Category «People»

Commander Narses – Conqueror of Rome

Commander Narses – Conqueror of Rome

Commander Narses (478-573) was a Romanized Armenian general and an influential court official of the Byzantine Empire under Emperor Justinian I. Along with Belisarius, he was one of the great generals in service of the Byzantine Emperor. Narses was born presumably in 478 in the territory of Armenia, which was then part of Sassanian Persia. …

Rafael Patkanyan – Who Is an Armenian?

Rafael Patkanyan – Who Is an Armenian?

Who is an Armenian? Surely, the one who speaks Armenian? Or the one whose last name rhymes with “yan”? Anyone who is ready to eat pilaf and dolma for dinner day after day? Or the one for whom the Armenian hat and costume is an honor? Who is an Armenian? Surely the one who visits …

Armenians in Venice – Philip Marsden

Armenians in Venice – Philip Marsden

It was cold in Venice. Small islands of ice in some places floated in the canals; they were slowly blown down into the lagoon by the current, like paper litter swollen in water. Nobody lingered on the streets – the squares were empty. The reason for this was not only the cold. From the balcony …

Monte Melkonyan and Kristapor Ivanyan

Monte Melkonyan and Kristapor Ivanyan

In 2017 was published the book of Senor Hasratyan “Heroes”, representing the life and activity of Heroes of Artsakh, holders of the Golden Eagle order Monte Charles Melkonyan (Avo) and Kristapor Ivan Ivanyan. Artsakhpress reports that the book aims to immortalize the Artsakh national liberation struggle that unfolded at the end of the 20th century, …

Hovhannes Tumanyan’s Will

Hovhannes Tumanyan's Will

In her “Memories and Conversations”, daughter of Hovhannes Tumanyan Nvard Tumanyan shared the will of her father. “In March 1922, before undergoing surgery at a Tiflis clinic, Tumanyan asked his entire family to gather near his bed. When asked whether his relatives wanted to hear his last will in case of an unsuccessful surgery, Mushegh, …

Mher Mkrtchyan – Wow!

Mher Mkrtchyan – Wow!

“I always wondered about the power that comes from here and turns into water in human eyes. Wow! I have never wanted to be an actor. And yet, step by step, my holy hour, which dragged me into the theater, arrived, and I did not have time to get enough of my childhood.” The dramatic …

Hovhannes Tumanyan – Traveler of Eternity

The below documentary tells about the life and activity of Armenian poet Hovhannes Tumanyan (1869-1923). Tumanyan was born in the village of Dsegh in the Lori region. In his youth, he ended up in Tiflis and found himself in social, political, and cultural turmoil. The famous poet was also an active public figure, for which …

Sergey Mergelyan – Doctor of Sciences at 20

Sergey Mergelyan

Sergey Mergelyan was an outstanding mathematician, a member-correspondent of the USSR Academy of Sciences, and a full member of the Academy of Sciences of the Armenian SSR and the Republic of Armenia. He also was a laureate of the Order of the Red Banner of Labor, the Stalin Prize, and holder of the Order of …

Armenia Is a Wonderland – Rockwell Kent

Armenia Is a Wonderland

“Armenia is a wonderland… If asked where any more miracles can be found on our planet, I would name, first of all, Armenia… One can hardly be surprised that in such a small corner of the world, one can meet such monuments and such people that can become an ornament and an object of pride …