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“Bon Voyage” film reveals the true nature of the unrecognized status of Artsakh

“Bon Voyage” film reveals the true nature of the unrecognized status of Artsakh

Despite being filmed two years prior to the 44-day war between Azeris and Armenia, Garegin Papoyan‘s film about Artsakh’s airport is still quite relevant and a must-see for anyone interested in Artsakh’s unrecognized status. His approach to telling the story of this pristinely renovated yet non-operational airport is hypnotizing, keeping you waiting for the next scene …

From the Forgotten Pages of History: Zabelle Boyajian, an Ambassador of Armenian Culture

Zabelle Catherine Boyajian (1872-1957) was an artist, writer, translator and activist and one of the most successful and well known British-Armenian intellectuals of her time. A woman famous for her articles on Armenian literature in British magazines, the first “eastern woman” artist to be exhibited in Europe, an author of books and numerous paintings. Zabelle …

In Nagorno-Karabakh, Land Mines, Bulldozers and Lingering Tensions – The New York Times

In Nagorno-Karabakh, Land Mines, Bulldozers and Lingering Tensions - The New York Times

Despite the hurdles, territory seized by Azerbaijan from Armenia in last year’s war is being transformed with breathtaking speed. KELBAJAR, Azerbaijan — The medieval monastery walls are masked with camouflage netting. Machine-gun nests line the courtyard under a fluttering Russian flag. Cannons mounted on armored vehicles guard the mountainside where tour buses used to park. …

The Raw DIY Documentaries Transforming Journalism

The Raw DIY Documentaries Transforming Journalism

Jake Hanrahan of Popular Front is part of a new wave of war reporters making their own documentaries and podcasts to offer us a candid look at conflicts around the world. Last fall’s 44-day war against the unrecognized Republic of Artsakh and Armenia by Azerbaijan, Turkey, and their allies barely registered with most people in the US, …

An international conference titled “International Religious Freedom and Peace: Challenges against the spiritual and cultural heritage of Artsakh” was held on 9-10 September 2021

An international conference titled “International Religious Freedom and Peace: Challenges against the spiritual and cultural heritage of Artsakh” was held on 9-10 September 2021

The international Conference on “International Religious Freedom and Peace” was held at the Ceremony Hall of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin organized on the initiative of His Holiness Garegin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, the Preaching Center of the Mother See and the Office for Spiritual-Cultural Heritage of Artsakh. The members …

Portraits By Sarkis Diranian – Gallery

We all know the great Armenian painters like Ivan (Hovhannes Aivazian) Aivazovsky, Martiros Saryan and Arshile Gorky. But there are many amazing artists of the past and present who tend to be looked over. So every now and then I’ll write an article to bring these forgotten artists to the forefront and hopefully the public can appreciate their …

The Dangers of Armenian-Turkish Rapprochement

The Dangers of Armenian-Turkish Rapprochement

Suddenly, a new dynamic has been set into motion in the Caucasus region. Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has announced that it is time for Armenia and Turkey to work towards a rapprochement. Simultaneously Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has opened the prospects of beginning negotiations with Armenia while Armenia’s Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has …

A sanctuary of ancient knowledge – The Matenadaran thrives in the digital age

A sanctuary of ancient knowledge - The Matenadaran thrives in the digital age

Priceless manuscripts have survived a long and precarious journey to bear witness to Armenia’s rich cultural legacy. Now digitalization and new exhibition halls at the Matenadaran ensure that the “birth certificates” of our nation defy time and space. The Mesrop Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts, generally known as the Matenadaran, is a museum, a research institute, …

Long Island Student Wins New York State Art Award

Long Island Student Wins New York State Art Award

GARDEN CITY, NY (Armenian Church of the Holy Martyrs, Bayside) – Last October, Isabelle Sirounian, a sophomore at Garden City High School, submitted a sketched drawing of her great-grandmother to the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) Reflections Contest. The theme of the contest was “I Matter Because…” Feeling the emotions from the war at that time …

Cultural Genocide as a Political Tool

Cultural Genocide as a Political Tool

The cultural genocide actively being waged by Turkey and Azerbaijan is a component of the physical genocide of the Armenian people, intended to obliterate any vestiges of their existence on their ancestral lands, which they have inhabited for centuries. According to a report by the Armenian Patriarchate in Istanbul, before World War I, there were …

President Reagan Meets Catholicos of Cilicia Karekin II, Catholicos of All Armenians Vasken I: Newly Released Video

President Reagan Meets Catholicos of Cilicia Karekin II, Catholicos of All Armenians Vasken I: Newly Released Video

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. – The Ronald Reagan Library has digitized the archive materials of the Presidential Library and uploaded them to the YouTube channel of the institution. A search can locate President Reagan’s references to Armenia on quite a few occasions and his engagement with Armenian Church leaders and community members. As a governor of California between 1966 and …