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 Russian President has approved the proposal of the Russian Government to sign the agreement for creating a joint Russian and Armenian military unit. What does this agreement imply? NKR former Minister of Foreign Affairs Arman Melikyan offers his explanation about it.
Through audio books, the Grkaser Club disseminates literature by both Armenian authors and foreign ones translated into Armenian. Literature critic Ani Pashayan and member of the club Gor Harutyunyan tell about this initiative.
The fear that the Internet will decrease the interest toward books and reading seems to be exaggerated. It is enough to count, for example, the pages and groups dedicated to books and literature in Facebook: "Grkaser," "Grkamol," "Literature," etc. People do read books. To make sure that this is so, listen to writer, literary critic Hovik Charkhchyan and the head of the "Grkamol" Club Hamlet Muradyan.
Historian Ashot Arakelyan, who is a member of the Artists' Unions of Armenia, Artsakh, and Czech Republic, is engaged in issues related to the islamization of Europe. He notes that today, every eighth inhabitant of Europe is a Muslim.
Senior expert of the Noravank Scientific-Educational Foundation Vahram Hovyan explored the challenges to the Armenian Diaspora. The challenges are different in different communities, but the fate of the Diaspora is the same everywhere: sooner or later – assimilation.
Armenian linguists have addressed a letter to the RA Prime Minister, reminding that the Armenian language is endangered. Many provisions of the Law on Language do not work, and it is necessary to restore the Terminology Committee with its traditional functions. One of the authors of the letter is former head of the Language Inspectorate, linguist Lavrenti Mirzoyan.
The greater the number of the participants and witnesses of an event is, the more difficult and almost impossible it is to find out the truth. The history of the third Armenian republic is thus full of dark pages and inaccuracies. Journalist Tatul Hakobyan is trying, through publication of archival materials and secret documents, to present our modern history in a systematic way and according to facts.
In the near future (exact terms are not reported), President of Iran Hassan Rouhani is to visit Armenia. What potential is there in Armenian-Iranian relations if we consider Armenia's passive, noninitiative foreign policy and Iran's active policy directed toward the future? Our guest is specialist in Iranian studies Vardan Voskanyan.
We all hurry, and the speed doesn't allow us to live the life without hurry and with thinking. Our guest, embroiderer Armine Hayrapetyan, has dedicated her life to the reconstruction of the traditions of the Western Armenian embroidery schools of Aintab, Marash, Urfa, and Van.
The journal “Garun” that started to be published in 1967 was a fresh breath of air for the close society with close borders in the Soviet years. In the independent Armenia, however, “Garun” stopped to be influential and interesting as time passed. Now the journal “Garun” has a new editor in-chief, the poet Ashot Gabrielyan. Is it possible for “Garun” to revive the tradition of being a leader in the field of fresh and new thoughts?
The beginning of the construction of Amulsar gold mine was officially set. “A process is beginning that has uncalculated risks and can be disastrous for Armenia,” such is the opinion of Hakob Sanasaryan, Chairman of the Union of Greens of Armenia.
On July 17, the Sasna Tsrer group seized the building of the Patrol-Guard Service Regiment; one policeman was killed. The group demands the resignation of the RA President, the exclusion of the issue on the surrender of the Artsakh territories from the negotiations around NKR, the release of Zhirayr Sefilian, and his becoming a negotiator around these issues. To what extent do these goals worry the RA citizens, and is there a bloodless solution to this political crisis? Former Foreign Minister of NKR Arman Melikyan thinks solutions exist.