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Spiritual-Cultural

ARMENIAN ART AT THE BEIJING BIENNALE 2015

It is impossible to determine the place of memory: it lives as an infinitely developing phenomenon, which is as important as the story. – Pierre Nora
In September and October 2015 in Beijing, on the 6th International Art Biennale the Armenian modern art and history was presented, where the rod was the Armenian Genocide. The exhibition presents unique works of Armenian artists from Armenia, Artsakh and the Diaspora, among them: Hrair Sarkissian (London), Alain Sayeh (Cambridge), Mikael Ohanjanian (Florence), Karen Mirzoyan (Yerevan), etc.

BOOK ABOUT THE HEROES OF OUR DAY

On November 27, in the meeting room of the Scientific Council of Yerevan State University a presentation of the book “The Armenian-Azerbaijani war and the heroes of our day” (author: Edgar Elbakyan, editor: Alvina Aghababyan) was held.
The book was created in collaboration with Research center “Armses” NGO and the Research Laboratory for Strategic Studies of Yerevan State University within the framework provided by the grant program to NGO-s by the administration of the President of Armenia and the announced competition of the Youth Foundation of Armenia.

FACTS ARE NOT SILENT

On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide the National Archives of Armenia has published three volumes of “The Armenian genocide in Ottoman Turkey. testimonies of survivors» in Armenian, Turkish and Russian languages, creation of an electronic database of victims of the Armenian Genocide is under process. The continuation of this will be the publication of legal documents on the Catholicosate of Sis, church possessions of Western Armenia.

TV SERIES… ON MILITARY-PATRIOTIC THEMES

This project is completely different from other series: here is a different format, a different approach. We can say, mostly it is a multi-part feature film. This is the first series in Armenia on military-patriotic themes. Gisaneh Poghosyan has written a soundtrack specially for the movie. The film stars two generations of artists: Rudolf Ghevondyan, Sargis Grigoryan, Armen Soghoyan, Ashot Ter-Matevosyan, Rosie Avetisova etc.

THE DOCUMENTALIST OF WAR AND PEACE

When I returned from the army, it was 1988. The movement for the liberation of Artsakh just began. I was very interested in what happens. In all this there was something fantastic, was a powerful energy. My classmate had a camera. And I started to shoot. It was very interesting: like you’re in a crowd, but at the same time you look to everything from aside. I thought: “Maybe now something I do not understand, but after 10 years maybe I’ll understand.” Then I started to send these tapes to Moscow, America, Germany, France, so many would know what is going on here, I began to collaborate with CBS News and the BBC as an independent journalist. This is how was my entrance into the documentary.

"LORDS OF THE GOLDEN-HORN"

The book of well-known English writer Noel Barber “Lords of the golden-horn” is a historical work and was published in 1973. The plot of the book includes the reign of Sultan Suleyman to the 1920s, up to Kemal Ataturk and contains information about the massacres of Armenians in 1894-96 during the period of Sultan Hamid, the Big Armenian Genocide. These materials, in author’s opinion, prove that the Armenian Genocide was premeditated and planned.
The book was recently translated into Armenian by Harutyun Yeghnazaryan from Iran and into the Persian – in 1985. The presentation of the Armenian translation took place on August 10, during the meeting of the Elders’ Union of Armenian cultural organization “Ararat” of Tehran. Sponsors of the book are Ani and Armen Manukyan.

"UNION-2015: HEIRS OF THE VICTORY"

The sports base of Tsakhkadzor hosts international youth military sports gathering-competition, “Union-2015: Heirs of Victory-Armenia”. On August 21, Armenian President, Supreme Commander of the armed forces, Serzh Sargsyan and Defense Minister Seyran Ohanyan visited the participants.