Ancient Monument Karahunj on the Verge of Destruction

Ancient Monument Karahunj

The ancient Karahunj monument located in Syunik Province of Armenia and recorded in various catalogs and magazines as the oldest observatory in the world is on the verge of destruction. The process of the monument’s demolition continues despite the resentment in the Armenian society. It should be noted separately that the demolition of the monument …

Mountainous Armenia Against Russian-Turkish Invaders – 1920

Mountainous Armenia

At the same time, at the instigation of the Russians, the Kemalists invaded Armenia. While the Armenians lost the Armenian-Turkish war on and Armenia itself was Sovietized, the Armenian rebels led by Poghos Ter-Davtian and Garegin Nzhdeh managed to drive the Russian-Turkish-Tatar hordes out from Syunik. On December 25, 1920, they created an independent state …

Cultural Genocide of Armenian Monuments – New York’s “Hyperallergic” Magazine

Cultural Genocide of Armenian Monuments

In February, the New York online magazine Hyperallergic published a report prepared by researchers Simon Maghakyan and Sarah Pickman on the complete disappearance of Armenian monuments and cultural values in Nakhichevan. The authoritative British newspaper Guardian also referred to this report, calling the situation in Nakhichevan a cultural Genocide. “According to the report posted in …

Maxim Gorky – Trip to Armenia

Maxim Gorky – Trip to Armenia

Memory resurrects the tragic history of Armenia of the late 19th – early 20th centuries, the massacre in Constantinople, the Sasun massacre, the “great murderer”, and the vile indifference of the Christians of “cultural” Europe which they expressed towards the extermination of their “brothers in Christ”. The shameful act of the plunder of the church …

About Hostile Actions Against Armenia – 1920

About Hostile Actions Against Armenia – 1920

When it comes to hostile actions against the Republic of Armenia in 1920 and the demolition of Armenian statehood, it must be remembered that the first military encroachment on Armenia was made not by the Kemalists but by Azerbaijan and, after the country’s Sovietization, by Soviet Russia. The Armenian-Turkish war began in September 1920. It …

The Entrepreneur Family of Tairians – Short Overview

The Entrepreneur Family of Tairians

Piluman Tairian, who had emigrated from Erzurum to Karakilisa (now Vanadzor), in 1831 initiated the construction of the Surb Astvatsatsin Church which had been destroyed by an earthquake six years prior. A new church was built next to the old one, 10-15 meters north of the original site. One of the grandsons of Piluman Tairian, …

The Foundation of A.I. Mantashev and Co. – 1899

The Foundation of A.I. Mantashev and Co.

So, on June 11, 1899, the articles of association of the A.I. Mantashev and Co. joint-stock oil industry and trading company were approved, according to which the founders of the company were the Tiflis 1st guild merchant Al. Mantashiants and the Baku 1st guild merchant M. Aramiants. The fixed capital of the company was 22 …

To The Day of The Liberation of Karvachar

To The Day of The Liberation of Karvachar

April 2, 2019, marks the 26th anniversary of the liberation of Karvachar (Kelbajar). On March 27, 1993, Armenian troops launched an operation to liberate Karvachar. By March 29, the city has been surrounded. Within 3 days, the Armenian forces occupied the regional center. The population of the city had been evacuated by helicopters or had …

English Travelers in Karakilisa – 1812-1817

English Travelers in Karakilisa

English diplomat James Morier in 1812, on the way from Tiflis to Tehran, made a stop in Karakilisa (present-day Vanadzor). Morier writes in his notes: “The houses in Karakilisa, like all the houses in this country, are underground. Karakilisa is a small village that, except for being an outpost for the Russian army, is of …

The Armenian Gymnasium of Venice

The Armenian Gymnasium of Venice

In 1834, in accordance with the testament of two very rich Armenian merchants Rafael and his son-in-law Murad, the Mekhitarist Order established the Muradian Gymnasium in the Italian city of Padua in the region of Veneto. In 1836, the Rafaelian Gymnasium was established in the Venetian palace Bezaro. In 1850, the gymnasium was moved to …

The Armenian Heritage of Singapore’s National Symbol

The Armenian Heritage

On April 19, Singaporeans celebrate the holiday of Singapore’s national flower, the Vanda ‘Miss Joaquim’, also known as the Singapore orchid. It is one of the most favorite local holidays. On this day, it is customary to present each other with Singapore orchids and wish well-being in one’s own family for the entire upcoming year. …