29-year-old Romina Galimova, a citizen of Tajikistan, applied to the Shengavit MC a week ago. The woman was going to give birth
The doctors found
out it was her second pregnancy. The fist ended in a Caeserian
delivery in 2015. Natural delivery was highly risky because of a scar after the
first Caeserian. But the woman flatly refused to have another Caeserian
section. The married couple gave their written consent, and doctors delivered a
nice baby boy by a natural childbirth. The boy weight 3,950 grams.
The parent named
their newborn Iskander and are deeply grateful to Armenian doctors.
The Holy Apostles Church in Kars was built in the mid-10th century by the Armenian Bagratid King Abas I. The feature of the cathedral is the figures of the Twelve Apostles in a primitive style.
The church was
converted into a mosque in 1579. In the 19th and early 20th
century it was converted into a Russian Orthodox.
Early in the 20th
century, after the Turks captured Kars, the church was again converted into a
mosque. In 1919, after the First Republic of Armenia gained control of the
city, the church was converted back to an Armenian church.
In 1920, after
Turkey captured Kars again the cathedral ceased to function as a church and
briefly operated as a mosque. Later, in the 1950s, it was used as a depot for
It functioned as
Kars Museum between 1964 and 1978, and in 1993 it was converted to Kümbet
And now the local
authorities decided to renovate the building. As a result, the Armenian icons
and the figures were covered with plaster and replaced with Turkish and Arab
So the vandalism
impossible under most radical sultans is a reality in “secular” Turkey.
The French visual artist Pascal Convert is famous far beyond the borders of France. The main theme of his works is victims of human conflicts – people or works of art. Mr Convert’s last project was dedicated to the Buddha statutes destroyed by Talibs in Afghanistan.
Last summer Mr Convert visited Armenia and studies khachkars (cross-stones) in a number of Armenian monasteries, including Geghard, Haghpat and Sanahin.
He initially planned to visit Julfa in Nakhchivan – the local cemetery had about 1,000 cross-stones. However, Azerbaijani authorities did not allow him to visit the place. Still, the French artist could see and touch one of the cross-stones saved from the vandals and transported to Etchmiadzin.
Mr Convert put the form of the cross-stone on paper by employing the technique of frottage. And now an exhibition of Mr Convert’s works has been opened in Paris. The exhibition is accompanied with videos showing Azerbaijani soldiers destroying the Julfa cross-stones – for the entire world to see it.
According to Mr Convert, the
cross-stones are the symbol of the Armenians, who have gone through many
The RA Special Investigation Service has reported that the ex-governor of Armenia’s Syunik region Surik Khachatryan is on the wanted list.
He has been charged
with abuse of office, incitement to grand embezzlement and official forgery,
which caused damage to the state.
2011 and 2012, Khachatryan ordered the head of the Noravan village community
Lavrentik Arakelyan to hand the community-owned metal tubes worth a total of
AMD 5m (over $ 10,400) to his brother. Moreover, Khachatryan ordered
a mock auction, when a plot of land with an area of 4,300sq meters was sold to
a certain Ashot Gevorgyan for just AMD 70,000 (about $146).
Syunik governor from 2004 to 2013 and from 2014 to 2016.
Armenia’s Premier Nikol Pashinyan held a meeting with representatives of the leading Russian media – Ekho Moskvi, Svobodnaya Pressa, Komsomolskaya Pravda, Moskovsky Komsomolets, Rossiya Segodnya, Vedimosti, Komersant, Interfax, Ogonyek, TASS, Expert, Rossiyskaya Gazeta.
Stanislav Smagin, a reporter for the
Novorossiya news agency, asked the Armenian premier about his attitude to
Garegin Nzhdeh, especially to his monument in Yerevan. He proposed forming an
Armenian-Russian historical commission to find out whether Nzhdeh was a hero or
In response, Mr Pashinyan said that
there is no point in forming a commission with Russia to study the Armenian
As regards the claims that Nzhdeh had
contacts with Third Reich representatives, Mr Pashinyan proposed studying the
biography of Vyacheslav Molotov.
“Let us form a joint commission to find out what happened when the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact [was being signed]. Has anyone in Russia ever condemned those actions? Why not? If we want to start, let us start with Molotov.
We have no questions about Garegin Nzhdeh? He is the one who fought in the war for his Homeland side by side with the marshal-to-be Baghramyan,” the Armenian premier said.