Honored as the best in literature, journalism
March 27, 2018
One of the most prestigious awards in the world, the Pulitzer Prize celebrates the best in literature, journalism, music, drama, poetry. While a number of Armenian writers, journalists and reporters have won the coveted prize, by themselves or as part of a team, many others have yet to receive recognition.
Who is who in the web of so many Sargsyans
March 3, 2018
The last name of the fourth president of Armenia elected by the National Assembly on March 2 is Sarkissian which is a differently-spelled version of Sargsyan (both pronounced Sargsyan in Armenian). This surname is one of the most popular ones in the country’s political elite. In the different periods of the history of independent Armenia, many state figures holding top state posts bore the family name in question. Here are the eleven highest-ranking Sargsyans of Armenia today.
Green tourism on the rise in Syunik
January 29, 2018
Armen Kazaryan and Siranish Vardanyan, a married couple who moved from the Russian city of Sochi to Armenia, founded an eco-camp in Kapan, Syunik province in 2015. The venue is pretty popular among ecotourism aficionados, including cyclists, climbers and hikers from around the world. The couple have resolved to turn the initiative into a social entrepreneurship and develop Armenia’s southern communities by involving locals in the tourism market.
This winter is ideal for it
January 27, 2018
This year’s snow art festival, a.k.a Snowman 2018, will be held for the sixth time in the Armenian resort town of Jermuk, set to attract locals and foreigners, professionals and amateurs alike for a fun and effortless entertainment and a comfortable atmosphere. So it’s about time you reserve the weekend of February 17-18 to feel the community spirit in Armenia.
The cableway, the shoe and the unicycle
January 18, 2018
The Guinness Book of Records is full of incredible, unbelievable and sometimes even senseless achievements, like when a Japanese man broke the world record for the fastest 100m running on all fours or a lot of people who did all kinds of insane things using just one finger, their hair or teeth. Even ‘Game of Thrones’ is behind some pretty amazing records.
Bringing comfort, design and more
December 14, 2017
A multifunctional smart crib called Cribby has been developed in Armenia, which can be controlled with a smartphone. In a conversation with PanARMENIAN.Net, Sergey Navasardyan, one of the people behind the innovative cradle, revealed that they had incubated the idea of creating such a crib for a pretty long time. The Cribby team, consisting of programmers and designers, started working on the project in the fall of 2017 and are now unveiling the prototype of the cot to the public.
10 useful mobile apps for comfortable trips
October 24, 2017
The modern technologies, the smartphones and the mobile applications are reshaping the way people travel these days. Some think it ruins the journey, others argue that these devices and apps are actually very useful. Today, searching through the Google Play or App Store, you can find dozens of travel apps, some of which have over a million downloads.
The Oscar-winning helmer who hopes to return to Armenia many, many times
September 25, 2017
On a solemn night in Yerevan, stage lights at the Opera House went down, paving the way for the start of “We Promise”, a musical tribute to the Armenian Genocide, inspired by Terry George’s “The Promise” and based on its original score.
New York’s first female crime boss
July 31, 2017
The underworld of New York is often portrayed as men’s warfare; however one of the most influential crime bosses in the history of the city was a Prussian immigrant Fredericka Mandelbaum. Also called ‘The Queen of Fences’, this woman became one of the strongest criminal figures of her day, buying stolen goods and reselling them, financing criminal endeavors, and even opening a school for young criminals.
Law-abiding and peace-loving
July 28, 2017
During centuries, various groups of Armenians left the homeland and settled elsewhere, assimilating into their new countries and thus forever losing their national identity. However, there were also cases when representatives of other nations arrived in Armenia to become a part of the local population. Here the story of Armenian Gypsies belongs.