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Mkrtich Portugalyan: “While The Turks And Kurds Are Tearing The Armenians Physically, Russia Is Twisting Their Soul”

Mkrtich Portugalyan:

The hope that Russia will liberate Western Armenia is very naive. After the liberation of the Caucasus from the Persians with the support of Armenian meliks, the Russians destroyed these very meliks so that, God forbid, a new David Bek doesn’t appear among the Armenians. Millions of Armenians are strangled in Russia’s claws – under …

Armenian Poet Vahan Tekeyan

Armenian Poet Vahan Tekeyan

On January 21, 1878, Armenian poet Vahan Tekeyan was born in the Ortagyugh district of Constantinople. Tekeyan is one of the few Armenian writers of that time who, having survived the genocide, did not lose faith in the future and praised the ideas of heroism in their works. In the rich world of Armenian poetry, …

Name And Religion Changing In The Ottoman Empire

Name And Religion Changing

Saak Mutafyan whose family had witnessed the genocide told about her family history: “Grandfather and grandmother, Movses and Arus Mutafyan from Van, had five children. Only Sanam and Vanush survived. Sanam was married to Karapet Mugdimyan. After the death of her husband, Sanam together with her brother Vanush moved to Diyarbakir and from there to …

Sanam Mutafyan In Turkey’s Brutal Assimilation Policy

Sanam Mutafyan In Turkey’s Brutal Assimilation Policy

Sanam Muğdimiyan (nee Mutafyan) was born in Van in 1893. During the Armenian deportations, Sanam along with her brother Vanush was first sent to Van from Diyarbakir, then to Akşehir, and, finally, to Yalvaç. Sanam became a victim of the Turkish assimilation policy. However, she has always tried to return Armenian children to their roots, …

Mary Anna Østergaard In The History Of The Armenian Genocide

Mary Anna Østergaard

The collection of the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute was replenished with recently discovered extremely valuable exhibits that were presented to the organization by Sargis Keshishoghlyan who lives in Greece. The donated items (photos, personal books, and other items) belonged to Danish missionary Mary Anna Østergaard who has since 1927 worked in Greece, helping to settle and …

Piero Marrazzo On The Armenian Genocide Through The Fate Of Aznavour, Arslan, And Many Others

Piero Marrazzo On The Armenian Genocide

Italian journalist and author of the documentary “Children of Ararat” Piero Marrazzo recently gave an interview to Cinema Italiano. Note that “Children of Ararat” was endorsed by Rai Italia. It was released in 2016 and was presented at the Sudestival film festival in the Italian region of Apulia. In the interview, Marrazzo talked about genocide …

Mkrtich I Khrimyan – Armenian Religious And Political Leader

Mkrtich I Khrimyan

Mkrtich I Khrimyan, also known as Khrimyan Hayrik (Father Khrimyan), was born on April 4, 1820, in Van, Western Armenia. Khrimyan received primary education from his uncle Khachatur in his family village and religious education in the theological schools of Lima and Ktuts (Vaspurakan, Historical Armenia). In 1842, Khrimyan moved to Constantinople where he would …

The Great Healer Amirdovlat Amasiatsi

The Great Healer Amirdovlat Amasiatsi

It’s no secret that in Armenian society, medicine has long occupied a special place. After all, one of the most widespread positive stereotypes about Armenians is the high image of Armenian doctors. The special interest of Armenians in sciences, particularly medicine, has been captured in history in the form of a colossal layer of diverse …

Monument To Exemplary Communist Ghukas Ghukasyan – 1935

Monument To Exemplary

Few people know that in the Soviet years, the monument to Ghukas Ghukasyan used to stand in Yerevan. At the age of 18, Ghukas joined the Communist Party. Three years later, he was killed by the Dashnaks during the May uprising. The May Uprising was an armed rebellion of the pro-communist forces against the government …

Karen Maria Petersen – Witness To The Armenian Genocide

Karen Maria Petersen

Many missionaries who have dedicated their lives to saving Armenian women and children became witnesses to the Armenian Genocide. Among them were dedicated members of a Scandinavian missionary organization. We are talking about the Danish evangelical organization “Women’s Missionary Workers” (Kvindelige Missions Arbejdere, K.M.A.) founded in Copenhagen in 1900. The organization’s motto fully describes its …

This Is Who Patrick Devedjian Was

This Is Who Patrick Devedjian Was

In 1981, ASALA members occupied the Turkish Embassy in Paris and held more than 50 people hostage for 15 hours. Due to this, Patrick Devedjian withdrew from the mayoral election and chose to defend the four young Armenian ASALA members in court. Devedjian and his team made sure that the ASALA members be called “combatants” …