The show aims at reflecting back the situations and phenomena, the controversies of human and societal relationships that do not seem significant or actual at the first sight. However, they do leave their imprint on these very relationships and on the quality of our life.
The Ministry of Education and Science has developed and presented a Russian language teaching concept to the public. With linguist Hovhannes Zakaryan we discuss the ways this concept violates the RA Law on the Language and, generally, the logic behind this initiative.
Arman Melikyan, former Foreign Minister of Artsakh, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, is sure that the Armenian negotiators, setting the territorial concessions in the core of the Artsakh issue regulation, put themselves in a dead end: the official Baku, being sure that Armenia has occupied a big part of its territory, including Artsakh, claims that Armenia must without preconditions withdraw its troops from “seized” Azerbaijani regions.
How is it possible that, for example, Armenia refuses to take part in the NATO military drills in Georgia, and no official in Armenia explains the reason? Why is it unknown to this day whether President Sargsyan is going to apply for the position of Prime Minister or not? Political scientist Edgar Vardanyan thinks that the authorities, because of not having the support of the voters, do not feel obliged to be accountable before the public.
Culturologist, philosopher and essayist Ruben Angaladyan speaks about the problems of the Armenian diaspora. What mutual expectations do Armenia and diaspora have?
Armenian-Turkish political relations are non-existent; however, cultural ties work. Specialist in aestheticism, lecturer at YSU, graphic artist Levon Lachikyan can testify to it...
Contemporary young people usually choose professions that will help find high-paying jobs. Lebanese Armenian Krikor (Koko) Darakjian is a young poet. He doesn’t hide the fact that there were times he had also to stay hungry in order to publish a book.
Culturologist Ruben Angaladyan presents the challenges that threaten Armenia and is concerned that the Armenian authorities are not ready to take them seriously and, therefore, respond equivalently to reality.
The non-legitimacy and non-professionalism of our authorities as well as their proneness to theft of public funds that are accompanied with actively making the sign of cross at all major church holidays compel the citizens of the RA to anticipate also the clear response of high-ranking clergy of the Armenian Apostolic Church regarding these phenomena. Our questions are answered by Fr. Markos Mangasaryan.
From time to time, still unknown works and letters of our writers are published, which gives the readers an opportunity to see the writers from other viewpoints. In recent years, Doctor of Philology Margarit Khachatryan has published several volumes of Diaspora Armenian writers Aram Haygaz and Hamasdegh.
At a distance of ten kilometers from Jermuk spa town, in the depths of Amulsar, there are over 70 tons of gold according to a non-verified professional conclusion. Geographer Levon Galstyan who is a member of the Armenian Ecological Front initiative presents how the Government can be seduced and give permission to exploit Amulsar mine, neglecting the irreversible ecological consequences.
How did the poor Singapore manage to become a country with one of the powerful economies in the world? Director of Bureaucrat Book Store, translator Artashes Ter-Hovhannisyan has translated the book “The History of the Miracle of Singapore” which presents the ways to pull the country out of swamp. The first precondition is a legitimate and educated leader with healthy mind.
Silversmith Artsrun Berberyan’s business is continued by his daughter Anahit Berberyan, breaking the stereotype that silversmithing is more suitable for men.
“About 2000 book titles are published a year. During one year, 48 fiction books and 1 to 2 scientific studies have been sold.” This astonishing statistics was presented the other day by the director of Antares Publishing House during a meeting with journalists. Literary critic Arkmenik Nikoghosyan presents a more hopeful situation.
I did not ask any of the questions I had prepared beforehand for the talk with Chairman of Greens Union Hakob Sanasaryan. The facts presented by Mr. Sanasaryan made me try to understand during our talk how the first figures of our country who have built luxurious mansions in the cut down forest of Victory Park and have privatized Tsaghkadzor forests be concerned about Armenia’s ecological issues.
The Armenian Government has presented a draft decision which envisages to eliminate the State Inspectorate of Language of the RA Ministry of Education and Science. Linguist Hovhannes Zakaryan and chief specialist of the State Inspectorate of Language Ani Yesayan present the dangers that could arise from this decision.
Why does the Islamic State terrorist organization attract so many Muslim and even Christian young people? To what extent is undesirable the recent statement by RF Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov that, if necessary, the 102nd Russian military base in Armenia can be involved in the fight against ISIS. These and other questions are answered by our guest, Hayk Kocharyan, head of Arabic Studies Department of YSU.
God created humans in His image. Humans have created dolls in their image. Modern technologies provide with the possibility to create dolls that replace humans as well as to transform humans into dolls. A Gallery of Dolls has opened in Yerevan. Our guest is the gallery’s artistic director Marina Khachmanukyan.
Writer, literature critic and journalist Hovik Charkhchyan's new book, "I is the Subject, and Writes is the Predicate," has a very interesting message: we can draw very important and interesting conclusions from many everyday events that seem to be unimportant.
Why haven't the liberated territories been inhabited for so many years? What works have been carried out exactly to make the front line and the life of our soldiers safer? An interview with Tigran Abrahamyan, councilor of the President of Artsakh Republic.
During the six years of war in Syria, over 300,000 people have been killed and 5 million people have become refugees. The Armenian community of Syria has shrunk by 70 percent. What prospects for the regulation of this crisis are visible if, of course, they are visible? Arabist Sargis Grigoryan's analysis of the issue...
According to Arman Melikyan, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of RA and former Minister of Foreign Affairs of NKR, in the new Parliament the official authorities are represented by ARP, PAP, and ARF, and the official opposition is represented by Yelk alliance. According to Mr. Melikyan, it is not appropriate to speak of legitimacy of these elections because if there were fair elections, ARF would not get more votes than the ANC-ANP alliance.
April 1, the day before the parliamentary elections this year, that is, a silence day, is also a laughter day. We keep silent on parliamentary elections, parties and alliances on this day. It is perhaps possible to keep silent with caricaturist Sukias Torosyan but it's impossible to not laugh with him…
It has been four years that UN is publishing the World Happiness Report in which the people of Armenia are among the last ones. Also Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan noticed in his pre-election meetings that we are not happy and asked the journalists in Gyumri why they were upset. Why aren't the people of Armenia among the happy ones? What prospect is there for discharging this heavy internal political atmosphere? Psychologist Gayane Harutyunyan shares her professional observation on this.
Five parties and four alliances are trying to find the shortest path to the heart of the electors until April 2. Astghik Avetisyan, head of the Armenian PR Association NGO, associate professor at YSU's Print and Broadcast Media Department, Candidate of Philology, talks about the possibilities of these political parties in terms of the technologies used by them for public relations.