Nikita Baliev

Actor, screenwriter, conferencer and impresario Nikita Baliev is considered the founder of Russian pop music. The fame of the "Bat" theater he created went beyond the territory of Russia, spread to Europe and beyond the ocean. During his lifetime, Baliev was considered one of the most outstanding Armenians in the world.

Arpenik Nalbandyan

Painter Arpenik Nalbandyan was destined for a short path, the artist's life was taken by a serious illness. Nevertheless, Arpenik Nalbandyan was destined to become one of the most humane artists of her time. She was destined to be temporarily forgotten and rediscovered half a century after her death.

Grigor Melik-Avagyan

His biography seems to be a 20th century documentary. The name and work of the director of more than thirty feature and documentary films is rarely mentioned today.  Meanwhile, the film "Why does the river make noise" created by him is one of the most frequently shown on the screens of Armenian TV channels.

Arshak Fetvadjian

19th century is an era of disruptions and separations of Armenian identity. New names emerged in the Western Armenian, Eastern Armenia and Diasporan Armenian cultures. There were artists among them that got unfairly forgotten because their creations never obtained "Armenian citizenship". One of them was an intellectual, painter Arshak Fetvadjian.
Arshak Fetvadjian is a virtuoso aquarellist. He is the first Armenian painter to make the architectural monument serve as a material for painting. Fetvedjian's series of "Ani Cathedral" and "National Costumes", as well as 1500 pencil drawings of architectural monuments are held among the collections of National Gallery of Armenia. Part of these monuments no longer exits.
Fetvedjian is also the author of the currency and postage stamps of the first Republic of Armenia.
His own biography is a dramatic one and rather interesting...