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The Fortress Of Akhalkalaki On The Verge Of Collapse

The Fortress Of Akhalkalaki

The condition of the 11th-century fortress of Akhalkalaki worsens every year, and there are no state programs for its preservation. Now, there are two ways to save the fortress – either renovate it or conserve it as-is and prevent further damage. The Akhalkalaki fortress is the main attraction of the city of Akhalkalaki. The current …

Svetlana Kasyan – From Refugee To Opera Diva

Svetlana Kasyan – From Refugee

Russian-Armenian opera singer and dramatic soprano Svetlana Kasyan is considered a sensation in the world of music, but her path to recognition was not easy. The interview below tells about the struggles of her family to overcome need and hunger. As Kasyan said: “I am from a poor family and I know what hunger is …

Mardik Martin – American Screenwriter Of Armenian Descent

Mardik Martin – American

Mardik Martin (September 16, 1934 – September 11, 2019) is an American screenwriter of Armenian descent. His screenplay for Martin Scorsese’s “Raging Bull” (1980) written with Paul Schrader has been listed by the Writers Guild of America in the “101 Greatest Screenplay of All Times” ranking. Mardik Martin was born in Iran and raised in …

First Armenian in America

First Armenian in America

For many immigrants from Iran, the issue of “belonging” in the United States is difficult because of the changing nature of the community in recent decades. Furthermore, the anti-Iranian stance taken by people of different political views after the 1979 Islamic Revolution is often based on the assertion that the Iranians are not a historical …

Many People In Sicily And Malta Bear The Surname “Armenia”

Many People In Sicily And Malta

The “mysterious” residents of Malta and Sicily who bear the surname “Armenia” embody the Armenian presence on the islands of the Mediterranean Sea, Malta, and Sicily. The roots of Armenian presence in these areas dates back to the Middle Ages. There are a number of Armenian communities in Malta and Sicily. However, you can meet …

From The History Of Armenians Of France

The French newspaper “History” published an article about the history of Armenians in France in its December issue. “They have all arrived, all of them are here – the Manushyans, Manukyans, Gedigyans, Devejyans… And even others with surnames that don’t tell you that they are children of Yerevan – Henri Verneuil, Michel Legrand, and, of …

In Search Of Roman Gold – Treasure Hunters Drained A 12,000-Year-Old Lake In Historical Armenia

In Search Of Roman Gold

An ice age lake, estimated to be at least 12 thousand years old, dried up after a group of treasure hunters conducted invasive excavations in it. Although allowed, the excavations were of a very controversial nature. The treasure hunters received official permission from the administration of the governor of Gyumyushkhan province. As Planet-today reports, this …

“Armenians Of Iran” – Exhibition In Tehran

“Armenians Of Iran”

An Iranian-Armenian exhibition “Armenians of Iran” has opened in Tehran, showcasing various exhibits in the form of photos, sculptures, and other forms of art. According to the “Payvand” news agency, the exhibition is taking place at the Mehrsun Gallery. As “Armenpress” reports, the exhibition features the works of artists of the Armenian community of Iran …

Cities Outside Armenia With Armenian Names

Cities Outside Armenia

Armenia, Colombia The Colombian city of Armenia was named after a local estate owned by Armenians. The number of inhabitants increased rapidly, and on October 14, 1889, the authorities recognized Armenia as a city. Although the village had originally been named after the then incumbent president, inspired by the news about the Armenian Genocide in …

The Surb Karapet Church In The Rostov Oblast

The Surb Karapet Church

This building has seen a lot – the finish of its domes has disappeared, and only a few column bases have survived. From the painting fragments, one can only guess what kind of art murals have existed inside. Having only remnants of blacksmith work, one can only guess what the window gratings looked like. But …

Leon Tadosyan’s Marble Palace In Tehran To Be Reopened

Leon Tadosyan's Marble Palace

Panorama.am reports that the Marble Palace, one of Tehran’s historic buildings and royal residences, will become open to the public after decades of inactivity. The Marble Palace was built in 1934-1937 by the order of Shah Reza Pahlavi. The Palace was based on the design of Iranian-Armenian architect Leon Tadosyan. After the Islamic Revolution of …