Reflections on the First Republic

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In this AGBU WebTalk, Dr. Richard Hovannisian reflects on the historical importance of the First Republic of Armenia. Three years after the devastation of genocide, the Armenian people found their resurrection in the founding of the First Republic of Armenia on May 28, 1918. This was a time of great joy and hope for the Armenian nation, and despite the fact that this small independent state lasted only a short three years, it was nevertheless an important turning point in modern history because without it there would not have been a Soviet Armenia and without Soviet Armenia there wouldn’t be the Armenian Republic of today.

Produced by AGBU WebTalks in partnership with the Zoryan Institute.