The Turkish-Armenian history section includes an Armenian Genocide article, which points out that that it was a "brutal campaign conducted against the Armenian subjects of the Ottoman Empire by the Young Turk government during World War I (1914-18).The hundreds of thousands of deaths that occurred are the subject of intense debate between scholars and governments. Armenians charge that the campaign was a deliberate attempt to destroy the Armenian people and, thus, an act of genocide."
The National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia headed by Vladimir Spivakov will perform in Yerevan on April 14-16. The "Vladimir Spivakov Invites" Festival will be dedicated to the Armenian Genocide Centennial.
American rapper Kayne West's surprise concert near Swan Lake in the heart of Yerevan overnight wrapped up Kim Kardashian's 8-day visit to her historical motherland. During the concert, Kanye West Jumped into the Lake, fans follow him in, giving him hugs. Kardashian reflected on the event on Twitter, calling the night epic.
Films telling about the Genocide of Armenians were screened at the 19th Sofia Film Festival in a special program "Never Again." The program is implemented by the Golden Apricot International Film Festival with the support of the Culture Ministry of Armenia and the Committee to coordinate events commemorating the centennial of the Armenian Genocide.
The concert of well-known conductor Valery Gergiev and the Armenian National Philharmonic Orchestra has been postponed.
Sona Hovhannisyan, general manager of the "Yerevan Prospects" festival, has told ArmInfo that the concert was to open the festival on March 28. However, Gergiev asked the festival administration to postpone the concert due to the changes in his tour schedule.
Inga Arshakyan has become the sixth member of Genealogy to represent Armenia at the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest with the "Dont" Deny" song. To recall, in 2009, the singer participated in the contest together with her sister Anush Arshakyan and gained the 10th position.
The official presentation of Genealogy's "Don't Deny" will take place on the Public Television of Armenia and on www.eurovision.tv on March 12 at 9:30 pm. On that day, the name of the sixth member of the band will be made public, the band's official page on Facebook says.
The Law "On cinematography" will give a fresh impetus to development of Armenian film industry, Raffi Movsisyan, a movie critic, a member of the expert commission for elaboration of the bill "On Cinematography", has told ArmInfo. To note, the commission has been set up by the order of Armenian Culture Minister Hasmik Poghosyan.
"Golden Apricot" projects coordinator Raffi Movsisyan told ArmInfo, a special project dedicated to the centennial of the Armenian Genocide would be implemented within the framework of this year's festival. Fiction and documentary films on the 1915 tragedy, as well as other genocides will be screened at the event. According to Movsisyan, directors of the films to be screened have already been invited to the festival.
The British Film Festival 13th Love Edition will be held in the provinces of Armenia.
The movies will be shown in Dilijan on March 5. Afterwards the festival films will be shown in Ararat province (Artashat, Vedi and Kharberd) on March 16-18, and in Armavir on March 20-22. The admission is free.
World-known pianist Evgeny Kissin will put on a concert in Yerevan on April 2. Kissin will perform within the framework of the music festival "Yerevan Perspectives". Works by Beethoven, Chopin, Prokofiev and Liszt are to be performed.