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De urush enq eli! ;-)) Congratulation to the  young Armenian genius!

Crossword from 25970 words in Russian is  included in the Guinness Book of records by setting a new world record in the nomination “most published crossword”.

The previous record was a Canadian lawyer Robert Truko in 1982 and had 25614 words told ITAR-TASS, the editor-in-Chief of “Russian crossword” Alisher Khalilov. He noted that the Crossword is  in Russian and made by  a 35-year-old resident of Yerevan, Armenia, Ara Hovhannisyan and published  in edition of 100 copies.

Khalilov noted that  crossmakes  around the world, including the Russians tried to beat the record, but until now this has not been able to anyone. The main reason  is a number of strict rules. For example, Crossword is strictly symmetrical on both axes, and the number of words is counted on  both vertically and horizontally.

Printed crossword-giant is a folding paper cloth 2.3 2.4 metres, the colors of the Russian flag.  Number of cells for letters was 132 thousand.

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Armenians as we know were pioneers of photography in Palestine/Jerusalem.

First ever Arab photographer was Palestinian  Khalil Raad, a student of an Armenian photographer Garabed Krikorian who is in his turn studied at photography workshop established by another Armenian Issay Garabedian who was Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem.

Khalil Raad opened a photography shop right across the street of his teacher which caused a fierce competition. After Garabed Krikorian died his son Jon took over the photoshop. The question of competition was closed when Jon married Raad’s niece Najla who was called “peace bride”.

Krikorian was the photographer who  made  famous albums for Abdul Hamid on Palestine and later on he   wasan  official photographer of  Kaiser Wilhelm II when he as visiting Palestine in 1899.

Garabed Krikorian and his family in Jerusalem, Palestine, 1910

Jon/Johannes Krikorian, 1917

Aida Krikorian, photo from Krikorian studio,1938

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To continue the thread about Armenian sientists started before. Today we will add  4 more of them our nation can be proud of ;-)

Tateos Agekian

A world famous scientist in stellar statistics,kinematics and dynamics. T.A. Agekian is one of the pioneers of Russian and world Stellar Dynamics. Has found two evolutionary sequences of stellar systems: nearly spherical and strongly flattened. Suggested essentially new method to investigate the structure and kinematics of the Milky Way Galaxy. Found a new estimate for the dissipation rate in stellar clusters. T. A. Agekian gave an exhaustive analysis of the photogravitational interaction between stars and gas clouds. The results obtained provide a possible explanation for the phenomenon of the stellar velocity increase with age. A planet (3862, “Agekian”) was named in honor of Tateos Agekian.

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What else can be added to this? ;-))) Just another proof of BBC “Assignment” on Armenia. The Cleverst Nation on Earth.
“At Tiflis you find specimens of all these races, and in the bazars you can hear all their languages spoken, with the addition of such extraneous tongues as Polish, German, French, Italian, Hindustani, Sart, and sometimes even Chinese. The observant stranger soon learns to recognize the main types — Georgians, Tartars, Armenians, Russians—but it takes long before he can distinguish the minor subdivisions of the human species here exhibited.

The Armenians are certainly the most conspicuous element of the population, and one comes across them in every walk of life.
If you go to a bank, to a money-changer, to a merchant’s counting-house, the proprietors, directors, and most of the employees will probably prove to be Armenians.

If you see any particularly large and handsome house and ask to whom it belongs, in nine cases out of ten “a rich Armenian ” will be the answer.

On the Duma, or town council, over three-quarters of the members are Armenians, and they control all the commercial activity of the town. One has but to walk down the chief streets to see that the names over all the chief shops and of the most important firms are Armenian. They may end in -off or in -eff—Kalan-taroff, Oganjanoff, Mantasheff, Gukassoff, &c.—but they are merely Russified forms of Kalantarian, Ogandjanian, Mantashiantz, Gukassiantz.

The best lawyers, doctors, and journalists are Armenians, and until lately one found them even in the Government offices.”


(1876 – 1959)

An Italian historian, traveler and diplomat. Author of number of books including Russia under the Great Shadow; Italian Foreign Policy under Mussolini; The Liberation of Italy, 1943-1947; etc.

