Topic: History

YEREVAN — Postcards and photo albums of images of Ottoman Armenians and their cultural institutions have proliferated in recent years. Following this trend, Dr. Hayk Demoyan published a trilingual thematic album recently (2019) of[...]

By Axel Corlu ISTANBUL (Ahval) — Despite Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ability to sell what he sees as his government’s achievements to the public, Turkey’s current posture in the eastern Mediterranean and Middle East is[...]

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[...]