Monthly archives: April, 2019

Arno Babajanyan’s Last Interview

Arno Babajanyan's Last Interview

Below is the last interview of the People’s Artist of the USSR, outstanding composer Arno Harutyunovich Babajanyan which he gave in the fall of 1983 in the House of Composers in Dilijan. The interview was conducted by National Artist of Armenia, founder and first announcer of the Armenian Television Nara Surenovna Shlepchyan. This is a …

Armenian National Costumes

Armenian National Costumes

You can publish an infinite number of paintings, thumbnails, and photos featuring Armenian national costumes. However, rather than to show the variety of Armenian costumes, the main idea of this material is to let readers know about the erroneous identification of the Armenian national costume as a kind of traditional Caucasian costume. There is nothing …

These People Need to Be Known About – Armenian Militiamen

These People Need to Be Known About

YouTube channelԱշխարհազոր ՀԿ (Militiamen of Armenia) presented a series of documentaries about the heroes of the Artsakh War of 1992-1994. Unfortunately, in Armenia, the culture of familiarizing the society with ordinary people, Armenians who did not hesitate for a second to sacrifice their lives for others and their homeland, is underdeveloped. These people should be …

The Courage and Faith of the Armenian Christians During the Genocide of 1915 – “Armenian Bread”

The Courage and Faith of the Armenian Christians

The film “Armenian Bread” by Armen Gasparyan was presented at the documentary competition of the XVI International Festival “Radonezh” with the support of the Representative Office of Rossotrudnichestvo (Russian Cooperation) in Armenia in December 2011. The film tells about the culture and values of the Armenian people. For centuries, Armenians, having no statehood, have managed …

David Ignatius – After His Words, Erdoğan Left Davos

David Ignatius

David Ignatius (born May 26, 1950) is an American journalist and writer of Armenian descent, as well as a columnist at “Washington Post”. His novel “Body of Lies” was made into a film of the same name by director Ridley Scott. In January 2009, one incident was widely publicized at the World Economic Forum in …

Ararat Works Wonders – The Magic of Ararat

Ararat Works Wonders

Mount Ararat not only is a symbol of Armenia but also has a special, mystical energy. Mountain climber Narine Jagharyan felt the greatness and the special strength of the mountain. Narine Jagharyan, a lawyer by education who has been conquering various mountain peaks across the world during recent years, shared her story. In August 2014, …

The Armenian Black Church in Iran

The Armenian Black Church in Iran

For centuries, Iran has been renowned for its rich Islamic cultural heritage. But Iran also has one of the oldest Christian churches in the world – the Armenian Black Church, or Kara Kilise in Farsi. The church that is formally named Monastery of Saint Thaddeus is a sacred place for Armenians. Correspondent of the Press …

Jean-Jacques Damlamian – Vice President of France Télécom

Jean-Jacques Damlamian

Jean-Jacques Damlamian was born in Paris on May 29, 1942. A graduate of the Polytechnic School (1961) and the Higher National School of Telecommunications, Damlamian has worked in various departments at France Télécom‘s (now Orange) CNET R&D laboratories, local and intercity network departments, and at its headquarters as a personal assistant to the company’s CEO. …

Lévon Sayan – French-Armenian Operatic Tenor

Lévon Sayan

Lévon Sayan is a French-Armenian impresario, producer, and an operatic tenor. He was born in Marseilles into a family of Armenian immigrants and Armenian Genocide survivors. Sayan began his career as a classical singer in 1966. Soon, he recorded his first CD with Renée Doria. As a tenor, he sang in “Faust”, “Rigoletto”, “Carmen”, and …

The First Bookseller in Istanbul – Armenian Arakel

The First Bookseller in Istanbul

The first ever bookseller in Istanbul was Armenian Arakel Tozluian. He founded a bookstore in the capital of the Ottoman Empire in 1875 and after a few years expanded his business to an entire publishing house. In 1884, Tozluian published the first book catalog in Turkey called the “Arakel’s Library”, the purpose of which was …