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ARFD-CUP Relations Under Ottoman Constitutional Rule

By Dikran Kaligian The Armenian Weekly April 2009 Magazine The Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun (ARFD) and the Hnchak Party entered into a dialogue with Turkish opposition groups in Paris in 1900 and took part in the First Congress of Ottoman Opposition Forces in 1902. At the end of 1907, the Second Congress of Ottoman Opposition Forces…

The ARF-D and the Socialist International

ARF NEWS, May 1996, Volume 1.3 (3) The ARF’s relations with the Socialist International go back as far when the ARF initiated the propagation of the Armenian Question in the European circles, that is, around the mid 1890’s. In 1896, ARF-Dashnaktsutyun’s Western Bureau1 forwarded to the Socialist International its first report-memorandum expounding the organization’s structure, ideological…

The ARF and the Socialist International

The ARF’s relations with the Socialist International go back as far when the ARF initiated the propagation of the Armenian Question in the European circles, that is, around the mid 1890’s. In 1896, ARF-Dashnaktsutiune’s Western Bureau1 forwarded to the Socialist International its first report-memorandum expounding the organization’s structure, ideological principles and activities. It should be…

ARF-D convenes its 26th World Congress

In November 1995, the Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dasnaktsutyun convened its 26th World Congress in Lebanon. The ARF-D had appealed to the Armenian authorities, to facilitate the convening of the World Congress in Armenia. The appeal was refused on grounds that World Congress delegates would include non-Armenian citizens, which according to the interpretation of the authorities, would…

DAŠNAK

short name for Hay Yełapʿoxakan Dašnakcʿutʿiwn (Armenian revolutionary federation [A.R.F.]) or its members. DAŠNAK (Pers. Dāšnāk), short name for Hay Yełapʿoxakan Dašnakcʿutʿiwn (Armenian revolutionary federation [A.R.F.]) or its members. The A.R.F. was founded in Tiflis in 1890 by Russian Armenian intellectuals, including Kʿristapʿor Mikʿayēlean (1859-1905) and Simon Zawarean (1866-1913), soon joined by Stepʿan Zōrean (Ṙostom;…

The Realm of Ideas and the Evolution of Programmatic Objectives

1) Ideological Factors in the Armenian Liberation Movement Two currents of world thought had a marked influence on Armenian avant-garde circles in the pre-revolutionary and revolutionary periods. The first, brought home from Western Europe by intellectuals who studied there, was democratic-liberal ideology, the concept of the rights of man, a legacy of the French Revolution…