- Independent Journalism From Today's Armenia
March 5, 2004

Arts: Matters of Art and Culture in Armenia

Immortal Images: Saryan's subjects live on through the genius of his portraits

In two bright halls of Martiros Saryan's house-museum, 124 of the artist's portraits have gone on exhibition to commemorate his 124 th anniversary.

The exhibition, called Time and Contemporaries, displays Saryan's work from different periods. It opened this week and will run for two months.

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Modern History: Classic play receives a racy new interpretation

On the stage of Yerevan Theatre half naked actors are performing a play from a time when convention did not allow women to show even the ankle.

They are presenting a new interpretation of one of the classics of Russian literature, Alexander Griboyedov's Misfortune from Intelligence. The play has a special connection to Armenia because the author saw it staged for the first and last time in Yerevan in 1827, when it was acted by officers of the Russian garrison.

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War Talk: Rhetoric sharpens but renewed conflict with Azerbaijan seen as unlikely

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Counted In: Census reports final conclusions on Armenia 's population

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Coming Soon. New Armenian Church in Russian Capital.

A new Armenian church will soon open in Moscow. During his visit to Moscow Catholicos of All Armenians Garegin II expressed his approval of the course of constructions.This is how Surb Khach (Saint Cross) church will look when completed.



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