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“Turkish” Graffiti in Colombian Armenia

"Turkish" Graffiti in Colombian Armenia

Armenia is the capital of the Quindio Department in Colombia. A mural has recently appeared near the city council building, depicting a man in a Turkish costume from the Ottoman Empire period. This image, which has nothing to do with the history of the city, caused outrage among residents. The mural appeared after the mayor …

Caricature of Abdul-Hamid in the Le Rire Magazine

Caricature of Abdul-Hamid

Le Rire (French: “Laughter”) was a famous French magazine published in Paris from 1894 to 1950 and for a short time in the 1970s. Le Rire is considered one of the most successful Parisian satirical publications. The magazine covered the main events of art and culture, as well as did not bypass politics, ridiculing corruption …

Komitas Performed by Japanese Musicians

Komitas Performed by Japanese Musicians

Japanese musicians Amy Matsubara and Toshiko Ono impressed the Internet by performing works of the great Armenian composer Komitas. To the accompaniment of pianist Takahiro Akiba, who, by the way, had been in Armenia more than once, the musicians performed “Oh Nazan” and “Dle yaman”. Their performances were published on the webpage of the Komitas …

Nizami – A Persian Poet, Not Azerbaijani

Nizami – A Persian Poet, Not Azerbaijani

In June 2002, a monument to the “great Azerbaijani poet” Nizami Ganjavi was opened on Kamennoostrovsky Avenue of Saint Petersburg. The opening ceremony was held at the highest level, with the participation of the leaders of Azerbaijan and Russia. Media covered the speeches of the leaders of the two states. Vladimir Putin said: “Today, we …

The Demolition of the Armenian Heritage in Azerbaijan

The Demolition of the Armenian Heritage

The young Christian and democratic state of Artsakh continues to oppose Azerbaijan, a Muslim quasi-monarchist dictatorship of the Middle Eastern type, whose economy is based on oil production. Since the late 1960s, Azerbaijan has been ruled by the Aliyev clan founded by Heydar Aliyev, a KGB general who, after being elected the first secretary of …

The Gulbenkian Library in Jerusalem

The Gulbenkian Library in Jerusalem

The Armenian quarter in the Old City was formed in the 12th century when the Cathedral of Surb Hakobyants was built. Later, the Surb Toros Church was erected as well, in which handwritten books of the Jerusalem Patriarchate of the Armenian Apostolic Church began to be collected. For a long time, Patriarch Yegishe Turyan had …

Armenians in The Unique Culture of India

Armenians in The Unique Culture of India

India and Armenia are bound by a centuries-old friendship. India has always attracted Armenians with its unique culture, traditions, history and, of course, exotic goods. The first written evidence that the Armenians had well known the roads to India and possessed a wealth of information about this country is found in ancient Greek writer, commander, …

Charents and Sevak in Hindi

Charents and Sevak in Hindi

Indian literary critic Dr. Suman Keshari studies the Armenian Genocide in the Ottoman Empire and translates the works of Armenian authors, including Yeghishe Charents, Hovhannes Tumanyan, Daniel Varuzhan, and Paruyr Sevak, to Hindi so that Indians can get acquainted with Armenian literature. “When I first learned about the Armenian Genocide, I realized that for some …