The Condition of Armenian Refugees and Orphans as Reported in Armyanskiy Vestnik

  • Louisine Abrahamyan
Part of the Palgrave Studies in the History of Genocide book series (PSHG)


As a result of the Armenian Genocide, a great number of Armenian refugees and deportees found refuge in Eastern Armenia and in the territory of the Russian Empire. Eastern Armenia was brimming with homeless refugees and orphans, deprived of their livelihoods and suffering from famine and epidemic diseases. In order to help the refugees, a large-scale humanitarian movement was launched in which Eastern Armenians and the Armenian community in Russia took an active part. Numerous unions and Armenian committees were established in Russia to gather together the organizations involved in Armenian issues to carry out relief programs for the refugees (Barkhudaryan, 2010: 153).


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