The issue of recognizing the Diaspora at the core of repatriation


According to official statistics of Russia, 1 million 180 thousand Armenians in that country, and according to unofficial data - 2.5-3 million Armenians. What do we know about them? What are the social relations in the old and new communities of the Diaspora? How can this information serve the process of drafting a law on repatriation? Hovhannes Aleksanyan, Head of the Repatriation Department of the Office of the High Commissioner for Diaspora Affairs, and sociologist Sona Nersisyan are discussing.

 

 

 

New strategy of education and science. Part 15


We are discussing the new strategy of science and education with writer, publicist Vahan Zanoyan.

The foundation of the Seminary. Catholicos George IV


The famous students and teachers of the Gevorkian Theological Seminary of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. The founder of the Seminary is George IV, Catholicos of Constantinople.

 

 

New strategic approaches to the problems of the elderly


According to statistics, 13% of the de jure population of Armenia is over 63 years old. The UN Population Fund forecasts that by 2050, those over the age of 65 will make up 22% of our country's population. The elderly in our country continue to be isolated from community life, have no access to continuing education or employment, and lack social and health care. What changes can be expected in the life of the elderly population in the next four years? Discussing are RA Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Affairs Gemafin Gasparyan and Mission Armenia's Social Programs Development Manager Anna Grigoryan.
 
 
 
 
 
 

The internal fortification of the Mother Cathedral of Holy Etchmiadzin is nearing its completion


Although in the seventh year of construction the Temple looks the same - a fenced construction site, with which the old paving is demolished, the decks are in place inside and out, in any case the most difficult task is completed - the internal fortification of the temple. The old constructions, which have reached the 21st century in a very dilapidated condition, have been given a new life.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Feast of the Apparition of the Holy Cross, sacrament of the cross


Rev. Fr. Arnak Harutyunyan, Historian Ruben Vardanyan and archeologist, historian Hamlet Petrosyan present the sacrament of the Feast of the Apparition of the Holy Cross, discuss the cultural perceptions of the cross.

Artsrun Berberyan of Van


"Master Artsrun Berberyan, from Van.  I built my studio in the year of 1879.  I have been earning for forty years. Let my door be open in front of many nations and Armenian people."  These lines were written at the door of the studio of the People's Master Artsrun Berberyan.
The original jewelry of the master was worn by the famous women of the time. Today, his Armenian and foreign students continue his work in different parts of the world.
 

Family life after the closure of boarding schools


There will be no other boarding schools in Armenia! The Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs is developing systemic solutions to ensure the return of children to their families. The program envisages the creation of quality social protection services for children in difficult life situations, and care for their families. How is it possible to carry out this process in transition? The discussion is being discussed by Zhanna Andreasyan, RA Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Affairs, and Gayane Martirosyan, World Vision Armenia's Family Environment and Services Program Manager for Armenian Children.

 

 

New strategy of education and science. Part 14


We are discussing the new strategy of science and education with military-political analyst Mher Hakobyan.

 

 

 

Again, no money for science


The total funding for science in the RA state budget for 2020 will not increase again. This fact has infuriated young scientists. Armenia ranks last in the region in terms of science funding.

 

 

 

 

Ordination to be held in Dadivank on April 25


Deacon Manvel Sargsyan from the Brotherhood of the Mother See will be ordained to the priesthood.  The deacon will be the first ordained priest in Dadivank.  Two months ago, he was appointed to serve in the famous Artsakh monastery.  Prior to the ordination, Deacon Manvel received the blessing of the Armenian Patriarch.

Relevance of Art and The Art of Relevance


After a 12-year hiatus, Actual Art magazine was re-launched. What is the urgency, how relevant is the publication of such a magazine today, how does our society perceive the need for a new cultural discourse, critical thinking? Hayk Hambardzumyan talked about these issues with Davit Mosinyan, Candidate of Philosophy, member of the magazine's editorial staff.