The Tradition of Armenian Carpet Weaving

The Tradition of Armenian Carpet Weaving

Carpets from Armenia are recognized all around the world thanks to their noble appearance, unique embroidery, and natural, non-washable colors. There are two kinds of the Armenian carpet – tufted gorgs (rugs) and knotted carpets – which are woven with the traditional Armenian technique. Armenians have been weaving carpets from times immemorial. The main feature …

Who was Monte – Documentary about Monte Melkonyan

Who was Monte - Documentary about Monte Melkonyan

A documentary about one of the most beloved fighters for Armenia’s freedom – Monte Melkonyan, who left US to give his life for the liberation of Armenia. He joined the Armenian forces without prior military knowledge and soon became the commander responsible for many important victories during the war in Artsakh. A real legend among …

Noravank Monastery – Armenia

Noravank Monastery – Armenia

The 13th-century Noravank Monastery is located 122 km from Yerevan in a narrow canyon of the Amaghu River near the town of Yeghegnadzor, Vayots Dzor Province. The canyon is renowned for its tall and brick-red cliffs rising directly across from Noravank Monastery. The monastery is particularly famous for its two-level Surb Astvatsatsin Church (Holy Mother …

Helenendorf – City of Germans and Armenians

Helenendorf – City of Germans and Armenians

The city of Helenendorf (now Goygol, Azerbaijan) has been the destination of those who were tired from the heat of their cities in the summer days. Everything in this city reminded of Germans-colonists – most of all, the neat homes and the organized layout of the city built by them. In Soviet years and shortly …

Yerevan, a City of Fountains – Pulpulak

Small fountains of spring water called “pulpulak” can be seen at every step in Yerevan, the capital of Armenia. These fountains have long been one of the most recognized symbols of the city. There are over 1,500 pulpulaks in Yerevan. The word “pulpulak” refers to the gurgling of the water flowing out of the fountain. …

Khachik Dashtents – A Writer of Epic Spirit

Khachik Dashtents – A Writer of Epic Spirit

Armenian poet and novelist Khachik Dashtents was born to a family of a shepherd on May 25, 1910, in the village of Dashtadem in Sasun, Bitlis vilayet, Western Armenia. The name of his birthplace would later serve as the basis for his literary pseudonym, Dashtents. Going through all the atrocities of the late 19th and …

Murders of Armenians in Ottoman Turkey and the Genocide

Murders of Armenians in Ottoman Turkey

Systematic killings and deportations of Armenians from their historical territories began on April 24, 1915, by the order of the Ottoman government. Hundreds of public figures, politicians, clergymen, teachers, and artists were arrested and immediately executed in Constantinople, the capital of the empire, or exiled. The decades prior to the Armenian Genocide were filled with …

Russia is Responsible for the Alienation of Armenian Territories – Viktor Krivopuskov, 2006

Russia is Responsible for the Alienation of Armenian Territories

In this material, we are going to present to your attention the statement from 2006 of Victor Krivopuskov, the then president of Russia’s Society of Friendship and Cooperation with Armenia. Though the present state of this organization is unknown, this statement should be mentioned, remembered, and even inscribed in history. Russia is personally responsible for …