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University of Birmingham hotspot of Karabakh discussions

The University of Birmingham is an open platform for expression.

December 2, 2014
University of Birmingham hotspot of Karabakh discussions
The University of Birmingham hosted a round-table discussion on the Nagorno Karabakh conflict Nov 26, followed by a seminar The Challenges and Choices of the South Caucasus: Between Political, Cultural and Economic Priorities hosted by a Russian expert Denis Dvornikov. Later, several Armenian media outlets hurried to slam the event, accusing the organizers of bias. The expert commented on the situation amid the media scandal.

Armenians and Armenian photographers in Ottoman Empire

Perhaps the most fascinating aspect of the Gigord collection is the number of images taken by Armenian photographers.

November 11, 2014
Armenians and Armenian photographers in Ottoman Empire
Julia Grimes, research assistant at the Getty Research Institute, introduces a fascinating selection of images from the Pierre de Gigord Collection detailing Armenian life in the 19th-century Ottoman Empire, many from the studio of Armenian photographers Pascal Sebah and the Abdullah Frères.

15 Friends of Scotland

Top 15 of European states and regions where the population won independence against the will of the center or struggles to be recognized as independent.

September 29, 2014
15 Friends of Scotland
In a September 18 vote, Scotland stepped back from the brink of ending the 307-year-old union with England and Wales and rejected the prospectus for independence to remain part of the United Kingdom. However, dozens of European regions would like to alter the existing borders.

Karabakh: recognition is the only humanitarian option

Taken literally, then no country is truly independent with many relying on financial and military support from other countries or institutions.

September 1, 2014
Karabakh: recognition is the only humanitarian option
As Nagorno-Karabakh (NKR) celebrates the 23rd Anniversary of its Declaration of Independence, the country remains in the unsatisfactory position of still being globally unrecognised. The route out of this situation seems complicated; history provides many conflicting examples which serve only to confuse and not to enlighten.

Desecrated relics of Kessab

Jabhat al-Nusra extremist group militants raided the Armenian Evangelical Holy Trinity Church and Missakian Cultural Center in Kessab.

June 25, 2014
Desecrated relics of Kessab
L’observatoire de la Christianophobie French website posted the photos of destroyed and desecrated churches of Kessab after liberation of the town.

22 years since Karabakh blockade was broken

Before liberation of Lachin, Karabakh wad under a severe economic blockade, with electricity and gas supplies halted.

May 19, 2014
22 years since Karabakh blockade was broken
22 years ago, on May 18, 1992, the defense army of Artsakh liberated Lachin (now Berdzor), with the move becoming a military, political and psychological victory.

Ancient settlement of Shushi: history unearthed

"Discovery of the fortress of Karkar was the highlight of the excavation," archeologist Hamlet Petrosyan said.

May 15, 2014
Ancient settlement of Shushi: history unearthed
Ancient settlement of Shushi, dating back to the 7th century B.C. spreads along the walls of the old Shushi fortress. Villagers, ploughing up the flank of the hill at the fortress's wall were the ones to stumble upon its remains: bronze age weapons, skeletons, household items which were used to determine the date.

106th birth anniversary of famed expressionist Arshile Gorky

April 15 marks the birthday of a preeminent American abstract expressionist of Armenian decent Arshile Gorky.

April 15, 2014
106th birth anniversary of famed expressionist Arshile Gorky
1904 is widely accepted as the year of his birth, but the precise date remains a mystery because of the artist's adopted habit of changing his birthday, year after year, while residing in New York.

Armenian community of Estonia: a look into the future

“We have a Sunday school and folk culture groups. We do our best for our children to know the native tongue and traditions,” Davidyants says.

March 29, 2014
Armenian community of Estonia: a look into the future
The head of the Armenian religious community of Estonia, Artem Davidyants, moved to Tallinn in 1970s. There were almost no Armenians living in the city at that time, while the majority of the local population were Orthodox and spoke Russian.

English journalist visits Mexican embassy in London to tell facts about Khojalu

He turned to me with a serious expression and asked me if I felt concerned for my safety or had received personal threats from Azerbaijan.

March 13, 2014
English journalist visits Mexican embassy in London to tell facts about Khojalu
After writing to the Mexican Ambassador in the UK on a number of occasions plus many follow-up phone calls on their “recognition” of Khojalu last year, I was finally invited to discuss the subject, in person, at their London office, on March 12, 2014.
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