How should we safeguard our identity in times when we are constantly bombarded with information and ideas which often act to erode the sense of one’s identity? How can Armenians persevere in the current geopolitical conditions? We offer the means. Learn more about the history of Armenia, our heritage, our language, our traditions, and values during the radio program “Akunk” (Source).
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