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Spiritual-Cultural

I AM ARMENIAN OF 21ST CENTURY!

Short film of the All-Russian State Institute of Cinematography student Aspet Shermazanyan “Do not steal!” was presented at the 12th International Film Festival “Golden Apricot”.

VOURGAVAN

Village Vourgavan is in the south of the Kashatagh region of Artsakh, approximately 40 kilometers from Berdzor. The village was liberated during the Karabakh war, in 1993.
The villagers say that a soldier from Sissian Vourg Voskanyan near Kashatagh first visited this village, then went to the northern regions and was killed in the village of Vakounis. After that, the village was named in his honor – Vourgavan.

THE RETURN OF CULTURAL VALUES IS THE MOST IMPORTANT REQUIREMENT OF COMPENSATION

Many manuscripts are kept in museums in Turkey, but we can try to get them only when between us diplomatic relations are established, otherwise we’ll get a negative response. If the Turks are so cynic to say that their archives are open, and Armenian archives – no, they will say very easily that they don’t have Armenian manuscripts. Meanwhile, we have the exact facts that these manuscripts were not destroyed but were sent to an unknown destination. For example, in Ankara, we had the church of St. Mary, there were 250 manuscripts, 50 of them are now in the archive of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Turkey. I think that in the return of these treasures should work Armenians – experts in international law. The return of cultural values is the most important requirement of compensation.

THE GREAT PATRIOTIC WAR IN LETTERS

Recently I visited the village of Khachen-Daget of Tetritskaro district in Georgia, where I spent my childhood. On my return, in the neighboring village Samshvildo I met my old friend, Ashot Kamalyan, who was once a rural teacher. He invited me to his home, and when we parted, handed me an old folder and said: “Please take, here are a few letters of soldiers-villagers who went to the front and died. These letters my parents and relatives have kept, and then gave me. And now I give them to you, and I ask – take them to Yerevan and read. If you find something interesting, publish in any newspaper. This way you do holy work to the memory of our fallen soldiers.”

EVERY ARMENIAN SHOULD BE THE SOLDIER OF HIS PEOPLE, HIS HOMELAND

There is nothing in this world without God. We live thanks to God. Since childhood, I’ve loved my people, wanted to see the victory of the Armenians… and saw the victory of Artsakh. During the Artsakh movement I have been at meetings at Opera Square in Yerevan. When I saw half a million people who do not trample on the grass, not tear branches, share with each other the bread, I cried with joy. It seemed to me that the Holy Spirit came down and my people became holy. People became united, honest, brave. Here it struck me.

ASHOT DANIELYAN: "I LOVE TO WIN!"

In 2003-2005 I served in the army, was recognized as the best army athlete, participated in the European Championship and won a medal. I remember the excitement of my comrades. Army years are the most memorable in my life. Every Armenian primarily is bound to be a soldier. Every victory we get due to the peace deserved by you, dear soldier!

GENOCIDE IN CARTOONS

In the Artists’ Union of Armenia the festival “Sun Dragon 2015” was opened, named – “Pandora’s Box”, which was dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.
It may seem strange to touch such a difficult, tragic theme by cartoons’ “language”, but let’s not forget that a cartoon is a serious means of propaganda.