The State Jazz Orchestra of Armenia

What changes has the State Jazz Orchestra of Armenia, one of the oldest jazz collectives of the Soviet Union, undergone? Are young people who want to choose jazz as a career materially motivated? Under what conditions was the jazz band's new CD "We and We" recorded? The artistic director and conductor of the Armenian State Jazz Orchestra, saxophonist Armen Hyusnunts is hosted in "Artfocus". Anahit Margaryan conducts the conversation.

Literature in Illustrations

Illustration or comic is a unique format for presenting fiction, it has its own rules and means of expression. The comic book is popular all over the world, but it is difficult to pave the way in the Armenian reality. What is the reason, how suitable is Armenian literature or folklore to be presented in the form of imagery? Literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan hosted Narek Van Ashughatoyan in "Parallel Readings".

New strategy of education and science. Part 104

We are discussing the issue of science and education strategy with Narine Vardanyan, head of the education quality assurance department of the National Academy of Sciences of ISEC.

Our share of historical responsibility

What is historical responsibility, how is the scope of responsibility for Armenians outlined? Who bears the historical responsibility? Patriarchal delegate of Western Europe, representative of the Armenian Apostolic Church in the Holy See, His Eminence Archbishop Khajak Parsamyan and doctor of historical sciences, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ruben Karapetyan are discussing.  Anna Sargsyan conducts the conversation. 

Literature in regions

Literature knows no boundaries, especially in our Internet age. However, in Armenia, a distinction is still made between the literature created in Yerevan and the literature created in the regions. Many writers living in regions consider it important to move to Yerevan for further creative development.  Who are the writers living and creating in the regions, what distinguishes their literature? Literary critics Hayk Hambardzumyan and Arkmenik Nikoghosyan discuss in "Parallel Readings". 

The Republic of Artsakh is a de facto state. Vardan Poghosyan

"International relations expert, constitutionalist Vardan Poghosyan presents the case of the Republic of Artsakh as a de facto established state at the conference "The Imperative of International Recognition of the Artsakh Republic"- "Emergence of the state is a historical fact, regardless of its basis. International law recognizes the fact that there is a state based on the fact that the characteristics of a state exist." What are these characteristics and how is the Republic of Artsakh a subject of international law?

New strategy of education and science. Part 103

We discuss the issue of science and education strategy with Gagik Ginosyan, the artistic director of the "Karin" traditional song-dance group.

Great Lent- Sunday of Prodigal Son

The Armenian Apostolic Church is in the 3rd week of Great Lent. The Brotherhood of the Mother See participated in the Sunday liturgy in the St. Gayane Monastery. During the liturgy, on the occasion of the 850th anniversary of the death of Holy Patriarch Nerses Shnorali, the Holy Encyclical of the Patriarch of All Armenians was also published.

"Dogma" is 15 years old

Four bright personalities united their creative energy and one of the most unique bands of Armenian rock music was born - the ethnic-progressive rock-metal band "Dogma". On February 28, the group's 15th anniversary was celebrated with a concert at the Puppet Theater.  Vardan Grigoryan, the president of the Armenian Rock Association, the bassist of the "Dogma" group, and Zara Gevorgyan, a soloist, singer, and author of texts are in the "Artfocus". Anahit Margaryan conducts the conversation.

Syria today. Conversation with the Primate of the Armenian Diocese of Damascus

On February 6, the strong earthquake that occurred in the southeast of Turkey also hit the northern regions of Syria. In Aleppo and Idlib provinces alone, about 4,000 victims were registered. And the total number of victims is about six thousand. The local Armenian community also suffered.

The imperative of international recognition of the Republic of Artsakh. Levon Gevorgyan

With the blessing of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, a forum was organized under the title "The imperative of international recognition of the Republic of Artsakh".  Levon Gevorgyan, a specialist in international law, begins the topic of the right to self-determination by presenting three fundamental ideas: titular ownership of Artsakh, the principle of territorial integrity, and the concept of "continuity of Soviet borders". This is where the conflict between international law and political-propaganda theses often begins. 

The Supreme Spiritual Council has Launched

Under the chairmanship of the Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II, the meeting of the Supreme Spiritual Council launched in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. The members of the SSC prayed for the peace and tranquility of the souls of the Armenians who fell victim to the massacres carried out in Sumgait on February 27-29, 1988. Agenda of the meeting in the video.