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The Creations of Artist Rubik Kocharyan

The Creations of Artist Rubik Kocharyan

Rubik Kocharyan is a fine artist living and working in California, US. During his fruitful career, he has created more than 1,000 original oil paintings and drawings. Rubik Kocharyan was born in Yerevan, Armenia, in 1940. His family was exiled to Siberia in 1946 due to the Stalin regime. Rubik obtained the base of his …

Edward Ghazaryan – The Father of Micro Miniature

Edward Ter-Ghazaryan – The Father of Micro Miniature

Edward Ghazaryan, a world-renowned Armenian micro miniaturist, is regarded as the creator of the art of micro miniature. Back in the 1950s, the European press was humming about an Armenian claiming to have created tiny artworks smaller than a needle eye. One German reader even sent a letter of disbelief to the artist. The reply …

Osip Mandelstam’s Journey in Armenia

Osip Mandelstam’s Journey in Armenia

Osip Emilyevich Mandelstam was a Russian Jewish poet and essayist of the times of the October Revolution and the rise of the Soviet Union. Mandelstam was one of the leading members of the Acmeist school of poets. Mandelstam visited Armenia in 1930. During the eight months of his stay in the country, he rediscovered his …

Robert Fischer’s First Meeting with Tigran Petrosyan

Robert Fischer’s First Meeting with Tigran Petrosyan

Among Soviet chess players, Tigran Petrosyan encountered Robert Fischer the most times: 27, to be precise. The games between these two chess grandmasters have always been very competitive. Apart from that, they significantly contributed to the history of chess. Petrosyan and Fischer met for the first time in Moscow in 1958. In 1957, Fischer’s mother …

Moscow Mourned the Death of Djemal Pasha in 1922

Moscow Mourned the Death of Djemal Pasha in 1922

In July 1922, Djemal Pasha, a member of the former Young Turk government, arrived in Tiflis in order to continue his cooperation with the Bolsheviks. Djemal was one of those responsible for the Armenian Genocide committed in the Ottoman Empire in 1915. On July 15, Stepan Gevorgyan, Petros Ter-Poghosyan, and Artashes Gevorgyan killed Djemal Pasha …

Jerry Tarkanian, The Shark of American Basketball

Jerry Tarkanian, The Shark of American Basketball

Jerry Tarkanian was known as one of the most successful coaches of college basketball teams in the US. Over the years of his coaching career, he won 706 and lost 198 games. He achieved his biggest success while coaching the team of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), reaching the Final Four four times …

The Works of Martiros Saryan in Tretyakov Gallery

The Works of Martiros Saryan in Tretyakov Gallery

The works of Martiros Saryan, one of the greatest Armenian artists of the 20th century, is a jewel of world art. His paintings can be seen in many museums throughout the world. Many collectors also have some works of the artist in their possession. Large museum exhibitions almost always feature the works of this great …

Who was Monte – Documentary about Monte Melkonyan

Who was Monte - Documentary about Monte Melkonyan

A documentary about one of the most beloved fighters for Armenia’s freedom – Monte Melkonyan, who left US to give his life for the liberation of Armenia. He joined the Armenian forces without prior military knowledge and soon became the commander responsible for many important victories during the war in Artsakh. A real legend among …

Khachik Dashtents – A Writer of Epic Spirit

Khachik Dashtents – A Writer of Epic Spirit

Armenian poet and novelist Khachik Dashtents was born to a family of a shepherd on May 25, 1910, in the village of Dashtadem in Sasun, Bitlis vilayet, Western Armenia. The name of his birthplace would later serve as the basis for his literary pseudonym, Dashtents. Going through all the atrocities of the late 19th and …