Hovhannes Tumanyan’s Will

Hovhannes Tumanyan's Will

In her “Memories and Conversations”, daughter of Hovhannes Tumanyan Nvard Tumanyan shared the will of her father. “In March 1922, before undergoing surgery at a Tiflis clinic, Tumanyan asked his entire family to gather near his bed. When asked whether his relatives wanted to hear his last will in case of an unsuccessful surgery, Mushegh, …

Russian Myth of WWII – Mnatsakan Khachatryan

Russian Myth of WWII

Do not be surprised, but there are still enough people in the Armenian society who are blindly in love with or are deceived or biased fans of the Russian-Bolshevik propaganda that has been deeply implanted in the consciousness of a certain group of people. The zombie program is planted so deeply that even the most …

Russian Media’s Ugly Hypocrisy Towards Armenia

Russian Media’s Ugly Hypocrisy

Armenians are so used to the ugly hypocrisy in the Russian media in relation to Armenia that they don’t really react to it at an everyday level. However, in recent times, the hypocrisy has acquired an official form. We are talking about the statement of the Russian Foreign Ministry, which announced that the former ruling …

Miraculously Preserved Unique Armenian Manuscripts

Miraculously Preserved

Each manuscript has its own destiny. Just like people. The fate of the most ancient Armenian manuscripts repeats the path of the Armenians themselves: exile, loss, and finding their homeland. This is how the Armenian manuscript heritage is characterized by Doctor of Historical Sciences Gevorg Ter-Vardanyan, head of the Matenadaran manuscript storage. By the will …

Armenia During the Achaemenid Empire

Armenia During the Achaemenid Empire

According to ancient Greek sources, the territory of Armenia under Achaemenid rule was divided into two administrative units (satrapies). For two centuries, Armenia has paid a large tribute with gold and horses to the Achaemenids, which testifies to the country’s economic prosperity. Considering the military power of the Armenian dynasty of Yervandunis (Orontids), the Persian …

The Term “Urartu” Originated From A Linguistic Error

The Term “Urartu”

In the 20th century, many propagandists from history (as I call such historians) questioned the work of Movses Khorenatsi, which no one has considered legendary and unreal in world historiography until the end of the 19th century. I am talking mainly about the first chapter of Khorenatsi’s “History of Armenia” based on the works of …

The Last Journey of Alexander Mantashev

April 1911. Along the route of the Saint Petersburg-Tbilisi train, a large concentration of Armenians was observed at each station. Even for such a train, congestion and turmoil at the stations were unusual. People came with wreaths to cover the coffin of the most famous Armenian philanthropist of all times, late Alexander Mantashev, which was …

Armenia in the Mesolithic Period

Armenia in the Mesolithic Period

The Middle Stone Age (Mesolithic) lasted for about 5–6 thousand years, from about the 12th to the middle of the 7th millennium BC. During this time period, the modern human has been finally formed. The invention of the bow and arrow greatly facilitated hunting, which in its turn increased the consumption of meat food. The …

Provinces-Gavars of Historical Armenia

Provinces-Gavars of Historical Armenia

In the 4th century BC in the territory of historical Armenia, two administrative-political units were formed, Greater Armenia and Lesser Armenia, whose borders ran along the Western Euphrates River. Greater Armenia included fifteen provinces (nahangs) – Ayrarat, Gugark, Utik, Artsakh, Syunik, Paytakaran, Parskahayk, Vaspurakan, Korchayk, Moghk, Aghdznik, Turuberan, Tsopk (Sophene), Upper Armenia, and Tayk. Each …

Mher Mkrtchyan – Wow!

Mher Mkrtchyan – Wow!

“I always wondered about the power that comes from here and turns into water in human eyes. Wow! I have never wanted to be an actor. And yet, step by step, my holy hour, which dragged me into the theater, arrived, and I did not have time to get enough of my childhood.” The dramatic …

Hovhannes Tumanyan – Traveler of Eternity

The below documentary tells about the life and activity of Armenian poet Hovhannes Tumanyan (1869-1923). Tumanyan was born in the village of Dsegh in the Lori region. In his youth, he ended up in Tiflis and found himself in social, political, and cultural turmoil. The famous poet was also an active public figure, for which …

Victory Parade in Yerevan – The Litmus Test

Victory Parade in Yerevan

The absurd play with obvious signs of aggressive obscurantism called the “Victory Day” of May 9, 2019, was initiated by the Russian Kremlin and Co. and then spread to some former Soviet republics, including Armenia. The initiators of obscurantism have previously voiced the slogan “we can repeat 1941-1945,” whose doubtfulness gives some food for thought. …