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).
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