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The Armenian Monastery Of Surb-Khach In Rostov-On-Don

The Armenian Monastery Of Surb-Khach

The Armenian Surb Khach Monastery is the very first stone building in Rostov-on-Don. The monastery is surrounded by a beautiful, flowering park with gorgeous ponds that are frequently crowned by ducks. This park is also home to a spring with a swimming pool and crystal clear water. The monastery was established in 1792. Writer, philosopher, …

Unique Two-Volume Work On The Armenian Genocide Published In The US – The New York Times

Unique Two-Volume Work

In the United States, the two-volume work “Armenian Genocide: the Beginning and Consequences” has been published, presenting hundreds of publications by the authoritative American newspaper “The New York Times” on the Genocide since the end of the 19th century. Articles and informational materials included in this work tell about the black pages of the history …

Racist Graffiti On An Armenian Church In Constantinople

Racist Graffiti On An Armenian Church

The Armenian Patriarchate of Constantinople (Istanbul) has reported a new act of vandalism on its official Facebook page. On the walls and thresholds of the Armenian Church of St. Archangels in the Balat district of Constantinople, inscriptions and drawings have recently appeared, containing hateful expressions and manifestations of racism. The Armenian Patriarchate noted that these …

The UK Newsletter “Bible In The World” On The Resistance Of Armenians On Musa Dag

The UK Newsletter "Bible In The World"

Since 1804, the British publishing organization B.F.BS has published the bulletin “The Bible in the World”. This bulletin has contained information on the activities of its representatives around the world along with reports on notable events in the areas where they have been dispatched. A newsletter published in January 1916 states that 5,000 Armenian residents …

The Secrets Of The Armenian Quarter Of Jerusalem

The Secrets Of The Armenian Quarter

The first part of “Secrets of the Armenian Quarter of Jerusalem” has been recently published by Koryun Baghdasaryan, Archbishop of the Diocese of the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem. This book offers readers interesting and wonderful stories about the Armenian areas of Jerusalem and the traces of Armenians in the city. Referring to the history of …

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 …