There are many Armenians born far from their Motherland. They came to Armenia – to their home, either due to certain circumstances, or with a special intention to fulfillthe dream of their own or their fathers. Every single program of TV series called “Towards Home” presents one story of homecoming.
 
Frequency: Every Sunday, at 22:05
Rerun:Tuesday, at 16:20

Hasmik Movsisian


Hasmik Movsisian moved to Armenian from the Great Britain. The organization Music of Armenia established in 2008 moved to Armenia together with Hasmik. Hasmik is sure that Armenia has so much to present to the world in the area of music and is happy to be active part of that process...

Vahe Tilbian


Vahe Tilbian is from Ethiopia. After his inclusion in the team representing Armenia in Eurovision 2015 he decided to move to his homeland...
 

Nairi Melkomian, Gabriel Meghruni


Nairi moved to Armenia from Iran, Gabriel – from Argentina. They got married here and live in Armenia. Gabriel is half-Arab and works as water-supply engineer. “We often argue about our approaches to Armenia. I haven’t moved to Armenia yet, there are many things here I don’t get along with. I still feel myself as Argentine and ofter think of returning there, however Nairi keeps me back. Anyway, I am glad that my children grow up in Armenia”, - says Gabriel.
 

Ani Khalafian


Ani Khalafian feels considerably stronger in Armenia, than in the US, which she left 2 years ago under the program Depi Hayk. “Initially I came for four months, but soon I realized that this is where I want to start a new life”. 
Ani works in the American University of Armenia, she practices reiki – a form of alternative Japanese medicine. “There is a huge energy in Armenia and it helps me go back to my roots, which I partly lost in the US and was more an American. Now this is a very pleasant feeling.”
 

 

Perch Karazian


Perch Karazian moved to Armenia from Aleppo. He is the soloists of Opera Theatre. “I’ve been to many stages of the world, but the most precious thing in the world is the applause I get from the Armenian audience.” 
 

Iveta Tajaryan


Iveta and Karen are in Armenia since 1995. Iveta is an art critic, Karen–architect, they came to Armenia to study but after the graduation they decided not to return to Iran. The couple is sure that Armenians are best expressed with all their capacities on their own land… 
 

Aren Apikyan


Aren Apikyan was born in Armenia, then moved to Moscow with his family and started working in legal and banking areas. He always had the wish to come back to Armenia and the invitation from VTB bank didn’t have him wait for too long. At present, Aren works for IDEA Foundation as Cooperation Director of “100 Lives”. He believes that Armenia is the most secure place to raise children. He says that it’s a shame that Armenia doesn’t interest the world, and we have to think how to move forward and face new challenges.
 

 

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Lilly Djaniants


“I always had mixed feelings towards my homeland, but when the flame for having one suddenly sparkled, I forgot my convictions I once believed in about being a citizen of planet, and that it’s not mandatory to have a homeland. I bought a one-way ticket and here I am”. 

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Gayane Acus


Gayane Acus didn’t speak Armenian before she was young. “I was told that I am Armenian, yet they spoke Turkish at home and sent me a French school”. After her visit to Armenia, Gayane decided to learn Armenian, and a few years later to move to Armenia on permanent basis. 
She is a journalist, she does translations, and the most important thing for her is to be in Armenia, live like all others, and the pleasure of feeling herself an Armenian. “This is my achievement in Armenia”, - assures Gayane. 

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Nikol Kuyumjian


Nikol came to Armenia from Aleppo to study, but after the graduation decided to stay in Armenia. “Not everything is good in Armenia, yet there is this magnetic power of the Yerevan on Frunzik, Khachaturian, Parajanov attracting me back. There are times when I get angry and think about leaving Armenia, but I wake up in the morning and the same magnetic power outweighs the scale pan. Perhaps it’s the genetic memory, I am not sure, but I also want to build a new Armenia with my own hands”, - says Nikol. 

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Michael Ohlin


Half-Swedish, half-Filipino Michael Ohlin met his future wife, Christina, in Tsakhkadzor. The couple decided to settle down in Sweden. However, a year later they returned Armenia...

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Sofya Khachatryan


Sofya’s family moved to Ufa in 1992. “Our backyard with its memories and blossoming apricot trees didn’t leave me alone. Every year, on summer holidays, I was rushing to Armenia”. After she graduated the University, she was sure that she was going to move to Armenia on permanent basis. Now she works in One Armenia organization as a designer. She created the team game “Otherwise”, and recently she received a casting proposal.
Sofya assures that Armenia made her courageous, free and strong.