Public resistance: a pillar of security


The region is in full swing, the realignment of forces is proceeding with rather harsh conflicts. We have been establishing a peace agenda for more than 3 years, the leaderships of Armenia and Azerbaijan are reaching agreements regarding the handover of the territories of the Armenian villages of Tavush. The low level of public resistance is puzzling. Anna Sargsyan discussed the topic of security with Orientalist Artyom Tonoyan.

Unjust wealth - what to do?


Christ offered himself as a sacrifice, gave his life for the preparation of our eternal dwelling places, and urged us to work by our own sweat. He ordered to make a sacrifice from the funds that are formed as a result of fair work, but if they are unfair funds, they should be used for the needy or common good.
"Make friends out of unrighteous mammon." To whom was this word of Christ addressed, what parallels does it have with our life today? Rev. Fr. Ruben Zargarian speaks on this. 

The priest of Masyatsotn Diocese performed a Home-blessing ceremony in the family of those forcibly displaced from Artsakh


Rev. Fr. Beniamin Tsaturyan, who has been serving in Kanachut community since November, visits the families of those forcibly displaced from Artsakh and distributes aid. Most of the people of Artsakh have no job, no house, they live on rent. Clergy support Artsakh families by all possible means.

"Tonapet" literary contest winners


The literary competition named after Vrezh Israelyan has been summarized
 
On April 2, on the birthday of prose writer, dramatist Vrezh Israelyan, the Writers' Union concluded the competition for the best short story of the year under the title "TONAPET-2023". That contest was organized by Israilyan's family and the Writers' Union.
Who participated, what works did they present and who won an award? Anahit Margaryan discussed the details with the founder of the competition, writer Mher Israelyan and the committee member, writer Hovhannes Yeranyan.

 

Armenia finds itself in a complete blockade


Why does Armenia leave itself out of regional and larger economic and energy mega projects? They can be both economically beneficial and strengthen the country's geopolitical positions and ensure security. Today, as the world becomes Asia-centric, we are shifting the political vector to the West. Thus, is Armenia "opening up" or, on the contrary, "enclaving"? Why does Turkey need the "Zangezur Corridor" so much and whose project is it a part of? Anna Sargsyan discussed the topic with energy security expert, doctor of political sciences, professor Vahe Davtyan. 

New strategy of education and science. Part 153


Education should be approached with the logic of a builder
 
We should treat education not with the logic of a soldier, but with the logic of a builder, that each of us has a stone in our hands and we should put that stone in the construction of our state. Everything should start from the first grade and when the child graduates and acquires a profession, his knowledge should contribute to the development of the country. Hovhannes Yeranyan discussed education issues with Marianna Harutyunyan, vice-rector of the Armenian State Pedagogical University.

Praised and glorified saint


Nowhere in the Gospels is Mary Magdalene mentioned as a harlot. The first mention of her is found in the Gospel of Luke, where she is presented as the first person among the women following Jesus. All the Evangelists refer to Magdalene. What do the Evangelists tell us about Mary Magdalene and why is she characterized as a woman of modesty?
Reverend Fr. Ruben Zargaryan speaks on this. 

Armenia at the Venice Biennale


Paris-based Nina Khemchyan will represent Armenia at the Venice Biennale
 
Armenia will be represented at the 60th Venice Biennale, which will be held from April 20 to November 24, by the multi-layered multimedia project entitled "Response" by Paris-based Nina Khemchyan. Through art, Nina Khemchyan will talk about the Armenian medieval heritage, which is endangered today, and will touch on the themes of identity, memory and belonging. The commissar of the pavilion is Svetlana Sahakyan, head of the modern art department of the Ministry of Education. The co-organizer and main sponsor of the pavilion is the "Gafesjian" Art Center. The curator of the national pavilion is Armen Yesayants, director of GAC exhibitions.
Anahit Margaryan talked to Armen Yesayants, the curator of the Armenian pavilion at the Venice Biennale, the exhibition director of the Cafesjian Art Center, and Elizaveta Shirinyan, the director of education, in "Artfocus".

Territorial, but whose integrity?


There are 3 power centers in our region: Turkey, Russia and Iran.
 
The main partner of the West here is Turkey, which acts directly against Armenia. The West is ready to support Armenia to counter threats from Russia and Iran, but Armenia is not threatened by Russia and Iran, but by Turkey and Azerbaijan. Actually, it is Turkey's agenda.
 
What does diversification of foreign policy mean? Anna Sargsyan discussed the topic with candidate of historical sciences Sergey Melkonyan.

New strategy of education and science. part 152


The Government did not accept any of the NAS proposals
 
The government does not take into account any of the dozens of proposals of scientific institutes, departments and the presidency of the National Academy of Sciences regarding the new system of certification of scientists. Discussions have an imitative nature. They are just to announce that there have been discussions. A draft is sent, a large-scale discussion is held, and the government does not take anything into account.
Hovhannes Yeranyan discussed the problematic points of the new system of certification of scientists in the "Pavilion" with Artur Ishkhanyan, Academician-Secretary of the National Academy of Sciences.
 

The Resurrection of Christ, our testimony


The Resurrection of Christ is a historical event
 
"The Lord has risen and appeared to Peter." This is the first confession of the newly born church. There are 3 interrelated components here: the first one is the confession that Jesus is God, the second one is that Jesus is Risen, which is the commemoration of a historical event, and the third one is that he appeared to Peter. He is the witness of this event and the guarantor of the truth of that event.
 
What is the Christian's commitment to the reality of the Resurrection? Reverend Fr. Ruben Zargaryan speaks on this. 

Splendid and beautiful Holy Etchmiadzin


The light radiating from the Mother Church has kept the Armenian nation steadfast
 
In the Ruben Sevak Museum of the Mother See, the presentation of the picture book "Splendid and beautiful Holy Etchmiadzin" took place. It presents more than 60 works of artists depicting the Cathedral. The author used museum archives and private collections. The picture book is an ode to the Mother Cathedral and is dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the enthronement of Karekin II, Patriarch of All Armenians.
 
 Anahit Margrayan's guest at "Artfocus" is Asoghik Abegha Karapetyan, the author of the picture book and the director of the museums and archives of the Mother See.