Anoush hopes to develop her dancing abilities via such performances and to achieve success. She hopes that such feats will one day land her on stages around the world.
Michalina Ostrowska teaches Polish at Yerevan’s Valery Bryusov State Linguistics University. She‘s been living and working in Armenia for two years.
Ari Hajian moved to Armenia from Argentina in 2010. His childhood dream of living in Armenia has now been realized.
The band members like to call their unique product a part of the world music scene.
The clothesline, full of wash, hanging from the second story of this building indicates that people actually live inside.
Let’s come clean. The Komitas Conservatory doesn’t afford such an education. Working at the conservatory I can attest to this and explain why.
Out of the 160 families residing in the Hakhtanak village of Tavoush Province, 45 moved here in the late 1980s and early 1990s as refugees from Georgia and Azerbaijan.
Hetq talks to Arpi Atabekyan, who translated Elif Şafak’s The Bastard of Istanbul and Orhan Pamuk’s My Name is Red from Turkish to Armenian.
He’s decided to implement a project called Trade Santa, where people can obtain various items without paying money. He wants to create a platform that combines the web site and the social network – like combining eBay and Facebook.
22 year-old Armen and 20 year-old Karineh have been taking various medications for the past fourteen years. The disease has left them unable to perform any type of physical work. The two need blood transfusions on a periodic basis.
“What will change by complaining? We try to adjust to our reality and to create something new besides.”
17 year-old Adelina Khachikyan has never attended school but the teenage dreams big – she’s always wanted to become a police officer.
Mutafian condemned the inequitable distribution of wealth in Armenia which favors the rich, adding that better governance would greatly improve the socio-economic situation in the country.
A 32-year-old man with extremely poor eyesight in Dilijan, northern Armenia, tries to break people's preconceived notions of people with disabilities through his art.
Photo-journalist Oleg Klimov has covered numerous wars during his career.
Yet another land sale auction this year in the village of Nor Gyugh in Kotayk Province was cancelled due to lack of bids.
Though she initially objected, Yana Novikova (pictured) agreed to disrobe for her breakout role as Anya in Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy's The Tribe (Plemya).
Film director and screenwriter Jia Zhangke, in Yerevan for the 11th Golden Apricot Yerevan International Film Festival, believes that the tendency to watch films alone is dangerous.
After graduating from school, she moved to Moscow, where she lives to this day. She recalls her years as a student, when she was shooting her first short films, her mentor, Sergei Solovyov, always said, aha, we must watch the next Armenian film.
South Korean film director Kim Ki-duk, while in Yerevan for the 11th Golden Apricot Yerevan International Film Festival (GAIFF), spent some time wandering the streets of the Armenian capital.
Ukrainian cinematographer and photographer Yuri Garmash, who photographed famous Soviet Armenian filmmaker Sergei Paradjanov for many years, believes that the apartment in which Paradjanov lived in Kiev should be acquired and turned into a museum.
The daughter of singer Ophelia Hambardzumyan and kemacha instrumentalist Norayr Hovhannisyan, Datevik was exposed to Armenian folk songs from an early age.
The Ukrainian Poetic Cinema program, which includes 10 films, is planned as part of the Parajanov’s Jubilee program
Kış Uykusu (Winter Sleep) a Turkish drama directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan that won the 2014 Palmed’Or at Cannes will be shown.
This year’s Golden Apricot International Film Festival in Armenia, set to take place from July 13 to 20, is dedicated to the 90th anniversary of legendary filmmaker Sergei Parajanov.
The village lies in Armenia’s northeastern province of Tavoush, and is situated a few kilometers from the Azerbaijani border.
The repertoire of Argentine born and bred singer Valeria Cheregian includes Spanish tangos and old Armenian melodies. While the tangos convey her fiery nature which Valeria masterfully imparts on stage, the Armenian songs transport her back to her roots.
The Bagratashen town council in recent months has been auctioning dry and fallow lands in hope of keeping residents from leaving.
Working with pencil, animation artist Igor Patrik sketches the next scenes of Vishapagorg (Dragon Carpet) a film that first appeared in 2007.
86 year-old Souren Abovyan assures me that his ‘kamancha’ (bowed string instrument) not only plays beautifully but ‘speaks’. And because the ‘naughty’ instrument is ‘upset’, Souren says the instrument will only speak to its master.
Now Matevosyan is a pensioner, but he continues to spend most of his day in his workshop.
Liana Osipyan began playing the shvi (traditional Armenian flipple flute), then the flute, before finally settling on the saxophone as her instrument of choice.
Prior to arriving to Armenia in September 2013, he didn't even know where Armenia was on the map. When his mother found out that he was going to Armenia, she reacted negatively.
Evoyan wants Mashtots Park, a "symbol of civic activism in Armenia," to become also a cultural venue, and she envisions placing the piano in spring.
Katherine, who has no Armenian roots, now speaks Armenian quite well, albeit a bit slowly. Her interest in the language stems from her learning Greek, which she first studied in London.
A successful century-old rug manufacturer, Megerian Carpets uses natural dyes and ancient Armenian designs to produce its rugs in Armenia, exporting them all over the world.
We see such contradictions in our daily reality. Poverty and opulence living side by side, extremities and contrasts as much as you want exist. One individual is struggling to eat, while another is only interested in acquiring the latest make of automobile.
Six married couples reside at the Nork Retirement Home in Yerevan. Four were married there.
The young entrepreneurs had set their sights even higher, and plan to produce furniture sometime down the road.
As someone who had educational experience abroad and in Armenia, along with teaching experience in Armenia, it was interesting to find out what Marta sees as the main gaps in Armenia's educational sector.
As a photographer, Aram wasn’t allowed into the psychiatric ward. Instead, he started to talk with patients milling about in the yard. When he asked them what they needed, they all answered, “coffee and cigarettes”.
When Hetq staff visited the family, the children were gathered around the heater not only to stay warm, but also to converse with each other. It wasn't a small heater, but there was practically no heat emanating from it. Two of the smaller girls, Lilit and Mariam, were running around barefoot on the cold floor, then rushing to the living room to peek at the guests, smile, and whisper in each other's ears. Their mother, Parandzem, says journalists...
Working out of his garage, Sebouh is making a wood stove. He says it’s the stove season. There’s a lot of work, but he has no one to help him.
“It was difficult, but we learnt. At first, I didn't understand. I slowly got used to things here. They helped me a lot,” says Lucy, whose name reads Lousavard in her passport.
In September of 2012, Harout Halladjian, along with his mother Diroun, brother Sarkis and sister Lusineh, came to Armenia from Syria.
Sipping coffee in their apartment in Kovsakan, a town in southern Artsakh, Jirayr takes a friendly jibe at his mother-in-law, 71 year-old Mrs. Khatoun.
Deputy Director of Armenia’s National Education Institute Anahit Bakhshyan today voiced concerns regarding the state of inclusive instruction in the country, especially in regards to children with special needs.
Regarding his personal life, Vengerov confesses that Yerevan has helped him in this respect. Yerevan was the first city he visited together with his sweetheart, Olga Gringolts.
“Chris is a 23 year-old world traveler who has now reached Armenia. He’s looking for a place to crash this Saturday and Sunday”. This is what one of his friends wrote in Facebook.