Great sins are attributed to great people. This isn’t regularity, however, such a tendency exists: some internal human aspiration seemingly needs to decrease difference between themselves and those, who are exclusive by their title and individuality. We come across with an episode of similar attitude, which relates reformist activity of Catholicos of all Armenians Mkrtich A.Khrimian—Khrimian Hayrik.
“Parajanov, for instance, never wanted to become famous. He simply made films, loyal to himself. And he gained world fame without any prize. The prize may help, but it can’t have decisive importance. Every person should strive to be strong. If he’s strong, he’ll make good films. And people, naturally, will get interested in good films. It’s important to be original, if you imitate others you won’t reach success and won’t be considered original. If political figures don’t interfere and give advice, an interesting Armenian film for abroad may be made.”
“As I made the piece, I was imagining the refugee children the Pope would be meeting as they would each come up to the Ark with water and soil from their home country… and that the piece would be symbolic in some way of their salvation and life in a new land,” he wrote.
“The duduk plays hot, but its loud voice seems pleasant to the ear, the drum plays loud but softly and behind that music you see another—the music of beautiful movement of flexible human body, free play in the variegated waves of bright clothes. At the moments when slenderness of multi-head body movements was increasing, turning into golden and apricot-color storm, I was waiting that the chain of dancers would broke into separate circles, however, even in that storm they were keeping united dynamics of movements, increasing and deepening the impression of power and unity.”
During the trial the prosecutor, demanding not such a severe punishment, at the same time reminded the foreigners, that there is no need, “to settle their political issues on the French ground.” Finally, the court sentenced Ter-Zakarian for one year in prison and obliged the dissatisfied party to pay one franc, as compensation.
“Restore Tourian’s face…accept the proposal or not? I have had many excitements in my scientific life, however, I confess what came over me at that moment is impossible to describe. No, it was not happiness or pride, maybe, first and foremost, it was fear. Yes, I was afraid of Tourian, his unique charm…”
Here Tolstoy’s daughter, who read about the greatest sufferings, tragedies and horrors of war in the books, for the first time clashes with harsh reality. Particularly, condition of local and migrant Armenians had deep impact on her.
Peter Balakian, an English professor at Colgate University in Hamilton, N.Y., shot to the top of the poetry world on Monday when his new collection, “Ozone Journal,” won a Pulitzer Prize, The Washington Post reports. The judges praised his verse for bearing “witness to the old losses and tragedies that undergird a global age of danger and uncertainty.”
Both in creative and everyday life Sergei Parajanov never stopped being different from others, an individual seeking for and finding unique solutions. People tell that, upon his initiative every feast was becoming an unforgettable event for the guests. Especially the birthday on January 9 of the film director was the one. Although Zaven Sargsyan, Master’s old friend, and currently director of S.Parajanov House-Museum, told 168.am that he usually spent his birthday on his son’s—Suren Parajanov’s birthday on November 9.
Saryan decides to paint his portrait. An interesting episode is being told from this rendezvous, “…all leave the studio, Saryan starts painting. But after some time Steinbeck jumps out of the room and exclaims alarmed:
-This old man feels bad. He’s angry and murmurs something loudly …
Famous documentary filmmaker Artavazd Pelechian has been a long time in Armenia. Currently he is in Yerevan, a few days ago celebrated his birthday, and today, together with his old friend, another legendary Armenian—composer Tigran Mansurian visited Komitas Pantheon, after …
Numerous publications may be found as evidence on Russian well-known filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky’s Armenian relations. It’s not a secret, that he had connections and relations with lots of Armenians. It’s also known, that while studying at All-Union Institute of Cinematography, …
From 1950s, more exactly after Stalin’s death and the party’s meeting condemning personality cult, the so-called thaw period was launched in the Soviet Union, which, together with its restricted manifestations, had essential reflection especially on country’s cultural environment, as well …
As American revolutionary Thomas Paine said, “The Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.” It’ll be an exaggeration, if I say in Armenia we deal with the worst case. We constantly complain how bad our government is, we are often upset why the government doesn’t do this or that.
Sergo appears on the arena and starts his speech. Dead silence in the hall. Then, walls of the building shake from applauses and exclamations. People were hugging one another and crying, victorious “hurrah!” was heard everywhere. The promise was kept.
“Sarkis K. Mazmanian, a professor of biology at Caltech studying bacteria and their impact on immunity and on the human body, is being awarded “no strings attached” MacArthur grant. Mazmanian’s findings are revealing links between gut bacteria or microbes and immunity, autism, multiple sclerosis, and other major diseases,” the paper wrote. Mazmanian, became one of 23 laureates, and was awarded USD 500.000, which he might use for any purpose.
Aram Ilich’s childish sincerity was worth recognizing, to understand, that it wasn’t an artist’s coquetry, but quite a natural reaction: “How come? A Nobel Prize winner, approximately a divine creature, and I’m maestro from him?”
Very little is known of Michelangelo Antonioni’s visit, famous Italian film director, to Armenia in 1976. Reasons are quite numerous. Firstly, the visit was short, then it didn’t serve its purpose-the program remained unaccomplished, and finally, according to some sources, Antonioni left Armenia not with high mood and impressions.
Culinary Art should be Directly Linked to Pleasure and Passion: French-Armenian Chef Alain Alexanian
It’s already the fourth time that world-famous Armenian Chef Alain Alexanyan is in Armenia. The cook is known in the world with his exclusive mission of spreading bio cuisine and fair trade, also among those highlighting importance of healthy food.
For decades Stepanakert was deprived from having its own mother cathedral of apostolic belief despite its key importance. For filling this gap, Armenia’s religion leader Garegin B blessed the construction of a cathedral to be built with sponsorship of Tashir charity organization.
The American Forbes has published a rating list entitled “Russia’s real estate kings 2014” with 30 people. This list includes local and foreign businessmen’s names who own commercial real estate properties in Russia. The classification is written in an order of incomes that the owners of real estate businesses could earn from their properties. This list does not include incomes from other businesses. Samvel Karapetyan, head of Tashir holding, is in the second place of this list with $3.8 billion (29th place). His income from rent of properties is estimated at $960 million.
I can’t say that I’m not content with our times. One intellectual said, “Times aren’t chosen, in that period people are born and die.” You know, presently consciousness of individual responsibility lacks. Surprisingly enough, there is hope on authorities, that they should change something or opposition leaders. I consider, everything depends on everyone. It’s not clear to me. I live with my life. I have never been next to either opposition or authorities. And artist should be free.
I have always considered myself a happy man, even at the time when I entered my university in Moscow. I think happiness does not depend on anything; happiness is something that is inside a man, and if someone is happy, he/she is happy notwithstanding any external factors.
After the Cuban revolution the Armenian renowned composer Aram Khachatryan was among the first, who toured to the Liberty Island with a small soviet delegation. The political context was very obvious in this tour but not for him. In February 1960 Khachatryan presented his second symphony. He was also the leader of the group.