Tag: EVN Youth Report

March 31, 2019

The Armenian Footprint of Isfahan

Isfahan is more than just a place with an abundance of blue, hospitality and diplomacy, Isfahan is also Julfa, the old Armenian neighborhood where the domes of churches are not pointed but rather round like a Mosque’s, where an Armenian community, since 1605, continues to exist and has become an inseparable part of the fabric of this city once built to be the center of the world.

February 19, 2019
The Evolving Culture of Armenian Board Games

The Evolving Culture of Armenian Board Games

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.

January 29, 2019

The Halls are Half Empty, the Restaurants Full

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.

December 26, 2018
Retro Sounds in a Digital Format

Retro Sounds in a Digital Format

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.

December 18, 2018


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.

November 24, 2018
Underground II

Underground II

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.

November 3, 2018
I Am a Vegetarian

I Am a Vegetarian

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.

September 29, 2018

Get In, Let’s Go

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.

September 18, 2018
Destination Hadrut: Arman in Uniform

Destination Hadrut: Arman in Uniform

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։

August 25, 2018

The Aesthetics of Politics and Yerevan’s Statues

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.

August 16, 2018


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.

August 4, 2018
Anahit Sukiasyan

Feminism Reinterpreted

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.

July 31, 2018
Disregarded Health

Disregarded Health

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.

July 26, 2018
Ani Poghosyan

Despite the Censorship

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.