Category «People»

Aurora Mardiganian in the History of Cinema

Aurora Mardiganian in the History of Cinema

Aurora Prize for Awakening of Humanity was established in honor of Aurora Mardiganian in 2016. The purpose of Aurora Prize is to recognize and express gratitude to individuals and organizations that devoted themselves to saving human lives and the promotion of humanism. Aurora Prize is awarded on behalf of the survivors of the Armenian Genocide …

A Book Can Save a Whole Nation – Raffi

Armenian author Hakob Melik Hakobian published his first poem in the Moscow “Hyusisapayl” in 1860. Along with engaging in writing, Melik Hakobian fought poverty, taught at school, was a steward at a small shop. In the 1870s, Melik Hakobian became increasingly known as the first Armenian novelist by profession. He was commonly known under the …

“American Mirror” – Tigran Tsitoghdzyan

“American Mirror” - Tigran Tsitoghdzyan

Spanish American director Artur Balder’s documentary “American Mirror” could be soon premiered in Armenia. Armenian American artist Tigran Tsitoghdzyan and Academy Award winner Susan Sarandon participated in the creation of the film. Tsitoghdzyan said that the producers plan to present the film on a number of festivals. Although there still isn’t an Armenian premier date …

Armin T. Wegner, Photographer of the Genocide

Armin T. Wegner, Photographer of the Genocide

Armin T. Wegner was a German soldier, medic, and an amateur photographer in the years of WWI. Accidentally becoming a witness to the Armenian Genocide, Wegner took photographs that now comprise “the core of witness images of the Genocide.” During his service in the Ottoman Empire, Wegner took hundreds of photos and attempted to introduce …

Yeprem Khan – Armenian Fidayis

Yeprem Khan – Armenian Fidayis

Yeprem Khan (born Yeprem Davtyan) was born in the village of Barsum of Elisabethpol Governorate in 1868. The idea of the liberation of the Armenian people has captivated him since his youth. In the 1870s, he together with two friends moved to Tiflis to support the commenced movement. In the 1880s, Davtyan moved to Western …

Hamazasp Srvandztyan – Armenian Fedayis

Hamazasp Srvandztyan – Armenian Fedayis

Hamazasp Srvandztyan was born in the city of Van in 1873. Since the early years of his life, he has been engaged in the Armenian revolutionary movement. Evading Turkish persecutions, Srvandztyan soon moved to Erivan (modern Yerevan), and then to Shusha. In 1905-06, Srvandztyan partook in the Armenian-Turkish encounters and immediately demonstrated his courage. In …

Distortions of Facts from the Life of Komitas

Distortions of Facts from the Life of Komitas

Several years ago, two French researchers arrived in Armenia. They visited the Mesrop Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts (Matenadaran) and asked for the Kurdish works of Armenian composer Komitas. The employees of the museum weren’t able to provide them with any data on such works. Then, the researchers visited the Yeghishe Charents Museum of Literature …

Raymond Damadian, the Creator of MRI

Raymond Damadian, the Creator of MRI

Raymond Vahan Damadian, an Armenian-American born in New York in 1936, is known as the man who created the first magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner. Before receiving an MD degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York in 1960, Damadian had earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison …

Soghomon Tehlirian – “Nemesis” of March 15 1921

Soghomon Tehlirian – “Nemesis” of March 15 1921

On March 15, 1921, Soghomon Tehlirian assassinated the former minister of interior of the Ottoman Empire Talaat Pasha. The elimination of Talaat was the first act in the chain of the punishment of the perpetrators of the Armenian Genocide, in particular, the leaders of the Ottoman Committee of Union and Progress. The plan was called …

Armenia Uncovered by Kev Orkian

Armenia Uncovered by Kev Orkian

Renowned British-Armenian musician, comedian, and actor Kev Orkian in cooperation with an Australian-Armenian journalist and producer Andy Symon shot a film about the beauty of Armenia. In the film, the director will be telling not only the story of Armenia itself but also its peoples. The film named “Armenia Uncovered” will be released in March …