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 little members of the group Lapterner (Lanterns) have many questions for adults: Why don't people live in peace; why do people do good and not forget about it; why isn't everyone healthy and happy?… In any case, these talented children do everything on their part so that some better things happen in the world. The children with the artistic director of the group, Eka Horstka, are the guests of our holiday show.
Tevan Poghosyan, head of the International Center for Human Development, thinks that changes in Armenia are possible only if each person starts the change process from himself or herself.
"If Armenia becomes a just, strong and developing state, it will be able to confront external challenges." Arman Navasardyan, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, talks about the warming of Russian-Turkish relations, the possible cooperation between Armenia and Israel, and the diplomatic potential of Armenia.
Chairman of the Union of Artists of Armenia Karen Aghamyan talks about the possibilities of Armenian painting art, about the difficulties of presentation of Armenian artists in international arena, and about the "colors" of Malevich's "Black Square."
Artur Gevorgyan, Director of the National Park of Sculpture (Museum) in Gyumri, talks about the 3rd International Conference on Sculpture, titled "Ascent," and about the problems of people living in temporary houses 29 years after the earthquake.
"Historical Atlas of Armenia" by Doctor of History Claude Armen Mutafian and the head of the Cartography Department of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Éric Van Lauwe, has been published in Armenian. Our guests are the translator and initiator of the publication of this unique collection of maps, candidate of philological sciences Armen Baghdasaryan and historian, consultant, candidate of historical sciences Armen Khachikyan.
Historian, bibliographer and specialist in Nakhijevan Argam Ayvazyan published the studies "Nakhichevan: Illustrated Encyclopedia" and "Aristakes Zargaryan." Argam Ayvazyan talks about his books and his priceless archive on Nakhichevan. Our Government, by the way, does not want to obtain this archive...
On October 30, 1920, the town of Kars fell. In 2017, the President of the RA spoke about surrendering several regions to Azerbaijan. The fall of Kars was followed by the fall of the first Armenian republic. What will follow the possible return of liberated lands? Historian Khachatur Stepanyan and journalist Tatul Hakobyan share their thoughts on this.
From November 7 to 11, the Rolan Bykov Foundation (Armenia) will present the
13th Rolan International Film Festival for Children and Youth in Yerevan. The
press-secretary of the festival, Karine Grigoryan, talks about upcoming films,
guests, and master classes.
Expert on Georgia Vahe Sargsyan has fears that the problems of the Armenians of Georgia concerning assimilation, emigration and preservation of their Armenian identity have already become secondary. The demographic picture of Georgia is rapidly changing: the Muslims, mostly the Azerbaijani, are increasing in number, becoming a threat to the Armenians of Javakheti.
Expert on political and electoral technologies Armen Badalyan thinks that the agreement between Armenia and the EU that is planned to be signed on November 24 in Brussels is a strong document with precise political and economical components. After it has been signed and made work, Armenia's membership in EAEU can become meaningless.
Head of the Modus Vivendi Center Ara Papyan: "The main guarantee for the independence of Artsakh is Armenia that has justice and demographic and economic growth."
Alik Eroyants, an expert on Georgia, talks about the incident occurred on September 30 in the Armenian village of Gumbardo, Akhalkalaki region of Georgia, and, generally, about Armenian-Georgian relations.
The 6th Armenia-Diaspora Conference, which had 1800 participants, was by and large an aimless waste of resources and energy. This is attested by one of its participants, Prof. Suren Danielyan, Doctor of Philology, specialist in Diaspora-Armenian literature.
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.