Category «People»

There Is No Second Garegin Nzhdeh In The World

There Is No Second Garegin Nzhdeh

Try to find in the Armenian history or in the history of mankind a hero with an identity with Garegin Nzhdeh. The invincible commander, the magnificent philosopher, the founder of an ideology, the creator of a state, a brilliant orator – this is not a complete list of merits pressed into the great heart of …

Maxim Gorky – Trip to Armenia

Maxim Gorky – Trip to Armenia

Memory resurrects the tragic history of Armenia of the late 19th – early 20th centuries, the massacre in Constantinople, the Sasun massacre, the “great murderer”, and the vile indifference of the Christians of “cultural” Europe which they expressed towards the extermination of their “brothers in Christ”. The shameful act of the plunder of the church …

The Entrepreneur Family of Tairians – Short Overview

The Entrepreneur Family of Tairians

Piluman Tairian, who had emigrated from Erzurum to Karakilisa (now Vanadzor), in 1831 initiated the construction of the Surb Astvatsatsin Church which had been destroyed by an earthquake six years prior. A new church was built next to the old one, 10-15 meters north of the original site. One of the grandsons of Piluman Tairian, …

English Travelers in Karakilisa – 1812-1817

English Travelers in Karakilisa

English diplomat James Morier in 1812, on the way from Tiflis to Tehran, made a stop in Karakilisa (present-day Vanadzor). Morier writes in his notes: “The houses in Karakilisa, like all the houses in this country, are underground. Karakilisa is a small village that, except for being an outpost for the Russian army, is of …

The Armenian Heritage of Singapore’s National Symbol

The Armenian Heritage

On April 19, Singaporeans celebrate the holiday of Singapore’s national flower, the Vanda ‘Miss Joaquim’, also known as the Singapore orchid. It is one of the most favorite local holidays. On this day, it is customary to present each other with Singapore orchids and wish well-being in one’s own family for the entire upcoming year. …

Daniel Decker – I Am Armenian, This Is My Choice

Daniel Decker – I Am Armenian

Famous American and Puerto Rican musician Daniel Decker chatted with journalists about his love for Armenia and the decision to become Armenian. “I have been visiting Armenia for fifteen years, and last year, I received Armenian citizenship. At first, curiosity connected me with Armenia, but later, having learned about Armenian culture, traditions, and history, I …

The German-Armenian Society of Johannes Lepsius – 1914

The German-Armenian Society of Johannes Lepsius

In the summer of 1914, at the initiative of German public figure and doctor of theology Johannes Lepsius, the public organization German-Armenian Society was founded. For many years engaged in the Armenian issue, Johannes Lepsius has been collecting funds for the construction of shelters, schools, hospitals, and industrial enterprises for Armenians of Asia Minor and …

Armenians Wake Up With Ararat – Monte Melkonyan

Armenians Wake Up With Ararat

Armenians are not yet suffering from complete amnesia, and, probably, this is what the crime is about. The unconscious world is trying to take away our memory from us with political injections, but this is almost impossible. Every morning, Armenians wake up with the majestic Ararat that is still occupied, which is reminded of every …

Mikael Melik-Ohandzhanyan – Hero of Sardarapat

Mikael Melik-Ohandzhanyan descended from a famous Syunik princely family. He is the brother of prominent Armenian philologist, Armenologist, and orientalist, as well as translator Karapet Melik-Ohandzhanyan. It is known that at the moment of WWI’s outbreak, Mikael Melik-Ohandzhanyan was studying in Moscow. As a royal officer, he took part in the war. After the Bolshevik …