Topic: History

By Sevan Boghos-Deirbadrossian LOS ANGELES — In May and June, during challenging and unprecedented times of the COVID-19 pandemic and after cancelling many events this past Spring, the Tekeyan Cultural Association (TCA) Metro Los Angeles[...]

By Harry A. Kezelian III Special to the Mirror-Spectator DETROIT — “That generation…” Stephan Karougian, the 80-something male soloist of St. John’s Armenian Church Komitas Choir in Detroit, was telling me about his parents, as I[...]

While the population in Armenia is experiencing a crisis within a crisis, meaning political instability during the coronavirus pandemic, Armenians in Lebanon are facing a triple crisis: an economic meltdown during the pandemic in addition[...]

By Tigrane Yegavian The famous French-Armenian historian Anahide Ter Minassian did not have the chance to see this newly published book she translated from Armenian to French in the twilight of her life. An iconoclastic story, Vahé[...]

By Rita Mahdessian The publication of Silent Angel is Providential. It was meant to be released in April, the Genocide month. COVID-19 delayed its release. But this delay was Providential. Silent Angel speaks more meaningfully in today’s[...]

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Although the usually lively streets of the capital city are silent, the culture and spirit of the people mingle from all four corners: in the kitchen of the popular restaurant, behind the curtain of the[...]

By Artsvi Bakhchinyan Special to the Mirror-Spectator YEREVAN — In the distant 1980s, during one of the faculty English lessons at school, classmate Azatuhi Ulikyan showed us a family photo. “This is my grandfather in Sudan,” she[...]

What is wrong with the Armenian Church? That question begs a number of answers depending upon to whom the question is directed. Many have been alienated from the church in general and from the Armenian Church in particular. Cynicism has[...]

YEREVAN (RFE/RL) —Armenia’s leaders laid flowers at the Tsitsernakabert memorial in Yerevan on April 24 during official commemorations of the 105th anniversary of the Armenian genocide in Ottoman Turkey which were scaled back due to[...]

By Stephen Kurkjian BOSTON — Rouben Shougarian, who in 1993 became newly independent Armenia’s first ambassador to the United States and spent his career as a diplomat, academic, writer, advocate for democratic values and champion of[...]