Posts tagged Armenia

Yerevan, Armenia’s capital, has experienced war, communism and a devestating earthquake in 1988. Throughout the city’s diverse history, its residents and architecture have left their mark on each other.

Becoming a Post-Soviet City: Social Housing and Urban Planning in Yerevan


When the Taliban cut his life short so brutally, it was fellow Afghans they punished.

On January 17, a Taliban suicide bomb attack killed sixteen people at a Kabul restaurant. Among them was Alexandros Petersen, an enlightening commentator on Eurasian affairs and a riveting storyteller.
Goodbye Alexandros Petersen, Prodigious Guide to China in Central Asia

When the Taliban cut his life short so brutally, it was fellow Afghans they punished.

On January 17, a Taliban suicide bomb attack killed sixteen people at a Kabul restaurant. Among them was Alexandros Petersen, an enlightening commentator on Eurasian affairs and a riveting storyteller.

Goodbye Alexandros Petersen, Prodigious Guide to China in Central Asia

While Christians in the Western hemisphere celebrate Christmas in December, most Orthodox and Coptic Christians mark the birth of Christ in early January, from Eastern Europe to North Africa.
Hockey, Diving for Crosses and Other Christmas-in-January Traditions

While Christians in the Western hemisphere celebrate Christmas in December, most Orthodox and Coptic Christians mark the birth of Christ in early January, from Eastern Europe to North Africa.

Hockey, Diving for Crosses and Other Christmas-in-January Traditions

The controversial reign of Armenia’s oligarchs might be challenged following the death of an army doctor at the hands of security guards at a restaurant owned by businessman, politician, and Armenian Football Federation President, Ruben Hayrapetyan.

An Armenian folk song (Aravodun Temin: At the Break of Dawn, compiled by Arusyak Sahakian), arranged by Ayşe Tütüncü and performed by 42 musicians.

April 24, 2012, marks the 97th anniversary of the massacre and deportation of around 1.5 million Armenians living in the then Ottoman Empire. Widely considered by many historians as well as the parliaments of several countries to be an act of genocide, the issue remains an emotive one.

Armenian and Greek priests have once again clashed, but this time at the Church of Nativity in Bethlehem, much to the astonishment and amusement of social media users worldwide.

Apparently stemming from a dispute over which priests would clean which part of the church, such brawls are nothing new.

At the beginning I could not figure it out, but later it sank in that it was an earthquake. What particularly made an impression were the mothers who wrapped their kids in duvets and ran out. Suddenly 1988 flashed in front of my eyes and when we were kids and our parents wrapped us in duvets and ran out in much the same way.
"The Yerevan Shoe Project" A fabulous photo series on shoe fashion in Yerevan, Armenia by Liana Aghajanian © on Flickr.

"The Yerevan Shoe Project" A fabulous photo series on shoe fashion in Yerevan, Armenia by Liana Aghajanian © on Flickr.