Choice: Cross plank or gallow?

Was Judas' betrayal predestined or was it a free choice? Reverend Fr. Ruben Zargaryan speaks on this. 

Edgar Baghdasaryan, "Yasha and Leonid Brezhnev"

Anahit Margaryan talked with director, screenwriter Edgar Baghdasaryan about documentary and feature films, problems of the film industry and other topics.

New strategy of education and science. Part 135

We discuss the issues of expediency and conditions of training of Armenian researchers abroad with Siranush Parsadanian, researcher of the Institute of Literature named after Manuk Abeghyan of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia.

"Paros" for the Artsakh people

On November 5, a concert dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the "Paros" chamber choir was held at the Al. Spendiaryan Opera and Ballet Theater in support of our compatriots with disabilities forcibly displaced from Artsakh. Raffi Mikayelyan, artistic director of the choir, conductor of the opera and ballet theater, told about the activities of "Paros" at the "Artfocus" pavillion. The program was hosted by Anahit Margaryan.
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The Abbot forcibly displaced from Dadivank

After the announcement of November 9, 2020, the Karvachar region of Artsakh also came under the armed control of Azerbaijan. Except for Dadivank, where Russian peacekeeping troops were deployed and the security and operation of the ancient Armenian monastic complex was guaranteed. In 2023, as a result of the ethnic cleansing of the Artsakh Armenians by the Azerbaijani side, the clergy of Dadivank were also forcibly deported. Our interlocutor is Abbot Derenik Sahakyan, who was forced to leave Dadivank as the last. Anna Sargsyan conducts the conversation.

Feast of St. Gevork the Warrior in Mughni

On the day of the saint's commemoration, the reliquary of St. Gevork the Warrior was taken out of the treasury of the Mother See and taken to Mughni. 

Forced displacement in the system of international law

What is the difference between forcibly displaced person and refugee status? Why can't the people of Artsakh be considered refugees? What process of legal responsibility can be initiated in international courts in case of violation of the rights of Artsakh citizens subjected to forced deportation? We discuss the topic with Armine Tigranyan, an international cultural heritage expert. Anna Sargsyan conducts the conversation.

The issue of clergy and churches of Artsakh Diocese in extreme conditions

With His Eminence Archbishop Nathan Hovhannisyan, Director of the External Relations and Protocol Department of the Mother See, we discuss the genocidal situation created in Artsakh, possible solutions, the fate of the clergy and spiritual-cultural structures serving in the Artsakh Diocese. Anna Sargsyan conducts the conversation.

What do we want from the Savior?

How can a person's faith change the Lord's will? What does the example of the Gentile Assyrian woman mentioned in the Gospels show? Reverend Fr. Ruben Zargaryan speaks on this. 

Composer, pianist and conductor Konstantin Petrosyan is in "Artfocus"

Composer, pianist, conductor Konstantin Petrosyan, author of music written for high-quality choral, symphonic, chamber, instrumental and vocal works, film music and theater performances, is the guest of "Artfocus". Anahit Margaryan moderated the conversation.
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We want peace, we get war?

Azerbaijan has been accumulating troops for days along the Nagorno-Karabakh contact line and the Armenian-Azerbaijani border." Today, official Yerevan announced the significant aggravation of the military-political situation in the region and signaled that Armenia is ready and wants to sign a peace treaty with Azerbaijan. The day before yesterday, the Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan announced that his country is ready for peace, but Yerevan is leading the process to a dead end. What processes are taking place in the region? Who are their main and real subjects? We discuss with Turkologist, candidate of historical sciences Varuzhan Geghamyan. Anna Sargsyan conducts the conversation.

New strategy of education and science. Part 124

We are discussing the issue of science and education strategy with Vahagn Vardanyan, director of the senior and middle school of the Hong Kong "Han" Academy.