25 years have passed since the occupation of Kalbajar district of Azerbaijan. Read more
Germany’s Bundestag passed a resolution qualifying the Ottoman era Armenian killings as genocide. A few days before, the Yerevan population welcomed a monument to Garegin Nzhdeh, a Nazi collaborator.
During the world war, Russian military power kept any recurrence of the 1905 troubles between Armenians and Azeri Turks from breaking out. However, strife arose once again during the Russian Revolution when Russian power disappeared. The population of the largest city of Azerbaijan, Baku, was made up primarily of Turks, Armenians, and Russians. Because of the highly developed oil industry in Western Transcaucasia, Baku was an industrialized city and had a large class of industrial workers. The effects of the Russian Revolution thus were seen in Baku more than in the rest of the Transcaucasian region. The city was ruled by a revolutionary government (the so-called Baku Commune) in which most power was held by the Dashnak Party and the Bolsheviks. Read more
On April 24, 2009–Armenian Remembrance Day– President Barack Obama issued a statement “remember[ing] the 1.5 million Armenian [deaths] in the final days of the Ottoman Empire.” The President stumbled. Read more
January 27, 1973 Santa Barbara, California, The Armenian Gourgen Yanikian, a U.S. citizen, invites the Turkish Consul General, Mehmet Baydar, and the Consul, Bahadir Demir to lunch. The diplomats accept the friendly invitation unsuspectly. Gourgen Yanikian murders his two guests. He is sentenced to life imprisonment. Read more
–By hitting financial situation of church-sponsored political organizations, the law on transferring church lands to the disposal of the Ministry of Land and Property of Russia led to expansion of the Armenian terrorism and to escalation of anti-Turkish and anti-Muslim sentiments.