Topic: History

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[...]

Photo and recipe from the Vegan Armenian Kitchen Cookbook courtesy of Robyn Kalajian, a retired culinary teacher and food blogger at thearmeniankitchen.com, the essential Armenian recipe and cooking blog that has become an[...]

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — Soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian is thrilled to be teaching, singing and performing. She has just released a new CD featuring the music of three composers about King Tigran the Great. The CD, titled “The Other[...]

By Ruth Bedevian My maternal grandparents fell in love at an early age in the village of Soorsooree in Kharpert (Ancient Armenia) under Ottoman rule in the 1800s. While picking apples in the orchard one day Mariam saw Mardiros ride by on a[...]

By Prof. Alan Whitehorn So far the responses to the global COVID-19 pandemic have been for the nation-states of the world to mobilize resources and close their borders with other countries, even long-time neighbors. The intended goal is to[...]

VAN (Archeology World) — The 3,000-year-old remains of an ancient fortification have been discovered at the bottom of Turkey’s largest lake. The underwater excavations were led by Van Yüzüncü Yıl University and the governorship of[...]

The Ruins of Ani: A journey to Armenia’s Medieval Capital and its Legacy By Krikor Balakian, Translated and edited by Peter Balakian with Aram Arkun By Mardean Isaac In June 1909, Krikor Balakian, a young Armenian priest, undertook a[...]