Day archives: March 29th, 2019

Orphanages in Armenia in 1920

Orphanages in Armenia in 1920

At the orphanages established by the Near East Relief in 1920, there were large production centers which were organized and headed by Byrtene Anderson. One of the orphanages was located in Alexandropol (Gyumri). For its four thousand orphans, the first half of the day was a working time. They were trained in crafts and performed …

Daniel Decker – I Am Armenian, This Is My Choice

Daniel Decker – I Am Armenian

Famous American and Puerto Rican musician Daniel Decker chatted with journalists about his love for Armenia and the decision to become Armenian. “I have been visiting Armenia for fifteen years, and last year, I received Armenian citizenship. At first, curiosity connected me with Armenia, but later, having learned about Armenian culture, traditions, and history, I …

The Last Mohican of Historical Yerevan

The Last Mohican of Historical Yerevan

This majestic building of old Yerevan today resides in an unkempt and disappointing condition. The building at 38 Pushkin Street is almost the only surviving building in this historic district of Yerevan. This is a two-story mansion that used to belong to Arakel Afrikian. It was built of black tuff at the beginning of the …