A Valuable Gift to Yerevan from Kunito Nagaoka

A Valuable Gift to Yerevan from Kunito Nagaoka

A Japanese art critic Professor Kunito Nagaoka presented the city hall of Yerevan with the replicas of the city’s most significant symbols. According to the announcement of the city hall, Professor Kunito Nagaoka presented the replica of the inscription of Armenian King Argishti telling about the foundation of the Erebuni fortress. The replica was created …

Armenian Diaspora – Forced Migration as a Phenomenon after the Armenian Genocide of 1915

Armenian Diaspora – Forced Migration as a Phenomenon

Deportation scattered the descendants of Ottoman Armenians around the world. The extent of the Armenian Diaspora increased significantly, though it had existed long before the Armenian Genocide of 1915. It was the small, individual migrations in times immemorial that laid the foundation of the Diaspora. That’s why today, one could find traces of adventurers, travelers, …

Armenian Parade in Washington – April 14, 1920

Armenian Parade in Washington

On April 14, 1920, the Armenian delegation comprising of 500 veterans of World War I in their service uniform marched through Washington, headed by the United States Marine Band. The Armenian delegation was received by the then Secretary of State of the United States Bainbridge Colby who was presented with the petition requesting the US …

The Perfect Design of the Single-Handle Faucet – Alex Manoogian

The Perfect Design

On July 10, 1996, Armenian-American entrepreneur, philanthropist, and industrial engineer Alexander “Alex” Manoogian passed away. Alex Manoogian has been the president of the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU), a humanitarian organization that promotes the Armenian identity and heritage. But Manoogian’s contribution to the AGBU isn’t the only reason he is remembered. Manoogian, a native of …

Armenians in Scandinavia – Not So Many

Armenians in Scandinavia – Not So Many

One of the activists of the Armenian commune of Riga, entrepreneur Gagik Zakharian returned home after a long tip. This is what he told. “Is spent four years in Sweden. I returned to Riga and wanted to share my impressions of that country and of the life of the Armenian commune, especially of one of …

Goshavank – The Khachkar of Master Poghos

One of the works of master Poghos, a khachkar (cross-stone) of astounding beauty, is kept in Goshavank. Goshavank (Monastery of Gosh) is located in the village of Gosh, in the picturesque mountains of Tavush Province, Armenia. Armenian scholar and priest Mkhitar Gosh was the one who initiated the construction of this fine architectural complex. Among …

Tonino Guerra – Armenia Has Completely Changed Me

Tonino Guerra – Armenia Has Completely Changed Me

We offer to your attention a fragment from the film “Autumn of the wizard” by directors Ruben and Vahe Gevorkiants dedicated to late Italian poet, writer, and screenwriter Antonio “Tonino” Guerra. “Armenia is the only place that has changed me. Completely, I would say. I, of course, have seen the wonders of the world and …

Lavash – A Savior Bread

Lavash – A Savior Bread

Someone once said that everything genius is simple. As simple as lavash, the Armenian kind of bread. This wonder of nature as thick as a parchment was invented in the Armenian land and spread all around the world along with Armenian travelers. Today, it is very difficult to find a place where lavash wouldn’t be …

Gandzasar Monastery, Artsakh – An Unexploded Shell by the Wall

Gandzasar Monastery, Artsakh

The inscription on the outer wall of Gandzasar monastery reads: “The church was gunned on October 29, 1992. Unexploded shell. Do not touch.” As a result of a deliberate bombardment by the Azerbaijani long-range artillery and air force during the Nagorno-Karabakh War, Gandzasar monastery was severely damaged. On January 20, 1993, the monastery was subjected …

The Armenian History is a Continuous Cultural Memory – Frank Viviano

The Armenian History is a Continuous Cultural Memory

“The contemporaries of their ancient ancestors were the Hittites, Phoenicians, Phrygians, Lydians, Chaldeans, and Medians. All those nations have long disappeared, but the Armenians still exist. Traveling around Armenia, I was increasingly understanding that my trip essentially was a study of a centuries-old drama and of a sequence of disasters and rebirth, which reminds of …