Knarik pays no attention to the items visitors have brought. She perks up, though, when she hears someone’s brought sausage, butter and coffee.
An exhibition of photo and video works entitled "Our Homeland" dedicated to the 30th anniversary of Armenia's Independence kicked off today at the Yeranuhie and Mariam Aslamazyan Sisters Gallery in Gyumri.
Hetq readers might recall Hovsep and Asya Yengoyan, the couple from the village of Arpeni in Armenia’s Syunik Province, donated one million drams, their entire savings, to the Hayastan All-Armenian Fund last October.
According to court case data, former Gyumri Mayor Vardan Ghukasyan, allocated the apartment in question to Hrach and Armineh Mukayelyan in 1997. The couple registered ownership of the apartment on April 10, 2010.
Khandoyan founded the Kumayri NGO last December, hoping to better address the problems of displaced Artsakh residents.
After consultation, it was decided to donate the purchased honey to the Women for Development NGO in Gyumri to distribute to war-affected families
The Khandoyans are just one of the families who’ve been displaced by the recent Artsakh war.
The project was implemented with the support of Armenia’s Ministry of Education and Science. They play was scheduled to be performed in Stepanakert and Shushi, as well as overseas.
Mr. Yengoyan’s blue cabin is at the beginning of the village in Armenia’s Shirak Province.
The Anes fashion house, founded by Anushik Saroyan from Gyumri, stopped accepting orders for evening dresses on October 6 and has been making men’s raincoats instead.
A controversy has erupted in Armenia over who has the right to exhibit the works of Emil Gazaz, a Gyumri-born painter and sculptor who now resides in Los Angeles.
The project aims to address the problem of the inadequate capacity of communities to foster local development in a sustainable, participatory and accountable manner.
Theater aficionados in Gyumri, Armenia’s second largest city, are anxiously awaiting the start of the new season which marks the theater’s 155th.
Mihran Baghdasaryan, who heads the Kumayri dance studio in Gyumri, intends to resume classes in June, albeit in a new format.
Armenia’s state of emergency, declared on March 16, has further emptied traffic and commerce along the Gyumri-Armavir roadway in the north of the country.
The coronavirus state of emergency and curfew have emptied the streets in Voskehask. We saw no one working in the fields.
23-year-old Jirayr Martirosyan wanted to become a director before his first meeting with Armenian Bambir Rock Group founder Gagik Barseghyan (Jag) in 2015.
29-year-old Martin Sargsyan will soon be opening a honey tasting room, tonratoon (bread baking hearth) and a guesthouse in the village.
Zakaryan says the company is an extension, of sorts, of the former Leninakan (Gyumri) Stocking/Sock Factory that operated in Armenia’s second largest town since 1926.
On July 19, the Amasia Wool Processing Factory, established with the support of the European Union, was officially put into operation. The factory was founded within the framework of “EU4Shirak: Wool for Jobs” project.
Inside the pit, traces of the deeper passage under the ground are visible, but they’re covered with stones. Mr. Torosyan preferred study a small area.
Many hunters in Armenia are up in arms over an Armenian government proposal to ban all hunting in the country and to halt the importation of bullets for five years.
Yepraksya Voskovskaya-Gabrielyan was just 17 years old when the Axis powers invaded the USSR in June 1941. This marked the opening of the Eastern Front of World War II.
However, political processes in the country and the 2018 April Revolution directly affected these plans.
Garnik and Arshaluys Petrosyan have been working at the Gyumri ‘s Alikhanyan Puppet Theater for more than fifty years.
Hovsepyan was born in Shirak’s Metz Mantash village. A psychologist and an expert on inclusive education by profession, she has worked in several educational institutions and psychological centers.
Today, in Gyumri, Armenia’s second largest city, Barseghyan organized a demonstration to protest past acts of violence committed by Russian soldiers stationed at the base.
