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12 June The Modern World's Challenges and Think Tanks

Rapid geopolitical developments, the super-dynamism of international relations, and various challenges demand quick, almost instantaneous responses. This requires precisely working mechanisms. This work is provided by special research and analytical structures or, in modern terms, think tanks.
The activity of think tanks is not only aimed at curbing external challenges. They carry out research to solve problems in a number of spheres, to contribute to the formation of or the influence on public opinion within countries, to familiarization with the work of such centers in the world, etc., playing a unique organizational role of propaganda.

  • Vardan Atoyan
05 June Living Memories
  • Tigran Tumachan

Musician and ethnographer Mihran Toumajan is one of the five famous pupils of Komitas. Having lost their brilliant teacher, they went through hellish situations, and after finding each other again, they committed themselves to the cause of spreading Armenian music, especially the works of their teacher.
In 1923, they left for different countries. Mihran Toumajan went to the USA, where he founded the Armenian Song choral company and in parallel began to collect samples of folk music from his compatriots from various provinces of Western Armenia who miraculously survived and found refuge in America and to transcribe these samples to music notation.
Philologist Tigran Tumachan recounts about his uncle.


29 May Post-Centenary Analysis: 100th Anniversary of the First Armenian Republic

In a very complex geopolitical situation in the half of the last decade of May 1918, the Transcaucasian Seym was abolished, and its members, the three republics, declared their independence. This is the classical point of view accepted in historiography. But there is also another, Turkish point of view on the proclamation of the Armenian Republic…
If Armenia weren't part of the USSR, there would be no Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic; if there were no Arm. SSR, we would not have an independent Republic of Armenia.
Until now, experts have been discussing the name of our first republic that was inherited by the third republic in 1991 as one of the state symbols of Armenia.

  • Rafayel Tadevosyan
22 May Post-Centenary Analysis: 100th Anniversary of Heroic May Battles

In the thousands-year-old Armenian history, the heroic May battles of 1918 were unprecedented in historical, political, military, moral and other aspects. They were unprecedented especially because the question "to be or not to be" had never been so acute for our people before. During the ongoing Armenian Genocide, which had begun in 1894, the Turks were unable to quench their thirst for blood and decided to finally eradicate the Armenians from that tiny land that had remained from the Armenian cradle and to delete the name "Armenia", sending it to the bosom of history as a historical and geographical notion.
In May 1918, the Ararat Armenians answered with a powerful "yes" to the question of their existence by mixing the cards of the military-political elite of Turkey and its impudent diplomacy, defeating the troops of the glorious Turkish 9th and 36th divisions in Sardarapat and Bash-Aparan.

  • Rafayel Tadevosyan
15 May Zangezur: History and Reality (Part II)

The Russian and British interests clashed in Transcaucasia. Under the circumstances of this policy, the people of Zangezur and Artsakh were able to demonstrate a praiseworthy struggle.
Andranik went from the gavar of Gokhtn to Zangezur to participate in the self-defense. In this situation, the policy of the government of the first Armenian republic in Zangezur and Artsakh is notable. Amid diplomatic clashes, Nzhdeh managed to do the impossible to preserve the independence of the region.
The historical lessons and significance of the Zangezur struggle in 1917-1920 are timeless.

  • Aram Simonyan
08 May Zangezur: History and Reality (Part I)

In the work "Zangezur Struggle for Survival in 1917-1920," Aram Simonyan presents in detail, on the basis of factual material, all the events that took place from 1917 to the new stage of that struggle in July 1920, which was due to the military and strategic feat of Garegin Nzhdeh for the sake of the future of Mountainous Armenia.
It is impossible to imagine the history of Zangezur struggle without the activities of Andranik and his "Striking Military Unit." He managed to also carry on legislative activity in Zangezur.


01 May The Philosophy of War

Wars are inevitable, especially the wars fought for the homeland, which always needs protection. "If there are humans, there are also wars," says Garegin Nzhdeh in his first article from the series "Remember the War" published in 1930 in the newspaper "Hayrenik" in Boston. "The human and the war have appeared on our planet at the same time."
But why do people kill each other and shed blood? Why do wars happen; why isn't it possible to prevent them?

  • Davit Mosinyan
24 April Post-Centenary Analysis: 103 Years Later

From the very beginning of the Artsakh movement, Turkey has tried to disguise its concerns over this conflict. But shortly after, when the war began, Turkey helped Azerbaijan with everything, except conducting military actions against the Republic of Armenia. After the liberation of Karvachar in the beginning of April 1993 and after the serious defeats of Azerbaijani army in July-August, Turkey started to threaten Armenia with military invasion.
Let's analyze the Turkish policy on the Armenian Question based on the example of the last centenary of Turkish history. However, since the Armenian Question is not purely an Armenian question, it is necessary to clarify the national policy this empire has led in its country during the 103 years following the Armenian Genocide.

