106-year-old Armenian Woman Guards Home, 1990
Just when you expressed your gratitude for crazy things happening very far back in time from the present, you stumble upon a 106-year-old woman holding an AK-47.
Let’s start by debunking the most widely spread myth. No, the crone didn’t pledge to guard the purity of her grand-daughter at all cost and fend off any unsuitable pretenders with a round of ammo.
Unfortunately, the photo that made the gun-crazed folks of America drool in anticipation was nothing but a consequence of ethnic war. Between 1988 and 1994, the Nagorno-Karabakh War opposed Christian Armenians and Turkic Azeris.
Trust us! It wasn’t nice! Indescribable acts of brutality claimed the lives of tens of thousands and made the civilians consider self-defense as the most suitable option.
Go to the next page for another slice of history we all want to forget.