По наводке  Iza1976

Trdat the Architect (Armenian: Տրդատ ճարտարապետ, circa 940s – 1020; Latin: Tiridates) was the chief architect of the Bagratuni kings of Armenia, whose 10th century monuments have been argued to be the forerunners of Gothic architecture which came to Europe several centuries later.

In 961, Ashot III moved his capital from Kars to the great city of Ani where he assembled new palaces and rebuilt the walls. The Catholicosate was moved to the Argina district in the suburbs of Ani where Trdat completed the building of the Catholicosal palace and the Mother Cathedral of Ani. This cathedral offers an example of a cruciform domed church within a rectangular plan.

After a great earthquake in 989 ruined the dome of Hagia Sophia, the Byzantine officials summoned Trdat to Byzantium to organize repairs. The restored dome was completed by 994.  Trdat is also thought to have designed or supervised the construction of Surb Nshan (Holy Sign, completed in 991), the oldest structure at Haghpat Monastery.

“Armenian Architecture as Aryan Architecture: The Role of Indo-European Scholarship in the Theories of Joseph Strzygowski.” Visual Resources, 13, pp. 361–78.

Поиск более конкретной информации о вкладе Трдата был одной из целей археологических исследований Уильяма Эмерсона и Роберта Л. Ван Найса.

Maranci, Christina in The Architect Trdat: Building Practices and Cross-Cultural Exchange in Byzantium and Armenia writes

“In the Armenian source star of the beginning of  XI century — “Universal history”  of StepannosTaroneci — we find his (Trdat’s) name.

Search for more specific information on the contribution of Tiridat was one of the objectives of the archaeological research, William Emerson and Robert l. Van Najsa.
Publications in series 40-50s two scientists have presented a detailed account of the construction of the second of the dome of St. Sofia by Isidor junior and post-earthquake X and XIV centuries. Half a century later, no one questioned their scientific results. ”

Also,”An Armenian Architect in Byzantium’s Court: The Career and Building Practices of Trdat,” The Oriental Institute, The University of Chicago, May 14, 2003.

Dome of Hagia Sophia

My translation into English, so don’t be too harsh on it! ;-)) Second part is in Russian

Tiflis, Tbilisi, Georgia…

From AidaTiflis7 who is doing a great job gathering all this information from books…

Mikhail Aramiants

,,-What is now needed for Tiflis? – asked me Aramiants. -In the city a lot, but the main is a hospital. St. Michael’s Hospital is available on the regional funds, and therefore has an obligation to serve the entire province, of course, that it could not grant and a tenth of those in need.
The city does not have

Armenian Painter

Прекрасные работы выдающегося армянского художника  Александра Бажбеук-Меликяна.

By  great Armenian painter Alexander Bazhbeuk-Melikian (1891-1966). Armenia. 1928

Born and raised in Tiflis ( Tbilisi), studied in Moscow, worked some time in St. Petersburg. He is an honoured Artist of Georgia.

The Bather

Women by the mirror (1941)

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Narine Simonian Nariné Simonyan

” среди 25 тысяч погибших было 13 человек из моей семьи…”

President of the musical Non-for-Profit “An Organist for Armenia” raising funds to install an organ in Gumri

Région de Paris , France

Я органистка и пианистка, принимаю участие в культурной жизни во Франции уже 20 лет.

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Last year’s YEAR OF ARMENIA in France, called “Arménie, mon amie” (Armenia, my friend), was a coup for Armenian cultural awareness in the West…

One of the most interesting exhibits from the French festivities was the Armenian photography show at the Institut du Monde Arabe (IMA) in Paris.

Focusing on work from North Africa (Egypt) and West Asia (Turkey, Israel/Palestine, Iraq), the show spanned 150 years of Armenian photography. Armenians had a seminal role in West Asian photography.
In places like Jerusalem, Armenians were the pioneers of the medium, whilein Cairo, Baghdad, Beirut, Aleppo, Istanbul & Tehran most famous photographers were Armenian.


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