Plunder of the Armenian Apostolic Church by the Decree of Russian Tsar Nicholas II – 1903

Plunder of the Armenian Apostolic Church by the Decree

Armenian artist Vardges Surenyants’ painting depicted Armenian Catholicos Mkrtich A Vanetsi (Mkrtich Khrimian, 1820 – 1907) when the latter was receiving the decree of the Russian tsar on the confiscation of the property of the Armenian Church on June 12, 1903. This decree also forbade the activity of Armenian schools and seminaries. Having learned about …

Taner Akçam’s Book Nullifies the Turkish Policy of the Armenian Genocide’s Denial

Taner Akçam’s Book Nullifies the Turkish Policy

Turkey is constantly denying the Armenian Genocide committed by the Ottoman government in 1915. Although decades of scientific research determined systematic exterminations of Armenians, Turkey continues to deny the fact of the Genocide by arguing about an alleged lack of direct evidence. In his Killing Orders: Talat Pasha’s Telegrams and the Armenian Genocide, Turkish-German historian …

“Cloud Hat” of Ararat Amazed Turks

“Cloud Hat” of Ararat Amazed Turks

A unique natural phenomenon observed on Mount Ararat was recently met with numerous surprised and enthusiastic comments of Turkish witnesses. Rusturkey.com that published the photo of the phenomenon writes: “A unique natural phenomenon was observed on the highest peak of Turkey on Mount Ararat. It looks like the mountain put on a hat made from …

Woodrow Wilson’s Arbitrary Verdict on the Borders of Armenia

Woodrow Wilson’s Arbitrary Verdict on the Borders of Armenia

In November 1920, U.S. President Woodrow Wilson’s Department of State proposed the boundary configuration of the First Republic of Armenia, which incorporated the Ottoman vilayets of Erzurum, Bitlis, Van, and Trabzon to provide Armenia with an outlet to the Black Sea. On December 6, the arbitrary verdict was presented at the Paris Peace Conference. Unfortunately, …

Armenian Monuments in Western Armenia (Video)

Armenian Monuments in Western Armenia

French Foundation for the Research of Armenian Monuments presents video evidence of the factual condition of Armenian monuments in Western Armenia after 1915. The territory of Western Armenia is currently occupied by Turkey. Western Armenia is the western region of historical Armenia. After the loss of its sovereignty, Armenia was controlled by the Byzantine Empire, …

Cross-Stone Mountains – Western Armenia

Cross-Stone Mountains – Western Armenia

Being the home of one of the most beautiful mountain ranges in the world, Eastern Turkey (historical Western Armenia) still holds traces of the Armenian past presence. Over the course of the 19th and 20th centuries, the most of the Armenian cultural and geographical names have been replaced in the process of the region’s Turkification. …

The Armenian Skevr Reliquary – 1293 AD

The Armenian Skevr Reliquary – 1293 AD

This marvelous folding reliquary icon, the work of a medieval Armenian craftsman, has been once kept in one of the Cilician monasteries. The icon was commissioned by Bishop Constantine in commemoration of the defenders of the fortress of Romkla, a national sacred site, which had been ruined by the Egyptian Mamelukes in 1292. The themes …

Geghard Monastery – Armenia

Geghard Monastery – Armenia

Geghard Monastery is a unique piece of architecture located in Kotayk Province of Armenia. This remarkable site has been partially carved out in the adjacent mountain. Now, it is one of the most known architectural structures of Armenia, and it has even been inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Surrounded by the cliffs at …

Vostanik Adoian – Genius from Vaspurakan

Vostanik Adoian – Genius from Vaspurakan

He was a 6’ 5” handsome man with thick black hair and dark, bewitching eyes. He liked to sing and dance – a testament to his Armenian cultural roots from Vaspurakan. Pictorial art has been the fuel for his existence since his youth. Vostanik Adoian’s niece Azadouhie Amerian Miller says that Adoian’s decision for changing …

Surb Marine Church – Ashtarak, Armenia

Surb Marine Church – Ashtarak, Armenia

The 1281 Church of Surb Marine is located in Ashtarak, Armenia. This remarkable piece of Armenian architectonics was built in the cross-in-square style from hewn brown tuff. The layout of the Surb Marine Church has many features that are characteristic to the Armenian architectonics of the 13th century. In the 13th-14th centuries, the church played …

Map of the Caucasus by Christopher Weigel – 1720

Map of the Caucasus by Christopher Weigel – 1720

German printer and engraver Christopher Weigel portrayed the Armenian territory as a land between the Caspian and Black Seas. Armenia has been greatly heartened up by the emergence of a new generation of artists, lyricists, and songwriters led by the legendary Armenian musician and poet Sayat-Nova. British historian and author Christopher J. Walker writes in …