The Personal File Of Hovhannes Tumanyan At The Tiflis Police Department

The Personal File Of Hovhannes Tumanyan

In Soviet historiography, such “inconvenient” facts have always been covered up. In reality, the tsarist secret police have arrested the great poet several times – in particular, in 1909-1911 – on “charges” of assisting the Armenian national liberation movement. It should be noted that Tumanyan’s lawyer was the future leader of democratic Russia, Prime Minister …

Iğdır As An Integral Part Of Eastern Armenia

Iğdır As An Integral Part Of Eastern Armenia

The Iğdır or Surmalinsky district together with Mount Ararat has always geographically and historically been an integral part of Eastern Armenia. It was also part of the Republic of Armenia in 1918-1920 and was annexed by Kemalist Turkey and Bolshevik Russia under the illegal Russian-Turkish treaty. Even after 1555, as a result of the partition …

The House Of Writers On Lake Sevan

The House Of Writers On Lake Sevan

The House of Writers is a magnificent creation of Soviet modernism designed by the brilliant Gevorg Kochar by the order of Stalin. After Kochar’s death, the oval building was added as well. Had a healthy bourgeois class been formed in Armenia rather than criminal-oligarchic elements, this complex would have long been purchased or taken into …

The Karvachar Medical Association Building To Be Repaired

The Karvachar Medical Association

With the joint financing of the French branch of the “Hayastan All Armenian Fund” and the Republic of Artsakh, the reconstruction of the regional hospital and the construction of its new building began in Karvachar. Press Secretary of the “Hayastan All Armenian Fund” Armine Tokhmakhyan said in a conversation with Artsakhpress that construction works had …

United Armenia In The Illustrations Of Charles Defrémery

United Armenia In The Illustrations

Back in the 19th century, Western European authors called “Eastern Anatolia” Armenia or Western Armenia. Below are illustrations from the book of the French orientalist Charles Defrémery “Voyages d’Ibn-Bartoutah dans la Perse, l’Asie Centrale et l’Asie Mineure” of 1853-1859. The author illustrated Eastern and Western Armenia as a single Armenia. Antitopor

Armenian Churches Are Being Destroyed In Van

Armenian Churches Are Being Destroyed In Van

In Van, Historical Armenia, there are about 100 Armenian churches left. Most churches have been demolished in recent years, especially during the AKP’s rule, and many churches have been converted into stables. If this trend continues with the last remaining churches, they will disappear from the face of the earth. The most important of the …

The Treaty Of Sevres And The Kurds

The Treaty Of Sevres And The Kurds

The Treaty of Sevres was the first document to mention the rights of the Kurds living in the Ottoman Empire which was defeated in World War I. Of the 433 clauses of the treaty, three articles (62, 63, and 64) were directly related to the Kurds. Article 62 stated: “The Commission in Constantinople, consisting of …

Excavations In The Ayanis Fortress Of Van Continue

Excavations In The Ayanis Fortress Of Van Continue

Excavations of the Ayanis fortress were launched 31 years ago. The Ayanis fortress, one of the most magnificent buildings of the Kingdom of Van (Urartu), was erected by the ruler of the Kingdom of Van Rusa II. These days, excavations of the fortress continue under Professor, Dr. Mehmet Eşekli. Expressing his admiration for the diversity …

To The Day Of The Liberation Of Akna (Aghdam)

To The Day Of The Liberation Of Akna (Aghdam)

The city of Aghdam has been the main Azerbaijani military base since the beginning of the Artsakh War back in 1991. On February 23, 1991, the Azerbaijanis without any resistance occupied the military bases of the 4th Army of the Soviet Armed Forces stationed in Aghdam. As a result, 728 train wagons of artillery shells, …