Topic: History

WATERTOWN — Gourgen Manoukian is a multitalented artist. A painter, he has not only created watercolors and oils, but also done set design for films and graphic arts. Born in Yerevan in 1937 from a family of refugees from Van (his[...]

By Gerald Papasian Special to the Mirror-Spectator YEREVAN — Dikran Tchouhadjian’s operatic heritage is unquestionably worth adorning the stages of prestigious opera houses. For many reasons, some obvious to all (the Armenian[...]

Perseverance and vigilance pay off. Armenians around the world have struggled for a full century to get 30 countries to recognize the Armenian Genocide. And even more importantly, the centennial commemoration in 2015 achieved global[...]

YEREVAN — Anyone who has had occasion to use the National Archives of Armenia (http://www.armarchives.am/) has come into contact with its hearty and energetic director Amatuni Virabyan. He has worked for many decades at the archives and[...]

By Artsvi Bakhchinyan Special to the Mirror-Spectator YEREVAN — A new anthology of academic papers, Collection of the Conference Papers Dedicated to the 90th Anniversary of Academician Vladimir Barkhudaryan, was published recently by the[...]

By Philippe Raffi Kalfayan Special to the Mirror-Spectator On the eve of 2020, Armenia is facing political chaos: the executive power is eliminating all institutional components of an effective system of checks and balances; the fight[...]

In his heyday, Georgia’s former president, Mikheil Saakashvili, made a hostile statement impacting Armenia during an official visit to Baku, the Azeri capital. He said, “Azerbaijan’s enemy is Georgia’s enemy.” No official[...]

The demons of history are once again haunting Armenia’s political life. The memory and legacy of Garegin Nzhdeh have been resurrected and have become a controversial topic in the political discourse between Armenia and Russia, with the[...]

ISTANBUL (Panorama.am) — A 16th-century bath house designed by renowned Ottoman-Armenian architect Mimar Sinan is being offered for sale in Turkey at 2.5 million euros, Ermenihaber reports. The building, pictured above, is located in the[...]

Following the Velvet Revolution, Armenia has been consolidating its domestic stability, improving its economy and recalibrating its foreign policy. But Armenia’s prosperity is at the mercy of its interactions with the outside world. As a[...]