Gevorg Gevorgyan

In his subsequent works, Alexei Karpovich repeatedly expressed thoughts that have not lost their relevance today. For example, in his book “The Future of Turkish Armenia”, published in Moscow in 1911, it is said: “The international policy of the great powers has long, since the onset of the capitalist era, been guided by economic interests” and “the voice of capital is greater than some other motive moves the course of diplomacy.”

Not being a historian, he very accurately points out the reasons that prompted the Armenians to take the side of Russia in the Russian-Turkish war of 1877-1878: “Here, in fact, the Armenian question begins in general. Turkey was the birthplace of this unfortunate offspring of international fears and domestic fears. The Sultan began to take revenge on the Armenians for the support rendered to the Russian troops, and not only forgot about the reforms, which he pledged three times to Russia and Europe, but began to take measures to ensure that the reforms generally became superfluous. A monstrous plan for the extermination of the Armenians in Turkey gradually took shape in the diseased brain of this fanatic — a plan partly carried out in 1894-1896, when 300 thousand Armenians … died at the hands of the faithful sons of the Sultan. From this alone, of course, the Armenian question would not have arisen,