What is Yerevan known for?

legal analysis

Tsarist Russia sponsored Armenian resettlement from Persia and Turkey. Due to the resettlement, Armenians' share in city population increased from 28% to 53.8%. The resettlement was intended to create Russian power bridgehead in the Middle East. The Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict: A Legal Analysis. Heiko Krger, Heiko Krüger. Springer, 2010. ISBN 3-642-11787-2, ISBN 978-3-642-11787-9. In 1829, Armenian repatriates from Persia were resettled in the city and a new quarter

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total) have repeatedly attempted to formally receive registration from the local authorities. This is similar and related to the problem of the Meskhetians (Meskhetian Turks). These actions have been made difficult by the attitude of the Krasnodar officials. In defiance of the authorities an organisation of their co-ethnics in Armenia have appealed to the Russian ambassador in Yerevan to get Moscow to intervene in this case and overrule the regional officials who seem intent on preventing Hamshenis from gaining a status of permanent residency. Window on Eurasia: Russian Region Persecutes Armenian Muslims right 250px thumb Hemshinli woman Rize (Image:Hemshin Women.jpg), Turkey Democratic Republic of Armenia The party also played role in establishment of Democratic Republic of Armenia, as party members took part in the Battle of Sardarapat, during the World War I at Caucasus Campaign, which defended the Armenian capital Yerevan from the Army of Islam (Ottoman Army of Islam) of the Ottoman Empire. A number of good examples have been transferred to the Historical Museum in Yerevan and beside the cathedral in Echmiadzin. The location in Armenia with the largest surviving collection of khachkars is the ''field of khachkars'' at Noraduz cemetery, on the western shore of the Lake Sevan, where an old graveyard with around 900 khachkars from various periods and of various styles can be seen. The largest collection in the world was formerly located in Julfa (Julfa, Azerbaijan (city)) in the Nakhichevan Autonomous Republic (Nakhichevan) of Azerbaijan until it was destroyed by their government. Videos *1986 Grigor Gondjian (Tsar Dodon), Ruben Kubelian (Tsarevich Gvidon), Sergey Shushardjian (Tsarevich Afron), Ellada Chakhoyan (Queen of Shemakha), Susanna Martirosian (Golden Cockerel), Haroutun Karadjian (General Polkan), Grand Aivazian (Astrologer). Alexander Spendiaryan State Academic Theatre Orchestra, Yerevan, Aram Katanian. *(in French) Kent Nagano Legendary origin thumb The statue of Vartan Mamikonian in Yerevan (File:Vartan Mamigonian statue in Yerevan.jpg), Armenia The origin of the Mamikonians is shrouded in the mists of antiquity. Moses of Chorene in his ''History of Armenia (History of Armenia (Moses of Chorene))'' (5th century) claims that three centuries earlier two Chinese (Chinese people) noblemen, Mamik and Konak, rose against their half-brother, Chenbakur, the Emperor of Chenk, or China. They were defeated and fled to the king of Parthia who, braving the Emperor's demands to extradite the culprits, sent them to live in Armenia, where Mamik became the progenitor of the Mamikonians. *Salt Lake City - Salt Lake City International Airport, especially from late spring to early autumn *Yerevan - Zvartnots International Airport WikiPedia:Yerevan Commons:Category:Yerevan

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Cathedral the seat of Araratian Patriarchal Diocese, rebuilt between 1835–1842. - Yerevan Opera Theater the Armenian National Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre opened in 1933. - Komitas Pantheon cemetery established in 1936 where many famous Armenians are buried, famous for its artistic tombstones. - Moscow Cinema opened in 1937 on the site of Saint Paul and Peter Church (Saint Paul and Peter Church, Yerevan) of the 5th century which was destroyed in 1931. - Mother Armenia World War II and Karabakh Liberation war memorial, opened in 1950 at the Victory park (Victory Park, Yerevan). - Matenadaran Mesrop Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts opened in 1959, one of the world's richest depositories of manuscripts. - Monument of David of Sasun erected in 1959, dedicated to the legendary Armenian hero David of Sasun. - Swan Lake located at the opera park since 1963, turns into an ice-skating arena in winters. - Yerevan Lake an artificial lake formed between 1963-1966 with a surface of WikiPedia:Yerevan Commons:Category:Yerevan


dedicated to the old city of Yerevan, depicting its people's way of life, its customs and traditions. As a journalist, Mnatsakanyan's articles and critiques on various issues of the Armenian arts and culture frequented the pages of many periodicals. One of Mnatsakanyan's most groundbreaking articles was dedicated to the famous Armenian duduk players of the past and the present: Margar Margarian, Levon Madoyan, Vatche Housepian, and Djivan Gasparyan. Mnatsakanyan also hosted


