Category «People»

Operation Ring – Human Rights Activist Yelena Lunina on the Violence and Deportation of Armenians of Artsakh

Operation Ring – Human Rights Activist Yelena Lunina

In the summer of 1991, the Operation Ring horrific in its methods and cruelty continued to unfold in Karabakh. After Getashen and Martunashen, villages in the Shusha, Hadrut, Martakert, and Shahumyan districts, as well as border villages of Armenia were attacked. Russian human rights activist Yelena Vladimirovna Lunina who represented the Moscow Committee of Soldiers’ …

Garegin Nzhdeh – Excerpts from an Open Letter to the Commanders of the Red Army

Garegin Nzhdeh – Excerpts from an Open Letter

“It was you who by deception doomed the disobedient and freedom-loving people of Karabakh, Syunik, and Vayots Dzor to robbery and massacres. Along with social devastation, you ungodly campaigned to decapitate the people inhabiting this mountainous region. You, consciously ignoring the most minimal requirements of revolutionary ethics, became the allies of the completely reactionary, inhuman, …

Komitas – Armenian Composer, Singer, Scientist

Komitas - Armenian Composer, Singer, Scientist

Komitas (born Soghomon Soghomonian, October 8, 1869 – October 22, 1935) was an Armenian composer, scientist, singer, choral conductor, and public figure. Komitas’s father was Kevork Soghomonian, a shoemaker who loved music, composed songs, and had a beautiful voice. The composer’s mother Taguhi was a carpet weaver and also possessed bright musical abilities. Komitas’s childhood …

Medieval Armenian Philosopher Hovhannes Imastasser

Medieval Armenian Philosopher

One of the greatest medieval Armenian philosophers, scientists, theologians, poets, mathematicians, cosmologists, and a successor of the traditions of Aristotle was Hovhannes Imastasser (Hovhannes Sarkavag, 1047-1129). Little is known about his biography. The information that we have comes from a manuscript biography rewritten in 1375. The author of this manuscript, apparently, lived in the middle …