GLENDALE – Glendale attorney and author Vartkes Yeghiayan will present his fascinating new book, Armenians and the Okhrana: Documents from the Russian Department of Police Archives 1907-1915 on Thursday, July 7, 2016 at 7:30pm at Abril Bookstore – 415 E. Broadway, Glendale, CA. Admission is free with reception to follow.

Author and book will be introduced by historian Dr. Garabet K. Moumdjian.

Armenians and the Okhrana is comprised of more than fifty documents from the Russian archives which find the imperial security organs caught in a struggle against the empire’s ethnic Armenian subjects. Popularly referred to as the Okhrana, the Russian security services were perceived as the nefarious predecessors of the Cheka and the KGB and as early precursors to the security apparatuses of the totalitarian regimes that were to appear throughout the twentieth century. The book provides a vivid palette on law, politics, revolution and the dynamic environment Russia, Europe, the Middle East and the Armenians occupied in the years leading up to World War I.

Vartkes Yeghiayan is an attorney in Los Angeles. He served as the assistant director of the Peace Corps under successive presidential administrations and has in recent years filed restitution cases on behalf of victims of genocide and other crimes against humanity. He is the author of several documentary compilations on the Armenian Genocide.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Sign Up for Our Newsletters

Get notified of the latest updates from MassisPost.

You May Also Like

Telethon 2020 Raises $22.9 Million

The 23rd Annual Thanksgiving Telethon took place in Los Angeles on November…

Dr. Zeynep Gürsel to speak on “Portraits of Unbelonging: Photography, the Ottoman State and Armenians Leaving for America 1896-1908”

Dr. Zeynep Devrim Gürsel, associate professor of Anthropology at Rutgers University, will…

Genocide Centennial Exhibition by Non-Armenian International Artists

On the occasion of the Armenian genocide centenary commemoration (April 24, 2015),…

Hayastan All-Armenian Fund Executive Director Quits Amid Corruption Probe

YEREVAN — After continued scrutiny and pressure, most recently from the Social…