Hayk Jamkochyan after the war

In 2020, Hayk was a conscript soldier. He was four months away from being demobilized when the 44-day Artsakh war began. On October 16, when the order to retreat and attack was given in Hardut, he received a spinal cord injury from a sniper's shot.  Today, the young man moves around in a wheelchair. There is a widespread lack of ramps and other facilities in Nor Hachn, where he lives.  Despite the difficulties, Hayk has plans for the future.

Was it a year of Charents?

The literary year passed under the motto "It's a year of Charents". On the occasion of the 125th anniversary of Yeghishe Charents, books were published, scientific conferences and other events took place. However, as a result of all this, to what extent did the great poet become more ours, was a new discourse created around his work? Literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan discuss.

Artsakh- Hakobavank Monastery

Surb Hakobavank from Metsaran is in the Martakert region of the Republic of Artsakh. In the 13th century, Hakobavank was a famous place of pilgrimage and seat of the Eastern Armenians, Artsakh and Utik. The relic of the pan-Christian saint Hakob Mtsbna was kept here. Saint Hakobavank Monastery from Metsaran is under the jurisdiction of the Artsakh Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church. After the Artsakh war of 2020, a pan-Armenian fund-raising was started for the repair of the monastery.

Erik Grigoryan after the 44-day war

I found my tank on the Internet, it was participating in a parade in Baku. I am joking, I tell my friends: I didn't make it to Baku, but my tank did." Erik Grigoryan is from Shushi. On October 24, 2020 he was injured by a cluster bomb explosion in Mataghis. We met Eric in the studio, in "Crown Emotions".

Vahag Davtyan 100

The 100th anniversary of Vahag Davtyan was completed in 2022. The multi-genre work of the poet is evaluated in terms of continuity and innovation of the Armenian poetry tradition. What other features does V. Davtyan's poem have, how the author manages to combine lyricism and epic spirit. Literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan, Arkmenik Nikoghosyan and Lilit Seyranyan discuss.

How to evaluate modern Armenian literature?

By what principles is modern literature evaluated during competitions and by publications, what is particularly important when accepting a book for publication? Literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan discuss.

Hayk Nalbandian after the 44-day war

Hayk Nalbandian was wounded on November 8, the last day of the 44-day war. He was a sniper and was wounded by a sniper's bullet. "My life was divided into two parts: before and after the war. After it's more difficult for me, but I have to be stronger and live every day to the fullest," says the 21-year-old young man. We met Hayk in his small workshop.

Within a story: Derenik Demirchyan's "Avelord"

"Avelord" is one of the best stories of Armenian literature. Just a perfect work that embraces all the patterns typical of the genre, while at the same time shocking with its plot and generalizations.  The story is also included in school textbooks and is a topic of discussion. Is the story presented correctly, what ideological messages does it have?  Literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan, Arkmenik Nikoghosyan and teacher Arsen Vardanyan discuss.

From fame to oblivion- famous Armenian writers during their lifetime, but forgotten now

There is a well-known story about how someone with the surname Tumanyan kindly urged the very young Hovhannes Tumanyan to change his surname and choose a normal literary name, because there cannot be two Tumanyans in the literary field. However, no one remembers that person anymore, but everyone knows Tumanyan.  Why are writers being forgotten, is this forgetting solely related to literary value, or are there other reasons?
Literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan discuss.

Seyran Soghoyan after the 44-day war

Seyran had 3 months left of his military service when the 44-day war began. Seyran became the participant of Jabrayil's hottest battles. The last firefight was not without consequences. We met Seyran at his grandfather's house in Martuni. He cut fish and sang with his grandmother. He is sure that one day he will get up from the wheelchair and walk.

Norayr Avagyan after the 44-day war

Norayr Avagyan volunteered and went to the front during the 44-day war. He received a spinal cord injury in the fighting for the defense of Shushi. Now he is in a wheelchair. He dreams of his own house and workshop.

What to read in difficult times?

Literature also has therapeutic, sobering, spiritual harmony-restoring properties. All this is especially important in moments of individual and public crises. What to read in difficult times? Literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan discuss.