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The House Of Writers On Lake Sevan

The House Of Writers On Lake Sevan

The House of Writers is a magnificent creation of Soviet modernism designed by the brilliant Gevorg Kochar by the order of Stalin. After Kochar’s death, the oval building was added as well. Had a healthy bourgeois class been formed in Armenia rather than criminal-oligarchic elements, this complex would have long been purchased or taken into …

United Armenia In The Illustrations Of Charles Defrémery

United Armenia In The Illustrations

Back in the 19th century, Western European authors called “Eastern Anatolia” Armenia or Western Armenia. Below are illustrations from the book of the French orientalist Charles Defrémery “Voyages d’Ibn-Bartoutah dans la Perse, l’Asie Centrale et l’Asie Mineure” of 1853-1859. The author illustrated Eastern and Western Armenia as a single Armenia. Antitopor

Armenian Churches Are Being Destroyed In Van

Armenian Churches Are Being Destroyed In Van

In Van, Historical Armenia, there are about 100 Armenian churches left. Most churches have been demolished in recent years, especially during the AKP’s rule, and many churches have been converted into stables. If this trend continues with the last remaining churches, they will disappear from the face of the earth. The most important of the …

Church Of St. Karapet In Tigranakert Attacked By Vandals – Monuments Of Historical Armenia

Church Of St. Karapet In Tigranakert Attacked By Vandals

The historic 15th-century Armenian church and monastery of St. Karapet in the Chungush region of Tigranakert province in Western Armenia was recently plundered by treasure hunters. Residents of the surrounding areas want these structures that have stood here for centuries despite natural disasters to be restored. They hope to bring believers and tourists here. The …

Taraz – The Image Of An Armenian Woman

Taraz – The Image Of An Armenian Woman

The house-museum of famous ethnographer and artist Lusik Aguletsi has gathered connoisseurs of Armenian culture, as well as young and modern designers, future historians, and philologists. Among them was me, a woman who had lived for a long time outside her historical homeland and who wanted to learn more about national traditions. This time, the …

Mikael Nalbandyan – When Is One Moral?

Mikael Nalbandyan – When Is One Moral?

“A person is moral when he cannot even have a desire to commit a crime – not out of fear of authorities but because of high consciousness and solidarity. After the thought of a crime has arisen, whether a person committed it or not, he is an immoral person for us, for if not for …

The Traditional Armenian Wedding Dress

The Traditional Armenian Wedding Dress

Did you know that in ancient times, Armenian brides never wore white dresses for a wedding, and that engaged women wore a ring not only on their ring finger but also on the thumb? By the way, the ring could also be made of not only gold but silver. The red color of the female …

The Armenian Tradition Of Sacrificial Lavash Bread

The Armenian Tradition Of Sacrificial Lavash Bread

Do you know that a tradition of sacrificial lavash exists in the Armenian culture? To bake sacrificial lavash, flour should be collected from seven houses, not just taken out of a chest or bought in a store. The dough for the sacrificial lavash is then kneaded without salt so it stays tasteless. Next, the sacrificial …

To The Day Of Memory Of Paruyr Sevak

To The Day Of Memory Of Paruyr Sevak

Paruyr Sevak (born Paruyr Ghazaryan) was a prominent Armenian poet, cultural figure, literary critic, and translator. Sevak was born on January 24, 1924, in the village of Chanakhchi (now Zangakatun), Ararat Province, Armenian SSR. He graduated from the Faculty of Philology of Yerevan University (1945) and the Maxim Gorky Institute of Literature in Moscow (1955). …

The Destruction Of The Armenian Cemetery In Jugha

The Destruction Of The Armenian

The documentary below presents the story of Old Jugha (Julfa) located on the left bank of the Araks River and reveals the destruction of an ancient Armenian cemetery by the Azerbaijani authorities of Nakhichevan. Thousands of decorative khachkars (cross-stones) and gravestones used to be here. They were destroyed by bulldozers. Currently, the territory of the …