Armenia in 1918-1920 – Short Resume

Armenia in 1918-1920 – Short Resume

After the singing of the Bolshevik “decree on peace”, the front disintegrated, the soldiers left their positions, and hurried home to share the lands. The Armenians were left alone against their enemy. Turkey didn’t wait long to start an offense. Despite the heroic resistance of the scattered Armenian detachments, the offensive of Turkey was successful. …

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 …

Mashtots Hayrapet Church – Garni, Armenia

Mashtots Hayrapet Church – Garni, Armenia

Mashtots Hayrapet church (Մաշտոց Հայրապետ եկեղեցի) was built of a red tuff on the site of a pagan shrine located in the village of Garni, Kotayk Province, in the 12th century. To the right of the entrance is a stone with carved images of birds, which is inextricably linked to the past pagan sanctuary standing …

Recent DNA Study On the Origins of the First Civilizations of Greece Revealed Armenian Traces

Recent DNA Study On the Origins of the First Civilizations

Some of the earliest traces of European civilizations are mostly found in modern Greece along the Aegean Sea. In the Bronze Age, two well-known archaeological cultures emerged in that region. The culture of the island of Crete is widely considered “Europe’s first major experience of civilization”. It actually is Europe’s first literate civilization. But the …

Armenians and Ukraine – The Armenian Origin of Princess Anna

Armenians and Ukraine – The Armenian Origin of Princess Anna

Famous Ukrainian scientist, philosopher, Armenologist, Candidate of Philosophy Irina Yakovlevna Gayuk answered the questions of AnalitikaUA.net. “Irina Yakovlevna, you are the author of the “Encyclopedia of Armenian Culture in Ukraine”. How do you assess the historic role of the Armenian community in Ukraine?” “You know, it is difficult to answer such questions. Saying “huge” or …

Northern Artsakh and Gardman

Northern Artsakh and Gardman

I have long been interested in the Armenian villages of Northern Artsakh (Արցախ) or Gardman (Գարդման), info on which I searched for a long time, but did not find anything. Meanwhile, prior to the well-known events of 1988, about half a hundred Armenian villages, including Gyulistan, Getashen, Gajishen, Voskanapat, Chiragidzor, Agjikend, Barsum, Banants, Dashkesan, Mountainous …

Deportations of Armenians in USSR

Deportations of Armenians in USSR

The night from June 13 to June 14, 1949, became “black” for the representatives of the Armenian people. The soldiers surrounded their houses from all sides, not allowing relatives or neighbors to approach. In the first half of 1949, the top leadership of the USSR had a plan to deport some of the Armenian people …

Armenians of Kievan Rus’ and Ukraine

Armenians of Kievan Rus’ and Ukraine

The Grand Duke of Kiev Vladimir the Great (978-1015) married Princess Anna with the aim of increasing prestige and strengthening his power. Many Armenian soldiers, scientists, architects, and Chalcedonians accompanied their compatriot Princess Anna to Kievan Rus’. Vladimir ordered the Armenian architect, who had arrived from Byzantium, to build the Church of the Holy Mother …

Sayings About Turks – The same as before

Sayings About Turks

Sayings from different peoples of the world concerning the Turks seem to be different, but in fact, they all have the same meaning. In the world, there is no other such nation with such unambiguous rating. And if the Turks are a nation, then it is a nation of murderers. People create, the Turks destroy …

The Epic “Enmerkar and the Ruler of Aratta”

The Epic “Enmerkar and the Ruler of Aratta”

In front of me lies a clay tablet. Approximately 4000 years ago, an unknown Sumerian scribe inscribed cuneiform signs on it. The tablet is square, 23 x 23 cm, that is, measures less than a usual sheet of paper for a typewriter. However, the scribe divided this tablet into twelve columns and contrived to fit …

Aralez, the Gods of Ancient Armenians

Aralez, the Gods of Ancient Armenians

Aralez (Արալեզ) or Aralezner (Արալեզներ) (plural) were among the oldest gods of the Armenian pantheon. Aralez is a canine creature with the ability to resurrect fallen warriors by licking their wounds. They were the invisible spirits of dogs. Ara the Beautiful (according to a legend recorded by historian Movses Khorenatsi) Ancient Armenians believed that if …