On Silva Kaputikyan's birthday, a tribute was paid to the poet in the "Pantheon". The Yerevan Museum of Contemporary Art opened the year with a retrospective exhibition of works by Italian artist Carlo Montarsolo. The 28th season of the Hamazgayin State Theater started with the premiere of "Paplik". The Ministry of Education and Science launches awareness campaign to preserve, use and popularize historical and cultural monuments. The Union of Artists of Armenia started the year with the jubilee exhibition of the Honored Artist of the Republic of Armenia Khachik Abrahamyan. The first full-length film by director Arturo Sayan, dedicated to the 95th anniversary of Sergei Parajanov, was shown at the Cinema House. Franz Kafka's novel "America" translated by Karlen Matinyan is presented in Armenian for the first time.