During the years of Artsakh liberation war, Eva Mezdorian shot documentaries to tell the truth about what was happening.
May 10, 2010
The conflict between Nagorno Karabakh and Azerbaijan broke out as result of the ethnic cleansing the latter launched in the final years of the Soviet Union. The Karabakh War was fought from 1991 (when the Nagorno Karabakh Republic was proclaimed) to 1994 (when a ceasefire was sealed by Armenia, NKR and Azerbaijan). Most of Nagorno Karabakh and a security zone consisting of 7 regions are now under control of NKR defense army. Meanwhile, an ideological war was being fought beyond the conflict area.
The name given her by the parents and godfather – Haykanush – had been forgotten. Over 70 years out of 95 she was known as Lesko.
April 24, 2010
This photograph taken in Yerevan in 1926 tells the story of an Armenian family from Van villayet of the Ottoman Empire. Aram O. Manukyan (in the center), Haykanush (left to him), Mariam (right to him), their daughters Arshaluys and Mayranush… Three years later, third daughter Siranush was born.
Established in 1999, the clinical center “Armenicum” has been persistently fighting against AIDS for more than 10 years.
April 22, 2010
Once Armenia was known for one fruit only – the apricot. Imported from Armenia into Greece still by Alexander III of Macedon, it was named ‘fructus armenica’. From there it spread throughout Europe. Today the world is going to know another Armenian “fruit” – the powerful drug Armenicum.
Out of 500 thousand elderly people living in Armenia, 50 thousand are lonely.
April 19, 2010
According to the RA Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, out of 500 thousand elderly people in Armenia, 50 thousand are lonely, living in extreme poverty. For most of them, pension is the only source of income, and only 10 thousand are registered as eligible for social, medical and psychological assistance.
We need to find out what “benefactor” was “blessed” for a remission at the expense of Yerevan and its residents.
April 10, 2010
Saint Archangels (St Gevorg) Church was repaired and consecrated in the village of Tsira, Akhaltskha region. An Armenian church will be restored in Feodosia and one will be built in Malta. All three projects were initiated by Armenian communities. Meanwhile, both Armenian intellectual elite and ordinary people oppose the idea of building a church instead of Moscow cinema open-air hall.
The RA law on social protection of disabled people ensures equal rights for all Armenian citizens.
March 29, 2010
The RA law on social protection of disabled people ensures equal rights for all Armenian citizens. According to the law, any person, no matter whether he/she has physical or mental problems, is entitled to receive special education of all levels (from secondary to higher). Actually, inclusive education is available in a small number of schools and doesn’t often meet required standards.
Children die in Armenia due to shortage of money for the treatment.
February 28, 2010
February 15 is International Childhood Cancer Day. New cases of cancer in Armenia account for 7000 annually, including about 100 children under 15. The figure is terrifying, although they don’t differ much from the world statistics. Cancer is a very insidious disease without marked initial symptoms. In most cases, the latent period of the disease is durable and it can hardly be detected in the initial stage.
Freie Universitat Berlin management's decision on closing the chair of Armenian studies by the end of 2009 - 2010 academic year is still in force.
February 8, 2010
According to RA Ministry of Diaspora, there are 75 Armenology centers outside Armenia. However, not all of them are active due to lack of funds. The centers, which are mainly sponsored by Armenian funds and organizations, have appreciable achievements in Armenology development and national identity retention.
The symbols of Easter in the old days were straw dolls Grandma Utis, mistress of the Armenian cuisine, and Grandpa Paz, who held in hands exactly 40 threads, a stone being tied at the end of each one.
April 11, 2009
On April 11, the Armenian Apostolic Church (AAC) begins to celebrate the Easter, one of the six patronal festivals. From sunset till late night all the churches of the Armenian Apostolic Church serve Liturgy that marks the end of Lent and the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. The celebration of the dead and resurrected god dates back to the ancient Egyptian religion, when the Egyptians celebrated the death and resurrection of God Osiris. Present Christian Easter takes its origin from the Old Testament. The old Jews celebrated the Passover (Pesach) as the holiday of exodus of Jews from Egypt.