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20 March The Early Medieval Palace in Aghdzk

A tomb stone has been found in Aghdzk, with an inscription that is perhaps one of the oldest ones in Mashtots alphabet. The most ancient Armenian palace has been also excavated that covers an area of 4500 square meters. The only Armenian palace that has been preserved is the 7th-century Dvin palace as well as the Aruch palace. But in this case we go back to the 4th to 5th centuries. This is a stunning discovery for Armenian architecture.
During the excavations, also metal coins, ornaments, and buildings peculiar to urban culture have been discovered. The Armenian urban culture was developed already in the 4th century and its testimony is the prototype of the first bathroom unit. The water of the mountain spring had been delivered through an underground road to the palace.

  • Hakob Simonyan
13 March The Incomparable Armenian: Garegin Hovsepian (Part II)

Whatever Garegin Hovsepian would undertake, he would do it with an amazing consistency. He was an unsurpassed Armenologist, philologist, art historian, editor, theologian, teacher, spiritual and national figure at the same time.
With all his gifts, intellectual and spiritual abilities, he served his nation to the end, becoming a 20th-century Ghevond Eretz in Sardarapat, survived the tragedy of the shameful fall of Kars, and later was engaged in pan-Armenian activities. The scope of his activities is truly vast.

  • Kevork Yazedjian
06 March The Incomparable Armenian: Garegin Hovsepian (Part I)

The year 2017 marked the 150th birth anniversary of Garegin I Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia, the 120th anniversary of his ordination as priest, the 100th anniversary of his ordination as bishop, and his 65th death anniversary.
He was a man with great God-given gifts and an exemplary model of an intellectual, philologist, spiritual figure, Armenologist, editor, art critic, teacher, theologian, of a great man and Armenian. With his pontifical instructions and the national values that he confessed, he became in the Armenian reality a monumental figure, who has remained incomparable to this day.

  • Kevork Yazedjian
27 February A Course for Learning the Fatherland: Salmast
  • Samvel Karapetyan

The second volume (“Salmast”) of the series “History of Armenia” by Samvel Karapetyan, specialist in monuments and Chairman of the Yerevan office of the Research on Armenian Architecture Foundation, has been published. This series will include symbolic 36 volumes, that is, as many as the letters of the Armenian alphabet.
Such relics have been saved here from being lost or unknown, whose scholarly, historical, geographical, cultural, demographic, ethnographic and other values are undenied. This encyclopedic series will become a treasury for future researchers. But for this unique program to be accomplished, sponsors are necessary as soon as possible.


20 February Literary Monument in Memory of Petros Hovhannisyan

When speaking about some individuals we search for superlative adjectives-epithets, while feeling that those words do not fully correspond to what we want to express. In such cases I set my language weapons aside and express my thoughts simply and naturally, without any epithets.
It is so especially in the case of historian Petros Hovhannisyan of blessed memory. His both written and oral speech were so simple and at the same time deep that listeners and readers admired his knowledge, clarity of his thoughts and his rich vocabulary. And he did this effortlessly, without searching for words, which just flowed abundantly in his calm and well-founded speech.

  • Albert Isoyan
  • Andranik Hovhannisyan
13 February An Event Dedicated to Hrachia Adjarian

The events dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the establishment of Sahagian-Noonian School in Istanbul have created a festal atmosphere in the area of Samatya, as we learn from the Armenian press of Istanbul. The last event was dedicated to the memory of Hrachia Adjarian.
The grandson of the renowned linguist, Hrachia Acharyan the junior, researcher at the Charents Museum of Literature and Art, was also invited to participate in these events.

  • Hrachia Acharyan
06 February Issues of Ethical and Legal Responsibilities (Part III)

When speaking about the responsibility of the USA policy regarding the Armenian Question, we remember President Woodrow Wilson and his policy. He was perhaps the only president in the history of the USA that was pro-Armenian or rather equitable…
How has the USA relate to the Armenian Question and the problem of eliminating the consequences of the Armenian Genocide? Why were the American Republicans against Wilson's Fourteen Points?
Wilson's Fourteen Points, the USA, the Treaty of Sèvres, the Arbitral Award… These make up a pile of ethical and legal assessments.

  • Rafayel Tadevosyan
30 January Issues of Ethical and Legal Responsibilities (Part II)

Enver and Djemal were in suspicious friendly relations with the Bolshevik Russia. On August 24, 1920, the Russians recognized the Turkish National Pact. During the months of severe famine in Povolzhie, Russia provided a huge financial help to Turkey, an unheard thing in history. The crown of the love affair between the Kemalists and the Bolsheviks was the Treaty of Kars. The Russian Federation has recognized the Armenian Genocide on paper. But what should it do today to eliminate the consequences of the Genocide?