  • Rafayel Tadevosyan
17 April National Consciousness

The issue of the existence of nations has been and is in the target of the globalization policy. Nations have fought against super powers to preserve their identity and their own statehood, if, of course, they have had a statehood. Many nations have disappeared along the way and their cultures and states have been destroyed. Super powers have long renounced the national and cultural traditions and moral-psychological values created by humanity; they treat humans as inanimate objects and producing tools; they consider nationality as an economic impulse, the common efforts for national self-preservation as nationalism, and those who talk about all of this, nationalists and prejudiced people...

  • Davit Mosinyan
10 April From the History of Vaspurakan Self-Defense Battles (Part II)

1915 was a special year not only because of the great disaster, but also because of the manifestation of the fighting spirit of Van Armenians. As a result of its heroic struggle, Van became perhaps a city-state. Alas, the heroes who created this independence did not have a chance to enjoy the fruits of their struggle. After a short time, in a situation not clear for them, Van Armenians left their Holy of Holies and took the staff of the refugee. It really was a mockery of fate.
Van Armenians rebelled against the anti-Armenian Ottoman policy "at the dawn" of the Armenian Genocide. Three heroic battles can be highlighted in their self-defense struggle.

  • Rafayel Tadevosyan
03 April From the History of Vaspurakan Self-Defense Battles (Part I)

On April 3 (March 21 in the old calendar) 1918, Van Armenians began their retreat. Tens of thousands of Armenians, passing about 1000 km in 133 days, reached the Iraqi deserts, having unequal self-defense fights against the Turkish-Kurdish forces on their way. Van Armenians went through this Calvary worthily fighting and eliminating the attacks of our enemies and destroying a large number of villains...
However, these episodes of our history are not found in our school history books. If not at school, then where else should the Armenians learn their history?

  • Rafayel Tadevosyan
27 March Genocide and Holocaust: Comparative Analysis

Most of the leaders of the Committee of Union and Progress who gave birth to the plan of the Armenian Genocide and carried it out as a state policy were not Turks; they were crypto-Jews who were backed up by international Zionism with all of its manifestations. What was the issue that Masons were trying to solve and because of which to this day, the Jewish state and its policy still deny the Armenian Genocide as a historical fact?

  • Rafayel Tadevosyan
20 March The Early Medieval Palace in Aghdzk

A tomb stone has been found in Aghdzk, with an inscription that is perhaps one of the oldest ones in Mashtots alphabet. The most ancient Armenian palace has been also excavated that covers an area of 4500 square meters. The only Armenian palace that has been preserved is the 7th-century Dvin palace as well as the Aruch palace. But in this case we go back to the 4th to 5th centuries. This is a stunning discovery for Armenian architecture.
During the excavations, also metal coins, ornaments, and buildings peculiar to urban culture have been discovered. The Armenian urban culture was developed already in the 4th century and its testimony is the prototype of the first bathroom unit. The water of the mountain spring had been delivered through an underground road to the palace.

  • Hakob Simonyan
13 March The Incomparable Armenian: Garegin Hovsepian (Part II)

Whatever Garegin Hovsepian would undertake, he would do it with an amazing consistency. He was an unsurpassed Armenologist, philologist, art historian, editor, theologian, teacher, spiritual and national figure at the same time.
With all his gifts, intellectual and spiritual abilities, he served his nation to the end, becoming a 20th-century Ghevond Eretz in Sardarapat, survived the tragedy of the shameful fall of Kars, and later was engaged in pan-Armenian activities. The scope of his activities is truly vast.

  • Kevork Yazedjian
06 March The Incomparable Armenian: Garegin Hovsepian (Part I)

The year 2017 marked the 150th birth anniversary of Garegin I Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia, the 120th anniversary of his ordination as priest, the 100th anniversary of his ordination as bishop, and his 65th death anniversary.
He was a man with great God-given gifts and an exemplary model of an intellectual, philologist, spiritual figure, Armenologist, editor, art critic, teacher, theologian, of a great man and Armenian. With his pontifical instructions and the national values that he confessed, he became in the Armenian reality a monumental figure, who has remained incomparable to this day.

  • Kevork Yazedjian
27 February A Course for Learning the Fatherland: Salmast
  • Samvel Karapetyan

The second volume (“Salmast”) of the series “History of Armenia” by Samvel Karapetyan, specialist in monuments and Chairman of the Yerevan office of the Research on Armenian Architecture Foundation, has been published. This series will include symbolic 36 volumes, that is, as many as the letters of the Armenian alphabet.
Such relics have been saved here from being lost or unknown, whose scholarly, historical, geographical, cultural, demographic, ethnographic and other values are undenied. This encyclopedic series will become a treasury for future researchers. But for this unique program to be accomplished, sponsors are necessary as soon as possible.


