Swiss Ambassador to Armenia Lukas Gasser: Switzerland will try to contribute to a peaceful settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict without questioning the established formats such as the OSCE Minsk process
Being a guest of Reanimania International Animation Film Festival in Yerevan, Dubois, together with animation director Marc Boreal and Annecy Animation Festival Director Tiziana Loschi, visited Nagorno- Karabakh, where he produced a short animation film as part of his "Portraits de Voyages" series, including films about Mexico, Haiti, Brazil, Greece, Syria, Iran and some other countries.
The Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia conducted by Vladimir Spivakov gave a concert in Yerevan yesterday. The concert was held within the framework of the International Festival after Aram Khachaturyan. Soprano Hasmik Papyan, mezzo-soprano Juliet Galstyan and baritone Vasiliy Ladyuk performed at the concert.
Armenia intends to submit a list of monuments to the UNESCO World Heritage List, Deputy Minister of Culture Arev Samuelyan said in the course of the parliament hearings, Friday.
Yerevan will be hosing a Youth Potential Program on 28 October - 15 November. An American Film Showcase, a competition of compositions, chess tournament with participation of grand masters Levon Aronian and Gabriel Sargsyan, as well as master- classes on filmmaking will be held on sidelines of the program.
Karashamb burial ground located in Kotayk region goes on surprising archaeologists which have been digging burials of the middle Bronze Age, during which they found, in particular, a silver cup with figures of people and animals.
ReAnimania 2013 International Animation Film Festival will take place in Yerevan Oct 26-31. Director of the Festival Vrej Kassouny has told ArmInfo that this year ReAnimania will feature films from this year's Annecy International Animated Film Festival and Market (France), Internationales Trickfilm-Festival Stuttgart (Germany) and Beirut Animated (Lebanon).
Vash-Vish, a film produced by Alaverdi's SOS Culture Youth Club to tell about the town's environmental problems, has been recognized as the best Youth Film at the 4th Sun Child Environmental Festival.
Director of the Archeology and Ethnography Institute of the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia Pavel Avetisyan has told ArmInfo that when excavating the Aghitu-3 cave in Syunik region, they found traces proving that there was Homo sapiens in the territory of Armenia 35,000- 40,000 years ago.
Pavel Avetisyan, Director of the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography, National Academy of Sciences of Armenia, has told ArmInfo that the mausoleum dates back to circa XI-XII cc. AD. "We think that it must have been a large structure consisting of 4 parts with domes and entrances", he said. According to him, such mausoleums had became popular in West Asia since the times of Seljuks. Archaeologists have discovered only a part of the mausoleum so far.
"Until now we dated the most ancient settlements in Armenia to the first half of VI millennium BC. Now we have discovered new layers, which demonstrate that these settlements are even older. To all appearances, they date back to VII millennium BC", Pavel Avetisyan, Director of the Institute of Archeology and Ethnography of the Armenian National Academy of Sciences, said in his interview with ArmInfo.
Pavel Avetisyan, Director of the Institute of Archeology and Ethnography of the Armenian National Academy of Sciences, has told ArmInfo that during the previous excavations two archives dating back to I and II centuries BC were found. The third archive has been found this year near an ancient bathhouse of the Roman type.
Serge Avedikian's and Elena Fetisova's "Parajanov" movie has been included in the long list of the 2014 Foreign Language Film Oscar. The film tells about the three stages of Parajanov's life. The co-director of the film, Serge Avedikian, played the key part in the film.
"We have already found altars, idols and clay figures and carcasses of animals offered to gods. More specifically, dogs and deer were offered to Anahit and Astghik, goats to Vahagn. On one of the altars we have even found a human skull," Hakobyan said.
XI HIGH FEST International Performing Arts Festival to take place in Yerevan Oct 1-12 2013
The exhibition hall of the Painters' Union of Armenia will host Art Raccord, an exhibition of works by contemporarily Russian and Ukrainian photographers, on October 15. The exhibition will present the photos by Mikhail Kalamkarov, Margarita Fedina, Svetlana Myslyvets, Maxim Zheleznyakov, Dmitry Kuklin and many others.
Hollywood stars Natalie Portman and Armand Assante will be involved in a new movie called 'The Genex' that tells about the Genocide of Armenians. Armenian director Artak Sevada reportedly plans the screening of the movie on April 24, 2015 when Armenians around the world will be marking the 100th anniversary of the start of the Ottoman Empire's genocidal policy during World War I that resulted in the killings and deportations of some 1.5 million Armenians.