Derenik Demirchyan's Armenian

Derenik Demirchyan's essay "Armenian" was first published in 1920 in the press. Later, it was included in the 14th volume of the author's works, but "scissored". The essay differs thematically and in tone from Demirchyan's other works and raises many questions. Literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan discuss the essay "the Armenian" in "Parallel Readings".

Edgar Baghdasaryan, "Yasha and Leonid Brezhnev"

Anahit Margaryan talked with director, screenwriter Edgar Baghdasaryan about documentary and feature films, problems of the film industry and other topics.

New strategy of education and science. Part 135

We discuss the issues of expediency and conditions of training of Armenian researchers abroad with Siranush Parsadanian, researcher of the Institute of Literature named after Manuk Abeghyan of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia.

Shahen Babayan after the 44-day war

We met the athlete Shahen Babayan during the days of the "Republican Sports Games of Disabled Sports 2023" in Tsaghkadzor.
On October 28, 2020 Shahen's life was barely saved from the injury he received from an anti-aircraft missile strike. Lost both legs. There was disappointment and despair, of course, but the urge to return to a full life was greater. Having prosthetics, today it is rare to sit in a wheelchair. He says that guys like me should stand firmly on the ground, give each other strength, so that the spirit of the defeated and broken will come out of all of us.

About one story. Susanna Harutyunyan, "The Howl of Female Winds"

Novels, short stories and short stories of prose writer Susanna Harutyunyan are remarkable for the topics they discuss, not so "feminine" perspective, psychological subtleties of character creation. S. Harutyunyan's story "The Howl of Female Winds" is discussed in "Parallel Readings" by literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan.

"Paros" for the Artsakh people

On November 5, a concert dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the "Paros" chamber choir was held at the Al. Spendiaryan Opera and Ballet Theater in support of our compatriots with disabilities forcibly displaced from Artsakh. Raffi Mikayelyan, artistic director of the choir, conductor of the opera and ballet theater, told about the activities of "Paros" at the "Artfocus" pavillion. The program was hosted by Anahit Margaryan.
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The story of a violently displaced family from Artsakh, 22 people in a destroyed house

The family of Nvard Toroyan, forcibly displaced from Ivanyan village of Askeran region, lives in Dashtavan village of Ararat region. On November 5, 2020, while defending Shushi, two sons and two sons-in-law were killed. The accommodation found in Dashtavan resembles a ruined house. Meanwhile, more than half of the family of 22 are children.

"If Dadivank was yours, where were you for 800 years?

After November 2020, the abbot and deacons were the only residents, believers and clergy of Dadivank. It is said that Udis from Azerbaijan appeared, trying to convince the monastery's servants and the whole world that the monastery is not Armenian, the inscriptions are not Armenian. "If Dadivank was yours, where were you for 800 years?" Father Derenik asked them.

The Patriarch of All Armenians hosted Ghazaravan nuns and village schoolchildren

The Catholicos of All Armenians hosted a group of schoolchildren, parents, teachers from Ghazaravan village of Aragatsotn Diocese in the Old Residency. They were accompanied by the nuns of Narek Monastery.

The Catholicos of All Armenians visited the displaced Artsakh families in Tsaghkadzor

On November 2, the Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II, accompanied by members of the Supreme Spiritual Council, visited the Kotayk diocese. His Holiness and the congregation were welcomed by the diocesan Primate His Grace Bishop Arakel Karamyan in the presbytery in Tsaghkadzor and accompanied to the diocesan camp where 38 families forcibly displaced from Artsakh found refuge.

The Mother See has decided to preserve the Diocese of Artsakh

The meeting of the Supreme Spiritual Council was chaired by Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II. On the first day of the meeting, the Primate of Artsakh Diocese and Artak Beglaryan, former Minister of State of Artsakh, made a report. Suren Nazinyan, director of the National Addiction Treatment Center, made a report at the next day's session. He presented the situation related to the increase of drug addiction in Armenia.

Awarding of medals in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

"St. Nerses the Graceful" high honor of the Armenian Church was awarded to Khachatur Mutafyan and Ludvig Haroyan, members of the Audit Committee of Holy Etchmiadzin. The responsible secretary of the Catholicos office, Anahit Antonyan, was awarded the "Saint Sahak-Saint Mesrop" high order of honor.