20 February Literary Monument in Memory of Petros Hovhannisyan

When speaking about some individuals we search for superlative adjectives-epithets, while feeling that those words do not fully correspond to what we want to express. In such cases I set my language weapons aside and express my thoughts simply and naturally, without any epithets.
It is so especially in the case of historian Petros Hovhannisyan of blessed memory. His both written and oral speech were so simple and at the same time deep that listeners and readers admired his knowledge, clarity of his thoughts and his rich vocabulary. And he did this effortlessly, without searching for words, which just flowed abundantly in his calm and well-founded speech.

  • Albert Isoyan
  • Andranik Hovhannisyan
13 February An Event Dedicated to Hrachia Adjarian

The events dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the establishment of Sahagian-Noonian School in Istanbul have created a festal atmosphere in the area of Samatya, as we learn from the Armenian press of Istanbul. The last event was dedicated to the memory of Hrachia Adjarian.
The grandson of the renowned linguist, Hrachia Acharyan the junior, researcher at the Charents Museum of Literature and Art, was also invited to participate in these events.

  • Hrachia Acharyan
06 February Issues of Ethical and Legal Responsibilities (Part III)

When speaking about the responsibility of the USA policy regarding the Armenian Question, we remember President Woodrow Wilson and his policy. He was perhaps the only president in the history of the USA that was pro-Armenian or rather equitable…
How has the USA relate to the Armenian Question and the problem of eliminating the consequences of the Armenian Genocide? Why were the American Republicans against Wilson's Fourteen Points?
Wilson's Fourteen Points, the USA, the Treaty of Sèvres, the Arbitral Award… These make up a pile of ethical and legal assessments.

  • Rafayel Tadevosyan
30 January Issues of Ethical and Legal Responsibilities (Part II)

Enver and Djemal were in suspicious friendly relations with the Bolshevik Russia. On August 24, 1920, the Russians recognized the Turkish National Pact. During the months of severe famine in Povolzhie, Russia provided a huge financial help to Turkey, an unheard thing in history. The crown of the love affair between the Kemalists and the Bolsheviks was the Treaty of Kars. The Russian Federation has recognized the Armenian Genocide on paper. But what should it do today to eliminate the consequences of the Genocide?

  • Rafayel Tadevosyan
23 January Issues of Ethical and Legal Responsibilities (Part I)

On the way to a fair solution of the Armenian question, unpaid and big moral debt belongs especially to all those countries called allies that at the time made it a chewing gum in their mouths and still chew it: they can neither swallow it nor get rid of it. Especially in geopolitics I have a big caveat regarding what is called moral and legal duty because, according to Garegin Nzdeh, power gives birth to law. However, let's try to imagine that the norm called moral duty is not a purely philosophical concept but is also applicable in the legal field. Let's start with Russia.
Although Russia changed social systems, in each new formation it was and still is the successor of the previous system.

  • Rafayel Tadevosyan
16 January Impressions from Egypt

Unbiased impressions from any Armenian diaspora community give the opportunity to form correct ideas about that community, that is, to get acquainted with its national, educational and cultural life, publication of books, etc., in a word, with activities undertaken to preserve the Armenian identity.
Today we will present the impressions of historian and publicist Kevork Yazedjian that he got from Egypt. He visited that country for the first time and for a short period, but observed and examined the life of Egyptian Armenians with an expert eye.

  • Kevork Yazedjian


09 January New Life to the Khachkar

Master of khachkars (cross-stones) Ruben Nalbandyan from the village of Arshaluys has found an original solution for Armenian spiritual victories. His khachkars are known almost all over the world. Ruben Nalbandyan has authored about 1050 khachkars, which are found in various places of our planet. In 2011, a khachkar was installed on Cape Horn, on the border of the Pacific and Atlantic oceans, with the inscription "In Memory of the Innocent Victims of Our Planet." In his workshop, Master Ruben also creates monuments of the heroes of the Armenian national-liberation struggle of both classical and modern periods.

27 December Under Her Own Roof
  • Shushan Siruyan

Shushan Siruyan is one of those lucky people who came to Yerevan  from abroad  to study here and at the end of the 1980s, during the years of their study, were here and witnessed our national revival. And not only witnessed. They stood firm on their native land and were convinced that this is their only and last refuge, that it is possible to live everywhere temporarily, except one's one house, as the great Russian classic Leo Tolstoy said.
Also it was here that Shushan found her future life partner and planted her roots in the homeland. They have created a truly exemplary family. They are doing everything for the development of our statehood and preservation of Armenian identity.

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