Aram Manukian

Armenian revolutionary, politician and general who managed and led the Van Resistance and instrumented the founding of the First Republic of Armenia

Aram Manukian (19 March 1879 – 29 January 1919) was an Armenian revolutionary, statesman, and leading member of the nationalist Armenian Revolutionary Federation (Dashnaktsutyun) party. During World War I, he led the successful Armenian civilian self-defense of Van. As a result, tens of thousands avoided being deported and massacred by the Turkish government while the Armenian Genocide was underway.

Aram Manukian

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  • Մենակ ենք և պետք է ապավինենք միայն մեր ուժերին՝ թե՜ ճակատը պաշտպանելու և թե՜ երկրի ներսում կարգ հաստատելու
  • In these conditions, our people can make miracles. I have often had the opportunity to realize that the sense of duty of our villagers is authentic. It is a sign of awareness. One call by the National Council is enough for him to leave his home and to rush to arms, when there is nothing that compels him to do so. At the time, the mobilization by the Russian government was always executed on the force of terror.

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