Nicholas I – What Textbooks Don’t Tell You About

Nicholas I – What Textbooks Don’t Tell You About

After the war against Persia ended, Nicholas I launched military operations against the Ottoman Empire in April 1828. Armenians not only provided great financial assistance to the Russian army but also formed volunteer regiments and actively participated in combat. In the summer of 1828, the Russian army captured Kars, Akhalkalaki, Akhaltsikhe, Ardahan, and Bayazet. On …

Svetlana Kasyan – From Refugee To Opera Diva

Svetlana Kasyan – From Refugee

Russian-Armenian opera singer and dramatic soprano Svetlana Kasyan is considered a sensation in the world of music, but her path to recognition was not easy. The interview below tells about the struggles of her family to overcome need and hunger. As Kasyan said: “I am from a poor family and I know what hunger is …

Mardik Martin – American Screenwriter Of Armenian Descent

Mardik Martin – American

Mardik Martin (September 16, 1934 – September 11, 2019) is an American screenwriter of Armenian descent. His screenplay for Martin Scorsese’s “Raging Bull” (1980) written with Paul Schrader has been listed by the Writers Guild of America in the “101 Greatest Screenplay of All Times” ranking. Mardik Martin was born in Iran and raised in …

First Armenian in America

First Armenian in America

For many immigrants from Iran, the issue of “belonging” in the United States is difficult because of the changing nature of the community in recent decades. Furthermore, the anti-Iranian stance taken by people of different political views after the 1979 Islamic Revolution is often based on the assertion that the Iranians are not a historical …

Armenophobia In The German Empire

Armenophobia In The German Empire

During the Armenian massacres of 1894-1896, the German government prevented international sanctions against the Ottoman Empire and the reforms in the Armenian issue proposed by the British. The tone of coverage of the issue was set personally by German Kaiser Wilhelm II who claimed that Britain was attempting to destabilize the power of the Ottoman …

The Jermajur Hot Springs In Artsakh

The Jermajur Hot Springs In Artsakh

The natural warm springs flowing from underground sources are considered one of the most visited tourist destinations in Artsakh. In particular, one popular spot is the town of Jermajur rich in natural hot springs and located at an altitude of 2,200-2,400 meters. The mineral water springs of Jermajur are renowned for their healing properties. The …

Many People In Sicily And Malta Bear The Surname “Armenia”

Many People In Sicily And Malta

The “mysterious” residents of Malta and Sicily who bear the surname “Armenia” embody the Armenian presence on the islands of the Mediterranean Sea, Malta, and Sicily. The roots of Armenian presence in these areas dates back to the Middle Ages. There are a number of Armenian communities in Malta and Sicily. However, you can meet …

From The History Of Armenians Of France

The French newspaper “History” published an article about the history of Armenians in France in its December issue. “They have all arrived, all of them are here – the Manushyans, Manukyans, Gedigyans, Devejyans… And even others with surnames that don’t tell you that they are children of Yerevan – Henri Verneuil, Michel Legrand, and, of …

“Krunk” Of Komitas Performed By Montserrat Caballé

In the summer of 2013, world-famous Spanish operatic soprano Montserrat Caballé visited Artsakh and Armenia. The video below contains footage of the great singer’s visit to the two countries and her performance of Komitas’s song “Krunk”. Montserrat Caballé sang the “Krunk” of Komitas and became an Armenian, and we, shocked, listened and understood that there …

The Legend Of The Holy Mountain Sepukh – Armenia

The Legend Of The Holy Mountain Sepukh

The country of Armenia is rich in mountains. It is crowned by mountain ranges with emerald slopes and cold water springs. They have been as if placed by the Creator in order to protect the people from invaders. In Armenia, there are many sacred mountains. One of them is Mount Sepukh in Greater Armenia. It …