You most likely played Monopoly as a child, and if your first language was Armenian, then you most probably struggled to translate the content of the cards from English or Russian. Anahit Sukiasyan writes about how Armenian board games are being developed and gaining popularity.
Life is no longer about stopping to smell the roses, it’s more like a sprint to see who gets the most likes on social media platforms. There are those, however, who have decided to live their lives offline and measure their success by other criteria.
In Soviet Armenia, beyond the struggles of daily life, people were free to choose to be a part of the arts. But freedom in art was still limited. The situation changed after independence, there was freedom to be found in art but to choose art unreservedly, seemed ill-founded. Day-to-day struggles brought forth a dimension where the audience and the dancer were not connected.
When the war broke out in Artsakh in the early 1990s, Aida Serobyan was a 36-year-old doctor and mother of three. She decided to volunteer for two months as a field doctor, but ended up staying for two years until the end of the war in 1994. Although she helped to heal the injured, she herself was wounded four times on the battlefield. This is her story.
Public Radio of Yerevan, known as Radyoya Erîvané or Erivan Radyosu* beyond the Armenian-Turkish border, has left a mark in the memories of thousands of Kurds across the Middle East, Europe and the former Soviet republics. Throughout the years when Kurdish language and culture were banned in Turkey, Radio Yerevan served as a bridge between the Kurdish people and their culture.
The second part of “Disregarded Health” addresses the lack of comprehensive sex education in Armenia and the problems young people face as a result of shaming and insufficient information.
What happens when we search Armenian artists from the 20th century on the Internet? If we’re lucky, we might find a video or two and bits of information. It’s not because Armenia doesn’t have its legacy in folk music, jazz or classical music but because the tunes have been locked away in archives, something that is about to change.
What is Your Yerevan Like? Could it be with palm trees and the sea somewhere not so far from Charbakh? It is for Sergey, a street artist with a vision for one of the oldest neighborhoods in Yerevan.
There is art underground. It is beautiful and that is probably why it is hidden. Meet Armenia's underground musicians through EVN Youth Report's series.
The only thing this fairy tale needs to become a reality is peace and peace perhaps needs a fairy tale.
What are some of the challenges vegetarians and vegans face in a culture that loves its meat? Dietary social norms, culture and traditions in Armenia have made it difficult, but today, there is less and less need to excavate menus to find something to order.
Artists giving up on art as a profession is not a new story, in fact it's as old as time itself. Young aspiring artists in Armenia also face insurmountable challenges, and while they may not be creating works of art, they continue to dream.
What happens when the heart wants a day on the shores of Lake Sevan but you hardly have enough for a train ticket and a bar of snickers but the train is not working? Would you consider hitchhiking? A group of girls did.
A personal essay by Gayane Ghazaryan about a trip to Artsakh to see her brother for the first time after he left for his mandatory service in the army. A day her family had always known would come but was never fully ready for. Գայանե Ղազարյանը գրում է իր նորակոչիկ եղբորը առաջին անգամ Արցախում տեսակցության գնալու իր փորձառության մասին։ Մի օր, որին նրանք սպասել են, բայց այդպես էլ պատրաստ չեն եղել։
Meet 16-year-old Liana Gyurjyan who made history becoming the youngest female weightlifter from Armenia in her weight category to win three gold medals in a single day.
If we look at how many monuments have been erected in Yerevan and how many were dismantled, we’ll have an extensive overview of the political currents and ideological tendencies that swept through the country since independence. As per the list provided by Yerevan Municipality, 51 statues and busts were erected in Yerevan since 1991.
Anushik, often called the Girl Orchestra, is “Dhol royalty.” Her mother, Lilit, was known as the “Queen of Dhol.” A story about how music knows no gender.
The stages of the underground are hidden but colorful. The bohemian of the underground creates its own, paints it in colors and like a mad person does not deviate from its unconventional path.
About the moment when it becomes clear where achieving your dream through hard work ends and paying dues to convention begins, when it is no longer enough to be smart and goal oriented, one has to also be born male.
In this piece about mental health issues, Gayane Ghazaryan presents an overall picture of what struggles young people with mental disorders face in Armenia. By piecing together her personal experience with OCD, the stories of three young people and expert opinion, she presents the main factors that hinder the improvement of people’s mental health.
A sharp departure from the confinements of Soviet era filmmakers where any production had to be commissioned by the state and would remain under strict supervision, a 2003 law on mass media, forbids censorship in the Republic of Armenia. But in post-Soviet Armenia censorship has time and again found ways of meddling with cinema.