Bulgaria Returns Gen. Antranig, Njdeh Documents to Armenia

Bulgarian Ambassador hands documents

Bulgarian Ambassador hands documents

YEREVAN (PanArmenian.net)—The Bulgarian Ambassador to Armenia Todor Staykov handed copies of a large number of documents related to the life and work of Armenian national herores Gen. Antranig and Karekin Njdeh, thus far housed in Bulgaria’s Veliko-Turnovo military and historical archives, to the Armenian history museum and national archive.

“Such documents are part of the history of a nation and we handed over their copies in compliance with the law. I would also like to thank the Armenian Ministry of Culture for its assistance,” Ambassador Staykov said.

Armenia’s Ambassador to Bulgaria Sergei Manaseryan thanked the Bulgarian government or the research that it has carried out.

“2010 will be announced as the ‘Year of Armenia and Bulgaria.’ We are planning to exhibit Matenadaran documents referring to Bulgarians,” said Manaseryan.

National archives director Amatuni Virabyan said that Armenia was also interested in obtaining documents on World War I and the Armenian Genocide that are kept in the Bulgarian archives.



Discussion Policy

Comments are welcomed and encouraged. Though you are fully responsible for the content you post, comments that include profanity, personal attacks or other inappropriate material will not be permitted. Asbarez reserves the right to block users who violate any of our posting standards and policies.


  1. Kurkjian said:

    Great! we need to have good relations with the Bulgarians… there’s so much history there (all over the Balkans, of course – before and after the Genocide)… i would love to see the new stuff put in a book… so much can come to light, especially with Njteh, who was jailed there…

  2. Sirvart Garabedian said:

    Very interesting. I just wish that any othrer countries in the world, who holds our past tragic history to pass them on to Armenian Archives. Great job Bulgaria.

  3. Armen Grigorian said:

    Thank you Bulgaria. We need more friends like Bulgarians. My late father grew up in Bulgaria. We do not need friends like Turks, unlees they return all the Armenian Archives.