The Expulsion of Stalin from the Island of St. Lazarus

The Expulsion of Stalin

One of Venice’s city websites, Venezia.Italiani, wrote a note about the journey of Joseph Stalin – then a youngster known under the nickname Koba – to the island of St. Lazarus. In January 1907, the young Georgian, limping, descended from the “Odessa” steamer in the port of Ancona. He had blue eyes, dark hair, a …

Iran’s Protest Against the Establishment of Azerbaijan in 1918

Iran’s Protest

On August 28, 1918, the Persian Embassy in Istanbul on behalf of Persia presented a letter expressing a note of protest against the creation of a state called “Azerbaijan”. The letter said: “The Embassy of Persia, Istanbul. Dear Foreign Ministry, As a result of the Russian-Ottoman peace treaty, a state called ‘Azerbaijan’ is being implemented …

Taksim – Istanbul Square At An Armenian Cemetery

Taksim – Istanbul Square

The most famous square in Istanbul, Taksim Square, is located on the site of the large Christian Armenian cemetery of Surb Hakob (St. Jacob) founded in the 16th century. The cemetery was so large that Armenian graves are still being discovered during the ongoing construction on Taksim Square. Today, the square houses prestigious hotels along …

Outstanding Armenian Women Who Have Changed the World

Outstanding Armenian Women

From ancient times, Armenian women have been renowned for their talent and beauty. Their role in world history is also invaluable. These outstanding women have become distinguished not only by manners and grace but also by their natural smartness. We present the names of Armenian women who are rightfully admired not only in Armenia but …

Sven-Erik Rise – An Armenian By His Own Will

Sven-Erik Rise – An Armenian

A friend of Armenia by the name of Sven-Erik Rise presented his book about Armenia in Oslo last Sunday. “His work is a kind of declaration of love for Armenia and its people,” writes the Masis Post with reference to the Armenian Cultural Association of Norway. Sven-Erik Rise devoted many publications to Armenia in local …

The Three Fateful Battles of Armenia

The Three Fateful Battles of Armenia

Three fateful battles in the history of the Armenian people took place almost simultaneously from May 21 to May 28, 1918. Then, everything was at stake. It was being decided whether the Armenian people would survive or perish forever and disappear from the archives of history, as it had happened with many peoples and nations. …

The First Printed Book in Iran Was Published in Armenian

The First Printed Book

In Isfahan, at the entrance to the Armenian Cathedral of the Savior which the Iranians call Vank (Armenian: monastery), a statue of a man in a hood holding a small object in his hands stands. “Behind this statue is the story of the great contribution of Armenians to the development of Iran under the Safavids,” …

Ashot Ghulyan – Heroes of Armenia

Ashot Ghulyan – Heroes of Armenia

The Armenians were virtually unarmed during the Artsakh war. Some armament had been left from the Soviet garrisons, and there were very few of those in the Armenian SSR. A few armored vehicles had been sent from the Armenian diaspora. And due to the scarcity of weaponry, Armenians would acquire most of their equipment from …

Artavazik Church – Byurakan, Armenia

Artavazik Church – Byurakan, Armenia

Artavazik Church is located in the gorge near the village of Byurakan, Armenia. Built in the 7th century from red and black tuff, the church has a cross-domed construction. The eastern wing is semicircular, while the rest are rectangular. On the northwest side is a small aisle. The west entrance is decorated with a portal …

The Heritage of the Kingdom of Van

The Heritage of the Kingdom of Van

During excavations of the fortress city of Erebuni in the early 70s, silver bowls with figures of a warrior and a horse were discovered along with a bronze cauldron lid with a small handle in the shape of a flowering pomegranate. According to archaeologists, these finds belong to the era of the Van Kingdom (6th …

How Ijevantsi Seto Eliminated Kurd Salih

How Ijevantsi Seto Eliminated Kurd Salih

In 1904, in one of the borderline Armenian mountain villages of Sasun ruled a henchman of the Turks, the Kurdish leader Salih. He was known for his cruelty towards the disobedient Armenians of the mountain of Sasun. But the Armenians would not be Armenians if they had not taken a fair solution to this issue. …