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The story behind one image

The Armenian propaganda uses a certain number of images to support their claims that the Ottoman Empire perpetrated a genocide against the Armenian people. Yet a close scrutiny reveals that many of those images are either forgeries, like the infamous “Turkish official teasing Armenian starved children by showing bread”, which was proven to be a primitive collage,1 or are deliberately misattributed, i.e. they show the real events, which however happened at different times and in different places, but present them as the evidence of the Ottoman persecution of the Armenians. One of the most ubiquitous images is this one:

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This photograph is usually described as “Armenians slaughtered by Ottoman soldiers. Turkish soldiers proudly posing with bodies of their Armenian victims”. However, on a closer look at the soldiers in the picture it becomes evident that they are wearing imperial Russian, and not Ottoman uniforms. It makes one wonder what exactly this picture is representing.

I did my own investigation on this mysterious picture, and found out the story behind this image. Continue reading

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Артемий Араратский и его рассказ о карабахском хане

Армянские авторы, как современные, так и такие авторы 19 века как Раффи или Мирза Юсуф Нерсесов, как правило, крайне негативно отзываются о Панах-Али Хане и его сыне Ибрагим-Халил Хане, правителях Карабахского ханства. Однако предвзятое отношение националистически настроенных авторов к карабахским ханам очевидно. В этой связи представляет большой интерес книга армянского автора Артемия Араратского (Богданова), опубликованная в 1813 году (Оригинальное издание: Жизнь Артемія Араратскаго, уроженца селенія Вагаршапатъ близ горы Арарата, и приключенія, случившіяся съ ним отъ младенчества до совершенныхъ лѣт. Санкт-Петербургъ. В тип. Иос. Иоаннесова, 1813. Советское издание: Жизнь Артемия Араратского / Изд. подгот. К. Н. Григорьян при участии Р. Р. Орбели; [Примеч. К. Н. Григорьяна, Р. Р. Орбели], 224 с. 5 л. ил. 21 см., М. Наука 1981, доступно на сайте Восточная Литература: http://www.vostlit.info/Texts/rus5/Artemij/text11.phtml?id=59). В ней он пишет о великодушии и справедливости Панах-хана, который помог его семье, когда она нуждалась в помощи. Continue reading

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Secret life of professor Vahakn Dadrian

Vahakn Dadrian

Vahakn Dadrian

Sexual harassment in educational institutions remains a pressing issue in many countries, including the USA. The recent scandalous Jerry Sandusky case, which sent shockwaves through the American society, demonstrated how persistent ignoring of the reports about sexual abuse in order to protect the reputation of the university allowed the predator to continue his criminal activity for many years. However, this case is not the first and is just one of the many, and sexual predators operated in university environment for decades. One such example is Vahakn Norayr Dadrian, Director of Genocide Research at a think tank called Zoryan Institute, who has a long history of sexual abuse.

We tried to shed some light on the obscure facts from Dr Dadrian’s past. While getting into the details of Dr Dadrian’s biography, we also found weird contradictions in the information he provided about his early years, and we made a parallel research on that subject as well.

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