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.
Expert on political and electoral technologies Armen Badalyan is sure that the parliamentary and extra-parliamentary forces need "rebranding" in order to be a success at the early parliamentary elections. Otherwise, only two-three forces may enter the National Assembly.
Nikol Pashinyan was elected Prime Minister of Armenia, having the support and trust of the overwhelming part of our people. What steps should the new government take to maintain and not wear out this trust? We talk on this topic with Styopa Safaryan, manager of the Armenian Institute of International and Security Affairs.
The Come Home program and the efforts of the Ministry of Diaspora to collect $ 1,000 as a "personal debt" from each Diaspora Armenian can actually be considered a failure. What means can be used to make the communication between Armenia and the Diaspora more effective? The guest of our program is orientalist Araks Pashayan.
The first Republic of Armenia was proclaimed in 1918. Armenia managed to form institutions symbolizing statehood and create its national currency and regular army... However, the first republic could only exist for 2.5 years. In what conditions was it created and which were the reasons of its fall? Doctor of History, Professor Edik Minasyan is our today's guest.
According to political scientist Saro Saroyan, as long as the Republican Party, which doesn't have people's trust, has the majority of votes in the National Assembly, as long as the Special Investigation Service, the Prosecutor General, the mayor and other pillars of the former authorities continue to have levers of influence, the revolution cannot be considered completed.
Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, who was elected on May 8, has already made new appointments. The Chief of RA Police Vladimir Gasparyan is replaced by Valery Osipyan and the Head of the NSC Georgi Kutoyan, by Artur Vanetsyan. These appointments have not been accepted by society equally well, especially the appointment of Valery Osipyan. Director of Modus Vivendi Center Ara Papyan talks on the new appointments and changes people expect from the Prime Minister.
On May 1, the National Assembly of the RA rejected the candidacy of the head of the Yelk faction, Nikol Pashinyan, for the post of Prime Minister. Former member of the Supreme Council and the National Assembly of Armenia, political scientist Vigen Khachatryan believes that the only reasonable solution of this political crisis is to vote in favor of the people's candidate, Nikol Pashinyan.
P.S. This talk was recorded on May 2, prior to the RPA's statement that Armenia will have a Prime Minister on May 8, the next day of the Prime Minister's election, and that RPA will not nominate its candidate.
Prime-Minister Serzh Sargsyan resigned on April 23. There is a constitutional crisis in the country. The correlation of the votes in the Parliament does not represent people. The majority are members of the Republican party, which is not trusted de facto by the society. What are the possible developments? We talk with former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Artsakh, diplomat Arman Melikyan.
In the National Assembly building surrounded by policemen and barbed wires, on April 16, the RPA and ARF nominated the candidacy of Serzh Sargsyan as the prime minister by unanimous vote. On April 10, 2004, Serzh Sargsyan had publicly promised not to apply for the position of the prime minister, saying that one mustn't rule a country more than twice in one's life. But Sargsyan broke his promise. Tens of thousands of RA citizens are carrying out peaceful acts of civil disobedience in the capital and other cities of Armenia. We're talking with political analyst Edgar Vardanyan.
The Ministry of Education and Science of Armenia has presented a new bill for the Government's approval; it's titled "New Strategy for the Military-Patriotic Education of Learners." It is aimed to fight against learners' "lack of education, drug addiction, sexual perversion, familiarity with other cultures" and other mortal sins. Expert on education Serob Khachatryan talks about the dangers of such military-patriotic education.
Two years after the April war, the authorities speak about the lessons they have learned, about securing the front line, though on March 17 this year, the chief procurator's office opened a criminal case against a high-ranked official of the Ministry of Defence with the accusation of corruption. Tigran Abrahamyan, councilor of Artsakh's President, speaks about the lessons learned during these two years.
The Resurrection of Jesus Christ is an extremely important mystery, a message addressed to each person to return from inanimate and indifferent state to life. Ethnologist Hranush Kharatyan talks about Holy Friday and, generally, about folk rites dedicated to the Feast of the Resurrection of Christ.
President of Artsakh Bako Sahakyan's visit to the USA and its political consequences are explained by Arman Navasardyan, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Head of the Department of World Policy and International Relations at Russian-Armenian University.
Doctor of political sciences, Prof. Levon Shirinyan considers the proclamation of the birth of the fourth republic of Armenia after the transition to the republican form of government very principal. You'll get his substantiations in our today's talk.
Is ruining Yerevan's old and Soviet buildings of architectural importance a spontaneous or planned action? Our guest is art critic Ruben Arevshatyan.
"The bowels of the Armenian land belong to the entire people. To export 70 tons of gold that is estimated to be three billion dollars from the country by consent of the RA Government, creating instead new jobs and paying taxes of 498 million dollars to the state budget… Don't you think that the alarms of the public and ecologists are pertinent?" This and other questions concerning the exploitation of Amulsar gold mine are answered by Armen Stepanyan, sustainability director at Lidian Armenia.
President Ilham Aliev is making bellicose statements before the special presidential elections. He has threatened to use all possible levers to keep Armenia in isolation. How does Armenia respond to such statements? Our guest is Ashot Movsisyan, specialist in Azerbaijan.
In Armenia, only 2 per cent of GDP is allocated to healthcare. According to the UN data, this is one of the lowest rates in the world. Our state is not able to solve the healthcare issues of its citizens. That is why this task is carried out by individuals and charity groups. Help the Armenian Children NGO is organizing a charity concert at Mezzo Club on February 18, 16:00, and its proceeds will be directed toward the treatment of 7-year-old Zaruhi Balyan.
Ecologists have estimated that in case of exploitation of Amulsar mine, the damage caused to the air, water system, lands, flora and fauna of Armenia will be irreversible. The Chairman of Greens' Union of Armenia Hakob Sanasaryan substantiates this assertion point by point.
Will the candidate for the post of head of the Armenian Republican Party Armen Sargsyan be able to become an independent player and to make changes within the system, or will it be as in the case of Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan? Political analyst Edgar Vardanyan doesn't expect significant changes.
The author and performer, founder of the Armenian Club of Bards Vakhtang Harutyunyan is talking about his new, 7th album of songs and about the peculiarities of bard songs.
The world's richest encyclopedia is 17 years old. Today the Armenian Wikipedia has 237 000 articles. But not everyone knows that those who write Wikipedia articles do that due to their own enthusiasm, without being paid, because the philosophy of the Wikipedia is doing a useful thing on the principle of voluntariness. Our guests are people who invest their knowledge and time in the enrichment of the Armenian Wikipedia – Aram Soghomonyan (best wikipedist of 2017), Hamest Melikyan (physicist, editor), and Susanna Mkrtchyan (head of Wikimedia Armenia NGO).
On December 28, Iranians took to the streets to protest against rising prices. A short time later, the demonstrators started to voice anti-government slogans. The collisions of police and demonstrators resulted in more than 20 victims. Armenia is very sensitive to the turmoil happening in Iran. The reason is explained by lecturer of the Department of Iranian studies at Yerevan State University, Ph.D. in Philology Armen Israyelyan.
The theme of Christmas in literature and music. The guests of our program are Daniel Yerazhisht and literary critic Ani Pashayan.