Day archives: July 17th, 2018

The Armenian Church of Paris

The Armenian Church of Paris

“When will we have our Holy Church in Paris?” wrote a correspondent of the Armenian newspaper in Constantinople “Manzou-Meiosis Effniar” in 1902. This question would receive an answer shortly. Alexander Mantachiants, a wealthy Armenian oil entrepreneur from Baku, learned that the small Armenian community in Paris didn’t have its own church. Finding this unacceptable and …

Osip Mandelstam’s Journey in Armenia

Osip Mandelstam’s Journey in Armenia

Osip Emilyevich Mandelstam was a Russian Jewish poet and essayist of the times of the October Revolution and the rise of the Soviet Union. Mandelstam was one of the leading members of the Acmeist school of poets. Mandelstam visited Armenia in 1930. During the eight months of his stay in the country, he rediscovered his …