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  • Armenian Heritage in Russia

    Disturbing news from Derbent, Dagestan, Russia:

    Today, all that remains of Derbent's Christian heritage is a ruined church in the citadel, and a 19th century Armenian church in the downtown. It's a museum, however. The locals show their contempt for the site by throwing their rubbish along the walls around it. (see photo)

    Today, Dagestan's population is 94% `Muslim' and 6% Christian, these being the descendants of Russians who came to the republic over the course of 200-year rule by Moscow.



    The Armenian Church in downtown Derbent, as seen from the fortress


    The Armenian Church in downtown Derbent, with garbage in front (it's now officially a museum only)

    http://www.westernresistance.com/blo...es/003838.html

  • #2
    Originally posted by chinchilla View Post
    Disturbing news from Derbent, Dagestan, Russia:

    Today, all that remains of Derbent's Christian heritage is a ruined church in the citadel, and a 19th century Armenian church in the downtown. It's a museum, however. The locals show their contempt for the site by throwing their rubbish along the walls around it. (see photo)

    Today, Dagestan's population is 94% `Muslim' and 6% Christian, these being the descendants of Russians who came to the republic over the course of 200-year rule by Moscow.



    The Armenian Church in downtown Derbent, as seen from the fortress


    The Armenian Church in downtown Derbent, with garbage in front (it's now officially a museum only)

    http://www.westernresistance.com/blo...es/003838.html
    F-ing shame. It as probably turned into a museum during the Soviet era but the fact that it is being used as a dump (at least on the outside) attests to the local populations disrespect and disregard for Christians in general and Armenians in particular.
    General Antranik (1865-1927): I am not a nationalist. I recognize only one nation, the nation of the oppressed.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by chinchilla View Post
      The locals show their contempt for the site by throwing their rubbish along the walls around it. (see photo)
      Come on, don't exagerate. Some overflowing refuse bins placed in a side lane do not equate to it being used as a "dump".
      Plenipotentiary meow!

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      • #4
        The Armenian church in Vladikavkaz, North Ossetia, Russia seems to be in better shape, though Vladikavkaz still has a sizable Armenian community:

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        • #5
          Originally posted by bell-the-cat View Post
          Come on, don't exagerate. Some overflowing refuse bins placed in a side lane do not equate to it being used as a "dump".
          Quite right, it really looks like "regular" small town ex-Soviet Union, whilst Vladikavkaz is larger and therefore "cleaner".
          Visit many small towns and villages in ex-USSR and you'll find similar "tips" throughout the town, regardless of specific location. Probably due to the general malaise prevalent in these areas.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by steph View Post
            Quite right, it really looks like "regular" small town ex-Soviet Union, whilst Vladikavkaz is larger and therefore "cleaner".
            Visit many small towns and villages in ex-USSR and you'll find similar "tips" throughout the town, regardless of specific location. Probably due to the general malaise prevalent in these areas.
            Nice church. Vladikavkaz (Ossetia) is also a Christian area which certainly helps.
            General Antranik (1865-1927): I am not a nationalist. I recognize only one nation, the nation of the oppressed.

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            • #7
              Guys,

              Thanks for the church photos.
              General Antranik (1865-1927): I am not a nationalist. I recognize only one nation, the nation of the oppressed.

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              • #8
                Thankyou for the interesting photos. Here are some pages in Armenian on

                Armenian Russian Historical Relations XV-XVIII by Pr A.G. Aprahamian
                (Short History of Armenian Diaspora, Yerevan 1964, pp362-402)
                http://www.crda-france.org/0hh/6_russia/362russia.htm

                Nil (Paris)
                http://www.crda-france.org/0hh/6hist...aprahamian.htm
                #153

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                • #9
                  Re: Armenian Heritage in Russia

                  Russian-Armenian friendship monument in Barnaul, Altai Krai, Russia.

                  More info here.
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                  • #10
                    Re: Armenian Heritage in Russia

                    Chaltyr, an Armenian village located in Russia's Rostov Oblast.
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