First Republic Day

The main events marking Armenia’s First Republic Day took place on May 28 at Sardarapat, in the country’s western Armavir province, where Armenian troops and volunteers waged heroic battles for days in late May 1918 stopping the advancement of Turkish troops. The successes in the battlefields at Sardarapat as well as in Bash Aparan and Gharakilisa led to the establishment of the first short-lived democratic Armenian state 98 years ago.