Jan 18 2015 - 18:54
The head of the Ministry of Culture of Georgia, Mikheil Giorgadze said today that his ministry is not responsible for assigning denominations to churches. Earlier, Armenia appealed to UNESCO to recognize 450 churches in Georgia as belonging to the Armenian Apostolic Church. The head of the National Agency for Cultural Heritage Protection, Nikoloz Antidze said that UNESCO cannot solve issues about the ownership of cultural heritage.
Jan 7 2015 - 20:36
Honored Artist of Armenia ans laureate of international singing contests, the singer Eduard Baghdasaryan, has died at the age of 87. A memorial service will be held tomorrow at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin in Yerevan. Since 1954 Baghdarasyan has been one of the leading soloists of the Armenian Spendaryan National Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet. He gave a great number of concerts in the USSR and abroad.
Jan 7 2015 - 14:34
This night, from 6 to 7 January, Orthodox Christians are celebrating Christmas - one of the biggest and most ancient Christian holidays, which has its roots in the distant past. In the annals of belonging to the Christian history of Russia, you can even find the exact date when Christmas was celebrated in Russia for the first time - 25 December 988. Christmas for many centuries was the main winter holiday, far more celebrated than New Year. Even after the reforms of Peter the Great in 1700, which moved New Year to January 1, Christmas traditions have remained unchanged.
Dec 12 2014 - 18:49
On Friday the President of Georgia, Giorgi Margvelashvili, held a meeting with the Prime Minister of Armenia, Hovik Abrahamyan. They discussed issues of cooperation in the spheres of economics and culture.
Nov 18 2014 - 14:52
Azerbaijan will host the 2nd Baku International Festival of Sport Movies on November 18-20. 48 films from 23 countries will be presented in the following categories: Feature Film, Sports and Personality, Sports and World, Television Film, National Film, 1news.az reports.The festival was organized with assistance of the Azerbaijani Ministry for Youth and Sports, Ministry for Culture and Tourism, National Olympic Committee.
Oct 10 2014 - 13:22
French singer of Armenian origin Charles Aznavour, 90, has been hospitalized due to infection. A concert of his in Geneva was cancelled, Gazeta.ru reports.Aznavour has visited 10 countries during his latest world tour. He is the Armenian ambassador to Switzerland and permanent representative to the UN. Aznavour lives in Switzerland.
Sep 25 2014 - 12:08
Yavuz Aydyn, a post-graduate of the Armenian language and culture section of the Philology, History and Geography Faculty of Ankara University, has concluded a translation into Armenian of the Quran written in Turkish. Bagrat Estukyan, a coordinator of the Akos paper in Istanbul, is the editor of the translation, News.am reports.The translation consists of 10 volumes, 2500 pages in total.