It’s 7pm and the doors of the 83-year-old Alikhanyan Puppet Theater in Gyumri are open.
December 7 marks the 30th anniversary of the 1988 Spitak Earthquake, which took thousands of lives in Armenia’s Shirak and Lori Provinces and affected the lives of many more.
Some of those who lost their houses due to the earthquake still expect to get apartments from the state, while there are also homeless people who have no such hopes, since their houses weren’t affected by earthquake.
Just a few years ago, the first ones were built in the communities of Torosgyugh and Basen. Today, Tsolak Chadryan from Gyumri is growing roses in a greenhouse.
The visits of the French osteopathsare highly appreciated in the Gyumri Medical Center. Hasmik Petrosyan says that they have patients who applied to the osteopaths in 2014, had a positive outcome, and every year they wait for the French specialists to visit again.
Environmentalists and residents say Ardenis, a spring-fed lake covering some ten hectares, is slowly dying.
The Yererouk basilica and archaeological site, located on the left bank of Akhouryan river, right next to the Armenia-Turkey border and only five kilometers from the historical Armenian capital of Ani, are not on any of the main tourist routes in Armenia.
Lake Arpi, located 2,025 meters above sea level in Armenia’s Shirak Province, is attractive especially at sunset, when the water reflects the sun, clouds and various birds flying in the air.
The motion was submitted by the GALA faction, arguing that none of these individuals had never provided any essential services to Gyumri and that awarding them such a title was purely politically motivated.
Hundreds of Gyumri residents marched through Armenia’s second largest town today in opposition to Serzh Sargsyan and to demand the immediate release of jailed protest leader MP Nikol Pashinyan.
At 10:00 am, a protest rally started in Gyumri. Unlike past days, when the protests were mostly organized by the youth, today's protest started with merchants shutting down their kiosks in the market.
A motorcade opposing Serzh Sargsyan’s nomination for the post of prime minister shut down Vazgen Sargsyan Street for a short time.
Karapetyan spoke at a meeting yesterday in Gyumri to publicly launch a new program, which will offer business advice and financing for light industry in Armenia. The meeting was organized by the trade and manufacturing chambers of the Shirak, Lori and Gegharkounik provinces.
Women in old Gyumri used to wear wooden slippers, usually made of oak, when going to public baths, to protect their feet from wastewater and fungal diseases
The students have written to President Serzh Sargsyan, requesting that he rescind the March 15 dismissal of Hovhannes Khorikyan and Gagik Hamparyan by university rector Sahak Minasyan.
The Armenian Knight (Hay Aspet) guesthouse is one of the latest examples of beauty in Gyumri, especially popular for its interior furnishings and design.
The demand of residents, that the building be demolished, is unlikely to happen since someone owns it. That person hasn’t made improvements to the building during the past thirty years.
The Kumayri Reserve-Museum, founded in 1980 with the aim of preserving the historical objects of Gyumri, listed 1,400 monuments and historic-architectural buildings within 1,000 hectares before the Spitak Earthquake in 1988. Their number has severely diminished since, now totaling 1,100 preserved buildings. This number, however, needs to be double-checked.
Old Gyumri was famous for its public baths. People attended baths mostly on weekends. They ate and relaxed, spending 5-6 hours there. There was also a tradition of gathering all the relatives of the groom and bride in a bath on the eve of a wedding.
Buckling under public pressure,the Gyumri Municipality will spend some AMD 100 million, promised by Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan, on renovating the Eranuhi and Mariam Aslamazyan Sisters Gallery in Gyumri, and not for installing twelve statutes along the city’s Abovyan Esplanade.
Artur Khachatryan, the governor of Armenia’s northern Shirak Province, believes that people need to modify their expectations from the government regarding state handouts and must take a more proactive approach to solving developmental issues.
The Hakobyans were selected because they have a family member serving in the Armenia military. Kamchatka Armenians told the Gyumri Municipality to take this into account when selecting a recipient family.