Category «People»

Hakob Bagratuni – Outstanding Statesman, Diplomat, And Military Figure Of The First Republic Of Armenia

Hakob Bagratuni – Outstanding Statesman

Prince Hakob Bagratuni was born in Akhaltsikhe in 1879 into an Armenian noble family from the Bagratuni dynasty. Bagratunis from Gyumri-Alexandropol who had migrated from Karin (Erzrum) at the beginning of the 19th century were representatives of the old Bagratuni princely family. After graduating from the male Tiflis gymnasium with honors, Akop Bagratuni continued his …

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, …