The Day of the Armenian Army

January 28th marks the 18th anniversary of the formation of the armed forces of the Republic of Armenia. The history of Armenian army, however, is far longer: legend holds, that 4501 years ago the founding father of the Armenian people, Haik Nahapet, organized the first ever formation of the Armenian army and defeated their foe, Assyrian ruler Bel, thus gaining his independence and establishing the Armenian nation.