Capital City and Second City

Capital City and Second City
Second cities of states get surprisingly little attention. They are not treated as the capital city, whereas they are the significant part of any state bringing the territory and cultural landscape into one entirety. What is a capital city, what are other cities deprived of when everything goes to only one city? The topic is discussed by ethnographer Gayane Shagoyan and historian Artak Gnuni. The conversation is hosted by Hermine Hakobyan.

Education Objectives

How do the education objectives form? The topic is discussed by the education expert Nvard Manasyan and cultural anthropologist Levon Yepiskoposyan. 

4 music bands functioning in TUMO Center for Creative Technologies

Young people are not only  familiarized with the history and fundamentals of music in TUMO Center, but are also enabled to independently create and perform music of diverse style and types. Today there are four music bands in TUMO – TmbaTa avant-garde folk band, Decibelle girl’s pop group, DIY punk-rock group and Pyramidz electronic music band. 

Jubilee Academic Forum “NPOA-90”

On the occasion of the 90th anniversary of National Philharmonic Orchestra of Armenia, the Art Institute of the National Academy of Sciences, Composers’ Union of Armenian and Komitas State Conservatory of Yerevan launched an academic forum.   

Armenian-Iranian concert to mark Nooruz

The new year of 1395 by Iran numbering, i.e. the Persian Nooruz was celebrated in Armenia too.  The Embassy to Iran in Armenia organized a reception, exhibition of Iranian handicraft and joint Armenian-Iranian concert in Aram Khachaturian concert hall. 


Over the  course of history, and also presently, patriotism on one hand is a political instrument, and on the other hand a truly unifying factor for society. How did the love and connection to one’s homeland shape over centuries, what is patriotism and who is a patriot generally speaking? The topic is discussed by historian Haykak Arshamyan and writer Vahram Martirosyan. The conversation is hosted by Hermine Hakobyan. 

Charity and Sponsorship

What are the types and motives for charity nowadays? The topic is discussed by Vardan Partamyan, Head of Projects Department in “Hayastan” All-Armenian Fund and the Director of Social Department in the Mother See Father Markos Mangasaryan. The conversation is hosted by Hermine Hakobyan. 

Concert of State Chamber Choir of Armenia to the Women’s Day

The very first concert of the Chamber Choir was devoted to the Women’s Day. The compositions of modern and classic composers were performed. 

Classic music contest for the Presidential Award was launched

The classical music includes two nominations – singing and performing. The final stage was attended by 9 singers. The results will be finalized in May. 

The Language and Ethics of Armenian Advertisements

What language and content do the advertisements bear as they are broadcast over the Armenian television? What violations are recorded in terms of laws, language rules, ethical and moral standards? Discussed by Father Vahram Melikyan and linguist Davit Gyurjinyan.

The Issue of Surrogacy in the Concept of the Armenian Church

Surrogacy was legalized in Armenia since 2002. Surrogate mothers helped hundreds of children come into life. The medical program of surrogacy creates an opportunity for infertile couples in Armenia to have children, raising other issues of moral and ethical nature. These issues are are discussed by the Director of the Conceptual Affairs Office of the Mother See and Primate of Tavush Diocese Bishop Bagrat Galstanyan and Chaplain of Prison Ministries Rev. Fr. Ruben Zargarian. 


Days of the Remembrance of the Dead

The previous Government of Armenia defined the remembrance days following five major Church holidays to be non-working days. The present Government makes the decision for every single one separately. What is the reason? The journalist Nelly Rafayelyan hosts in the pavilion of “Option” Father Yesayi Artenian and education expert Anahit Bakhshyan.