Category «People»

My Credo – Garegin Nzhdeh (Excerpts)

My Credo – Garegin Nzhdeh (Excerpts)

“If we are capable of connecting with a nation spiritually, we can say that our soul has acquired the ability to empathize with nations. I will profess truth. But if my people do not do the same, they will face frequent discord and even separation. I accept that everyone who selfishly puts his “I” above …

Bolsheviks and Turks Against Armenia

Bolsheviks and Turks Against Armenia

After the Sovietization of Transcaucasia, the Bolsheviks divided the spheres of influence in the South Caucasus together with the Turkish Kemalists. Armenia was divided between Turkey and Bolshevik Russia. The Kars and Ardahan regions moved to Turkey while the territories eastward entered the sphere of influence of Russia once again. After another Armenian-Turkish war, in …

Mark Twain About Armenians After His Visit to Smyrna

Mark Twain About Armenians After His Visit to Smyrna

We presenting excerpts from the famous “Black Book”. In this book of accusations, famous foreigners talk about the Turkish crimes of the late 19th century and the Armenian Genocide in the Ottoman Empire in 1915. Mark Twain was one of the most famous and popular American writers. In one of his early travel books, “The …

An Armenian Prototype of John Rambo

An Armenian Prototype of John Rambo

One of the prototypes of Rambo was an Armenian colonel of the US Army Ernest (Ervand) Dervishian. On May 23, 1944, Ernest Dervishian (Էռնեստ (Երվանդ) Հերբերտ Դերվիշյան) showed unprecedented courage in Sicily. During a fierce battle, having lost his fighting comrades and being surrounded by the enemy, Dervishian managed to capture 45 enemy soldiers with their …

“No” to the Ridiculous Term “Ancient Turkey”

“No” to the Ridiculous Term “Ancient Turkey”

To have the British Museum rename the “Ancient Turkey” hall “Anatolia and Urartu“, an Armenian Zepyur Batikyan organized a serious campaign to collect signatures in order to acknowledge the falsification of the history of Armenia and the whole humanity. It happened in 2016. Justice was partially restored. The non-existent term “Ancient Turkey” was condescendingly replaced …

Little-Known Details of the Operation Nemesis

Little-Known Details of the Operation Nemesis

Only few people know that the great Armenian poet Avetik Isahakyan participated in the operation Nemesis. Avetik Isahakyan (Ավետիք Իսահակյան) was born in Alexandropol on October 30, 1875. He was a prominent Armenian lyric poet, writer, and public activist. It was he who tracked down Talaat Pasha in Berlin and supplied Soghomon Tehlirian with weapons. …

Sir Khachik Paul Chater, the Father of Hong Kong

Sir Khachik Paul Chater, the Father of Hong Kong

The Armenians and Chinese are the most ancient peoples who managed to build the great civilizations of their time. The word “Armenia” in Chinese sounds “Ya-mei-ni-ya,” which’s hieroglyphs mean “The Beautiful Maid of Asia.” One of the most famous Armenian figures who managed to build his own business empire in Hong Kong was Sir Khachik …

Garegin Nzhdeh, a Nationalist Who Loved the Whole World

Garegin Nzhdeh, a Nationalist Who Loved the Whole World

It is very difficult to write anything about such a person as Garegin Ter-Harutyunyan (Գարեգին Տէր-Յարութիւնեան) or, as he is more commonly known, Garegin Nzhdeh (Գարեգին Նժդեհ). An exceptional individual like Garegin Nzhdeh should be listened to, and one should try to feel his every single word. Garegin Ter-Harutyunyan was born on January 1, 1886. …

Hovhannes Lazarian’s Ideas of an Armenian Kingdom

Hovhannes Lazarian’s Ideas of an Armenian Kingdom

It should be noted that Hovhannes Lazarian (Ivan Lazarev) mainly had no relation to the resettlement of Armenians in the Crimea. In Crimea, Armenians lived in a small community long before the fall of Ani, but the resettlement mainly occurred during the decline. To the settlement of Azov and its coastal areas, Hovhannes Lazarian seems …

Samuel S. Cox About Armenians

Samuel S. Cox About Armenians

Samuel S. Cox, an American diplomat stationed in Constantinople at the end of the 19th century, published his memoirs about the Ottoman Empire under the title of “Diversions of a diplomat in Turkey” in 1887. In one section (pages 181-182) on various ethnic groups (Arabs, Armenians, Greeks, Israelis, Kurds, Turks, etc.) of the Ottoman Empire, …

Leonardo da Vinci and The Armenian Architecture

Leonardo da Vinci and The Armenian Architecture

The brilliant representative of the Renaissance Leonardo da Vinci was a fan of Armenian art, as evidenced by his “Armenian letters”, which are included in the manuscript “Atlantic Codex Atlanticus”. He used many of its techniques in his work. His sketches brought from Armenia allow us to draw a conclusion that he was one of …

Marco Polo and Armenia

Marco Polo (1254-1324) was a Venetian merchant and traveler who introduced the history and research of his journeys in the famous work “Book of the Marvels of the World.” The book serves as a valuable source of geographical, ethnographical, and historical knowledge about Armenia, China, Kazakhstan, Iran, and other countries. According to Marco Polo, Armenia …