Category «People»

How Ijevantsi Seto Eliminated Kurd Salih

How Ijevantsi Seto Eliminated Kurd Salih

In 1904, in one of the borderline Armenian mountain villages of Sasun ruled a henchman of the Turks, the Kurdish leader Salih. He was known for his cruelty towards the disobedient Armenians of the mountain of Sasun. But the Armenians would not be Armenians if they had not taken a fair solution to this issue. …

Do Not Dare to Convince the Armenians to Forgive

Do Not Dare to Convince

Keep your urges away, I won’t take the Turks as people as long as there is at least one among them who claims that there was no Armenian Genocide and that Armenians were simply resettled. April 24, 1915, occupies a special place not only in the history of the Armenian Genocide but also in the …

“To My Mother” – Soghomon Tehlirian

“To My Mother” – Soghomon Tehlirian

Below is the farewell letter of Soghomon Tehlirian that he dedicated to his mother who had died tragically near the city of Yerznka during the Armenian Genocide of 1915. “To my mother… In the bottomless gloom of a faded memory, I was looking for you, my mother, horrified at the thought of losing you forever… …

Luther George Simjian, the Inventor of ATM

Luther George Simjian, the Inventor of ATM

ATMs have become an integral part of our lives, but not much is known about the author of the invention that has made life easier for billions of people. Much ahead of time, the first ATM was invented in 1939 by American scientist of Armenian descent Luther George Simjian (January 28, 1905 – October 23, …

Artsakh Falcon Nelson Stepanyan

Artsakh Falcon Nelson Stepanyan

On December 12, 1944, Soviet pilot Nelson Stepanyan perished bravely. Nelson Stepanyan directed his downed plane to an enemy ship. So Armenia fought, so the sons of Artsakh fought, and one was worth a division. For skeptics and doubters – in that last battle, along with Stepanyan died his navigator Alexey Rumyantsev. He did not …

Garegin Nzhdeh Gave His People a Chance to Build the Future

Garegin Nzhdeh Gave His People

The Armenian people lived in the darkness of occupation, destruction, and bloodshed. Nzhdeh became the sun for his people. He gave the Armenians rays of hope and faith in struggle and victory. He gave the Armenian people a chance to build the future. In moments of grief, despondency, and defeat for the Armenian people, Nzhdeh …

Iranian Photographer Newsha Tavakolian

Iranian Photographer Newsha Tavakolian

34-year-old Iranian photographer of Armenian descent Newsha Tavakolian won the competition of the Dutch PrinceClaus Foundation in 2015. Within the scope of the project, Tavakolian worked in Syria and Iraq. “Newsha is one of the first professional photojournalists and women in Iran to skillfully combine the art of photojournalism with a new understanding of the …

Armenians Who Have Conquered the Universe

Armenians Who Have Conquered the Universe

April 12 is the Cosmonautics Day and International Day of Human Space Flight. On this day in 1961, Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human in history to journey into outer space. Armenians have also made their contribution to the development of astronautics. Remarkably, Armenians have for centuries studied space and the Universe. Andranik …

Armenian Contributors to Mathematics

Armenian Contributors to Mathematics

Rafael Alexandryan made a significant contribution to the development of the spectral theory of hyperbolic operators. Alexandryan developed the theory of self-adjoint operators. He also proposed a new technique for studying their spectral properties and introduced the concept of a spectrum core. Finally, he reduced the solution of problems of torsion and bending of rods …

Four Chemical Elements of Yuri Oganessian

Four Chemical Elements of Yuri Oganessian

On February 23, 2016, Yuri Oganessian, the scientific director of the Flerov Laboratory of Nuclear Reactions, discovered new chemical elements and figured out how to prolong their life. The discoveries of Yuri Oganessian brought the scientific world to the threshold beyond which subsequent elements will live not less and less but rather longer and longer …

Arshak “Keri” Gafavian – Armenian Fedayi

Arshak “Keri” Gafavian – Armenian Fedayi

Arshak “Keri” Gafavian was born in Karin (now Erzurum) in 1858. He graduated from the Armenian school in Karin. He was a member of the organization “Pashtpan Hayrenyats” (“Defenders of Fatherland”). In 1889, he collaborated with Uno (Harutyun Ter-Martirosyan). In 1890, he took part in the campaign of S. Kukunyan. In 1895, during the massacre …

The Manor of Prince Manuk-Bey Mirzoyan in Chișinău

The Manor of Prince Manuk-Bey Mirzoyan

Manuk-Bey Mirzoyan Manor located near the city of Hîncești (near Chișinău, Moldova) opened to visitors in December 2015. The restoration of the huge manor built in the 19th century began in 2006. After 9 years of continuous work by famous architects from Moldova, Romania, and Ukraine, the manor acquired its former appearance. As the chairman …