For journalists, I have read, the Soviet Union was an enigma. It was never one for me. If there was a puzzle, it was how Stalin has managed not only to fool his own people but to fool the leaders of the world for as long as he did.
This website, made possible with financial support by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, is a depository of personal experiences, memoirs and archival documents which affords the opportunity to take an approach to learning about the Great Repatriation ...
Opening of Exhibition and Film Screening on October 1, 18:00 in Khnko Apor Children's Library.
Emerging victorious from World War II, the Soviet Union wanted to expand its zones of influence not only in Eastern Europe, but also in Turkey and Iran. In its project to have access to the Black Sea straits, there was also the issue of uniting the provinces of Kars/Ardahan to Armenia and Georgia.
If your family immigrated to Armenia in 1946-1949 and you have interesting stories, testimonies and archival material (photos, documents, etc.) that you would like to share and have published in the website, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com or call 374.94.1946-48, 374.77.1946-48.