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Jun 27, 2023 20 tweets 4 min read
I don’t understand how any leader or elected official can utter the words “Nagorno-Karabakh is Azerbaijan” - the people of NK voted for independence and are clearly under the threat of extermination. These are clear grounds to exercises the right to self determination.

A 🧵 Image I’ve said this before, Artsakh has a millennia long history of statehood, with local Armenian princes ruling over the region from 821 to 1822. From 1921-1991 the local Armenians once again had some limited self-rule and since 1991 they have been completely independent.
Dec 10, 2022 14 tweets 7 min read
Karin was located in the Bardzr Hayk (Upper Armenia) Province of the Kingdom of Armenia. Karin was also the capital of the district bearing the same name. It’s current name is Erzurum, it’s the capital of the Erzurum Province of Turkey. Following the 1828-1829 Russian-Turkish War some 20,000 Armenians fled from the city and resettled in the Russian Caucasus. More fled in 1853-1856 Crimean War. And a further 2,000 Armenian families fled following the 1877-1878 Russian-Turkish War.
Dec 9, 2022 6 tweets 3 min read
The Monastery of the Holy Translators (Սուրբ Թարգմանչաց Վանք) was built in the 4th century. It’s located in Khachakap, Karhat Districr (modern-day Quşçu, Daşkəsən District, Azerbaijan. The village was populated by Armenians until 1988 when they were expelled by Azerbaijani forces It was here in 411 that Saint Mesrop Mashtots (362-440; creator of the Armenian alphabet) and Saint Sahak Partev (348-439; Catholicos of the Armenian Church in 387-439) translated the Bible into Armenian, the translation was referred to as the “Queen of Translations.”
Dec 8, 2022 8 tweets 2 min read
Azerbaijani troops stationed on the Armenia-Azerbaijan border decided to once again awake Armenian villagers from their sleep by projecting the Islamic call to prayer over loud speakers. They have been doing this across towns and villages in Artsakh and Armenia. We know it’s targeted because Kutakan (pop. 288) is just 3 miles from the Armenia-Azerbaijan border. The nearest Azerbaijani village is 12 miles away. So these soldiers are simply using the Call to Prayer to antagonize Christian Armenians - not to actually call Muslims to prayer. Image
Jul 20, 2021 25 tweets 5 min read
Where’s the lie…? A lot of Azerbaijanis I speak to get offended by the whole 1918 thing, however it’s more true than false. While the people who were labeled as ethnic “Azerbaijanis” in the 1930s didn’t just appear out of thin air, the idea of an ethnic heritage kinda did…
Jul 19, 2021 5 tweets 3 min read
Why Fariz is wrong part 1: please take your time to study these photos (1-3) of the Ghazanchetsots Church before the 1920 Massacre of Armenians in #Shushi. The last picture shows the deteriorated condition of the church during the Soviet era when the city was left in ruins. Why Fariz is wrong part 2: the number of Azerbaijanis displaced from Nagorno Karabakh (~40,000) and the 7 districts (~400,000) is about 440,000. And if you add the ~160,000 Azerbaijanis displaced from Armenia and that total is about ~600,000. 1/3 less than his number…
Jul 18, 2021 7 tweets 6 min read
Not only has the #Azerbaijani regime desecrated the Ghazanchetsots Cathedral they’ve also destroyed apartment buildings around it… making it impossible for #Armenians to return. The building in red is the one I lived in back in October 2019 with my host family… #StopAliyev A video of #Azerbaijanis destroying this ethnically cleansed #Armeniam neighborhood.
May 2, 2021 24 tweets 21 min read
#Armenian Churches of #Baku

Labeled as red dots (south to north)
1) Holy Mother of God in the Inner City (Icheri Shehir)
2) Saint Gregory the Illuminator
3) Saints Thaddeus & Bartholomew
4) Holy Resurrection Chapel in the cemetery
5) Holy Translators in Haykashen (Ermenikend) The Church of the Holy Mother of God was located in Baku's Walled City (Icheri Shehir). It was built in 1797-1799, although a church has been mentioned here as early as the 13th century in Armenian and Persian sources. It was destroyed in 1992 and a cafe stands in its place.
Apr 7, 2021 63 tweets 51 min read
In this thread I'll be listing the churches of #Yerevan, #Armenia. I'll break them down by district and go attempt to chronicle the history of each structure.

#Christianity #Architecture #History Kentron District is the historic core of Yerevan. Its where the former Fortress of Yerevan was located and is home to 125,453 people (as of the 2011 Census).
Apr 5, 2021 6 tweets 5 min read
The same @Pontifex who condemned Azerbaijan’s military aggression against Armenia, the same Pope to recognize the #ArmenianGenocide you deny, and the same Pope that on Easter called on #Azerbaijan to #FreeArmenianPows

Oh and by the way, read this Nasimi From talking about @Pontifex and #Easter to fake propaganda and #Armenophobia #DontBelieveAzerbaijan Image
Mar 9, 2021 5 tweets 5 min read
1) You claimed the “Karabakh issue” was solved.
2) Your political party is the only one performing (a circus)
3) Democracy... you rank “not free” according for @freedomhouse
4) Economic freedom? Your government owns SOCAR (81% of your economy is oil based).
5) Strengthen what? “There can be no disagreement on national matters.”

That’s called a dictatorship @azpresident 🤡
Mar 8, 2021 13 tweets 6 min read
Maybe a statue of Saint Gregory the Illuminator or King Tigran II? Something similar to Saint George in Tbilisi’s Tavisupleba (Freedom) Square? ImageImage Some potential examples:

Left: King Trdat I Arshakuni (53-88 AD)

Right: King Tigran II Artashesian (95-55 BC)

These are on display at the Palace of Versailles. ImageImage
Mar 1, 2021 9 tweets 8 min read
Operation Ring (April 30-May 15, 1991)

17,000 Armenians from 11 villages in Shahumyan (Goranboy Rayon) and 6 villages in Getashen (Göygöl Rayon) were forcibly expelled by Soviet troops of the 23rd Guards Motor Rifle Division and the soldiers of the Soviet Azerbaijani OMOM units. ImageImageImageImage Some other pictures from the removal from Shahumyan and Getashen. I didn’t include ones that depict the violence due to their graphic nature. 50 Armenian civilians died during the operation. ImageImageImageImage
Jan 12, 2021 63 tweets 59 min read
1) Let’s talk about #Nakhichevan - a lost homeland. ImageImageImageImage 2) The the name "Nakhichevan" in #Armenian literally means "the place of first descent", a Biblical reference to the descent of Noah's Ark on the adjacent Mount #Ararat. Armenian tradition says that Nakhichevan was founded by Noah. Image