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THE SPARTANS OF ARTSAKH

On my recent trip to Yerevan, a friend of mine whose name I will not disclose at this time, organized a three day trip to Artsakh for us.
Suffering from lack of sleep, and exhaustion, I tetxed him in the middle of the night that I must cancel.
He called me early next morning to check on my condition and bid his farewells.
There are moments in your life where you sense that there was a missed opportunity, that you should have made the extra effort and “been there”. You would never be able to recreate the experience ever again. It’s as if the Gods planned it, the power and the beauty of the forests unfolding its splendor and the wilderness dictating the law of the land…where in a moment of fierce battle and sniper shots you are moved with the tenderness by nothing more than animals crossing your path.

BUZLUKH – VICTORY WITH THE SCENT OF WILD MINT

Loak at this photo. National hero Monteh Melkonyan sleeps after Buzlukh victory. What thoughts come, looking at this photograph after 23 years?
Buzlukh victory ended infinite retreat of the Armenians, the retreat, which began many centuries ago, with the war of Vardanants, maybe even earlier.

MARGARITA KHACHATRYAN: “MY TIME TO HELP THE SOLDIER”

What is the phenomenon of Margarita Khachatryan, also known as “Moroz” (Frost)? Why the President congratulates her on her birthday? Why do the soldiers call her “Myrick” – mother?
Margarita Khachatryan a thousand times visited military units, based on the front-line, reached the most difficult combat stations. You can see her in the Defense Minister’s office and in the barracks of the most far military unit.
And why this woman is trusted both by the Defense Minister, and a simple soldier?

THREE GENERATIONS - PROTECTING THE FATHERLAND

The only son of Colonel Ashot Sargsyan, who is the son of Lieutenant General Muraz Sargsyan, continues family tradition and will soon be wearing his first cadet uniform.

WE OWE YOU, THE BRAVE HEROES ...

During the Artsakh war near the Armenian volunteers fought also women. One of them is Angela Nanagulyan (from Jraberd). In 1992 she joined the volunteers group “Maghavuz”. Angela is a Chevalier of “For Courage” medal, a member of the Writers’ Union of Nagorno Karabakh Republic.

ARMENIAN EAGLE OF SEVASTOPOL

In the chronicle of the Great Patriotic War Sevastopol entered as symbol of courage and heroism, and in the battle for its defense Armenian sons also wrote bright pages of feat.
Among warriors of the defense of Sevastopol was Guard Captain, holder of the order “Red Star” Amasia Garnik Melikyan.

DEATH CAMP LAMSDORF

My family searched for missing soldier Sevan Toros Alikhanyan for 72 years. His mother Haykanush did not reconcile with the loss of 20-year-old son, though she got his missing document.
My grandfather’s brother’s destiny still haunts me. I was searching for him wilfully and was sure that one day I’ll find him. After all, life is full of surprises!