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We dream of the renovation of the theater building. Ruzanna Khachatryan

World Theater Day is one of the holidays when the representatives of theatrical art come together and value the role of theatrical art. The artistic director of Stepanakert's Vahram Papazyan Dramatic Theater Ruzanna Khachatryan told “Artsakhpress”.

2020 Cannes International Film Festival postponed due to coronavirus

The 73rd annual Cannes International Film Festival, scheduled to take place on May 12-23, 2020, has been postponed due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Festival said on Twitter.

New building of the Artsakh State Museum of History and Country Study will be put into operation by the end of 2020

A new building of the Artsakh State Museum of History and Country Study is being built in the adjacent territory of the capital's Freedom Park. It will be put into operation by the end of 2020.

Coronavirus ‘could potentially threaten’ Eurovision

Coronavirus could potentially threaten the Eurovision Song Contest, Escxtra.com reports, citing virologist Ab Osterhaus.

Renowned Armenian actor, director dies

Renowned Armenian actor, director, screenwriter, People's Artist of the Republic of Armenia, and Honorable Citizen of Yerevan Yervand Manaryan has passed away. His granddaughter, Lilit Manaryan wrote on Facebook.

Stepanakert to celebrate Book Presenting Day

At the initiative of ARF "Aram Manukyan" Students' Union and with the support of the Ministry of Culture, Youth Affairs and Tourism of the Republic of Artsakh, an event dedicated to the Book Presenting Day will be held in Stepanakert.

France’s Palace of Versailles to host commemoration concert for Armenian Genocide

The Palace of Versailles in France will host a concert to commemorate the victims of the 1915 Armenian Genocide on 24 April marking the tragedy’s 105th anniversary.

President Sahakyan handed in state awards

On 7 February Artsakh Republic President Bako Sahakyan for the contribution to the sphere of musical art and in connection with the 20th anniversary of the "Mrakats" State Chamber Choir foundation handed in state awards to a group of distinguished representatives of the collective and the relatives of those who have been honored with the awards posthumously, Central Information Department of the Office of Artsakh Republic President stated.

Festive event devoted to the holiday of Tyarndarach to be organized in Shoushi

On February 13, a festive event, devoted to the holiday of Tyarndarach, will be organized in the Naregatsi Art Institute Shoushi Center.

Peter Balakian, Aram Arkun to present book about medieval Armenian capital

The National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) will host a presentation by Dr. Peter Balakian and Aram Arkun entitled “The Ruins of Ani: From Sacred Landscape to Political Soil,” on Thursday, February 27, 2020, at 7:30 p.m., in Batmasian Hall on the third floor of the new NAASR Vartan Gregorian Building, 395 Concord Ave., Belmont, MA.The program is co-sponsored by the Tekeyan Cultural Association Boston Chapter and the NAASR/Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Lecture Series on Contemporary Armenian Issues, Massis Post reports.

The 3rd International Pottery Symposium "BrutArt" to be held in Artsakh

The 3rd International Pottery Symposium "BrutArt" will be held in Artsakh from June 20 to July 6, 2020. The symposium is organized by the Naregatsi Art Institute Shoushi Center and the Ministry of Culture, Youth Affairs and Tourism of Artsakh Republic.

Serviceman wounded in Artsakh undergoes surgery, he is in stable but critical condition

Henri-Hayk Zakaryan, the soldier wounded in Artsakh, was operated on. Sahak Ohanyan, Head of the Military Medical Department of the Defense Ministry of Armenia, stated this at a press conference today, news.am reports.

The Gimmicks: An Armenian pro wrestler, unacknowledged pain and the line between genuine and act

“How do we know how much of ourselves is "authentic" and how much is performed” – this is one of the themes that Chris McCormick explores in his book The Gimmicks: A Novel.

Cleaning works of about forty historical monuments carried out in 2019

Last year about 40 monuments of 7 regions of Artsakh were cleaned up and improved by “Protection of Historical Environment” non-profit organization of the Ministry of Culture, Youth Affairs and Tourism of the Republic of Artsakh.

Improved trails will further the development of ecotourism in Artsakh

The Ministry of Culture, Youth Affairs and Tourism of the Republic of Artsakh, in cooperation with the “Trails for Change” NGO, is conducting development works of all-Artsakh ecotourism trail “Road”, as well as development works of other trails that include works on improvement, marking of paths, changing paths in some areas and repairing works.

Archaeologists uncover Sphinx statue in Egypt

Archaeologists in Egypt’s central Minya governorate have uncovered a small statue of a royal sphinx.

Armenian church in Turkey turned into dumpsite

The 18th century Armenian Surp (Saint) Minas Church in the city of Erzurum in eastern Turkey now serves as a dumpsite

35 million drams to be allocated for youth events. Lernik Hovhannisyan

A total of 35 million drams are set to be allocated for youth events in 2020 under the draft state budget.

More than 40 thousand tourists visited Artsakh in January-October of the current year

40 thousand 97 foreign tourists visited Artsakh in January-October of the current year.

President Sarkissian awards composer Robert Amirkhanyan with Order

President of Armenia Armen Sarkissian signed a decree on awarding composer Robert Amirkhanyan with the 1st Degree Order for the Services to the Fatherland for his great contribution in the field of music art.