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Armenia, The Birthplace of Wine – The Guardian

Armenia, The Birthplace of Wine

On February 7, 2016, the prestigious British newspaper “The Guardian” published an article in which Armenia was mentioned as a likely birthplace of wine since it was in this country that the oldest wine cellars in the world were found in Areni-1 cave. “It was here, in modern-day Armenia in 2011, that archaeologists discovered the …

The Mysterious Inscription of the Newton Stone

The Mysterious Inscription of the Newton Stone

The Newton Stone was discovered in 1804 in the Aberdeenshire, Scotland. The height of the stone is 2.03 meters. The stone has an inscription in an unknown language, with some letters strongly resembling Armenian. One of the recognizable symbols on the stone is a swastika. Nearby the Newton Stone lies another stone with the image …

Fazil Mustafa on the Contribution of “Azerbaijani Science to the Discovery of America”

Fazil Mustafa on the Contribution of "Azerbaijani Science

Azerbaijani member of the parliament Fazil Mustafa ridiculed the thesis “The Role of Azerbaijani Science in the Discovery of America” introduced in school textbooks of Azerbaijan with the aim of cultivating “patriotism” among schoolchildren. This was reported by the Azerbaijani online newspaper faktxeber.com. “They ask why people are criticizing false patriots and historians. Look at …

Harry Kizirian – Armenians in the US Army

Harry Kizirian - Armenians in the US Army

Harry Kizirian (1925-2002) was Armenian-American member of the United States Marine Corps during WWII. He was nicknamed “Killer” and “Beast.” When asked about what was going on in his head when he flew into the air after an enemy bombardment, he replied: “I wondered if I could ever land again… A bad angel would have …

The Armenian Community in Dhaka Gave the City a Special European Charm

The Armenian Community in Dhaka

“Turkey denying its crimes seems ridiculous to me,” writes architect and architectural historian Adnan Morshed in an article published in the English Bangladeshi newspaper “The Daily Star”, “Ankara recalled its ambassador from Berlin after the resolution of the Bundestag on the Armenian Genocide. A familiar story, isn’t it?” After all, after the execution of the …

Operation “Covered Market” – Istanbul, 1983

Operation "Covered Market" - Istanbul, 1983

June 16, 1983, Turkey. They thoroughly familiarized themselves with the area where the operation was to take place. They had studied each street in the city to such detail that they had no difficulties after landing and when reaching the closed market of Istanbul. According to the combat mission, the group was to seize a …

The Armenian Military Elite According to Mamuka Gogitidze and Georgy Bezhitashvili

The Armenian Military Elite

Doctors of Historical Sciences Mamuka Gogitidze and Georgy Bezhitashvili published the book “Armenian Military Elite” last year. This biographical directory includes Armenians born in Georgia who were given the rank of general in the Russian Imperial Army (1723-1917), the Soviet Army and Navy (1940-1991), the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, the Armed Forces of …

Portraits from the Sarkis Diranyan Gallery

We all know great Armenian artists like Ivan Aivazovsky (Hovhannes Ayvazyan), Martiros Saryan, and Arshile Gorki. But there are many amazing artists of the past and present who remain below the line of attention. From time to time, the works of such artists are published with the hope of public appreciation. Thus, we present the …

Business Insider On the Secret of the Armenian Christmas Table

Business Insider On the Secret of the Armenian

The American news website “Business Insider” recently wrote about the Christmas traditions of different nations. Dozens of families from around the world were interviewed by the Balsam Hill online Christmas tree retailer about what dishes they served to their Christmas tables. According to “Business Insider”, in Armenia, pumpkins occupy a special place among Christmas dishes. …

Andrey Nuykin – “My Pain is Karabakh”

Andrey Nuykin - “My Pain is Karabakh”

The book “My Pain – Karabakh” by Andrey Nuikin describes how a group of Moscow writers, driven by notions of justice and duty, arrived in Stepanakert in February 1991 and witnessed the offensive actions of the troops of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of USSR. Along with the people of Karabakh, the writers were humiliated …