  • Rafayel Tadevosyan
23 January Issues of Ethical and Legal Responsibilities (Part I)

On the way to a fair solution of the Armenian question, unpaid and big moral debt belongs especially to all those countries called allies that at the time made it a chewing gum in their mouths and still chew it: they can neither swallow it nor get rid of it. Especially in geopolitics I have a big caveat regarding what is called moral and legal duty because, according to Garegin Nzdeh, power gives birth to law. However, let's try to imagine that the norm called moral duty is not a purely philosophical concept but is also applicable in the legal field. Let's start with Russia.
Although Russia changed social systems, in each new formation it was and still is the successor of the previous system.

  • Rafayel Tadevosyan
16 January Impressions from Egypt

Unbiased impressions from any Armenian diaspora community give the opportunity to form correct ideas about that community, that is, to get acquainted with its national, educational and cultural life, publication of books, etc., in a word, with activities undertaken to preserve the Armenian identity.
Today we will present the impressions of historian and publicist Kevork Yazedjian that he got from Egypt. He visited that country for the first time and for a short period, but observed and examined the life of Egyptian Armenians with an expert eye.

  • Kevork Yazedjian


09 January New Life to the Khachkar

Master of khachkars (cross-stones) Ruben Nalbandyan from the village of Arshaluys has found an original solution for Armenian spiritual victories. His khachkars are known almost all over the world. Ruben Nalbandyan has authored about 1050 khachkars, which are found in various places of our planet. In 2011, a khachkar was installed on Cape Horn, on the border of the Pacific and Atlantic oceans, with the inscription "In Memory of the Innocent Victims of Our Planet." In his workshop, Master Ruben also creates monuments of the heroes of the Armenian national-liberation struggle of both classical and modern periods.

27 December Under Her Own Roof
  • Shushan Siruyan

Shushan Siruyan is one of those lucky people who came to Yerevan  from abroad  to study here and at the end of the 1980s, during the years of their study, were here and witnessed our national revival. And not only witnessed. They stood firm on their native land and were convinced that this is their only and last refuge, that it is possible to live everywhere temporarily, except one's one house, as the great Russian classic Leo Tolstoy said.
Also it was here that Shushan found her future life partner and planted her roots in the homeland. They have created a truly exemplary family. They are doing everything for the development of our statehood and preservation of Armenian identity.

20 December Storm-Breething Hero: Nikol Duman

In the history of Armenian liberation struggle, Nikol Duman is considered the founder of attacking tactics. According to him, defense tactics is not always acceptable and it is necessary to conduct punitive operations from time to time. Knowing the Turks and Kurds very well, he was convinced that "Whatever happens, unfortunately it is still the hard power that can instill respect and esteem in both the enemy and in the friend. And a nation that desires to be respected, if it desires not to disappear, must be able to use weapon, must be always ready for self-defense, especially in times of political turmoils."

  • Hovik Grigoryan
13 December Valery Bryusov and Armenia (Part II)

Since the half of the 1960s, Valery Bryusov Institute of the Russian and Foreign Languages in Yerevan (now State Linguistic Institute) has organized more than ten Bryusov Readings, which have been attended by not only Armenian but also foreign specialists. The issues discussed by literature critics have panhuman importance, because Bryusov's feat wasn't just a result of literary initiative but a call to stop the genocidal hand for the sake of the salvation of Armenian people, which created a unique culture. And the fact that the collection "The Armenian Poetry…" comprised by Bryusov has been republished many times is a great gratitude to this humanist poet and is a reverence before his inimitable feat.

  • Mikayel Amirkhanyan
06 December Valery Bryusov and Armenia (Part I)
  • Mikayel Amirkhanyan

When Armenia and the Armenian people were subjected to barbaric annihilation by the Turks and when the Armenians were faced with the issue of "to be or not to be," Bryusov became a spiritual protector for Armenians. The "Anthology of Armenian Poetry from Ancient Times to Our Days" that he compiled surpassed its initial literary goal and acquired historical significance. What forced Bryusov to create this anthology? What was the issue worrying this Russian poet and how did he solve it? These are key questions that have interested and continue to interest not only specialists but also many others in the course of the last century.


29 November How Can You Escape from Yourself?

The money raised from the sale of Artsvi Bakhchinyan's novel "Otherlander Muchik from Armenia" has been submitted to the RA Army. The characters of the novel are our contemporaries and live with us; we even know many of them. The novel reflects a number of defective aspects of our life. The actions take place in Armenia, in Otherland, as the author says. These are the mirror reflections of our reality in the last quarter of the century. The questions covered are actual, and the reader knows their answers very well, but the situation doesn't change and doesn't improve. The author speaks about all of this easily, without excess passion, and often with humor.

