Day archives: October 22nd, 2018

The Brilliant Composer Konstantin Orbelyan

The Brilliant Composer Konstantin Orbelyan

Few people know, but Konstantin Orbelyan (July 29, 1928 – April 24, 2014) was a descendant of the princely dynasty of Orbelyans that used to reign in Syunik back in the days. Aside from that, he was the father of the Armenian and Soviet jazz music. Orbelyan’s parents have been subjected to severe Stalinist oppression. …

Recruitment Strategy of Levon I, Ruler of Cilicia

Recruitment Strategy of Levon I, Ruler of Cilicia

Building his state, a King of the Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia from the Armenian Rubenid dynasty Levon I (also referred to as Levon (Leo) II, reigned 1198 – 1219) has been always guided by his intelligence and cunning. Smbat Sparapet described the recruitment policy of Levon I that was based on the principle “it is …