Armenia will host solemn celebrations in 2018 to mark the 100th anniversary of the First Republic and the glorious victories held in battles for the country’s liberation.
It is planned particularly to hold an exhibition in Sardarapat to display all the historic records (as well as personal items) associated with the heroic battle, Amatuni Virabyan, the director of the National Archives of Armenia, told reporters on Monday.
“We need to bring as many documents as possible apart from the items we have in our archives. In a televised speech in Beirut just a few days ago, I emphasized the fact that our archives are very much alike our people, who are scattered across the globe. In the neighboring Georgia, it is practically possible to find more records on the Armenia of 1920,” he said.
Amatuni also unveiled plans for publishing an edition comprising known records on the First Republic’s history. The National Archive has compiled the documents (in Armenian, Russian, French and Turkish) over the past years to put them into circulation on the remarkable anniversary.
A separate collection will be dedicated to the great heroes who contributed to the May victories. Most of them were exiled or killed during the 1937 reprisals.