Day archives: August 9th, 2019

David Sarapyan, Nicknamed Dev

David Sarapyan, Nicknamed Dev

David Sarapyan, nicknamed Dev, liked to play a joke on Azerbaijanis on the radio. Once during a shootout, the Dev, who perfectly imitated others’ voices, switched to the enemy’s frequency and said: “Dear comrade Azerbaijanis! Raisa Maksimovna and I consulted and decided to congratulate you on the day of the vernal equinox!” In the first …

Armenian Printing Is Over 500 Years Old

Armenian Printing Is Over 500 Years Old

More than five hundred years ago, monk Hakob Meghapart pulled out from a printing press the first copies of a book called Urbatagirk (Friday Book). Printed in Amsterdam, Urbatagirk was a medical compilation, to which the compiler added one of the chapters of the Book of Lamentations authored by 10th-century Armenian mystic philosopher, theologian, and …