22 November Our Compatriot With Luminous Eyes: In Memory of Movses Bchakjian

In 2012, Hayastan Publishing House initiated a grateful endeavor, which took five years to be accomplished. It started to publish the multi-volume edition of all the works by the notable France-based Armenian writer and translator Movses Bchakjian. Eight volumes. Unfortunately, Movses is no more with us physically and will not see his collection published as an academic edition, which is for an Armenian writer from Diaspora a great achievement. For this we are also indebted to Hayastan Publishing House.

  • Vahagn Sargsyan
  • Meruzhan Ter-Gulanyan
  • Margar Sharabkhanyan
15 November The Armenological Heritage of the Mkhitarists

In the beginning of the 18th century, in a period when there wasn't Armenian statehood, in a foreign country, a God-chosen man named Mkhitar of Sebastea, as if taking upon himself functions of ministries of education, science and culture, undertook a patriotic endeavor that can't be estimated with ordinary expressions. It is not even enough to call this devoted person a man-institution. Together with his followers and companions, Mkhitar of Sebastea started to develop Armenology, without any exaggeration, on a classic, academic level.

  •  Ashot Melkonyan
  • Artsvi Bakhchinyan
08 November Ungrateful Work, or Mental Exercises

 Over the past years, a group of graphomaniacs among us have ascribed all the values of rational humans since the creation of the world, all achievements of civilization and culture, to only the Armenians, seeing us in the center of the beginning and end of the world.
Fortunately, sooner or later, archaeological excavations, with relevant scholarly conclusions, answer many disputable questions, and it is not advisable to run ahead and present the desirable as reality. The Armenian super-rich history does not need extra adornments. That is a psychology of the poor, while the creation of false history is not only an ungrateful work but is also unbecoming to us, the Armenians...

  • Ashot Melkonyan
01 November A Talk with Diaspora Armenian Publisher

Varoujan Sirapian, the director of Tchobanian Institute in Paris, head of Sigest Publishing House and of the French journal "Europe et Orient" is again in Yerevan. After moving to France, our compatriot from Istanbul has been engaged in political and cultural activities. After visiting Armenia for the first time in 2001, he became attached to the Fatherland once and for all. That is, he does not come to Armenia as a tourist but tries to be helpful to this country as much as he is able.


  • Varoujan Sirapian
25 October From the Lessons of Stepan Ghorghanyan

 Stepan Ghorghanyan, the Civil Governor of Kars in 1919-1920, also analyzes in his unpublished memoires the political, military, social, economical, moral and psychological conditions created in the Armenian republic, especially the circumstances of and reasons for the collapse of the Armenian army and for the surrender of the country to the Turks without resistance at the end of October and in the beginning of November 1920, which resulted in the fall of the fragile Armenian state of that time.
Stepan Ghorghanyan's memoires have answers to many questions that are actual and hassle us today also.


  • Vladimir Harutyunyan
18 October Countries Sharing the Guilt of the Armenian Genocide (Part IV)

In the three previous broadcasts, we presented Germany as the chief sharer of the guilt of the Armenian Genocide, and the policy of two Entente countries, our alleged allies Great Britain and France, during the World War I generally and the Genocide years particularly. Now it is the turn of Russia, which was and is also considered an ally to us, but we forget that super powers have other political interests; they don't have any relation to romanticism…

  • Rafael Tadevosyan
11 October Countries Sharing the Guilt of the Armenian Genocide (Part III)

What was the difference of the policy of France regarding the Armenian question in the 19th-20th centuries from that of its neighbour, Great Britain?
France had its big share in the crash of the Armenian question and in the Kemalist aggression against the Republic of Armenia in post-war years. The superpowers were extremely mean in helping the Armenians, which was especially demonstrated at San Remo conference. What did the false prestige of the defenders of small nations in the East give to the allies?

  • Rafael Tadevosyan
04 October Countries Sharing the Guilt of the Armenian Genocide (Part II)

Great Britain has always had a pro-Turkish policy against Russia. Though during the World War I it was one of the Entente states and thus our ally, it did nothing to prevent the extermination of the Armenians in their homeland. 
The British Prime Minister David Lloyd George's hypocritical words—"The action of the  British Government led inevitably to the terrible massacres of 1895-97, 1909 and worst of all to the holocausts of 1915”—are another demonstration of British cynicism...


  • Rafael Tadevosyan
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