- Edmond Keosayan Award Edmond Keosayan Award for Excellence in Cardiology has been awarded since 2001 to outstanding young investigators who made high quality scientific research in either clinical or fundamental cardiology, during Young Medics International Conference, organized biannually in Yerevan by Armenian Medical Association. The winner for each category receives $ 2,000 from the Edmond Keosayan Foundation. The award was first awarded in 2008 during 4th YMIC, the money being shared between two candidates. The award was established by Tigran Keosayan as an expression of respect for lifelong friendship between Edmond Keosayan and Parounak Zelveian, his cardiologist and now the president of Armenian Medical Association. *Argentina: ''Sardarabad'' (ADL weekly newspaper in Armenian and Spanish published in Buenos Aires, Argentina) ''Azg'' note ** (ADL Daily published in Armenian in Yerevan, Armenia —recently sold to other independent owners) '' Abaka (weekly) Abaka '' note ** (ADL trilingual weekly published since 1975 in Montreal in Armenian, English and French) Rift in party and official position A major rift developed in the traditional Armenian Democratic Liberal Party (ADL) with a significant number of its members favouring the newly established '''Armenakan-Democratic Liberal Party''' ( WikiPedia:Yerevan Commons:Category:Yerevan


body that conducts research in and coordinates activities in the fields of science and social sciences in the Republic of Armenia. It was founded on November 29, 1943. The Academy of Sciences central location is in the capital of Armenia, Yerevan, although other branches exist in Gyumri, Sevan, Goris, Vanadzor and Ghapan. With their power growing increasingly stronger, Teimuraz and Erekle soon repudiated their allegiance to the Persian suzerain. Nadir Shah

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;CID 3986&IID 1258&lng eng publisher the stadium was built in a remarkable period of 11 months. Europe * Kempinski Yerevan Hotel, Yerevan, Armenia (opening 2013) * Kempinski Das Tirol, Jochberg (Jochberg, Tyrol), Austria (opened 2011) Incidents and accidents On 3 May 2006, an Armavia Airbus A320 operating Armavia Flight 967 crashed in the Black Sea en route from Yerevan's Zvartnots International Airport to Sochi

massive collection

in 1921, contains more than 400,000 items and pieces of Armenian heritage. - National Gallery of Armenia exhibits more than 25,000 painting samples of Armenian, Russian and European artists. - Matenadaran Library, museum and institute of ancient manuscripts named after Mesrop Mashtots. - Cafesjian Museum of Art Gerard L. Cafesjian Museum and Art Centre of the Cascade complex (Yerevan Cascade), opened on 7 November 2009, showcases a massive collection glass artwork


in each courtyard with people merrily singing around, youngsters jumping over and the like. *'''Yerevan Birthday''' is celebrated on the second Saturday of each October. That's usually a huge event, with central Yerevan being pedestrian only: Many stages all over the city for theatrical or music (usually thematic - ethnic minorities, folk, jazz, rock, pop, classics and the like) performances with a culmination on Republic square. *

close partnership

as Ukrainian cities, including Odessa and Simferopol. The airline expects to receive their second Superjet 100 in June 2011. Since 2002, all Moscow flights have been operated from Domodedovo International Airport, as the biggest hub of the company. The company started a close partnership with Armenian airline Armavia and owned 70% of that company until 2005. Siber Airlines crews operated


'''Yerevan''' ( Situated along the Hrazdan River, Yerevan is the administrative, cultural, and industrial center of the country. It has been the capital (Historical capitals of Armenia) since 1918, the thirteenth in the history of Armenia, and the seventh located in or around the Ararat plain.

The history of Yerevan dates back to the 8th century BC, with the founding of the fortress of Erebuni (Erebuni Fortress) in 782 BC by king Argishti I (Argishti I of Urartu) at the western extreme of the Ararat plain. The city expanded rapidly during the 20th century as Armenia (Soviet Armenia) became part of the Soviet Union. In a few decades, Yerevan was transformed from a provincial town within the Russian Empire, to Armenia's principal cultural, artistic, and industrial center, as well as becoming the seat of national government.

With the growth of the economy of the country (Economy of Armenia), Yerevan has been undergoing major transformation as many parts of the city have been the recipient of new construction since the early 2000s, and retail outlets such as restaurants, shops, and street cafes, which were rare during Soviet times, have multiplied.

As of 2011, the population of Yerevan was 1,060,138, making up to 35.1% of the total population of Armenia.

Yerevan was named the 2012 World Book Capital by UNESCO.

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