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).
After the defeat of Turkey in World War I and the conclusion of the Mudros Armistice on October 30, 1918, the Turkish troops left the territory of the Republic of Armenia and the region of Kars, and the Russian-Turkish border of 1914 was restored.
A few days after the Mudros Armistice, the Armistice of Compiègne was concluded on November 11, ending the war. This armistice was signed by the defeated Germany and the winning countries – France, Great Britain, the USA, and other members of the anti-German alliance. Armenia, unfortunately, was an ally of the countries that won.
In a few days, these same countries, that is, the progressive Europe, will celebrate the Armistice of Compiègne, that is, the 100th anniversary of the victorious end of World War I. It will be celebrated solemnly, certainly with a magnificent military parade, etc. But who remembers or reminds nowadays that the Armenian people paid the most for this victory? The remnants of Western Armenians roam around the world homeless, without a homeland, and without receiving answers to their numerous "why"s. Will they ever get those answers? Yes, in my opinion, if we become an ambitious, dignified and powerful nation and state, and pursue the solution of our problems at the state level. And we do have such an opportunity. We just need a national program and the will to carry it out, following the example of the Jews (although I do not like this comparison). Alas...
- Rafayel Tadevosyan