian forces without prior military knowledge and soon became the commander responsible for many important victories during the war in Artsakh. A real legend among …

Khachik Dashtents – A Writer of Epic Spirit

Khachik Dashtents – A Writer of Epic Spirit

Armenian poet and novelist Khachik Dashtents was born to a family of a shepherd on May 25, 1910, in the village of Dashtadem in Sasun, Bitlis vilayet, Western Armenia. The name of his birthplace would later serve as the basis for his literary pseudonym, Dashtents. Going through all the atrocities of the late 19th and …

Plunder of the Armenian Apostolic Church by the Decree of Russian Tsar Nicholas II – 1903

Plunder of the Armenian Apostolic Church by the Decree

Armenian artist Vardges Surenyants’ painting depicted Armenian Catholicos Mkrtich A Vanetsi (Mkrtich Khrimian, 1820 – 1907) when the latter was receiving the decree of the Russian tsar on the confiscation of the property of the Armenian Church on June 12, 1903. This decree also forbade the activity of Armenian schools and seminaries. Having learned about …

Taner Akçam’s Book Nullifies the Turkish Policy of the Armenian Genocide’s Denial

Taner Akçam’s Book Nullifies the Turkish Policy

Turkey is constantly denying the Armenian Genocide committed by the Ottoman government in 1915. Although decades of scientific research determined systematic exterminations of Armenians, Turkey continues to deny the fact of the Genocide by arguing about an alleged lack of direct evidence. In his Killing Orders: Talat Pasha’s Telegrams and the Armenian Genocide, Turkish-German historian …

Woodrow Wilson’s Arbitrary Verdict on the Borders of Armenia

Woodrow Wilson’s Arbitrary Verdict on the Borders of Armenia

In November 1920, U.S. President Woodrow Wilson’s Department of State proposed the boundary configuration of the First Republic of Armenia, which incorporated the Ottoman vilayets of Erzurum, Bitlis, Van, and Trabzon to provide Armenia with an outlet to the Black Sea. On December 6, the arbitrary verdict was presented at the Paris Peace Conference. Unfortunately, …

Vostanik Adoian – Genius from Vaspurakan

Vostanik Adoian – Genius from Vaspurakan

He was a 6’ 5” handsome man with thick black hair and dark, bewitching eyes. He liked to sing and dance – a testament to his Armenian cultural roots from Vaspurakan. Pictorial art has been the fuel for his existence since his youth. Vostanik Adoian’s niece Azadouhie Amerian Miller says that Adoian’s decision for changing …

How the Turks Build Restrooms in Armenian Cemeteries

How the Turks Build Restrooms in Armenian Cemeteries

A columnist of a Turkish opposition media resource T24 Nurcan Baysal covered the topic of the ongoing elimination of Armenian historico-cultural monuments and traces of the Armenian heritage in the territory of Turkey. We offer you the translation of that material. During the last week, media reported that the municipal authorities of the Edremit Province …

Sardarapat Déjà Vu – Tigran Khzmalian

Sardarapat Déjà Vu – Tigran Khzmalian

Have you seen the map of Ancient Armenia? Have you seen the map of Armenia between the Middle Ages and the early 20th century? If so, have a look at modern Armenia. What do you think, what’s the reason behind the fact that the territory of the present-day Republic of Armenia is only the tenth …

Daniel Bek-Pirumyan – Heroes of Sardarapat

Daniel Bek-Pirumyan – Heroes of Sardarapat

The victories of May 1918 over the troops of the Ottoman army are among the greatest achievements of the Armenian nation. One of the Armenian commanders in the Battle of Sardarapat was colonel Daniel Bek-Pirumyan. With his name is connected a remarkable event, as told by one of the battle’s participants Alexander Schneur. Since 9 …